Other Professional Experience

International

Visiting Professor
University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
April 2003 to present

Teaches a course on the theories and practices involved in fund-raising for cultural institutions in North America in the Faculty of Economics’ program in Cultural Development and Management.

Visiting Professor
Haute Etudes Commercial, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
May/June 2004

Taught a course on the principles and practices involved in non-profit and for-profit creative enterprises (arts, culture and entertainment) in the United States.

Guest Lecturer
Program in Cultural Management, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
October 2004

Presented two lecture/discussions with graduate students at the University of Barcelona: 1) On the use and applicability of information technology as a marketing tool for the arts and culture industry, and 2) The history and current state of cultural policy at the federal, state and local levels in the United States.

Workshop Leader
Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece
March 2002

Led a three-day intensive course on arts marketing and fundraising strategies, tactics and tools as a pilot course for a full arts management curriculum directed at arts, culture and heritage institution managers in Greece.

Faculty Member
European Summer Academy for Culture and Management, Salzburg Austria
1999 to 2004

Member of the teaching faculty of an intensive two-week training program for cultural managers in Eastern Europe and Asia.  The areas of focus are project management, strategic planning and information technology.

Guest Lecturer
International Center for Cultural Management, Salzburg, Austria
December 1998

Lectured on the use and applicability of information technology in the arts and culture industry.

Workshop Leader
Calliope Seminar, International Center for Cultural Management, Salzburg, Austria
December 1998

Led a two-day workshop on the planning, design and structuring of Web sites to support an academic course, presented to arts management trainers from across Europe at an international seminar.

National

Site Evaluator
National Endowment for the Arts
1994 to 2000

Visited and evaluated professional theatre operations for the NEA’s Theatre Program.

Master Class Instructor
Department of Theatre, Western Michigan University
January 1998

Led a weeklong master class on the basic principles of arts administration for a national theatre conference.

Guest Lecturer
Department of Theatre, Western Michigan University
October 1996

Led a master class on the basic principles of arts management for undergraduate theatre students.

Associate Producer
Summer Showcase of New Plays, Carnegie Mellon University
1995

Responsible for the day-to-day management of a new-play development project including fund-raising, marketing, and general management.

Development Director
Summer Showcase of New Plays, Carnegie Mellon University
1994

Develop and implement campaign for generating contributed income private sources for a new-play development project.

Marketing/Public Relations Director
Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria, Minnesota
June 1990

Developed and coordinated marketing and promotional activities for summer theatre operation.

Assistant Theatre Program Director (graduate internship)
Foundation for the Extension and Development of the American Professional Theatre, New York City
January 1981 to August 1981

Assisted in implementing consulting programs for non-profit theatre and dance companies.

Assistant Managing Director (graduate assistantship)
Richard Morse Mime Theatre, New York City
September 1980 to December 1980

Assistant to Managing Director of an Off-Off Broadway not-for-profit mime theatre.

Assistant to Producer/Box Office Manager
American Stage Festival, Milford, New Hampshire
Summers 1971/1972

Assisted the Producer in day-to-day administrative duties and managed box office and ticket operations.