Audrey Zimmerman by yaofenji

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									Audrey Zimmerman
                                                                             495 Wilcox Road
                                                                              Cary, ME 04471
                                                                                207-532-4570
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Profile
Committed and motivated worker. Critical thinker, questioner, teamworker with strong
interpersonal, communication, and writing skills. Experienced facilitator/trainer. Organized,
analytical, adept at seeing interconnections, understanding the vision, and paying attention to the
details.
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Summary of Strengths & Experience
Project Coordination/Administration
     Founded, managed, and developed Southern Aroostook Cultural Arts Project (SACAP)
        a 501c(3) organization whose mission is to help the arts flourish in southern Aroostook
        county, 6 years.
     Microenterprise trainer for Women, Work, and Community covering Aroostook County.
        Delivered trainings on self-employment and creating business plans, and participated in
        business community and community development networks countywide, 10 years.
     Set-up, managed, and maintained a rural resource center for the Maine Centers for
        Women, Work, and Community. Delivered services to displaced homemakers and
        other workers in transition, handled public relations, outreach, administrative,
        professional development, and volunteer supervision, 18 years.
     Coordinated with other professionals and agencies in the community to deliver services
        to women seeking self-sufficiency and self-development.
     Upgraded computer skills continually to meet the needs of center and statewide MIS,
        also trained co-workers; competent in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and many
        MAC applications.
     Hired and supervised paid and volunteer staff and interns.
     Developed, promoted, and taught the revival of contra dance, 3 years.
     Coordinated community development project to fund, create, and publish regional
        directory of arts and cultural resources.
     Managed documentary film productions from development to distribution—including
        research, fundraising, pre-interviewing, hiring crews, planning shoots, managing budget,
        post-production scheduling, and initial promotion and distribution, 5 years.

Communication
   Excellent written and oral communication skills—produced clear, concise, personable,
     sometimes colorful, reports, essays, correspondence, press releases, psa’s, news articles.
   Wrote and submitted grant proposals with 100% funding success (6 small highly targeted
     proposals).
   Developed dozens of excellent resumes appropriate to diverse backgrounds and
     aspirations.
   Facilitated scores of trainings for 6-30 people in areas of assertive communication,
     building self-esteem, starting a business, career planning, and workplace skills.
   Motivated women through empowerment to make changes in their lives.
   Worked successfully with culturally, socially, and economically diverse people.
Work History

1988-present     University of Maine at Augusta         Houlton, ME
Houlton Center Coordinator/Microenterprise Trainer, Maine Centers for Women, Work, and
Community.

1985-87    WGBH-TV                                         Boston, MA
Production Assistant, “The Nuclear Age” series.

1984-85    Five Colleges, Inc.                         Northampton, MA
Production Manager, National Endowment for the Humanities funded documentary “Born
Again”.

1982-84     Robert Richter Productions                    New York, NY
Associate Producer, documentary film credits include: “Hungry for Profit”, “The Business of
Hunger”, “In Our Hands”, “Gods of Metal”.

1983-84   WBAI Radio                                       New York, NY
Board Operator, production assistant, and engineer.

1981-82     Independent Production Assistant               New York, NY
Credits include: “What Price Clean Air?”, “Blood and Sand: War in the Sahara”.

1981       Omni Sports, Inc.`                            Allentown, PA
New York City Coordinator for promotional bicycle race for Yoplait Yogurt and Bloomingdale’s
department store.

1980       New Pond Farm Education Center                  West Redding, CT
Co-director summer program.

1973-75     East Hill Farm                                 Andover, VT
Assistant teacher, camp counselor, and Water Safety Instructor.


Additional Service
Community Arts & Traditional Arts Committee, Maine Arts Commission, June 2005-present.
Founder and President, Southern Aroostook Cultural Arts Project, 1999-present.
MSAD #70 School Board member, 1998-2004.
Economic Development District Council, Northern Maine Development Commission, 1992-2001.
Battered Women’s Project, Board of Directors, 1990-96. President 1991-92.
Gender Equity Committee, Southern Aroostook Vocational Education, Co-chair, 1992.
Aroostook Land Trust, Board of Directors, 1989-92.
Lefrak City Tenants Organization, Board of Directors and Editor/writer of newsletter, Queens,
        NY, 1980.

Education
Mount Holyoke College, B.A. History                        South Hadley, MA

Interests: Organic and biodynamic gardening, whole foods cooking and nutrition, economics.

								
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