Kristina Johnston 7516 Majestic Woods Drive Linden, MI 48451 C: (810)287-8441 email@example.com Education: Masters in Public Administration with a Concentration in Non-Profit Management at the University of Michigan – Flint, December, 2007 B.F.A., College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, 2000-2003 Major: Illustration Central Michigan University, 1998-2000 – Art History, English, and Graphic Design Work Experience: Jan. 2010 – present Owner KJohnston Presents… Services: Event Planning, Strategic and Organizational Planning, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Fine Art Sept. 2008 – Dec. 2009 Director Red Ink Flint Duties: Coordinated exhibition schedule; created and coordinated professional development programs; fostered relationships with other nonprofits and local businesses to provide outreach programming in the arts. Managed staff and resident artists; recruited volunteers; vetted and recruited new artists for residency and exhibition. Created and managed organization budget, in coordination with the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce (who served as the fiscal agent), and the C.S. Mott Foundation (the main funder of the Red Ink project). Found, wrote, and obtained grants for additional program funding. Recruited and assembled a new Board of Directors. Worked to secure non-profit status for the organization’s future autonomy. Maintained facility and studio equipment. May 2001 – Sept. 2008 Arts, Enrichment & Community Projects Coordinator (2001 – 2005) Recreation & Enrichment Director (2006 – 2008) Southern Lakes Parks & Recreation, Fenton MI Duties: Created and maintained half of the organization’s budget (approx. $500,000); part of goal creation and long-term planning process, developed new organizational procedures, managed branch office, coordinated organization-wide technological changes, reported program changes, successes, and challenges to the governing board. Lead volunteer groups through event planning and implementation processes. Secured grant dollars for many of the organizations programs as well as community group projects. Worked with Superintendents, Principals, and school administrative staff at Fenton and Lake Fenton Schools on facility scheduling procedures and operational cooperatives. Developed advertising/marketing scheme; created all promotional material including seasonal brochures. Organized all arts & enrichment classes and special events; maintained and created program budgets and administrative budgets; supervised part-time employees and program instructors, as well as office staff, and volunteers. Researched, purchased and maintained all computer hardware, software and components for entire office. Coordinator for: Fenton Family Jubil’Eve, Drama Classes, Dance Classes, Music Classes, Art Classes, and all other Enrichment Classes for all ages, as well as special events, and Artist Workshops in cooperation with the Fenton Artist Guild. Qualifications: Proficient in Microsoft Office (all versions), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Streamline, Adobe Pagemaker, Adobe InDesign, Dreamweaver, Fireworks Researched and implemented new registration software – served as lead administrator for the system. Awards/Achievements: Currently serve as President of the South Lakes Community Arts Council Currently serve as member of the Fenton Fund Advisory Board through the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Served as a board member, Entertainment Committee Chair, and Coordinator of the Fenton Family New Year’s Jubil’Eve performing arts festival. Instrumental in grant-acquisition, entertainment coordination, and advertising/marketing strategy as well as chair of entertainment committee and in charge of program brochure development and website design and implementation. Prepared all fundraising materials and monitored budget. Gathered all quotes for all event expenses. Designed, coordinated, and ordered all sponsor signage, volunteer sweatshirts, newspaper, TV, billboard, radio and other media coverage. Distributed and coordinated tickets (wristbands) to ticket-selling locations. Created organizational structure and charts, wrote committee job descriptions and timelines, generated event deadlines, and reported progress to the board throughout the year. Coordinated all aspects of the event with a volunteer board. Coordinated the Concerts in the Park for the City of Fenton and the Music by the Mill for the City of Linden by securing grant money, booking all bands, processing contracts, and communicating with the Parks & Recreation Board for the City of Fenton. Served as a board member of the Cultural Center Research Committee and assisted in an extensive Feasibility Study for the possibility of a Fenton Cultural Center performed by the University of Michigan – Flint Outreach Department Lead the marketing committee of the Fenton Area Cultural Center group through a strategic planning process that resulted in a comprehensive marketing plan. Grants and sponsorships received from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, The Fenton Fund, the Greater Flint Arts Council, the Youth Advisory Council and more. Supplemental Information: Assisted in the setup of a government office, which involved creating procedures, forms, organizational charts, budgets, filing systems, record retention systems for the office and board of directors. Worked extensively with community volunteer groups (i.e. South Lakes Arts Council, Fenton Village Players, Fenton Artist Guild, etc.) and municipal and elected officials (City of Fenton, Fenton Township, City of Linden). Familiar and experienced with parliamentary procedure. Have taken, written, and presented board meeting minutes according to the standards of the Open Meetings Act. Practicing Freelance Artist and Event-Planner References and Recommendations available upon request.