SPOKEN WORD PERFORMER
January 2016 to Present — Calgary AB
Over three years of professional experience as a spoken word and performing artist including: act development- editing, writing, rehearsing; creating and distributing promotional materials; cultivating and growing a social media presence; working collaboratively on artistic projects; performing in a wide variety of venues for diverse audience members.
Highlights: artistic curator, emcee and performer for We Gon Be Alright- a Black History Month Resistance Cabaret, member of Calgary’s 2017 slam team who were semi-finalists at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, Canada’s national annual spoken word festival, featured artist at various events and showcases across Calgary and Canada.
July 2014 to Present — Calgary AB
A variety of experience facilitating workshops in professional and educational settings. Duties include preparing educational materials; addressing challenging situations; working with people from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds; preparing invoices; managing interpersonal and group dynamics.
COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Communications Coordinator, Uproot YYC— Calgary AB
JUNE 2016- PRESENT
Responsible for event planning, promotion and hosting; main point of contact for artists and art organizations; volunteer coordination; basic AV equipment set-up; routine administrative support- filing, processing documents, scheduling appointments, invoice preparation; drafting and editing written materials for grant proposals and promotional campaigns; digital content creation and brand management across platforms; creating engaging and meaningful content.
Co-Founder, The Unlearning Channel— Calgary AB
JUNE 2017- PRESENT
Co-host of The Unlearning Channel, an educational resource created to facilitate corporate and non-profit training around anti-racist education, cultural competency and intercultural relations. Primary responsibilities: content creation for social media across platforms, coordinating and interviewing guests, research, preparing invoices, script and proposal writing, management of a budget, community engagement and assessing audience needs.
Director, ‘Who Will Hear My Sigh?’—Calgary AB
NOVEMBER 2015- MARCH 2016
Created, wrote, produced, and edited the short film, ‘Who Will Hear my Sigh?,’ as part of the Herland Film Production Workshop, for a professional screening and showcase on Telus TV. Primary responsibilities: managed a film crew of 12 people while adhering to a strict production deadline and remaining consistently within a budget.