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Kelly McHugh
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
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THE ART SCHOOL AT KAPALUA, Maui, HI                                                                                                  5/06-Present
School Administrator and Art Instructor                                                                                                               
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Responsible for curriculum development; teach aesthetics, art history and appreciation to both children and adults with emphasis on Hawaiian cultural themes. Overse studio work and fine art gallery. Direct art lessons for Keiki Day Camp program for children aged 5-8. Research donor potential in immediate community, initiating communication with key foundations. Draft, edit and submit grant proposals.
METLIFE, Long Island City, N.Y.                                                                                                                            11/04-5/06
Registration & Reporting Analyst, Conference & Meeting Planning                                                                        
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Design, build and maintain registration websites for large-scale incentive conferences and business meetings. Review, collate and analyze event registration information for internal and external audiences. Manage and trouble-shoot events share-drive reporting system. Initiate database and share-drive projects and act as a collaborator between program designers and Conference & Meeting Planning. Research opportunities and appropriate business application of where emerging/ enabling technologies may be utilized to develop the capabilities of the department. Attend business meetings and incentive conferences cross-country as events, database and technology consultant.
SHADOW PROJECTS, New York, N.Y. & Wainscott, N.Y.                                                                                  6/03-10/04
Production Coordinator                                                                                                                                            
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Direct art layout and design for treatments, program presentations, website and  media press kits.
Conduct extensive industry research towards creation of age-appropriate storylines.
Proofread, edit, and review scripts and program treatments tracking developmental progress.
Coordinate producers, writers, puppeteers, artists, animators, accountants and lawyers on project developments.
Arrange budgets, contacts, schedules, travel arrangements and itineraries for Director.
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THE ALLIANCE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS & WRITERS, INC., New York, N.Y.                                               12/02-4/03
Development Associate, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards (Freelance assignment)                                        
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Customize new development database system to track prospective major and institutional donors.
Design electronic procedure for monitoring annual benefit action and devise reports to reflect progress.
Act as staff leader at annual Art & Writing awards, organizing art handlers and advising national jurors.
Maintain business and personal profiles on Board of Directors.
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SESAME WORKSHOP, New York, N.Y.                                                                                                               9/01-10/02
Events Coordinator, Character Properties                                                                                                               
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Launch, plan and organize public and private events with various media relations focusing  on children’s education.
Draft contracts specific to client needs and arrangements made by related departments of all involved parties.
Provide art for promotional purposes and direct ad layout.
Hire talent and supervise handlers, coordinate shipping & tracking of insured puppets.
Attend these events nationally to ensure parties comply with terms of agreement & ensure well-being of performers.
INTERNSHIPS:
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LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, London, England                                                                          1/99 – 6/99
Assistant Marketing Manager                                                                                                                                  
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Coordinate the production of advertising and organize special events.
Responsible for structuring and maintaining databases.
Type correspondence and create template documents.
Provide administrative support to the Marketing Manager.
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NORTHERN WESTCHESTER CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Mount Kisco, N.Y.                                              5/98 – 8/98
Production Assistant                                                                                                                                               
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Teach concepts of acting, literature and movement in classroom environment.
Structure and design of Center pamphlets and programs.
Responsible for designing sets and written theory.
Provide production assistant support.
EDUCATION:
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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York, N.Y.                          1/06-Present
Certificate in Arts Administration                                                                                                                        
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BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY, Binghamton, N.Y.                                                                                            9/96 – 5/00
                                                                                                                                                                                
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ACHIEVEMENTS:  Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and concentration in English Literature; GPA 3.9, Dean’s List, Golden Key Honor Society, accepted to study abroad programs in Ireland & England, traveled extensively in Europe & Australia.
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