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Kelly J.

Craig

kelly.j.craig@comcast.net
www.kellyjcraig.weebly.com

SUMMARY Motivated Arts Administor with over a year of public relations, marketing, social media, sales, and graphic design

experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sector. More than five years of administrative support experience with a diverse
background in marketing, social media, sales, graphic design, copywriting, and fundraising. Dynamic team player with well-developed
written and verbal communication abilities with the following skills:

Strategic Marketing Plans


Strategic Fundraising Plans
Event Planning
Social Media

Sales & Customer Relations


Online Database Management
Contracts
Office Management

Webpage Design
Adobe Creative Suite
Microsoft Office Suite
Pages, Keynote, & Numbers

EDUCATION
Savannah College of Art and Design - Savannah, GA
2015
M.A. Arts Administration, GPA 4.0
Liberal Arts Deans Fellow; awarded a full tuition scholarship
Courses include:
Raising Funds for Non-profit Arts Organizations
Promoting the Arts
Business and Professional Writing
Principles of Financial Management & Marketing

Monmouth University - West Long Branch, NJ


B.A. Political Science, GPA 3.85
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Minors: English & Gender Studies

2014

EXPERIENCE
Fabric Inspirations LLC. - Public Relations Coordinator & Graphic Designer

Nov. 2013 - Present
Create and manage all marketing initiatives and materials both in-store and online for a small business. Additionally act as a sales
representative.



Create a Public Relations strategy aligning with strategic goals


Establish and maintain communications on 5 social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr
Create marketing, original graphics, and promotional materials, both print and electronic
Greet and service all customers, responding to their individual needs and create a unique shopping experience

Monmouth University Center for the Arts - Intern



Sept. 2014 - May 2015
Gained experience in all areas of arts administration, including marketing and PR, logistics, legal and contracts, booking, database
management, sales, and office assistance.


Increased Facebook followers by 10% in first ten weeks by designing, developing, and implementing a social media marketing plan



Planned, marketed, and held 2 successful community outreach programs


Write social media copy, press releases, and grant proposals and evaluations
Use Adobe Premiere Pro to create a pre-show video
Use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to create promotional and marketing materials

Monmouth University Office of Human Resources - Office Assistant



Jul. 2008 - May 2014
Served as the Office Assistant in a higher education office, providing support to a diverse staff of 8 employees and gaining experience
working with online databases, confidential information, and filing systems.



Fulfill all duties of a receptionist, greeting, directing, and assisting all visitors
File and maintain records
Edit and contribute writing to the Campus Connection employee newsletter
Instated a new filing system for all incoming adjunct employees

Monmouth University Office of Residential Life - Head Resident Advisor/Resident Advisor



Aug. 2012 - May 2014

Provided full-time guidance and support fostering a positive living environment designed to link community, faculty, and residents,
often resolving conflict. Was promoted to Head Resident Advisor of the largest residential building on campus.


Oversee 260 first year students mediating interpersonal problems and enforcing rules and regulations to ensure safety
Manage, support, schedule and mentor 10 Resident Advisors
Marketed, developed, and led student centered hall programs to promote social, education, diversity, health, understanding and growth

Joe Kyrillos for United States Senate Campaign - Intern



Sept. 2013 - Nov. 2013

Supported the Fundraising and Finance Department, learning how to successfully acquire donations, communicate with potential
donors, host fundraising events, and manage the finances of the campaign.

Assist in the organization of fundraising events


Support the campaign finance department in obtaining donations

Kelly J. Craig

732.816.4298
kelly.j.craig@comcast.net
www.kellyjcraig.weebly.com
10 Tanglewood Place Monroe TWP., NJ 08831

ACTIVITIES

WAGE International Arts Council Director - Manage council members and plan and execute events that further the mission of
empowerment and equality through the arts (2015 Present)

Women Waging the Way Exhibit - Plan, market, hold, and evaluate a charitable art exhibit and auction to raise funds for WAGE
International (May 2015)

Westwood Players Ensemble Graphic Designers - Design marketing and playbill for all productions (Present)
WDW Radio Blogger - Research and write monthly blogs about art and Disney (Present)
Coach of Monmouth University Debate Team - Act as a mentor, teaching students debate practices, attend tournaments across the
country, and write arguments that focus on social issues (2014 Present)

Alternative Winter Break Program Built a school in Port Au Prince, Haiti (Jan 2014)
Monmouth University Student Body President - Elected to represent the student body. Led and managed over 40 Senators. Oversaw
the allocation of over $300,000 to student run organizations (2013 - 2014)

The Verge Contributing Writer - Research and write lifestyle pieces that focus on the arts (2013 - 2014)

Coach of Asbury Park High School Debate Team - Work with a diverse group of students to teach debate practices, attend
tournaments, and write arguments that focus on social issues (2012 2014)

HONORS & AWARDS


SCAD Deans Fellowship (2014 - 2015)
Monmouth University Outstanding Student Nominee (Spring 2014)
Martin Luther King Jr. Unsung Hero Award Nominee (Spring 2014, Spring 2013)
7th Place JV Speaker - Western Novice & JV Debate Championship (Mar 2014)
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society (2013 - 2014)
1st Place Novice Team Western Novice & JV Debate Championship (Mar 2013)
2nd Place Speaker Western Novice & JV Debate Championship (Mar 2013)
9th Place Speaker Rutgers Newark Debate Tournament (Dec 2012)
Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society (2012- 2014)
4th Place Speaker James Madison Debate Tournament (Oct 2012)
Student Government Association Distinguished Member (May 2012)
Honor School Excellence in Historical Writing (Spring 2011)
Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society (Spring 2011)