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I have 20 years of experience with Traditional West African Dance skills in Knoxville, TN. I also have 15 years of experience with Event Production skills.

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Traditional West African Dance Knoxville, TN
Event Production Knoxville, TN
More About Me
West African Dance In-residency, performances, workshops, training. Stage-Lighting, Oral Interpertation, Production
Work Experience:
March 2008 – July 2010 African American Appalachian Arts Incorporated Knoxville, TN
Position: Special Projects
• Customer Service and coordination employee, special and volunteer events
• Management of fundraising campaigns
• Grant writing
• Management of databases and reports and assisted with management of organizational budget
• Maintained catalog systems for materials and research
• Project research and coordination project for the Annual Kuumba Festival

Position: Summer Camp Director
• Managed all aspects of Kuumba Kamp including, the selection, applications, orientation, mailing databases, payroll and evaluation of primary and support staff. Designed & implemented marketing plan
• Provided oversight in all aspects of the project design including determining daily schedules, individual class content and curricula, and final performances and public/educational presentations, travel, in-residences

February 2007 – January 2008 Comcast Cable Knoxville, TN
Position: Customer Account Executive
• Customer Service
• Billing Explanation/ Sales
• Technical Troubleshooting

August 2005 – December 2005 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
Position: Freshman Coordinator
• Responsible for general secretary duties not limited to faxing, filing, and typing
• Assisted students and staff on Freshman Orientation
• Registered college students for Freshman Orientation
• Coordinated events during Fall Semester for Freshman students
• Managed work study schedules and timesheets for payroll

June 2003 – August 2003 National Black Arts Festival Atlanta, GA
Position: Program Assistant (Intern)
• Provided administrative support to key staff
• Served as staff liaison to Children Education Village
• Managed Recruitment for children’s programming
• Management scheduling of artists for youth workshops

May 2000-September 2000 University of Tennessee at Knoxville Knoxville, TN
Position: Biology Service Assistant
Jackson State University 2000-2001
Tennessee State University 2001-2005
Pellissippi State College - Present
Organizations / Affilations:
Takia A is located in Knoxville, TN and has the following skills: Traditional West African Dance, Event Production
Culture / Tradition, Event / Party Planning
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My Skills

Traditional West African Dance

Category: Culture / Tradition
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 20

Event Production

Category: Event / Party Planning
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 15