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Amanda Wirig

Amanda Wirig

Nonprofit & Arts Administrator


I am a retro-loving Mary Tyler Moore fan with over 15 years of experience in the arts, nonprofit, and education sectors. I am currently seeking positions in SoCal where I can apply my knowledge of the nonprofit sector and make a positive difference in the world. I am moving there in Nov. 2017, but can definitely work ...





Minnesota State University, Mankato

BFA, BA, Graduate Certificate, Art, Music, Nonprofit Leadership

After double-majoring in art and music as an undergrad (3.81 GPA), I returned to MSU in 2014 for a graduate education in Nonprofit Leadership (4.0 GPA). My love of the arts and social justice complemented my studies in program planning, grants administration, NP leadership & management, and finance management perfectly.

Kato Public Charter School

Title Coordinator/Art Teacher/Grant Writing Specialist

In addition to overhauling the Title program to align with state compliance, I managed a $50,000 Title budget and increased the school's competitive grant funding and programming by 500% in the 2016-17 school year.

"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work." -- Emile Zola


Painter and Mixed Media Artist

I have exhibited my paintings and mixed media work throughout MN and in Chicago, IL. In addition to creating, I have successfully managed finances, grant writing, marketing, social media, web design, volunteer management, exhibit planning, and teaching adults with disabilities and children. I can skillfully manage multiple projects at once, and I'm always learning new skills.

Self Employed Musician

Guitarist and Private Guitar Teacher

My job as a private music teacher allowed me to share my love of music, and particularly the guitar, bass, and ukulele, with beginning and intermediate students of all ages. In addition to scheduling lessons, and handling the bookkeeping and recitals, I was able to reach dozens of young kids and teach them that with discipline and practice, they could accomplish their dreams.

Kato Public Charter School

Art Advisor and Grant Writer

After 3 years of teaching music at KPCS, I was asked to come back to teach art and write the school's competitive grants. In addition to creating and teaching art courses, I utilized many of my nonprofit skills, such as program planning, nonprofit finance, and grants administration.


Art Teacher and Grant Facilitator

As the facilitator of an arts grant at MRCI, I was able to develop and teach a six-week art curriculum to adults with developmental disabilities. It was an incredibly rewarding experience, and I'm proud that I was able to bring the arts to a sector of the population that is often overlooked with arts programming.

Kato Public Charter School

Music Advisor

My work at KPCS allowed me to develop close relationships with at-risk students while teaching music history, theory, recording, and various instrumental lessons. I also created the School of Rock class, the school's first performing group, which was instrumental (no pun intended) in keeping many of my students enrolled and engaged at school.

Barnes and Noble

Head Cashier

After starting as a Music Seller, I was promoted to Head Cashier within 6 months of starting at B&N. In addition to heading the cash wrap area, I managed approximately 15 cashiers and handled daily bank deposits, reconciliation reports, exchanges and returns, institutional sales, and customer services duties.

Twin Rivers Council for the Arts

Lead Ticketer, Box Office

While employed at TRCA I not only managed and trained all box office employees and volunteers, but managed both on- and off-site ticket sales, reconciled accounts after each performance, and handled all returns and exchanges at events.