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Amy Chidester

Amy Chidester

Freelance Makeup Artist

Freelance Makeup Artist/Hairstylist

Creative Manager & Experienced Trainer


The Cheesecake Factory

Trainer, Operations Support Technician, Server

• Trainer: One of 40 people chosen for the International Restaurant Opening Team, Middle East; ability to easily interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds; inventive teaching strategies.
• Backup OST: Managed the tax reporting, invoicing, purchasing, weekly inventory and daily reconciling for a multi-million dollar restaurant. Processed, performed and then forwarded all financial information, Human Resource issues and payroll for 100+ employees to Corporate office.
• Server: Adept at managing multiple projects with ease using expert time management methods; Customer-focused and top sales performer.

Career medium 02

Freelance Makeup Artist/Hairstylist

Freelance Makeup Artist

• Special Events; Magazines; Film; Theater; Fashion Shows; Photographer Assistant.

The Tipsy Goat

Head Trainer, Restaurant Opening Team

• Recruited, trained and motivated the 100+ initial team members; managed the responsibilities and expectations of all staff; Developed training manuals and performance evaluation procedures for succession planning.
• Instrumental in menu concept & development; responsible for initiating & maintaining Vendor & Distributor relationships.
• Programmed Halo POS; built, updated and maintained database to optimize business; created report templates and trouble-shooting guide.

Career medium 05
Career medium 05

Kennedy & Co

Executive Assistant

• Invent and execute local marketing opportunities, networking functions, participated in community events; fostered new relationships to promote business.
• Provide administrative and business support, correspondence, meetings, various travel, and special projects as assigned.


Warner Music Group

Coordinator, Human Resources

• Facilitated staff recruitment & retention, temporary staff placement, solely accountable for summer internship program; orientation & on-boarding function.
• Handle all benefits administration and payroll for 200+ employees; Generated international and domestic head counts, audits, compensation framework reports for 400+
• Plan and execute monthly employee functions, implement quarterly philanthropic activities, develop and produce Bi-Annual Company Events.
• Department liaison for Warner/Chappell Music North American operations, Warner Music, parent company (TimeWarner), and worldwide offices.

Career medium 03

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Political Science and Government