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Bianca Pasternack

Bianca Pasternack

Freelance Events and Marketing


New York, NY






Freelance Events and Marketing

FindSpark (formerly NY Creative Interns) is a community dedicated to setting up every young creative for career success through education, events, and networking. Since forming in December 2010, FindSpark has become the largest Meetup group for interns and recent grads in the country.

• Engage FindSpark community through blog posts and social media accounts (10,000+ followers)
• Collaborate in planning and execution of career development events
• Moderated “Social Good” panel at fall 2014 “Find and Follow Your Passion” conference
• Create and update Wordpress, EventBrite, Anymeeting, and Social Media pages for webinar series

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Challah for Hunger

Chapter Advisor and Freelance Marketing

Challah for Hunger is an international nonprofit with over 60 chapters worldwide. We bring people together to bake and sell challah in an effort to raise money and awareness for social justice causes. We strive to make a difference in the world by investing in the future entrepreneurs, social activists, and philanthropists.

• Designed 10 Year Anniversary logo and event marketing materials
• Coordinated first Challah for Hunger Alumni Network Happy Hour in NYC
• Connect with and advise student leaders on goals, challenges, and chapter development


Challah for Hunger (Vassar Chapter)

Publicity Coordinator

• Designed and coordinated distribution of all Vassar Challah for Hunger promotional materials
• Increased campus awareness of organization’s presence and objectives
• Collaborated with board on planning, promotion, and execution of multiple fundraising events

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Partnership Manager

• Researched, qualified, and contacted leads
• Consulted with potential nonprofit partners
• Managed sales pipeline in Salesforce CRM

Friends of the High Line

Seasonal Sales Associate/Supervisor and Membership Lead

• Secured $11,500 (over 20% of 2013 gross) in membership sales; top-ranked salesperson on 13-person team
• Sold exclusive High Line merchandise, including lines by J. Crew and Diane Von Furstenberg
• Recorded data and process transactions to assist donors and customers
• Advocated for the nonprofit conservancy responsible for park operational costs
• Educated and inspired 20 visitors per hour

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Centre for Social Innovation (CSI)

Volunteer Community Animator

The Centre for Social Innovation is a coworking space, community and launchpad for people who are changing the world. We provide our members with the tools they need to accelerate their success and amplify their impact.

• Connect and empower community of 300+ changemakers
• Provide administrative support to CSI staff, members, and guests
• Act as CSI point-of-contact for on-site events


The One Club

Education Events Assistant

• Assisted in planning and execution of 12 Creative Week events, including parties, workshops, and a panel discussion
• Managed contacts for 10 creative week young ones festival events
• Coordinated four portfolio review sessions, attended by a total of 140 reviewers and 160 students
• Created awards show and exhibition presentations in Keynote

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Friends of the High Line

Development Assistant (Temporary)

• Provided administrative support to 9-person development department
• Processed and acknowledged membership, major gift, and year end donations
• Produced year-end appeal, membership, event, and donor recognition mailings
• Updated and maintained constituent and gift records in Raiser’s Edge database
• Researched prospective High Line donors


STAMP Event Management

Events Assistant

• Communicated with clients and vendors via phone, email, and in person
• Drafted and edited contact lists, invitations, programs, seating charts, and donation forms for clients and sponsors
• Maintained and updated contact and venue database in Filemaker Pro
• Facilitated donor recognition mailings for GLSEN Respect Awards New York
• Managed invitation and RSVP list of over 200 guests for Palette Fund five-year anniversary event
• Provided on-site event support with set-up, guest check in, talent car coordination, and radio management

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• Connected with customers to build relationships and generate return business
• Engaged customer interest through active sampling of Starbucks’ new and featured products
• Prioritized tasks in high pressure situations to ensure prompt, accurate service


Phelps Stokes

Communications Assistant

• Developed investor interest through a series of blog posts on programming initiatives
• Updated social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest)
• Created e-mail newsletter template in Adobe Photoshop
• Planned and executed panel discussion event on zero budget (solicited donations, recruited speakers, and designed promotional materials).

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The Pearl Theatre Company

Costume Design Intern, The Bald Soprano

• Compiled research on historical fashion
• Sourced and purchased costume materials
• Created and refurbished costume pieces
• Assisted with actor measurement and costume fitting
• Participated in production load-in


Vassar College Costume Shop

Technical Assistant

• Conceptualized and oversaw construction of costume and property designs for six productions
• Communicated between designer and production team
• Designed promotional materials for college’s official sesquicentennial production
• Supervised wardrobe run crew
• Conducted measurements and fittings
• Sorted and organized costume shop stock

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Vassar College

Bachelor of Arts, Drama

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Semester Study Abroad, Theatre Design

Memorial High