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Briana Rivas

Briana Rivas

Vocal Director

MaST Community Charter School

Philadelphia, PA




“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw
Hard Working Organized Social Networking Styling Multi-Tasker Fashion Design Creative Writing Event Planning

Fashion Industry: Design, Styling, Blogging, Writing/Editing, Social Media Event Planning

My dream job is to eventually start my own business and have my own fashion line. To work for another company, my dream would to be designing, styling, or social media/blogging for a prominent clothing company.

MaST Community Charter School

Drama Club Vocal Director

Head of vocal coaching and teaching songs for musical

Assist directors with other aspects of the production

MaST Community Charter School

Drama Club Intern

Assisted with the technical aspect of the spring musical:
Organization of volunteers
Keeping kids focused
Backstage crew
On the spot problem solving

Career medium 06

Showroom 77

Fashion Intern/ PA

Assist with contacting buyers for clients

Make appointments with buyers and clients

Assisted in creating a fashion business manual for clients

Assist in fashion shows and other events


Flavor Unit

Costume PA- Brotherly Love the Movie

Costume & accessory organization

Dressed actors

Dressed actor trailers

Created costume continuity bible

Handled expense reports for Wardrobe Department

Steamed and pressed clothes

Career medium 04
Career medium 05

Pirate's Voyage


Speak with patrons to ensure satisfaction with food and service, to respond to complaints, or to make conversation.

Inform patrons of establishment specialties and features.

Operate cash registers to accept payments for food and beverages.

Assist with preparing and serving food and beverages.

Greet patrons attending entertainment events.

Direct patrons to restrooms, concession stands and telephones.

Collect payments from customers.

Take orders from patrons for food or beverages.

Check patrons' identification to ensure that they meet minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Serve food or beverages to patrons, and prepare or serve specialty dishes at tables as required.

Prepare hot, cold, and mixed drinks for patrons, and chill bottles of wine.

Perform cleaning duties, such as sweeping and mopping floors, vacuuming carpet, tidying up server station, taking out trash, or checking and cleaning bathroom.

Provide guests with information about local areas, including giving directions.

Sell and serve refreshments to customers.

Provide information about facilities, entertainment options, and rules and regulations.

Administer activities involving children, such as face painting and temporary tattoos


Atlantic Stage Theatre Company

Costume Design Intern

See Projects: Oodles of Strudel Design

Career medium 06

Coastal Carolina University

Costume Shop Assistant

Clean and press costumes before and after performances and perform any minor repairs.

Design or construct costumes or send them to tailors for construction, major repairs, or alterations.

Inventory stock to determine types or conditions of available costuming.

Care for non-clothing items, such as flags, table skirts, or draperies.

Trim excess threads or edges of parts, using scissors or knives.

Select thread, twine, cord, or yarn to be used, and thread needles.

Draw and cut patterns according to specifications.

Smooth seams with heated irons, flat bones, or rubbing sticks.

Measure and align parts, fasteners, or trimmings, following seams, edges, or markings on parts.

Use different sewing techniques such as felling, tacking, basting, embroidery, and fagoting.

Sew buttonholes, or add lace or other trimming.

Tie, knit, weave or knot ribbon, yarn, or decorative materials.

Sew garments, using needles and thread or sewing machines.

Measure parts such as sleeves or pant legs, and mark or pin-fold alteration lines.

Take up or let down hems to shorten or lengthen garment parts such as sleeves.

Remove stitches from garments to be altered, using rippers or razor blades.

Examine tags on garments to determine alterations that are needed.

Press garments, using hand irons or pressing machines.

Make garment style changes, such as tapering pant legs, narrowing lapels, and adding or removing padding.

Measure customers, using tape measures, and record measurements.

Wash and maintain wigs, other hair products and makeup.


Sweet Designs Magazine

SDM Summer Intern

Wrote featured articles

Answered questions for the advice column

Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers or establishment personnel.

Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.

Select photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material.

Plan project arrangements or outlines, and organize material accordingly.

Collaborate with other writers on specific projects.

Write articles on particular subject matters on a deadline.

See Publications: Magazine Staff/Intern Profile & Article Archive

Career medium 02
Career medium 01

Walnut Street Theatre

Theatre Camp Councellor

Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety.

Manage the daily operations of recreational facilities.

Meet and collaborate with agency personnel, community organizations, and other professional
personnel to plan balanced recreational programs for participants.

Manage lighting and sound for final production

Assist directors with group activities

Manage paperwork involving stage blocking and director notes

Assist children with acting exercises

Oversee children's lunch hour


American Eagle Outfitters

Sales Associate

Greet customers and ascertain what each customer wants or needs.

Recommend, select, and help locate or obtain merchandise based on customer needs and desires.

Answer questions regarding the store and its merchandise.

Maintain knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges, and security practices.

Help customers try on or fit merchandise.

Stock shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with new or transferred merchandise.

Stamp, attach, or change price tags on merchandise, referring to price list.

Design and set up advertising signs and displays of merchandise on shelves, counters, or tables to attract customers and promote sales.

Career medium 01

Coastal Carolina University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Dramatic Arts, Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology