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Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

Freelance Writer

Washington Magazine

Lincolnville, ME

Freelance consultant - communications, events, public relations, marketing

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Camden International Film Festival

Festival Coordinator

Seasonal thru October 2013.

The Camden International Film Festival is recognized as one of the top 25 documentary film festivals in the world, one of the 12 best "small town" film festivals in the US and New England most respected documentary event, CIFF highlights work that shows dedication to craft and a unique and artistic approach to telling a darn good story.

http://camdenfilmfest.org

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Chefs Collaborative

Director of Development

Chefs Collaborative works with chefs and the greater food community to celebrate local foods and foster a more sustainable food supply. The Collaborative inspires action by translating information about our food into tools for making knowledgeable purchasing decisions. Through these actions, our members embrace seasonality, preserve diversity and traditional practices, and support local economies.

http://chefscollaborative.org

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Chefs Collaborative

Conference & Event Consultant, 2012 Chefs Collaborative National Summit

• Managed logistics and events for the 2012 Chefs Collaborative National Summit, a two-day conference for 300 chefs and food professionals held in Seattle from Sunday, September 30 through Tuesday, October 2, 2012
• Secured in-kind food and beverage donations for Summit receptions as well liaising with regional chefs to contribute dishes to selected events
• Solicited local media participation and coverage through a wide-ranging personal network of print journalists and bloggers
• Worked with Seattle-area food and sustainability community members to engage a strong local, as well as national audience to attend and participate

http://chefscollaborative.org/sustainable-food-summit/2012-2

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Seattle Opera

Sr. Development Manager, Donor Relations

• Responsible for strategic planning, management, and implementation of 60+ donor relations activities during the opera season, including both in- and out-of-state events to benefit Seattle Opera.
• Developed and implemented donor stewardship strategies in conjunction with Director of Development, Executive Director, and Major Gifts team.
• Directed in-kind sponsor strategies and cultivated relationships with major in-kind sponsors, saving Seattle Opera over $50,000 in catering costs annually.
• Directed all aspects of Seattle Opera's annual fundraising event which raises $150,000+ each year.
• Served as Development Donor Relations liaison to Trustee constituency and engaged Trustee participation in annual events and committees.
• Responsible for a budget of $145,000+.

http://www.seattleopera.org

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Cascade Harvest Coalition

Event Coordinator: Food Lust 2012

Manage the event logistics and auction for the 7th Annual Food Lust fundraiser for Cascade Harvest Coalition on Saturday, June, 2012. Food Lust is an on-farm dinner and auction at "The Fields" at Willie Green's Organic Farm.

Cascade Harvest Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to “re-localizing” the food system in Washington State by more directly connecting consumers and producers.

http://www.cascadeharvest.org

(Contract: March - June 2012)

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Washington Magazine

Freelance Writer

Freelance writing - Washington Magazine is an upscale travel/lifestyle magazine focusing on the cities, recreational activities, arts, dining, events, and people of Washington State.

http://www.wa-mag.com

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Seattle Opera

Special Events Manager

http://www.seattleopera.org

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Artist Liaison / Backstage Coordinator - Bumbershoot

Artist Liaison and Backstage Coordinator for the 2006 Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival
• Assist stage manager with backstage set-up
• Fulfill artist and VIP hospitality
• Coordinate artist payments with programming manager

http://bumbershoot.org

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Seattle International Film Festival

Guest Relations / Special Events Coordinator

Seasonal for festivals - 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006
• Coordinated festival talent & VIP guest schedules including screenings, special events and publicity.
• Managed transportation logistics, including interpreters and volunteers for 200+ filmmakers & industry guests.
• Organized venue, vendor, and sponsorship relationships for 40+ festival special events. Booked music for festival galas.

http://www.siff.net

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University of Washington

Event Manager, Health Sciences Open House

• Event manager for 2006 UW Medical/Health Sciences Open House. Responsible for school & exhibitor logistics and recruitment, volunteer management, marketing and promotion.
• Website creation and content for UW Health Sciences Open House & UW Mini-Medical School
• Outreach coordination for UW Mini-Medical School and William Foege Genome Science/Bioengineering building dedication.

http://www.uwmedicine.org

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Artist Liaison / Backstage Coordinator - Bumbershoot

Artist Liaison and Backstage Coordinator for the 2005 Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival
• Assist stage manager with backstage set-up
• Fulfill artist and VIP hospitality
• Coordinate artist payments with programming manager

http://bumbershoot.org

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The Workshop LLC

Program Manager

• Communications and marketing coordinator for cultural and sports festivals and one-off events.
• Programming and hospitality for cross-cultural music and film programs.
• Volunteer and special projects manager.

http://www.workshopevents.com

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Sonoma Valley Film Festival

Events/Promotions Manager

Seasonal, 2003-2004
• Event manager for fundraising gala evening and film festival events.
• Sponsorship and promotional recruitment and fulfillment.
• Produced and published content for website and email newsletter.

http://www.sonomafilmfest.org

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The Paynesville Press

Staff Writer/Photographer

• Writer/photographer, weekly features on local issues, government and events for community newspaper.
• Editorial layout and design assistant, packaged and published online version to newspaper website.

http://www.paynesvillepress.com

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ITC - International TEFL Certificate

Certification, Teaching English as a Foreign Language

The Evergreen State College

BA, Communications, International Relations

Saint John's Preparatory School

Diploma, College prep