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Kaylen Higgins

Kaylen Higgins

Event Director

Strand Book Store

Greater New York City Area, us

Seasoned event producer and program curator who’s an expert at guiding projects from conceptualization to realization and delivering engagements that fortify, unify, and advance the mission of the institution. Skills: Microsoft Suite, Google Apps, Slack & Trello, conversational Spanish, project management and event planning ...

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Strand Book Store

Event Director

Planning, developing, and execution of strategy in collaboration with Strand’s marketing/design teams to build fruitful partnerships and to represent diverse voices; Managing the events team plus staffing for nightly engagements
• Increased quantity of events presented at Strand by 28% in 2016; revenue by 47% in 2016
• Facilitated partnerships of varying sizes: ReedPop (BookCon at NYCC), Times Square Alliance, Broadway (Spring Awakening, Fun Home), Symphony Space, Town Hall, Cooper Union, Union Square Partnership, and OUT Magazine, among others
• Relationships with publicists in Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette Book Group, Penguin Random House and more