Chad Muska

Summary

Creative, resourceful, and bi-lingual non-profit generalist with non-profit experience in the performing arts, medical research (NIH funding) and international consulting (R&D). Focus on programs planning, publications, grant writing and support and fund-raising. Direct experience with NIH, IRS 501(c)(3) application process and maintaining non-profit organizational reports and financial records, and non-profit arts fund-raising. Particularly interested in grant writing, grant administration and fund-raising for either performing arts or medical research groups.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2008 - Present

Grant Administrator, Grant Writer & Project Manager

The LEARN Group
Project Grant Administrator & Writer for clients all over the United States - primary specialization in Science & Medical research projects and education. Project Manager - serve as program or project manager for most funded projects during the initial 1-3 years - particularlly involved in multi-phased programs involving a longer term project development strategy.
Apr 2007 - Present

Writer/Director/Editor

Essence Films
~Write and edit the screenplay whose production rights were sold to the Production Company. ~Write and negotiate contracts and agreements with all state, county and city offices, Universal Entertainment - Music Group (Licensing), venders, property owners, actors, musicians and other talent. ~Create and strictly maintain a pre-production/production/post-production schedule for all talent and crew. ~Coordinate, daily, cast and crew of 20-30 people.
Jan 2007 - Present

Producer and Director

Little Fly Features
~Write and edit the screenplay whose production rights were sold to the Production Company. ~Write and negotiate contracts and agreements with all state, county and city offices, Universal Entertainment - Music Group (Licensing), venders, property owners, actors, musicians and other talent. ~Create and strictly maintain a pre-production/production/post-production schedule for all talent and crew. ~Coordinate, daily, cast and crew of 20-30 people.
Aug 2007 - Apr 2008

Consultant

ADEuropa, Junta de Castilla y León
~Advise project managers in the preparation of Research and Development projects (in English) for submission to other EEU member countries. ~Review of outgoing project proposals and correspondence to other EEU member countries for correctness of grammar and language, and accuracy of tone and vocabulary. ~Review incoming English documents from other EEU member countries for tone and character - typically for the purpose of generating appropriate responses. ~Provide weekly development classes in English to the Staff (2-3 days/week.)
Jun 2006 - Dec 2006

Grant Support

University of Illinois at Chicago
Contracted by the School of Dental Medicine/Medical School ~Provide support to faculty and personnel during the pre-award application period, and likewise provide support during the post-award management of the awards. ~Coordinate with the PI and other faculty the collection of data, writing and synthesis of all information and material required for an application (abstracts, updated CVs, budgets, supplemental text). ~Schedule and conduct periodic meetings with the PI and all faculty involved. ~Organize and format all application materials into a completed package and ensure the finished proposal (in its required form and number of copies) is delivered to NIH before the deadline. ~Complete or support completion of any appropriate reporting or correspondence for current awards and funded projects (tracking and analysis, projections, file maintenance). ~Gather data and progress information necessary for extension petitions of ongoing research programs.
Jul 2004 - Aug 2006

Treasurer/Board Member

Tri-M Foundation
~Coordinate the gathering of information and write all materials necessary for the completion of the IRS1023 application package for 501(c)(3) exempt status. ~Research and organize the various grant writing and fundraising efforts of the organization. ~Detailed budgeting of each project of the organization. ~Maintain accurate accounting of the foundations accounts and various project budgets. ~Create financial reports for the organization and maintain accurate files and records. ~Typically contracted as Producer or Artistic Director of various projects undertaken by the organization, outside of board duties.
Sep 2004 - Jun 2006

Director

Troup Texas
~Hire all staff and cast all talent for each production. ~Conceive, plan and oversee the execution of the production concept and the physical production. ~Schedule and maintain an efficient schedule within AEA union scheduling requirements. ~Allocate the budget among all departments and strictly maintain and spend within the budgeted limits.
Aug 2003 - May 2004

Director

Austin Community College
Department of Theatre and Dance ~Hire all staff and cast all talent for each production. ~Conceive, plan and oversee the execution of the production concept and the physical production. ~Schedule and maintain an efficient schedule within AEA union scheduling requirements. ~Allocate the budget among all departments and strictly maintain and spend within the budgeted limits.
Aug 1999 - May 2003

Production Advisor/Assistant to the Department Chair

Austin Community College
Department of Theatre and Dance ~Assist the Director in coordinating all production activities and staff meetings. ~Organization and coordination of cast and departments during pre-production and throughout rehearsals. ~Manage the daily activities of the office of the Department of Theatre (memos and other correspondence, scheduling, conduct production research, organize and maintain files and departmental data.)

Education

Education
2006 - 2006

Spanish

Universitas Castellae
Intensive Spanish Language, Literature and Culture Course - Valladolid, Spain
2003 - 2006

BFA

2002 - 2006

BA

Philosophy minor