Hilary Unger

Hilary Unger

Work History

Work History
2007 - Present

Event & Production Manager

Freelance

Developed and marketed new festivals, musical and theatrical events, private events, parties and launches.

  • Liaised with each client and fulfill their individual needs and objectives.
  • Set up complete event schedules while being sensitive to timelines.
  • Estimated and set up IATSE crew calls
  • Trained and managed paid staff and volunteers.
  • Budgeted every event
  • Managed the tech sessions and stage management of every show
  • Handled international stars, headliners, maestros, divas, and their entourages with discretion.
  • Co-ordinated media coverage
  • Managed all marketing and publicity events
  • Was on site to manage each event
  • Co-ordinated with front of house staff for breaks, show starts and ends
  • Developed a short list of favourite catering companies for events and crew.
  • Designed menus for events factoring in ethnic tolerances, allergies, preferences etc.
  • Ordered food and beverages for events at hand.
  • Ran the load in and load out of every show, event and reception.
Aug 2010 - Dec 2010

Marketing Consultant

The Piano Gallery

Researched and developed a new client database

Made initial contact with potential clients

Set up pitch sessions

Closed the sales.

2002 - 2007

Production Coordinator

St Lawrence Ctr for the Arts

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Production Managed approximately 125 different shows per season encompassing: Union AGM’s, corporate presentations, live conference feeds, awards shows, full operettas, beauty pageants, chamber music, comedy, full orchestral performances, choirs, rehearsals, and Luminato.

Event Production:

  • Liaised with each client and fulfill their individual needs and objectives.
  • Set up complete event schedules while being sensitive to timelines.
  • Estimated and set up IATSE crew calls
  • Trained and managed paid staff and volunteers.
  • Budgeted every event
  • Managed the tech sessions and stage management of every show
  • Handled international stars, headliners, maestros, divas, and their entourages with discretion.
  • Co-ordinated media coverage
  • Managed all marketing and publicity events
  • Was on site to manage each event
  • Co-ordinated with front of house staff for breaks, show starts and ends
  • Developed a short list of favourite catering companies for events and crew.
  • Designed menus for events factoring in ethnic tolerances, allergies, preferences etc.
  • Ordered food and beverages for events at hand.
  • Ran the load in and load out of every show, event and reception.

Administration / Operations

  • Developed a client database
  • Built relationships and alliances with stakeholders
  • Reviewed and logged all production details in EVENTPRO database and in Excel.
  • Archived each project digitally in Word, Powerpoint, and Web platforms.
  • Administered presenter and stakeholder agreements.
  • Co-ordinated multiple schedules for 5 different venues simultaneously.

Education

Education

1 year program

Mohawk College

Certification/Diploma

St Lawrence College

Diploma/Certification/Honours

George Brown College

Skills

Skills

Financial

Project budgeting and financing. Payroll (Union and private) Invoicing, (payables and receivables) Rental  and service negotiations.  

Computer skills

Windows/Microsoft platforms, including Powerpoint, Excel, Explorer, Word etc. Social networking as marketing platforms. Home networking, wireless functions Sound sourcing and editing programs Search engines  

logistics

will proactively solve any logistical issue before it becomes problematic  

Summary

more than 20 years in event and production management.

worked globally, (US, UK, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Iran)  Nationally, locally and project based.

Interest

·playwright

·accomplished photographer

·world traveler

·gourmet chef

·wine enthusiast

·art collector

·world traveler

·jazz aficionado

·literary editor

·activist

Certifications

Certifications
2014

•Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED

Red Cross
2014

Foodhandlers Safety and Sanitation

Train Can