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Selina Chiarelli

Consulting, PR, Marketing, Storytelling, Administration, Living Art Performance and Curation

Education

20122015

Added Studies

Queen's University

Studies in Psychology and Linguistics - intention to alter direction of previous studies toward psycholinguistic and communication studies

19992003

BFA Studies

Concordia University

Specialization in Theatre for Development

Skills

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Audio and Radio Technical Skills

Ability to operate and set-up/take down audio equipment for live performance, broadcast, and pre-recorded material. Creation of full podcasts and 

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Languages

Fluency in English, French, Italian, Dutch (Minimal Spanish)

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Creative Business Design

Developing marketing materials, campaign strategy and navigation of site platforms (Shopify, Wordpress, WIX)

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Administration

Admin support, database input, SAP programming, customer relations and follow-up

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Management

Team training, coaching, and management

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Communication

PR and marketing for cultural organisations and small businesses

Work History

2019Ongoing

Creative Director - Producer - Performer

The Firebird Initiative

Founder and creative direction of the most recent female-forward arts initiative in Ontario. Managed weekly music series at Kingston venue aimed at creating space for female-identifying artists to take ownership over their creative voices. Development of follow-up events, social action events, and ongoing grant-writing and creative fundraising developments.

2019Present

Guide, Storyteller, Entertainment Facilitator, Content Development, Trolley Driver

Destination Kingston

Guiding tours and development of tourism content in multiple languages for visitors to KingstoCV.SelinaChiarellin; Acquirement of C license in order to drive tour trolley: Booking and development of entertainment on KTIC boats - Island Queen & the Island Star.

20152020

Facilitator/Consultant: Story Projects

Independent, Just One Tale, AKFC

Creative development and facilitation of storytelling workshops that train speakers to develop a "personal narrative" in the interest of enhancing presentations and public speeches.
Running contract with AKFC in Ottawa as consultant on the annual "Champions Training Program" (sponsored in part by Global Affairs Canada,) which trains their speakers' bureau on how to effectively communicate the importance of involvement with international development programs.

*Guest lecturer at Education dept. University of Regina, Saint Lawrence College*

20112015

Customer Service, Account Manager

Shopify, Ingenico (Ogone,) & Tereos Syral

Daily follow-up of a multinational client roster-understanding customer's technical, practical & logistical requirements, problem solving, implementing customer account configuration through SAP platform, and organizing a migration of e-commerce clients from a major UK bank platform to new white label.

20072010

English Teacher

Berlitz & CLL

English teacher catering to all levels and students, group, private and professional training sessions as an employee and self-employed in Paris and the Brussels region of Belgium.

20022003

Artistic, Logistical, PR Coordination

National Congress of Italo-Canadians

Organisation, coordination, public relations, and development of La Semaine Italienne de Montréal, an annual cultural festival that draws an average of over 6000 spectators and participants.

20012004

Regional Director

Canadian Improv Games

Regional director in charge of expanding and developing the educational performance program of the program. Responsible for teacher training and implementation of the program in over 40 secondary schools in Québec. Coordination, Publicity and hosting of the final competition and shows in public venues.

19952007

Floor Management & Bar Service

Various Restaurants/Bars/Cafés (Canada, Italy, France, Australia)

Intermittent experience over 10 years of travel and short-term contracts in the service industry, as a bartender, waitress and caterer in the following:

Blizzarts, Club Soda, Kola Note, Bily Kun (Mtl, PQ); Chicago Diner (Toronto, Ont.); Vat 2 (Bunbur y,WA); Seagardens (Margaret River, WA); Gasworks (Melbourne, VIC); Sol Breads (Brisbane, Qld); O’Grady’s (Paris, France)

20002002

Box Office Manager, Assistant Venue Manager

Kola Note Concert Hall

Customer service; Box office employee management; In charge of scheduling, training and ! administrative follow-up of all box office employees.

19952003

Box Office & General Administration

Thousand Islands Cruises (ON), Club Soda (MTL), Inne Towne Backpackers (AU)

Input of all reservations. Information and Customer Service

Volunteer Experience

2016Present

RE Chair

Kingston Unitarian Fellowship

Chair and Co-chair positions for the Religious Education comittee, helping the program to grow by 100% and implementing a new, progressive sexual health and education program now open to the Kingston Community

2015Present

Radio Host, Event Coordination, Technical Assistance

CFRC Community Radio

Host of weekly program "Counterpoint,"  assistance with funding drive, outreach activities

20102014

Singer, Board Member

Brussels Chamber Choir

Regular attendance of rehearsals, concert performances and organisation

20092019

Actor

Brussels Shakespeare Society, King's Town Players, Meistersingers

Principal actor in With Tears Thou Keep’st me Blind and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Corroy-le-Château, Belgium; Lead Actor (Tanya) in "Mamma Mia", Lead actor in "Goodbye, Picadilly," and the Christmas Radio Show

2006Present

Key Volounteer

Melbourne Fringe Festival

Volounteer, (winner of “volounteer of the year” award - Artist orientation, Public relations, Box office, in Melbourne, Australia

20012002

Facilitator, Collaborative Artist

Centre for the Arts in Human Development

Production and development of theatrical projects and shows for adults with developmental disabilities

1999

Volounteer Coordinator, Activity Planning, Medical Assistance

Canadian Red Cross

Family reception and orientation for refugee crisis during Operation Parasol at CFB Kingston

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