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Selina Chiarelli

Consulting, PR, Marketing, Storytelling, Administration

Work History

20152016

Facilitator: Story Projects

Independent, AKFC 

Creative development and facilitation of storytelling workshop that trains 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.

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:

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

Education

19992003

BFA Studies

Concordia University

Specialization in Theatre for Development

Skills

9
Languages

Fluency in English, French, Italian, Dutch

8
Creative Business Design

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

9
Administration

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

10
Management

Team training, coaching, and management

9
Communication

PR and marketing for cultural organisations and small businesses

Volunteer Experience

2015Present

Radio Host, Event Coordination

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

20092011

Actor

Brussels Shakespeare Society

Principal actor in With Tears Thou Keep’st me Blind and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Corroy-le-Château

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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