Rachel G. Fain – Resume

Pale Blue Design Instructional Designer (2015-present)

  • Designed classroom learning courses for corporate new hires and existing staff
  • Shadowed current employees to learn job function prior to writing courses
  • Distilled and organized complex information and processes into easily understood lessons
  • Collaborated with stakeholders to ensure course accuracy and relevance

 

LA Stage Times, Sierra Madre Playhouse, City of Hope, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., etc. Freelance Writer, Editor and Proofreader (2008-present)

  • Wrote, edited, copy edited and/or proofread articles, Websites, letters, internal communications, technical papers, marketing collateral and other materials
  • Copy edited, proofread and formatted dissertations and theses
  • Assisted creative writers in development and editing of poetry, novels and memoirs
  • Managed development of Websites, brochures and other collateral materials, from conception and copywriting through design and implementation
  • Maintained verbal and visual identity for company branding
  • Liaised with graphic designers, artists, printers and other associates

 

Los Angeles World Affairs Council Consultant (2012; 2014-2015)

  • Produced hardcover book as vehicle for fundraising
  • Planned gala fundraiser; managed budget, logistics, volunteers; secured band and other entertainment and guest speaker Eddie Izzard
  • Researched and located new office space to support change in company image

 

East West Players Associate Producer (2015)

  • Planned two fundraising dinners; assisted with volunteer training and coordination, silent auction, event logistics, venue and vendor communications, day-of-event flow
  • Assisted as needed with pre-production for live theatrical performance

 

Reclining Nude on La Cienega Production Manager (2015)

  • Managed communications and logistics for live theatre performance
  • A George Schlatter Production

 

Los Angeles Theater Center House Manager (promoted, 2014-January 2015); Assistant House     Manager (2011- 2014)

  • Managed front-of-house operations for 4-theater complex, including concessions and ushers
  • Developed systems and spreadsheets for rentals and concessions inventory & sales; hired, trained & managed staff of 25; tracked budget and payroll; planned events for rental clients; solved patron issues

 

WriteGirl Associate Editor (2008-2013); Classroom Teacher (2011-2013)

  • Taught weekly creative writing workshop to pregnant and parenting teens; motivated resistant and disinterested students to participate in class
  • Guided volunteers working with teen moms and other at-risk youth
  • Mentored at-risk teens one-on-one in creative writing
  • Developed day-long, creative writing workshops for teens with a team of volunteers
  • Member of six-person editorial team for WriteGirl, a non-profit dedicated to empowering high school girls through creative writing; read submissions and collaboratively chose work to be included in annual anthology, edited selections for length and content
  • Publications include Listen to Me, 2008; Silhouette, 2009; Beyond Words, 2010; Intensity, 2011; No Character Limit, 2012; You Are Here, 2013; each the winner of multiple book awards

 

U.S. Census Bureau Crew Leader (2010)

  • Lead crew of 20 door-to-door survey takers for 2010 US Census; assigned work; monitored individual performance and offered praise/support/constructive criticism as needed; performed spot checks; interceded on problem cases to gather necessary data from reluctant residents; promptly and accurately reported findings
  • Trained two highly successful teams of Census workers; explained concepts to a diverse group of workers

 

Center Theatre Group Editorial Manager, Education Dept. (promoted, 2004-2009); Department Coordinator, Education Dept. (promoted, 2004-2006); Coordinator for Artistic Staff, Mark Taper Forum (promoted, 1999-2004); Production Assistant (1998-1999)

  • Directed the entire inter-departmental production process for printed and web-based education and marketing materials; included team management, budget, content development, images/clearances
  • Produced educational conferences; planned and structured workshops, hired instructors, managed budget and logistics facilitating the smooth execution of each event
  • Designed standards-based classroom curriculum for high school students with detailed teacher’s guide; equipped teachers, previously unfamiliar with the material, to effectively inform and excite their students
  • Created engaging and informative magazine-style articles for adults
  • Conceived and coordinated post-play activities for family performance events, including dance workshops, sing-alongs and Q&A sessions with artists
  • Maintained verbal and visual identity for company branding
  • Liaised with graphic designers, artists, printers and other associates
  • Produced 1-2 week developmental workshops; planned and structured content, hired session leaders, managed budget and logistics facilitating the smooth execution of each event
  • Produced season retrospective video for CTG’s education department; collected images and quotation material, created script, secured voice-over and testimonial speakers, directed recording sessions and organized all material for the video editor
  • Produced plays and special events; assured efficient functioning of the artistic and production staff collaboration
  • Sole producer of a retreat for Board of Directors; developed and created a presentation, resulting in the successful opening of new facilities; secured expert speakers, managed budget and logistics
  • Handled travel, correspondence, phones, filing and other organizational tasks
  • Supported the stage management team to facilitate the rehearsing and running of plays

 

Bovard Auditorium Production Manager (1996-1998)

  • Managed client relations for a 1200-seat theater
  • Conducted detailed interviews to determine and exceed client needs and expectations; communicated event requirements to staff to ensure proper execution of events
  • Redesigned client-related procedures and paperwork for optimal efficiency and internal communication resulting in a more prepared staff and smoother events

 

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Operations Manager (1995-1996)

SuperCrown Bookstore Store Manager (promoted, 1993-1995); Assistant Manager (1992-1993)

  • Operated $2-10M retail outlets, including all staffing issues, customer service and inventory control
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA       Bachelor of Fine Arts, Technical Theatre

Smith College, Northampton, MA                           Studies in Theatre & Mathematics

 

References available upon request.