Jourdan Featherston

Special Event Coordinator

Location 15h@2xRichmond, Virginia Area

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Summary

Current Special Event Coordinator with 10 years of experience in spear-heading and overseeing gallery exhibitions, weddings, trade shows, and conferences. Possess a background in marketing and interpersonal communication skills for start-up companies like Soap Box Soaps as well as problem-solving skills in fast-paced, established operations like Ha... Read more

Current Special Event Coordinator with 10 years of experience in spear-heading and overseeing gallery exhibitions, weddings, trade shows, and conferences. Possess a background in marketing and interpersonal communication skills for start-up companies like Soap Box Soaps as well as problem-solving skills in fast-paced, established operations like Handel House Museum, the Television Academy Foundation, and Vogue Flowers. Flexible with multiple tasks and adept in client relations, managerial leadership, and social media applications. Eager to be part of a team of motivated, creative and inventive professionals.

Work Experience
  • Special Event Coordinator

    Vogue Flowers
    Oct. 2012 to Present (4 years and 3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Coordinates and executes the planning of florals for varied events including weddings, large parties and corporate events
    • Researches new industry trends and incorporates ideas for current clients
    • Establishes estimates for clients, negotiates contracts, and composes their timelines
    • Builds and implements relationships with local vendors in the industry
    • Supervises team of designers in implementation of designs
    • Manages social media accounts including platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, The Knot, and WeddingWire
    • Assists in the designs of promotional ads for publicity
    • Writes articles about the industry in print and online
    publications
    • Creatively prepares and promotes exhibitions,
    trade shows and photoshoots

  • Special Event Coordinator

    Vogue Flowers
    Sep. 2012 to Present (4 years and 4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Coordinates and executes the planning of florals for • Manages social media accounts including
    varied events including weddings, large parties and platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, The Knot,
    corporate events and WeddingWire
    • Researches new industry trends and incorporates • Assists in the designs of promotional ads for publicity
    ideas for current clients
    • Writes articles about the industry in print and online
    • Establishes estimates for clients, negotiates publications
    contracts, and composes their timelines
    • Builds and implements relationships with local • Creatively prepares and promotes exhibitions,
    vendors in the industry trade shows and photoshoots

    • Supervises team of designers in implementation of designs

  • Radio Board Operator

    Virginia Voice
    Mar. 2011 to Apr. 2015 (4 years and 1 month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    (Part-time)

    • Organized, edited, and oversaw the components of 20+ online and broadcast programs
    • Headed advertising of local promotional events and providing on-air personality
    • Managed up to 6 volunteers weekly by assisting and training in audio recording and editing

  • Newsstand Lead

    Barnes & Noble
    Oct. 2008 to Jun. 2013 (4 years and 8 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Supervised the magazine department by organizing inventory, assembling floor displays & providing knowledge of over 300+ titles
    • Assisted with book events including organized talks, signing sessions, and reading groups
    • Crossed-trained in all logistics of business including cafe, music, back-stock, magazines, and book- floor with high
    customer service satisfaction based on yearly reviews

  • Brand Management Intern

    Madison+Main
    Dec. 2008 to May. 2009 (5 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Contributed media research for marketing projects and assisted in Search Engine Marketing (SEM) for clients
    • Provided executive administration support to CEO and Vice President of firm

  • EMMY Foundation Internship

    The Post Group
    Jun. 2008 to Aug. 2008 (2 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Post
    Production Intern
    • Chosen out of a pool of 849 applicants for prestigious internship
    • Trained under experienced post production editors in the logistics of post production
    • Managed tape vault by organizing and logging incoming and out-going reels and dubbing tapes

  • Art Gallery Assistant

    Weems Art Gallery
    Dec. 2004 to May. 2008 (3 years and 5 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    (Part-time)
    • Assisted in coordinating of art exhibitions yearly by outlining timelines, developing budgets, and delegating and implementing staff responsibilities
    • Drafted and distributed invitations, newsletters, and press releases and trained new assistants in the logistics of the gallery
    • Researched and inquired about upcoming trends and artists for future art exhibitions
    • Handled installing and de-stalling artwork, managing mail databases, and daily oversight of gallery space

Education
  • Mass Communication
    Meredith CollegeRaleigh, NC, US
    Aug. 2004 to May. 2008

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    Bachelor of Arts Degree

    Summary

    • Meredith College, Raleigh, NC August 2004 - May 2008

    • Bachelor of Arts: Mass Communication

    • Minor: History Minor (2): Professional Writing

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