Blackfriars Theatre Organization 2009/2010 Meeting Minutes

Outside Event Hiring- Fall 2014

Message from Suzayn Mackenzie Roy:

I hope you're having a great last week of summer, and are excited to get back to campus to explore our new spaces! With all the craziness that is the beginning of a new semester, I wanted to get a jump on anyone who might be interested in being hired for work on outside events.

I'll go into more detail about what my student workers do at the Majors/Minors meeting on September 2nd, but here's what you should start preparing if you are at all interested in being considered for outside work:

Resume: Regardless of whether you have worked outside events before, everyone interested in applying to work outside shows must submit a resume and cover letter. I'm not looking for anything fancy, I just want to see what your background experience is, and start you on the path of having a resume that you can use to apply for other jobs. Even if you have submitted a resume to me before, please prepare an updated version with any jobs you may have done between then and now.

Cover Letter: Your cover letter should give me some background on your particular areas of interest, how your experience will make you a good choice for outside work, and why this job specifically interests you. If you have worked for me before, please focus your letter on why you want to return, and what strengths/skills you bring to the job. Please do some research if you have never written a cover letter before, and remember that the way you present yourself on paper could be the difference between getting an interview and not: use proper spelling and punctuation, and PROOF READ.

If you have never done a resume before, I recommend checking out Optimal Resume - an online tool offered by SUNY Oswego to help students and alums with resumes and cover letters. https://oswego.optimalresume.com

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Looking forward to see you all in less than a week!

Suzayn

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Suzayn MacKenzie-Roy
Facilities Manager, Waterman Theatre
office: 315.312.2132 cell: 845.416.6166

email: suzayn.mackenzieroy@oswego.edu