KRISTIN CURLEY is a Philadelphia-based Arts Administrator, PR & Marketing Manager, Dramaturg, Director and Teaching Artist, currently working as a Media Relations Associate at Villanova University and head of Marketing for the Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival. She earned a B.A of Theatre & English at Lafayette College in 2016, and M.A in Theatre with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management at Villanova University in 2019. She is also a Freelance Photographer and Graphic Designer.
At Villanova, Kristin was the graduate assistant in PR & Marketing for the Department of Theatre. Kristin spent her undergraduate years performing with and serving as Vice President of the Marquis Players, and working in the box office. She is the founder of the Williams Center Fellowship, a program that provides the opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the daily operations of a performing arts venue. She then went on to manage the Box Office at Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts before deciding to pursue her masters degree. Kristin was an eight year member of the Intern Co. at Burlington County Footlighters, where she now serves on the development committee as the fundraising chair. Kristin is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors Society, Pi Delta Phi French Honors Society, and Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honors Society
Media Relations Associate
Writing press materials; pitching stories; promoting faculty research and expertise; and, identifying and promoting stories that align with the University's strategic priorities and departmental goals. Works with reporters, editors, and other media representatives to attain University news coverage and develop and broaden media relationships. Develops news content for the Media Website and Media Expert Center; Monitors media for story ideas and opportunities to position University faculty as expert news sources. Uses social media and other multi-media platforms to promote University stories and faculty experts. Supports the department's media monitoring and reporting efforts. Develops strategies to promote University-wide events and programs. Collaborates with University constituents on media relations efforts.
skills: Adobe CMS | ExpertFile | Cision/TrendKite | TalkWalker | AirTable
Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival
Lead and execute marketing initiatives i.e. press relations, email communications, and social media for the Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival leading up to and during the yearly festival and for PWTF's various projects.
skills: Artful.ly| Mailchimp | Canva
Director of Marketing & PR
2019 - 2020
Create, curate and manage marketing and public/press relations for Riverview Live, the entertainment wing of Riverview Restaurant,
Graduate Assistant, PR & Marketing
2017 - 2019
Coordinate all of Villanova Theatre’s live and digital communications efforts (including press releases, website maintenance, e-blasts, social media, phone and e-mail correspondence). Complete publishing and graphic design projects such as playbills, posters, advertisements, and recruitment materials. Provide on-site photography support. Plan and execute departmental events (receptions, talk-backs, open house, etc.). Coordinate box office activities, group sales, subscription campaigns, special events, and house management. Assist with mailing, filing, general office duties.
skills: Photoshop | InDesign | Constant Contact | Vendini | WordPress
Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts
Box Office Coordinator
In consort with the Marketing and Audience Services teams, facilitates and supervises all ticket sales and all public interactions with Caramoor’s ticketing interfaces (Box Office, Box Office phones, Caramoor website, etc.) Provides detailed, relevant and accurate data for the purposes of analytics, financial reporting, and other needs, via the Spektrix Audience Database. Develop and implement Active Sales strategies, focused on growing and deepening Caramoor’s audience base by launching a group sales strategy. Supervises a full seasonal staff in the office and at concerts.
skills: Spektrix | Smartsheets
2012 - 2016
Arts Management Intern (Williams Center Fellow): Develop a fellowship for future Lafayette students, help curate social media presence for the theatre, draft press releases, job shadow the director of the performance series and the director of marketing, give introductions for artists about to perform, contact artists and their managers, create and maintain a comprehensive record of events at the Williams Center, breakdown and distribute artist contracts to those it concerns.
Box Office Manager: Sell tickets to events held by the Williams Center using Vendini Ticketing System.
Usher: Greet and escort audience members to theatre seating
skills: Vendini | Customer Service | Facebook/Instagram/Twitter
Judith's Reading Room
2014 - 2015
Intern: Helped the organization transition into a foundation by presenting the board of directors with a fully realized plan, description and application for a yearly award developed by a partner and myself.
2019 - Present
Kristin Curley is also a minister, ordained April 28, 2019