Jacob M. Springfield

E-mail: thejakespringfield@gmail.com

Phone: 252.764.1614

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"Creative professional with a B.A. in Journalism and Media and four years of hospitality experience, seeking a supervisory/managerial role in an agency setting. Recognized for being adaptable, decisive, and proactive - as well as bringing amity and enthusiasm to fast-paced environments. Areas of expertise and past experience include graphic design, client relations, and sales." 

Work experience
 

Benjamin Walls Gallery | Asheville, NC

Art Consultant, 2020 - present

  • Lead business development, inbound marketing, and client relationship management for internationally recognized photographic artist.

  • Collaborate with gallery owner/artist on a variety of internal projects spanning sales operations, project management, and brand identity.

  • Develop exceptional relationships with a broad client base - curating tailored fine art collections while coordinating custom luxury travel experiences through experiential travel brand - WALLSabout™. Partner with senior leadership to implement new communication procedures. 

  • Successfully led design efforts for new business division, WALLS Wine Bar, from ideation to execution – creating a diverse portfolio of design collateral in line with original brand and increasing foot traffic to gallery by 75% over a period of two months. 

Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts | Orlando, FL

Resort Guest Services Trainer - Multiple Resorts​, 2016 - 2020

  • Managed Guest arrival experience for 2000+ room properties while serving as a brand ambassador for an industry leader in customer service. 

  • Worked directly with a diverse client base to create exceptional, tailored experiences - ensuring life-long relationships and returning clientele.

  • Selected as part of 3% of applicants for the Opening Guest Service Team for Disney’s Riviera Resort, the first Deluxe Amenity Disney Vacation Club hotel. Assisted with developing protocols and procedures, and saw resort through Grand Opening 

  • Quarterly Award Recipient for outstanding trainer abilities, team collaboration, and for exemplifying company ideals.

  • Selected as Diversity Champion by leadership to enhance inclusivity, diversity, and cultural appreciation in the workplace.

Carolina Performing Arts | Chapel Hill, NC

Office Manager 2015 - 2016

  • Led a variety of internal projects for a cross-functional team - including marketing, development, programming, and production.

  • Coordinated calendars, technical specifications, and legal documents for a multi-venue theater rental and arts programming organization. 

Technician, 2014 - 2016

  • Supervised teams in the execution and delivery of productions featuring world-class performers, including Yo Yo Ma, Audra McDonald, etc. 

  • Ensured the complete delivery of project scope for 100+ touring artists and acts by coordinating both house staff and external vendors.

  • Trained in design and production methods for lights, sound, and set in a high theater setting. 

LAB! Theatre | Chapel Hill, NC

Marketing Director - "How I Spent My Saturday"​, 2016

  • Conceptualized, developed, and implemented a strategic marketing campaign for the world premiere of a new song-cycle, resulting in a 96% sold-out run - a 25% increase from previous productions. 

  • Drove ticket presales through intensive social media campaigns - creating a structured media schedule and optimization plan. 

  • Cross managed many teams (executive and creative) to see production deadlines were met and deliverables aligned with company standards. 

  • Collaborated closely with the show creator and director to extend show identity across multiple platforms (social media, community forums, etc.) - allowing their creative vision to be effectively and efficiently realized. 

Pauper Players | Chapel Hill, NC

Chief Resource Liaison, April 2014 - April 2016​

  • Redefined the role of resource liaison – established more defined duties for the role (budgeting, storage organization, etc.).

  • Partnered with executives and supervised a team of ten production staff on any given show – organizing meetings, following up on inventory needs, assisting with budgets.

  • Formulated, project-managed, and supervised the creation of a photo inventory of company property for more efficient production use. 

Algonquin Books| Chapel Hill, NC

Editorial Intern, September 2014 - May 2015

  • Worked closely with editorial team to read, evaluate, and green-light incoming manuscripts based upon their potential to reach final publication.

  • Assisted with the daily upkeep of the facility, attended and contributed to team meetings

  •  and learned extensively from multiple departments – including marketing, copyrighting, artistic, and client relations. 

Company Carolina | Chapel Hill, NC

Graphic Designer​, September 2012 - January 2014

Wrote monologues and assisted in staff/cast supervision for the premiere production of song cycle How I Spent My Saturday by artist Alex Koceja.

  • Designed marketing materials and led publicity efforts for production, resulting 96% sold out run – a 25% increase from previous seasons.

Languages

Intermediate Portuguese

Basic Spanish

HTML/CSS

Clifton Strengths Leadership Skills

Input

Ideation

Individualization

Intellection

Strategic

Technical Skills

Hospitality Operating Systems

  • LILO, HotSOS, Workbrain, SAP, Cast App, Banner, REX

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), video editing (Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie)

Sketch

Pixelmator

Microsoft Office

  • Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Lync

Social Media Management

  • Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, Youtube

Web Development

  • Komodo, HTML, CSS, Java, Wordpress

Skills

Guest Service 

Guest Experience

Graphic Design

Teamwork

Leadership Experience

Project Management

Cast Development/Recognition

Park Operations

Lodging/Front Office,

Training

Problem Solving 

Environmental Education

Decision Making 

Basic Business Metrics 

Data Collection 

Sales

Ability to handle high-stress Coaching

Operational Compliance

Inventory Management

Communication Staffing

Public Speaking 

Scheduling 

Food and Beverage Handling 

Budgeting 

Mentoring

Presentations

Administration

Telecommunication

Loss Prevention

US Driver’s License,

Adaptability

Organization

Time Management

Calendar Maintenance

Copy Editing

International Travel Experience

  • Italy, Brazil, Bermuda, Canada

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education & Coursework

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill​ | 2012 - 2016

Bachelor of the Arts in Media and Journalism

Concentration Editing and Graphic Design, Minor in Vocal Performance

Harvard Manage Mentor | 2020

Digital Coursework

Completing coursework in Customer Focus, Career Management, Coaching, Innovation and Creativity, Meeting Management, and others

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