Okwemba, Tara Resume
Music Business
Location: New York, NY, USA
University: New York University
Major: Music Business

Okwemba, Tara Resume

Tara A. Okwemba
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EDUCATION
New York University, New York, NY — Bachelor’s Degree
EXPECTED DATE OF GRADUATION: MAY 2021
Bachelor of Music in Music Business

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
NYU Undergraduate Admissions, New York, NY — Ambassador
JANUARY 2018 - PRESENT
• Lead weekly campus tours to prospective students and families, providing them with an authentic representation of the undergraduate experience
• Assist with university recruitment and special events year-round; perform administrative tasks including answering phone calls and inputting data into the system

The Rock and Roll Playhouse, New York, NY — Production Intern
APRIL 2019 - AUGUST 2019
• Managed shows weekly at Industry City and Brooklyn Bowl:
• Responsible for communicating with vendors and artists, obtaining costs, understanding all rules and regulations of both venues, ordering services, creating timelines and providing on-site support
• Created and updated show rundowns to ensure proper timing of all production elements during live events
• Streamlined the production process by assisting the production coordinator in packaging merchandise and program supplies to be shipped out to venues weekly
• Marketed and promoted shows on event-listing websites based on city location, and social media platforms

NYU Center for Student Life, New York, NY — Welcome Week Captain
AUGUST 2019
• Lead group of 25 Welcome Week Leaders to execute over 500 programs and events for incoming first-year students; oversaw multiple shifts throughout welcome week
• Create individual schedules for each leader on the team

FREELANCE, New York, NY — Merchandise Seller
FEBRUARY 2019 - PRESENT
• Monitored, maintained, and sold merchandise at several venues, including Irving Plaza, Bowery Ballroom, and Brooklyn Bowl, for artists such as COIN, Tessa Violet, and Sasha Sloan
• Worked closely with tour managers and artists to review and implement merchandise marketing strategies; handled cash and card transactions


SKILLS:
• Event Marketing and Management
• Merchandise Marketing
• E-Commerce Management (Shopify, BigCommerce)
• Concert Production
• Verbal and Written Communication
• Working in fast-paced environments
• Working knowledge of Python and C++ Programming Languages
• Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Audition)
• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint)
• Video Editing Software (iMovie, Final Cut Pro X)

CLUB MEMBERSHIPS:
• African Students Union
• International Socialist Organization
• Program Board
• STEMinist
• Students for Justice in Palestine

LANGUAGES
• Basic proficiency in French and Swahili

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
REVERB Volunteer, New York, NY
MARCH 2019
• Drove sales of reusable water bottles at Fleetwood Mac’s concert at Madison Square Garden; handled cash and credit card transactions
• Promoted sustainability and the importance of eco-friendly water bottles to over 20,000 people
• NYU V100 Concert Volunteer, New York, NY
FEBRUARY 2019
• Managed line of 2,000+ students at Terminal 5 for annual NYU concert
• Assisted venue security by checking Student IDs to maximize event efficiency

Alive Inside: Empathy Music Detective, Linden, NJ
DECEMBER 2018 - APRIL 2019
• Created monthly playlists for elderly suffering from memory-loss at FIVE Star Adult
• Day Care; playlists curated based on patient’s life story, with intentions of salvaging memories

NYU Welcome Week Leader, New York, NY
AUGUST 2018
• Assisted with the execution of over 500 programs and activities for 6,500 first-year and transfer students; served as a peer mentor

Music Business, Concert, Internship, Live Music Industry, Job