As a performing artist, there are times when you may need a more traditional resume and you have trouble translating your skills. Let me help you with this.
Your career is a small business, and you do a lot to support that business, including marketing, budgeting, promotion.
Are you a producer? You schedule, budget, set and meet goals.
As a performing artist, you collaborate, meet deadlines, adhere to schedules.
The next step to translating your skills is to remember this. Most folks don’t understand the arts. If a stage manager is looking for a job in event planning, we all know that they’d be great, because we know what a stage manager does. But most folks don’t, so handing them a show resume doesn’t help. What does help is translating your skills, using a resume format suitable for the field, and letting them know how your skills align with their needs.
I work with artists to build a solid resume for gigs that help them pay the bills. If you go here, there’s a worksheet that will help you do your own resume. Don’t discount your artistic work. Translate it for the audience reading the resume!
You may feel confident with your craft, or you know how to learn more. But what about the business of show? I've created the Your Ladders 5-Step System to help artists navigate the business of show, Sign up here and get the FREE workbook that will get you started on Step 1, "Setting the Groundwork", The workbook will be sent to you via email.