Heather Doran

Freelance Photo Editor & Jingle Writer

Location:Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
2 Skills
Heather Doran B. Com.
5140 Bishop Street Apt #1
Halifax, NS B3J 1C8
Cell: (902) 488-4843

Highlights of Qualifications:

- Assist in organizing successful charity events, festivals and working with volunteers
- Trained in technical writing, including proposals and documentations, monthly reports
- Experience as an administrative assistant
- Excellent decision-making and problem solving skills
- Highly efficient and productive, works efficiently, technically sound and confident with new technology
- Works well with: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Heartware, Powerpoint, Kintera, Podio and Marcato
- Works well both independently and as part of a team

Work Experience:

Festival Coordinator – Full-time/Term
Music Nova Scotia – March 2013 to January 2014
- Assist in the production of all performance nights and music awards show
- Maintain accurate contact, biographical and production information for artists/groups
- Assist with the recruitment of multi-genre and regional artists and groups
- Prepare submissions for jury meetings
- Contribute to the preparation of promotional materials
- Update website with concert related information
- Communicate registration needs, including delegate pass information, to the Education Coordinator
- Deliver payments to artists/groups
- Assist with stage management for both music and industry awards shows
- Conduct and data enter evaluations from artists/groups
- Participate in all project committee meetings
- Adhere to the project's critical path and update it weekly
- Attend project activities and respond to any conference inquiries on site during the events
- Instruct volunteers for any conference related activities
- Provide assistance in the distribution of NSMW promotional materials prior to and on site
- Assist in the project's final report
- Attend all professional development educational workshops

Area Administrator - Fundraising - Full-time
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia - September 2008 to July 2012
- Maintain database (HeartWare, Kintera) for fundraising events, accounting tasks & deposits
- Prepare reports concerning: incoming funds, updating files, invoices, end of year reports
- Receive incoming calls from donors and fulfilling their requests
- Covering for reception/memorial program on lunch breaks and vacation
- Work with the Cornerstone database (direct mail) for fundraising entries and reports
- Participate in corporate services, fundraising, and workplace wellness committee meetings
- Assisted in special fundraising events: setting up activities, auction, registrations, pledge fundraising.
Ex. Red Hot in the City, Open Heart Open, and Hockey Heroes

Photographer/ Marketing Coordinator - Part-time
Wyse Photography - August 2009 to July 2010
- Coordinating marketing events, brainstorming on new marketing ideas, and setting up booths at
weekend markets
- Basic reception duties; booking appointments, and answering phones
- Taking professional quality photos of people and all types of animals
- Selling photo packages to clients and working with them to get the photos they desire
- Editing photos in Photoshop and sending to printers

Telemarketer for MBNA Canada - Full-time
Aditya Birla Minacs - August 2008 to January 2009
- Updating customer details on their account activity in a quick and efficient manner
- Offering low interest on balance transfers using sells techniques
- Performing balance transfers for customers’ credit card payments and line of credit payments

Needs Assessment Coordinator & Health Promotion - Full-time/Term
The Lung Association of Nova Scotia - September 2006 to May 2007
- Coordinate and implement a Community-Based Needs Assessment
- Participated in health education promotion, marketing and advertising at events
- Responded to inquiries from the public and media
- Prepare monthly reports: progress reports, health promotion, data entry, and inventory
- Covering reception when needed for breaks and vacation
- Supervised volunteers at events

Canvasser and Fundraising - Full-time
Public Outreach Fundraising - October 2005 to June 2006
- Obtain funds through advanced sales techniques for Amnesty International, UNICEF
and Greenpeace
- Raising awareness about world issues through conversation and debate
- Preparing business letters, receipts, recording sales, and balance cash
- Managing, training and supervising new/current employees

Food and Nutrition Clerk - Casual/Part-time
Capital District Health - December 2002 to September 2006
- Prepare and deliver meals to patients and have knowledge of different diets
- Supervise patients, help prepare and maintain a healthy environment

August 2011 to present
- Video interviews with artist/bands and entertainers
- Editing footage and piecing together interviews

Halifax Pop Explosion Festival
October 2011
- Stage/Venue manager
- Ensure everything runs smoothly by managing volunteers and working with venue staff
- Coordinate bands and stage time/gear
- Confirm payments of artists and any issues that arise

CKDU Radio (88.1FM)
January 2009 to July 2012
- Host, DJ local music and informing the public about artists & events
- Knowledgeable in radio equipment & archives
- Assist staff with administrative duties, music filing and general office maintenance

UNTV, Haligonia.ca & Onlinemusicnetwork.ca
February 2008 to September 2010
- Working with artists and producers to promote Atlantic music/artists
- Filming and interviewing local bands and artists to gain exposure
- Editing footage and piecing together final products
- Working on a live (internet) television show: camera work, hosting and working with Producers to
ensure smooth operation of the broadcast

Snap Halifax Newspaper - Halifax
October 2008 to November 2009
- Attend registered events and photograph participants
- Create descriptions of the event and people involved in the local event
- Editing photos in Photoshop

Sunday Suppers - St Andrews Church
April 2000 to June 2007
- Catering to the homeless (old and young) and the less fortunate
- Preparation of food and setting up displays of clothing


Saint Mary’s University - Halifax
September 2002 to May 2008 - Graduate
- B. Commerce, Double Major in Marketing and Human Resource Management
- Certificate of Human Resource Management

N.S.C.A.D University - Halifax
November 2011 - December 2011
- Introduction to short filmmaking
September 2006 - May 2009
- Certificate in Photography

Sir John A MacDonald High School - Tantallon
September 1999 - June 2002

Professional Development:

Skillpath Seminar - Halifax
October 2011
- Administrative Assistants Conference

Neptune Theatre - Halifax
February 2011 - April 2011
- Introduction to Acting

Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts - Halifax
September 2003 to May 2005
- Voice

Interests: Guitar, Photography, Painting, Snowboarding, Tae kwon do and Cycling
Skills (2) Rating
Photo Editing
Jingle Writing