ELLIOT STEVENSON

Milwaukee, WI | (651) 252-7610 | elliotstevenson373@gmail.com

SKILLS PROFILE

  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • High attention to detail

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Owner/ Operator

02/2018-present

The Wandering Badger

Milwaukee, WI

Events Manager                                                                                   

10/2018-04/2019

Up-Down Milwaukee Arcade Bar

Milwaukee, WI

-          Coordinate all event logistics, including registration and attendee tracking, staffing, set up and execution leading to increased sales and brand awareness.

-          Act as primary point of contact for all departments within company as well as external partners ensuring all event execution needs are met.

-          Develop and maintain positive professional relationships with breweries, distributors, and liquor companies to gather necessary materials/ giveaways for all events and tournaments.

-          Collaborate with Kansas City based marketing team to develop and execute Up-Down Milwaukee’s marketing strategy for the promotion of events and specials.

-          Partner with the hiring manager to recruit and train staff for all positions in the bar ensuring high performance from all members of the staff.

-          Design and implement a system for tracking event performance allowing for the identification of successes and areas for improvement.

-          Assist with the initial phases of startup of the Milwaukee location as directed by the leadership team ensuring the start of operations was a success for brand identity and sales.

 

Operations Manager                                                                                     11/2014-08/2016

Brave New Workshop Student Union (BNWSU)

-          Coordinate event and class logistics including room layouts, audio visual equipment needs, catering, signage and décor.

-          Develop and maintain positive professional relationships with local schools and community centers to bring improv training to a wide variety of individuals resulting in the increased awareness of the BNWSU.

-          Coordinate the hiring, staffing and training of nightly staff, teachers and volunteers creating a productive team that provides quality service to students and clients.

-          Collaborate with the marketing manager to develop and execute a marketing strategy for the school that resulted in enrolling more students in classes, workshops, and trainings.

-          Keep track of event and class finances including check requests, invoicing, reporting and maintaining an established budget.

-          Prepare all event and class materials including nametags, printed materials, registration lists, event schedule, and gift bags.

 

Bartender                                                                                    06/2016-11/2016; 04/2017-10/2018

Up-Down Minneapolis Arcade Bar

Minneapolis, MN

-          Assisted guests with making menu choices in an informative and helpful fashion.

-          Accurately recorded orders and partnered with team members to serve beverages that exceeded guest’s expectations.

-          Appropriately suggested additional items to customers to increase restaurant sales.

-          Monitored guests to ensure they are practicing safe alcohol use.

-          Assisted guests with questions about the beer menu and arcade games.

-          Delivered exceptional, friendly, and fast service.

 

Barback                                                                                    12/2016-04/2017

Cruise Bar

Sydney, Australia

-          Ensured all items are restocked in a timely manner resulting in effective and expedient service to all guests.

-          Managed product delivery ensuring all items are accounted for and stocked in an efficient manner.

-          Effectively communicated with kitchen staff regarding customer allergies, dietary needs and other special requests.

-          Managed opening and closing duties including restocking items, thoroughly cleaning bar and taking inventory.

 

EDUCATION

Brave New Workshop Student Union                                                                                           Dates Attended: 04/2014 – 08/2015

Prep For Performance Improv

Performance Level 1-4 Improv

Sketch Writing 101

Second City Training Center, Chicago, IL                                                                                           Dates Attended: 03/2013 – 11/2013

Improv Levels A-D

Acting 1

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL                                                                                           Dates Attended: 08/2011 – 05/2012

Master of Architecture                                                                                                    

                 GPA: 3.6

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities                                                                                Graduation Date: 05/2009

Bachelor of Design

                 Major: Architecture

                 Minor: Environmental Design

                 GPA: 3.24