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Availability: Full Time

Status: Freelancer +

Jamie K
Associate Producer, Day of Event Manager, Food and Beverage, Front of House Management

Los Angeles / Long Beach / Anaheim, CA

Experience: 8+ years

Event Types: Corporate, Experiential, Live Event, Social, Wedding

$50 /hr
$600 /day
Average Rating

Short Bio: Event professional with 10 years of experience in the event and hospitality industry. Excellent client liaison, and able to multi task in an ever changing fast paced environment.

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Experience
Programming Manager
Best Events - Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 05, 2018 - Jan 30, 2019
Pre-production started in November and then I was onsite throughout Sundance. Produced all the evening programming at the Direct TV Lodge & Hello Lab at Sundance. Every night consisted of multiple film premiere after parties with tight turnover times in between. Worked closely with the programming consultant responsible for booking parties to execute their client's needs in regards to decor, AV and food and beverage.

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Event Producer
Visionary Group - Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Aug 06, 2018 - Sep 07, 2018
Produced a guerilla-style food truck activation at the Pax West Convention in Seattle. Worked with local food truck vendor to wrap their truck and recreate food items from the canteen of the Monster Hunter game. Activation was for 2 days in multiple locations around the convention center.

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Event Producer
Jamie Klein Inc - Santa Rosa, CA
Mar 01, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018
Planned and produced a high profile wedding remotely from Los Angeles at Dawn Ranch in Guernville. Worked directly with the couple to incorporate their boho-chic style in all the details. Conceptualized and executed the look and feel staying within the parameters set by the couple. Brought on a month-of team to help me execute onsite.

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Associate Producer
AGENC - Beverly Hills, CA
Feb 05, 2018 - Mar 09, 2018
Associate produced the Fox Oscars Viewing and After Party at TAO Hollywood. Load in and out all happened within 24 hours. The event started as a viewing party for 400 guests and turned into a celebratory after party for 800 guests on a flow. TAO was transformed from an asian restaurant to old hollywood glamour.

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Premiums and Events Consultant
E! Entertainment - Universal CIty, CA
Sep 11, 2017 - Feb 02, 2018
Oversee ideation and production of all premium items for all cable network shows and talent gifting. Brainstorm event ideas and venues with the events team and assist with onsite production at all internal and external events.

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Food & Beverage Production Manager
Best Events - Los Angeles, CA
May 08, 2017 - Jun 12, 2017
Secured bids from various caterers and executed a contract based on best quality and value. Sourced and branded all disposable items for each food element throughout the event. Bethesdaland encompassed 7 different themed worlds based on Bethesda's current video games. Sourced and produced all of the branded items and worked with caterer to design the menu. Responsible for ordering alcohol for 900 guests and 12 bar setups. Was onsite to oversee production of the satellite kitchen and f&b service.

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Food & Beverage Manager
Joe Lewis Company - Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Feb 06, 2017 - Mar 05, 2017
Worked with Levy catering at The Forum to create the menu and food presentation for the tables. Designed and sourced the table decor and ordered all rental items. Managed the layout of the tables and Levy staff for setup. Prepped all 200 tables within 1.5 hour time period before the show went live. Managed Levy staff during the show to ensure they were only on the floor during commercial breaks. Oversaw load out of all catering rental items.

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Front Of House Manager
Visionary Group / Universal Music Group - Culver City, CA
Jan 01, 2016 - Feb 17, 2016
Managed building the event page with Splash account executive and oversaw all RSVP's and talent invites for the Pre Grammy Brunch and Grammy After Party. Liaised directly with UMG on a daily basis to manage guest list and field questions. Hired staffing for check-in and created SOP's for check-in process. Managed FOH staff onsite and trained them on ipads and protocols. Troubleshooted with all guests not on the list for a seamless arrivals experience.

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Event Producer
Smashbox Studios - Culver City, CA
Oct 12, 2015 - Feb 11, 2016
As event manager at Smashbox Studios I was tasked to produce the re-launch party for the newly renovated studios. I hired Sterling Social to assist me with design and production. Smashbox Cosmetics was a partner in this event, and I worked with them to integrate their products and mission throughout the event. The event was for 800+ guests and there was a different activation in each studio so that guests could walk through and discover something new in each room.

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Helen Kierney
Independent Contractor
I worked with Jamie on the iHeart Radio Awards at The Forum. She was professional, competent and a great communicator - keeping me up to date on her progress throughout the project and dealing with multiple stakeholders with different priorities. She is personable and friendly, fitted in well with our team and delivered the project on budget. I would be very happy to work with her again.
Sarah Seligson
Best Events
I worked with Jamie on one of our largest projects of the year. She was brought in as the f&b manager and was responsible for curating the menu, sending out RFP’s to local caterers and designing the custom branding & overall display for the nine different food station setups. She was also responsible for securing all the f&b rentals and ensuring that the two satellite kitchens were setup in accordance to what the caterer needed. Her planning and execution was flawless and she did it with enthusiasm and 100% “I can do” attitude. I would definitely work with her again, and again, and again! She’ll be an huge asset to any team that she works on!
Angela Margolis
Sterling Social
Jamie is our all-around “go to” when it comes to events! She has a vast range of experience with all facets of the event industry from her experience working with various event production / PR companies and venues. Jamie has been a trustworthy freelance addition to our event production team when we need to bulk up for additional event support, both in the office and on-site at events. She has a keen understanding for logistics, production schedules, event design and is great at interacting with Clients and vendors. She thinks on her feet, steps into action and has a determined work ethic. Her friendly demeanor and unparalleled energy makes her a huge asset for long work days. We absolutely love having Jamie work on our team and would highly recommend her services to others who need event support for weddings, social gatherings, corporate productions and non-profit events.