Camille Schenkkan is a theatre management professional and educator, passionate about career development for artists & arts managers.

Teaching and Coaching

Selected Teaching Experience

I regularly teach at the college and graduate school level, and have also taught both early-career professionals and seasoned professionals.  I’ve presented at multiple conferences, including the Association for Arts Administration Educators, Theatre Communications Group, Americans for the Arts, and Creative Conversations for Emerging Arts Leaders, LA.  If you’re interested in working with me, please email camille dot schenkkan at gmail.com.


Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

This two-hour workshop leads college students and recent graduates through the process of creating application materials for jobs or internships, especially those in the arts management field.  Students learn what hiring managers are looking for and how to tailor their materials to a specific position to stand out from the crowd.

Workshop taught at:
Cal Poly Pomona
California Baptist University
California State University – Fullerton
California State University – Long Beach
California State University – Los Angeles
California State University – Northridge (School of Business)
Center Theatre Group (Offered as a part of the CTG Internship Program)
Chapman University
Claremont Graduate University
East Los Angeles College
Los Angeles City College
Pasadena City College
Pepperdine University
Scripps College
University of California – Irvine
University of Southern California


Professional Communication

Employers report that one of their major challenges with early-career employees is their lack of communication skills, including dealing with conflict, email etiquette, and what’s expected in a professional workplace. Learn how to avoid common blunders and build communication skills in this participatory workshop.

Workshop taught at:
Center Theatre Group (Offered as a part of the CTG Internship Program)
Scripps College


Be Your Own Career Advocate

It’s easy to feel like you don’t have a lot of control over your job search or career advancement. However, there are concrete ways to make yourself more attractive to employers and build your personal brand. The workshop also touches on salary negotiation, quantifying your own worth, and how to ask for more at work.

Workshop taught at:
Emerging Arts Leaders/LA
Scripps College


Other selected workshops & conference presentations:

  • Building Community: Arts Administration Programs, arts administrators, and arts institutions (Co-Presented with Dr. Brea M. Heidelberg, Association for Arts Administration Educators Conference)
  • Changing the Landscape of Theatre Audiences, Artists & Beyond: The Youth Voice (Collaborative session with teen program managers and youth from Alliance Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Cleveland Play House and Steppenwolf Theatre Company)
  • Salary Negotiation (Co-Taught with Charles Jensen, Americans for the Arts Conference)
  • Personal Values & Mindfulness Practice (Co-Taught with Patricia Garza, Center Theatre Group Internship Program)
  • Online Fundraising (Americans for the Arts Conference)
  • Work-Life Balance (Americans for the Arts Conference)
  • Intro to Social Media for Individual Artists (Los Angeles Art Association)

Coaching

I offer one-on-one career coaching for arts management professionals, starting at $75 for a one-hour in-person meeting and resume/cover letter consultation.  Please contact me at camille dot schenkkan at gmail.com.

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