Kathleen Anne Dumbleton
Kate Dumbleton has been working in the San Francisco arts' scene in various capacities since 1994. In addition to owning her own art exhibition and performance space and cafe, Cafe Royale, Kate's experiences include music direction and programming for jazz clubs, curating and direction of artist residencies for nonprofit arts organizations, project and production direction, venue management, executive direction and artist managment. Kate is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Art History, Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Arts Administration
Artistic Director \ Program Manager \ Café Royale \ SF, CA \ June 2000-present
Develop, curate and coordinate regular event series in music, poetry, theater
Consult, oversee visual arts program
Manage website and publicity

Program Director \ Fiscal Sponsorship & Incubation \ Intersection for the Arts \ SF, CA \ Sept 2002-May 2003
Oversaw business administration of 100 sponsored projects
Revised and updated human resource and insurance policies
Built advisory network with business arts council, service groups
Revised program application, budget reporting and funding material
Interviewed program applicants and advised Board of Directors on candidates
Advised and coached program participants on fundraising and reporting
Managed collaborative project with SF Arts Commission to incubate new Cultural Center
Interim Executive Director \ Intersection for the Arts \ SF, CA \ June 2002-Sept 2002
Oversaw daily operations and staff of busy non profit arts organization
Wrote grants, coordinated communication with funding organizations
Communicated with Board of Directors

Residency Director \ Intersection for the Arts \ SF, CA \ March 2000-May 2003
Planned, developed and coordinated residency activities for 3 year Meet the Composer New Residency program
Executed all quarterly grant progress and financial reporting to Meet the Composer
Managed budget for residency
Attended Meet the Composer national conferences in 2001, 2002, 2003
Programmed and coordinated cational conference 2003 performances
Co-created initial design and artist selection for Intersection Artist Residency program in literary and visual arts

Artist and Program Management

Artist Manager \ Marcus Shelby \ SF, CA \ September 1998-present
Negotiate and contract performances and public appearances
Create and consult on project ideas and concept development
Research and manage funding opportunities, write grants
Manage long-term collaborative projects and funding, venue, partner relationships
Manage project budgets
Coordinate marketing and logistics for productions
Advise on career direction, financial planning

Artist & Programming Consultant \ Independent \ SF, CA \ November 1999-present
Provide basic training on grant research, nonprofit arts structure, performance venues
Consult on project and concept development and collaborative opportunities
Consult with venues and festivals on programming

Co-Music Director \ Brunos Jazz Club \ SF, CA \ 2000-2002
Partnered to program and coordinate 9-12 touring and local jazz band performances per week

Music Director \ ButterfLy Jazz Club \ SF, CA \ 2000-2001
Consulted on music program for new jazz club
Programmed and coordinated 9 jazz band performances per week
Managed marketing and budget for music program

Music Director \ Eleven Jazz Supper Club \ SF, CA \ 1994-1998
Programmed and coordinated 8 jazz band performances per week
Managed marketing and budget for music program
Business Management

Owner & Operator \ Café Royale \ SF, CA \ June 2000- present

Selected and managed all staff
Managed all monthly accounting, bill payment, payroll, purchases and taxes
Managed facilities operation including 2 artist studios and music rehearsal space
Selected and managed all menu items
Coordinated extensive special events activities

General Club Manager \ Café du Nord \ SF, CA \ Sept 1998-April 1999
Managed daily operations and budget of busy jazz and rock club
Managed club staff
Selected and managed all beverage menus
Coordinated all special events
Consulted on club booking

General Manager \ Eleven Jazz Supper Club \ SF, CA \ January 1995-Sept 1998
Managed daily operations of busy jazz club and restaurant
Managed restaurant and bar staff
Managed all special events

Producer \ Big Band and BBQ Festival \ Fillmore Jazz Preservation Office \ SF, CA \ October 2004
Created festival concept
Programmed, contracted and coordinated 8 big bands (150 musicians)
Negotiated beverage sponsors
Managed and coordinated music publicity, press interviews
Negotiated, contracted, coordinated all outdoor staging, backstage and attendee accommodation and equipment
Hired and managed stage management and sound technical staff
Directed concert and backstage

Producer \ Port Chicago Jazz Ballet Concert \ African American Museum and Library \ Oakland, CA \ July 2004
Coordinated and managed concert production
Managed communication with venue and event sponsor
Managed production and reception budget
Coordinated sound and recording
Coordinated publicity, press accomodation and production of marketing materials

Producer \ Rovate 25th Anniversary Concerts Rova:Arts \ SF, CA \ February 2003-2006
Negotiated and managed production contract with venue Yerba Buena Arts Center
Coordinated marketing, technical and sound elements, facility services, production staff for 2 day concert series
Communicated with musical artists about sound/technical requirements, travel and accommodation
Managed and coordinated publicity, marketing material production, press interviews, press accommodation
Managed box office communications, group ticket sales and complementary ticket sales
Stage-managed 2-day concert series

Current & Ongoing Arts Projects
Project Director \ “Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman” \ Oratorio for jazz orchestra \ SF, CA \ November 2004- present
Participate in concept development and project component design
Facilitate team building with producing and outreach partners Museum of the African Diaspora and Yerba Buena Arts Center
Research fundraising opportunities and write grants
Coordinate fundraising efforts

Project Manager \ Port Chicago \ Jazzballet \ SF, CA \ May 2003-present
Participate in long term project concept development, public relations
Manage ongoing teambuilding with commissioning and producing partners
Research fundraising opportunities

Work History
Café Royale \ SF, CA
Owner \ 2000-present

Intersection for the Arts \ SF, CA
Program Director \ 2002-2003
Acting Executive Director \ 2002
Residency Director \ 2001-2003

Noir Records \ SF, CA
Partner & Director of Artist Management \ 1990-2000

Café du Nord \ SF, CA
General Club Manager \ 1998-1999

Eleven Jazz Supper Club \ SF, CA
General Manager \ 1996-1998
Special Events Manager & Music Director \ 1995-1996

San Francisco State University Multimedia Studies Program \ SF, CA
Program Intern \ 1994-1995

Forum Corporation \ SF, CA
Senior Account Manager \ 1992-1993

Forum Corporation \ NY, NY
Account Manager \ 1990-1992
Customer Service Representative \ 1989-1990

Board of Directors \ Intersection for the Arts \ SF, CA \ January 2000-June 2002 \ January 2004-Sept 2004
Board of Directors \ Rova Arts \ SF, CA \ July 2004-present
Artistic Direction Advisory Council \ Yerba Buena Arts Center \ SF, CA \ November 2004- present
Program Advisor \ Fillmore Jazz Preservation District Promotions Off ice \ SF, CA \ January 2004-present
Volunteer \ Equal Justice Society \ SF, CA \ 2004-present

Hamilton College \ BA History & English \ Cum Laude 1989