Bachelor of Arts, English, cum laude, May 2003.
Saint Anselm College, Manchester NH
Certificate of Fine Arts in Music
Master of Arts, Cinema Studies, Savannah College of Art and Design, March 2012.
Achieved 4.0 in coursework and on thesis.
Course Highlights: Assistant Teaching: Reading Films, Film Theory, History of Cinema, Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry, Photography, German, Russian, Paris and NY in the 1920s & 30s.
Academic Writing: Independently conducted major research projects including literature review and analysis, leading to written and verbal presentations. Papers available here.
MANAGING DIRECTOR – (December 2003 – Present)
Lucas Theatre for the Arts, Savannah, GA.
Oversee and manage all aspects of a non-‐profit theatre in Savannah’s historic downtown including: handling rental inquiries, quotes, contracts and invoices; calendar coordination with SCAD, outside promoters and community renters; oversee accounts payable, payroll and budgets; administration of staff schedules; create distinctive season offerings within budget parameters; create and implement marketing strategies; collaborate with other organizations, to enhance exhibits and offerings; oversee and maintain a detailed database; house manage special events, premieres, touring shows, theatricals, operas, locally-‐presented arts performances, conferences, festivals and other high-‐profile events; maintain website and social media networks. Also assisted with management of numerous restoration projects.
Since November of 2010 have also served as the Interim Executive Director.
INSTRUCTOR – (Beginning April 2013)
The Learning Center at Senior Citizens, Inc., Savannah GA
Recruited to teach an 8-week course on the American expatriate literary figures in Paris during the 1920s.
ADVISORY POSITIONS – (2006 – present), Savannah, GA.
Offered advice to the Savannah Choral Society during their search for a new artistic director. Assisted the fledgling Tybee Post Theater with concerns about operating a historic venue, as well as producing fundraising events. Worked as part of the Visibility Team for the Savannah Book Festival.
PICNIC IN THE PARK COORDINATOR – (2005 – 2009 inclusive), Savannah GA. Worked closely with the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs as well as local music organizations to produce a perennial outdoor event, free and open to the public. Collected donated prizes, arranged judges, and managed all aspects of the picnic decoration contest.
WEB CONTENT AND SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT – (September 2012 – Present)
Live Oak Public Libraries, Savannah, GA.
Work closely with Public Relations Manager and Development Director to create and post web content for Live Oak Public Libraries website. This includes events, author information, branch calendars and more. Also assist with LOPL’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts.
WRITER (September 2004 - Present) Various publications.
Savannah Magazine, The South Magazine, Connect Savannah, G – The Magazine of Greenville, TOWN Magazine, The Cine-Files Journal
Featured writer including articles on Flannery O’Connor’s childhood home, pet-friendly Savannah, wedding vendors, local artists and events; researched, interviewed and prepared articles for biweekly real estate publication; wrote periodic features on local interest stories, including architectural restorations. Article on library fundraiser was recognized by the national “Geek the Library” campaign.
REVIEWER / CRITIC – (December 2009 – Present) Maintain a well-researched and thoughtfully written blog of book reviews. Books provided for review by such publishers as Penguin, HarperCollins, HMH Books, Simon & Schuster, Other Press, Viking, Random House, Picador USA and others.
PHOTOGRAPHER – (Fall 2003 - Present) Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, Savannah, GA. Solo exhibition. Savannah Music Festival, Savannah, GA. Work appeared on cover of competition materials. Deep Magazine, Savannah, GA. Work appeared in conjunction with feature article. Chapel Arts Center, Saint Anselm College, Manchester NH. Eight works chosen by an artist jury from a pool of 200+ entries to be shown in the student art show featuring 80 selected works. One work won the Honorable Mention award.
Computer Skills: Microsoft Word and Works, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, Power Point, File Maker Pro, Photoshop CS3, and WordPress. Proficient in both Windows and Mac operating systems.
You can view my profile on LinkedIn.
As a leader:
Meaghan’s commitment to excellence is evident in everything she does. She cares deeply for her community and her craft.” July 11, 2012
Christy Divine, Marketing/Development Director, Live Oak Public Libraries
As a writer:
“Meaghan’s proactive approach is one of her best assets. She approached us, and her clever writing and attractive style won us over at G. We hired her to tackle the task of encompassing beautiful Savannah in about 300 words. No easy task, yet Meaghan weaved a tight, sparkling profile. Efficient, conscientious, motivated, and creative. Thanks for your contribution, Meaghan!” September 24, 2010
Blair Knobel, editor of G-The Magazine of Greenville
“While I was an editor at Savannah Magazine, our staff hired Ms. Walsh several times to write features for our publication. Our staff could depend upon Ms. Walsh to turn in quality work, on time. Her writing required very little, if any, editing, and this is a skill that I value most in a writer. She followed the guidelines with her work and turned in creative, concise articles. She is a polished professional and I would recommend Ms. Walsh as a writer without hesitation.” September 17, 2009
Ms. T. J. Rutherford
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