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Careers in the Arts: Jaime Eisen, Marketing & Communications Manager

Have you been wanting to meet with established museum professionals to hear how they got where they are and what do they actually do? Do you have questions you want answered? This series of four programs, co-presented with Alpha Arts at the University of Toronto, is an opportunity to learn from four staff members who work at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Canada's leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art. Each program will begin with the professional speaking approximately 15 minutes about their education and duties. Then, an open 'question period' will last approximately 45 minutes! These programs are sure to open your eyes and minds to a possible career in the arts.

Jaime Eisen is a writer and communications professional with experience in multiple fields across the North American media landscape. A hardcore nerd who talks too much, she has put these traits to good use, working extensively to build relationships and start conversations about brands and issues that matter. Jaime holds an Honours BA in Journalism from Concordia University and a Master’s degree in Media Studies from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where her thesis won the department's Prize for Academic Achievement. Publications include VICE, DAZED, Ephemera, The Vault, and Beatroute. Past clients include the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Paramount Pictures, With/out Pretend, Art Toronto, the Toronto Biennial of Art, Bonnaroo, and NXNE.

Alpha Arts connects professionals with current students who are in the Arts Program at University of Toronto. Alpha Arts is committed to helping Humanities and Social Science students, from academic choices, community activities, to background improvement and career planning, connecting students from different levels in the humanities and social sciences to exchange experiences with each other.