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Heike S.

Art Publishing Operations/Sales and Non- Profit Administration


I am a dynamic international art publishing operations/sales executive and experienced non-profit administrator. Strong interpersonal cross-cultural communication has led to success as a negotiator and a strong sales record in the art industry. I have proven myself to be self-motivated and highly adaptable. Focused on a mission and able to mobilize partners and donors has been a hallmark of my time in the non-profit world. Coupled with a strong competency in educational programming for people with disabilities provides me with a unique perspective in any environment.

Key Skills & Competencies

Hard Skills: Client and staff management, Strong sales acumen, New business development, Proven negotiator and strategist, Sound written and verbal communication, Experienced non-profit administrator, Fluent in German, Certified translator-German/English, Knowledge of Microsoft programs, Teacher and tutor.

Soft Skills: Highly adaptable and dependable, Team player, Collaborative approach, Brainstorming, Innovative thinker, Problem solver, Empathetic, Interpersonal cross-cultural communicator, Emotional control and Intelligence

Professional Experience

ESS (Educational Staffing Services) Brookfield, CT / Current Substitute Teacher
Provide consistent and flexible coverage and classroom management for Elementary, Middle and High School classes including a recent long- term assignment teaching basic Spanish to the entire 5th grade. Requires daily adaptability and accountability along with excellent inter-personal skills.

Museum Editions Ltd. Director of Sales/ Director of Operations New Rochelle, NY 5 Years
Ran day to day operations of art distribution to 500 plus galleries worldwide including the organization of special events and management of limited edition serigraphs
Negotiated deals with Disney, Sells-Floto and Major League Baseball along with many collaborative projects with non for profits and galleries yielding a 50% increase in profits
Represented artist/owner at international art shows/expositions, and handled all sales of limited editions and originals to a discerning clientele of galleries and private collectors
Led a five- person sales team dedicated to successful premiere of new limited edition prints
Charged with the initiation of exclusive purchasing and selling arrangements through the creation of expansive territories for galleries worldwide which led to a 30 % increase in sales the first year of implementation

Very Special Arts Director/Manager Very Special Arts New York City Washington, DC 2 Years
Partnered with a high profile twenty-member board on a bi-monthly basis pitching programs to be run in 5 boroughs focused on building awareness and funding for at risk school children
Hired famous international artists and therapists to work with thousands of youth artists with disabilities throughout New York City and out of the International Training Center in Thiells, NY
Spear headed all aspects of the Yamagata Institute funded by world renowned artist Hiro Yamagata for a ten-day collaborative symposium for artists with auditory, visual, developmental and physical disabilities from 10 countries
Provided artists opportunities to showcase their talents and provided enrichment and educational workshops
Responsible for fund development including grant writing for DC office and proposals along with cultivation of private donors procured through special events

Office For People with Developmental Disabilities/NY State Coordinator of Public Relations/Facility Historian Thiells, NY 1 Year
Ran three-day annual tri-county festival for 500 plus artists with disabilities atttended by 2k promoting awareness of artist's talents in the visual, dramatic and musical arts
Managed festival committees
Official festival spokesperson in charge of dissemination of press releases, articles and relations with Gannett
Fund development
Developed relations with legislators in support of festival; increased awareness of artist's needs
Built partnership with Very Special Arts DC and All-State Chairperson Matilda Cuomo for artists to participate at All-State Festival
Served as Historian and documented and restored 1933 photographs of individuals with disabilities taken by renowned Life photographer Margaret Burke White
Curated all historical documents and photographs pertaining to facility residents

Bilanz & Montas Bilingual Placement Specialist New York, NY 1 Year
Served as German speaking placement specialist for bilingual applicants and built and developed trusted relationships with human resources directors of international NYC based banks, clothing and publishing companies
Earned monthly bonuses and increases for a highly successful placement record
Represented owner at NYC Chamber of Commerce and international business events

Community Experience

PTA Chairperson: Managed 3 book fair sub-committees in Chappaqua, NY including procurement of book company, event logistics and advertising for annual fair with 1200 attendees
Girl Scout Leader: Led troop for 5 years
Special Olympics Volunteer- 3 years
Gardening Committee at Seven Bridges Middle School- 2 years
Library Assistant at Roaring Brook Elementary School-4 years


American University/ BA: International Relations and German/West European Area Studies
Certificate of Translation: German/English

Other Experience/Awards/Publications

Book: Charles Fazzino
Publisher: International Archive of Art/Marshall Lee
Author: Heike Theuerkauf (Maiden name)

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