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Christy Spencer

First Name
Last Name
Port Townsend
Port Townsend Film Festival
Which skills or areas of expertise are you willing to share?
Business Creation and Administration
Retail, Hospitality, Tourism, Housekeeping
Social Services and Non Profit
Visual and Performance Arts and Crafts
I am interested in working with schools in my area
What grade level would you or your organization work best with?
High School
Special School Activities
9th Grade Community Mentoring Program
High School Senior Projects
Available for classroom presentations
What kind of availability do you or your organization have to offer?
Mentorship (coffee or lunch, shorter time commitment)
Briefly describe the program, volunteer work, or partnerships you or your organization may offer.
At PTFF, our mission is Sparking Community by Connecting Audiences with Filmmakers! We hold an annual fundraiser in Feb/Mar, a Women & Film Festival in Apr, and our big annual Port Townsend Film Festival in Sept. We do have volunteer opportunities for teens and adults.
You have indicated an expertise in Visual and Performance Arts & Crafts
I have been involved in performance art through dance and live theater for many years. I have experience in set build and set design for live theater and have dabbled in costume and make-up as well. I currently oversee an annual 8-night run of a professional charity haunted house in Port Townsend each October. We utilize an all-volunteer cast and crew.
You have indicated an expertise in Business Creation and Administration
I have 10 years of direct experience in business administration and human resources, most recently for the non-profit sector. I previously operated a small, local business with my mother for five years in Port Townsend. Additionally, I developed the current Rhododendron Festival Royalty Candidate training program in 2004 and oversaw the training and mentoring of royalty candidates for 12 years as a volunteer. Under my direction in the program, candidates received training in interview skills, public speaking, speech writing, impromptu speaking, personal presentation and social media's impact on college and job application processes.
You have indicated an expertise in Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism
Prior to switching my occupation to business administration, I primarily worked in retail. I have held jobs in the restaurant industry, worked retail in jewelry shops, clothing and home stores, a gallery, and operated a craft store with my mom. I have also held teller positions at two financial institutions.
You have indicated an expertise in Social Services and Non Profit
I have worked in the non-profit sector for over six years at the YMCA of Jefferson County, previously, and now at Port Townsend Film Festival.