L-1287 (Assistant Manager of Audio-Visual Services)

Appalshop@aol.com
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 16:59:37 -0400 (EDT)

(Hard Copy will follow in mail)

David Sturgill
210 East Main Street Apt 1
Whitesburg, KY 41858

April 21, 1997

Employment Division
Attn: L-1287
120 Burrowes Street
University Park, Pa 16801-3857

Dear Selection Panel,=20

I submit my resume as a first step in learning more about the position o=
f
Assistant Manager of the Audio-Visual Department (L-1287) with Pennsylvan=
ia
State University.

Currently, I am employed by Appalshop Inc., a media arts center located =
in
the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in Letcher County Kentucky. Our
mission is to document and preserve the culture of the Appalachian people.
My title is Program Director with the Appalachian Media Institute--
Appalshop=92s own educational media services for area high school youth.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to reach me either=
at
work (606-633-0108), or at home (606-632-0256).

Sincerely,
David C. Sturgill, Prog=
ram
Director
Appalachian Media Insti=
tute

References

Jeff Hawkins
Distinguished Educator
Division of School Improvement
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
606-855-4710 (Home)
Jhawkins@plaza.kde.state.ky.us

Dr. Doris Wilkinson
Professor of Sociology
University of Kentucky
College of Arts and Sciences
1523 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
606-257-4415 or 3451

Gwenn French
Manager of System=92s Operations
TCI Media Services
101 Prosperous Place #250
Lexington, KY 40509
800-263-4197 Ext. 131

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David C. Sturgill =20
210 East Main Street Apt 1
Whitesburg, KY 41858
606-632-0256 After 7:00 p.m.
606-633-0108 (work)
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EDUCATION

1996-Present
Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky
Currently Working part-time on MBA Degree
Business Management

1991-95
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
College of Communications and Informational Studies
Bachelor of Science, Telecommunications

1990-91
Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, Kentucky
College of Arts and Sciences
General Studies

1986-1990
Whitesburg High School, Whitesburg, Kentucky
College Preparatory Diploma

WORK EXPERIENCE

1995-Present
Appalshop Incorporated, Whitesburg, Kentucky
Appalachian Media Institute Program Director

The Appalachian Media Institute began in 1988 as a desperate response to =
the
increasing high drop-out rate of area high-school students. AMI is a sc=
hool
year program as well as a six week summer residency program for Appalachi=
an
high school students and their instructors. The interns, along with thei=
r
sponsoring educators, learn video production in a community context and w=
ork
with a range of artists which include film and video makers, radio produc=
ers,
actors and storytellers, authors, and local community leaders. The main
objective of the institute is to engage the students in a course of study
that allows them to become active participants in their own education, as
well as in their own communities.
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Responsible for: =20

AMI school year and summer programs. Develop curriculum for AMI programs.
Provide support to sponsoring educators in implementing media literacy i=
nto
their classrooms. Provide professional development training for educato=
rs.
Supervise and train staff and summer intern students. Recruit interns,
educators, artists, and trainers to serve in the program. Coordinate
workshops. Coordinate & supervise summer intern students and housing. =
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Administrative duties include: =20

Grant writing and fundraising. Writing final reports for grants. Compil=
ing
statistics. Budgets. Keeping time sheets. Compile and continue to up=
date
instruction handbook for the programs. Coordinate activity between
sponsoring educators, artists, and students. Design press releases and
promote programs to the=20
media statewide. Help design video sleeves. Maintain AMI=92s video
collection. Promote student's video productions by entering them into st=
ate
and national video festivals. Distribute videos to the general public. =
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Appalshop=92s Committee Memberships:

Appalshop Board of Directors, Elected Long-Term Board Member Status in 19=
96.=20
Film Union Committee, Committee Member since 1996.
Personnel Committee, Committee Member for FYI 96-97 Year.
Evaluation/Help/Hire Committee, Chair, FYI 96-97 Year.

Appalshop Supervisor: Dee Davis, Executive Producer for Appalshop Films.
Phone (606) 633-0108

1994 - 95
Telecommunications of Lexington, Incorporated (TCI)
Master Controller/Productions=20

Duties include: In studio and field production; camera operator, sound
technician, and program editor. Local origination shows were produced as
community enrichment programs. Pulled programs down from satellite and
prepared programs for broadcast. Kept program log. =20

Supervisor: Gwen French, Systems Operation Manager.
Phone: 1 800 263-4197 Ext. 131

Summer 1987 - Summer 1995
Appalshop, Incorporated
Appalachian Media Institute, Assistant Director (Summer Program - An on-g=
oing
eight-year program. I began as a student intern.)

Duties include: Conducting workshops and training sessions on video
production, lighting, sound recording, research, script writing,
interviewing, camera use and community development. Administrative
responsibilities include payroll, travel, scheduling, student housing, an=
d
fundraising.=20

Supervisor: Jeff Hawkins, Director of Appalshop Media Institute & Dee Da=
vis,
Executive Producer for Appalshop Films. Phone: (606) 633-0108

1993-1994
Plasma Alliance Bio-Medical Center, Lexington, KY
Screener=20

Duties included: Interviewed and processed potential donors. Answered
phones, filed, and updated computer charts. Supervisor: Teresa Heinnish.
Phone: (606) 254-8047

1992-1993
Tumbleweed Mexican Restaurant, Lexington, KY
Cashier=20
Supervisor: Cheryl Hollaway

1991-1992
Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, KY
Sound and Lighting Technician, Estelle Campbell Center
Supervisor: Richard Kennedy, Chair, Humanities Department

1990
Appalshop Films, Whitesburg, KY
Production Assistance for the Appalshop film, FAT MONROE. Directed by
Andrew Garrison.
Supervisor: Jeff Hawkins

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1989-1991
Whitesburg Cinema, Whitesburg, KY
Head Usher/Box Office
Supervisor: Mike Solomon

CONTRACT WORK
Southeastern Media Fellowship Program
EVC (Educational Video Center) of New York City (collaboration)
Appalshop Films
Northfork Films
American Festival Projects
Eastern Kentucky Teacher's Network
Roadside Theater
Headwater's Television (Kentucky Educational Television)
Educational Services
WMMT F.M. 88.7
Appalachian Regional Commission
Kentucky River Area Development District
Appalshop Marketing and Sales
Forward In The Fifth

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTIONS
1996 - =93Signs and Wonders=94 =20
=93Those Who Believe=94
=93Gone But Not Lost=94
=93Bingo- Just Takin=92 A Chance=94
=93My Own Way=94
=93The Revival=94
=93Joy and Pain=94
1995 - =93Trials, Troubles, and Tribulations=94
=93Skate At Your Own Risk=94
=93Pickin=92 Willie=94=20
=93Fire in a Jar=94
1994 - =93McRoberts: A Coal Company Town=94
1993 - =93Dying Traditions=94
1990 - =93Appalachian Genesis II=94

1989 - =93A Few Old Memories=94
=93Appalshop 20th. Anniversary=94

COMPUTER SKILLS
Completed nine hours of computer science classes at the University of
Kentucky
*Word Perfect
*Microsoft Windows
*Lotus 1-2-3
*PageMaker
*D Base
*AOL