ADMINISTRATOR

ABOUT

(b. Costa Rica) Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez is a visually impaired Choreographer,  Performance Artist, Curator, Administrator and Arts Educator based in New York City. Núñez has extensive experience as a consultant for Non-Profits and For-Profits organizations including Art Galleries, Dance Organizations, Restaurants, After School Programs, among others in issues of Justice, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives focusing on communities of color and people with disabilities. Núñez has also extensive experience curating dance performance for several institutions and festivals.  

EXPERIENCE

  • MOVEMENT RESEARCH
    • Accessibility Consultant, March 2020 to present
      • Work with artists, faculty, and staff to ensure that the organization is accessible to individuals with disabilities through its application processes.
      • General counseling, vocational guidance, referral, and advocacy through MR’s online platforms.
      • Work closely with other Accessibility Consultants and advisors to develop the type of online services that will be most helpful to people with disabilities.
  • DANCE/NYC
    • Manager of Justice, Equity and Inclusion InitiativesMay, 2019 to October, 2019 New York, NY
      • Dance/NYC’s mission is to promote the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan New York City area:
        • Development & Strategy
          • Oversee programmatic priorities for Justice, Equity, and Inclusion organizational departments, including research and advocacy, convening and leadership training, and communications;
          • Conduct an annual review of Dance/NYC’s justice, equity, and inclusion assets, including: Racial Justice Agenda, Disability. Dance. Artistry. Agenda, Immigrants. Dance. Arts. Agenda, Justice, Equity, and Inclusion glossary, Events Accessibility Guide, Demographic Data, Land Acknowledgment Protocol, Disability. Dance. Artistry. Task Force charter, Immigrants. Dance. Arts. Task Force charter, Justice, Equity, and Inclusion Partnership Agreements
          • Develop replicable event schedules and workflows (especially, programming, communications, and facilities)
          • Advise on funding opportunities and produce relevant reporting and proposal material for recurring sources
          • Create and implement sponsorship and pro-bono and barter strategies for existing event portfolio and fundraising for long-term efforts
        • Program & Event Management
          • Collaboratively set convening plan for 2019-2020 focused on race/ethnicity, disability, and immigration including one full day Conference, 3-5 Town Halls  and Annual two-day Symposium
          • Coordinating with the Manager of Development and Grantmaking, support event logistics for special cultivation and fundraising events (at least 2 annually)
          • Coordinate workshops and trainings including Anti-Racism, Beyond Accessibility and Sanctuary Space for Staff, Junior Committee and Board members
        • Information Technology, Communications, and Marketing
          • Manage strategy for event communications through e-newsletter, special bulletins and social media
          • Seek out and lead all content, marketing, and distribution partnerships for events
          • Update Website curating and promoting resource directory, Dance Maker Directories and Events
          • Translation of content from english to spanish
  • NANO RESTAURANT
    • Head chef/Kitchen ManagerDecember, 2014 to January, 2018
      • Project managed over 100 catering events 
      • Hired, trained and managed 10 staff members across 5+ languages
      • Designed content for press and social media
      • Wrote and executed all food and beverage menus and recipes
      • Keep time and payroll records
      • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards by The Department of Sanitation
      • Estimate food and labor costs
      • Translation of all food and beverage menus and recipes from english to spanish
  • MOVEMENT RESEARCH
    •  Artist of Color Council Core Member, NY, 2018

CURATED PROJECTS

  • Queerly Contemporary Festival
    • Adviser, Selection committee, NY, 2019
  • Dance/NYC, Disability. Dance. Artistry, Residency Program
    • Adviser, Selection committee, NY, 2019
  • Performance Mix Festival
    • Advisory Panel, NY, 2018
  • Movement Research Studies Project, Immigrants for immigrants: Taste of home
    • Organizer/Facilitator, NY, 2018
  • Movement Research at The Judson Church
    • Selection committee, Fall 2018
  • Movement Research, Artist of Color Council
    • Core Member, NY, 2018

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • Proficiency in
    • Microsoft Office Suite
      • Word, Excel, Power Point
    • G Suite
      • Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides
    • SurveyGizmo, SurveyMonkey, Google Forms, NeonCRM, Eventbrite, Zoom, WordPress
    • English/Spanish writing and speaking

EDUCATION

  • BFA in Science in Performing Arts
    • National University, Costa Rica, 2005

REFERENCES

  • Jonathan Hollander
    • Artistic Director/Founder, Battery Dance Company
      • (e) jonathan@batterydance.org, (1)+646-327-5208
  • Gonzalo Casals
    • Commissioner Of Cultural Affairs
      • (1) + 917-532-1052
  • J Soto
    • Manager, Programs and Inclusion, Eyebeam
      • (e) j.soto@eyebeam.org, (1) +  917-515-7641