Jacob Nowak

815-922-2527 ● ● 3815 8th Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201



Bachelor of Arts                                                                                                                                   May 2019

Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Majors: Business Administration with concentrations in Management and Marketing

GPA: 3.3/4.0

Academic Honors: Founders Scholarship ($17,000 annually for academics)



Artist Relations and Production Coordinator       September 2016 – Present

SloughFest Music Festival, Rock Island, IL

Reliable in completing jobs ranging from stage set-up to artist hospitality that were essential to Sloughfest
Excel in developing new production, activities, and musical aspects to improve SloughFest
Convey professionalism when dealing with clients, artists, companies, etc.
Stage Production                                                                                                                             August 16-19, 2018

515Alive Music Festival, Des Moines, IA

Worked alongside a team to assemble a pyramid stage
Used XLR and DMX Cables to set up visual effects inside and outside of stage
Adapted to hectic work environment
Communicated professionally with vendors, production companies, festival employees
Booking Agent/Manager                                                                                              June 2018 – Present

The East$iders, East Moline, IL

Act as a business liaison for these artists
Communicate with venue to confirm show details including set times, input requirements, etc.
Meet weekly with artists to effectively improve music careers
Marketing/Production Intern                                                                                   October 2017 – May 2018

Fresh Films Office, Rock Island, IL

Utilize email, phone communications, and social media to increase outreach
Display versatile skills in production and event coordination
Discover new approaches to aspects of marketing and promotion
Distribution Coordinator                                                    October 2017 – Present

Augustana College Office of Student Life, Rock Island, IL

Develop creative and successful strategies to promote events on campus
Effectively applies new concepts and techniques to reach more people
Demonstrate the ability to successfully complete a wide range of tasks for OSL
Additional Work Experience
Assistant Manager                                                            June 2016 – August 2016

Grande Park Pool, Plainfield, IL

Followed all opening/closing procedures for the pool
Communicated with customers and to guards on pool rules and regulations
Parts Driver                                                                                                                         June 2016 – August 2016

Advantage Chevrolet, Bolingbrook, IL

Traveled to different dealerships/auto part retailers to deliver and receive parts
Moved and handled equipment in the dealership on a frequent basis
Pepsi Delivery                                                                      June 2017 – August 2017

Pepsi Warehouse, Davenport, IA

Operated with equipment to deliver products to variety of places
Adapted to working in unpredictable environment

Campus Involvement
Augustana Men’s Basketball                                                                 August 2015 – October 2017

2015-2016 NCAA Elite Eight, 2016 Spain/Italy Foreign Tour, 2016-2017 NCAA Final Four


  • booking artists and working with music labels/agencies
  • fluent in Microsoft services
  • good grasp and understanding of the electronic music scene and trends.
  • Operations and production of festivals and concerts


Augustana College

Start: August 2015 End: May 2019 Double Business Major and Communications Minor