Sydney Linden

624 S. Clinton St. #11

Iowa City, IA 52240

(712) 420-2081






Talent Buyer for University of Iowa: May 2015-Present

SCOPE Productions

·       Communicate and negotiate with agents on potential show bookings

·       Consult with fellow directors on developing show booking ideas

·       Act as primary contact between artists and his/her agency and management

·       Negotiate contracts, sellouts, and logistics for shows/events and media

·       Project and operate a yearly budget

·       Effectively determine how well a specific show will do within Iowa City market

·       Maintain a general understanding of all departments within SCOPE Productions

·       Supervise general committee members (50)

·       Created Fall 2015 UIowa lineup, and currently working on Spring 2016

o    Booked CHVRCHES for Homecoming 2016 show

§  Capacity: 10,000

o    Booked Iron & Wine for Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge

§  Capacity: 1,800

o    Booked Vince Staples for Iowa Memorial Union Ballroom

§  Capacity: 1,100

o    Booked Old Dominion for Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge

o    Booked Daya for Blue Moose (bar venue)

§  Capacity: 600

o    Booked Kurt Vile for Mission Creek Festival

§  Englert Theatre (capacity 750)

o    Booked Lamplight Series Lineup in Iowa Memorial Union Ground Floor

§  Mitch Gordon and The Unleaded Band

§  Cydny

§  Alpha bet

§  Flash in a Pan

§  Subterranean All Stars

§  Maximum Levitation

§  Intersection A Capella Group

§  Iowa Agni A Capella Group

§  Paris Schnepf (Acoustic Show)

§  Hannah Frey (Acoustic Show)

§  Hawkapellas

§  The Halfloves

§  Age, Sex, Location


General Committee Member: Fall 2013-May 2015

SCOPE Productions

·       Worked with hospitality

o    Communicated with visiting artists

o    Assisted with needs of artists

·       Prepared venues in Iowa City for concerts

·       Marketed for future concert showings

o    Provided handbills to University community

o    Stapled flyers throughout Iowa City

o    Advertised concerts on social media


Customer Service Representative: October 2013-Present

Billing Office, Iowa City, IA

·       Create university ID cards for faculty/staff and students

·       Aid with answering billing questions for faculty/staff, students, and parents

·       Perform various office tasks including scanning, extracting, verifying, etc.



Talent Buyer Intern: Fall 2015-Present

Gabe’s Inc., Iowa City, IA

·       Reach out to agents regarding booking inquires

·       Learn how to negotiate and communicate with agents in a club setting

Research Assistant: Summer 2015-Present

·       Recruit potential patients for UI study on chronic illness and resilience with families with Type 1 diabetic adolescents (11-18)

·       Go to family’s home to gather information for study

o    Blood samples

o    Saliva samples

o    Surveys

o    Heart rates


The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA: Fall 2012-Present

B.A. Communication Studies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Expected: May 2016

Emphasis in Arts Management

GPA: 3.4/4.00



Media, Music and Culture: Spring 2014

·       Studied how musical genres evolved

·       Wrote papers that presented musical arguments

New Ventures in the Arts: Spring 2014

·       Studied how to start a business

·       Wrote press releases

·       Aided in writing an entire business plan with other group members

o    Business Proposal

o    Market Analysis

o    Financial Plan

Arts Management: Fall 2014

·       Studied arts organizations

·       Studied administrative principles


Entrepreneurial Marketing: Fall 2014

·       Studied marketing concepts

·       Studied how to obtain and evaluate market data

·       Determined customer demand

·       Analyzed competition

·       Designed effective promotions

·       Developed effective sales strategies

·       Wrote a marketing plan



Mission Creek Festival Volunteer: Spring 2015-Present

Englert Theatre, Iowa City, IA

·       Wrote biographies for website page

·       Worked with hospitality

·       Worked production

·       Off street marketing

·       Helped Talent Buyer book Kurt Vile (Spring 2016)

Witching Hour Festival Volunteer: Fall 2015-Present

Englert Theatre, Iowa City, IA

·       Helped Talent Buyer book PHOX

·       Social media marketer

·       Off street marketer

Kevin Hart Presented by CAB

·       Helped with production in Carver Hawkeye Arena

o    Capacity: 15,000

Bernie Sanders UI Rally

·       Helped with production in Fieldhouse

o    Capacity: 3,500






Amy White

·       Student Commission on Programming and Entertainment (SCOPE) Advisor

·       319-335-3059

Lindberg Chambliss

·       Overseer of Gabes’ bookings

·       515-509-3395

Kathryn Sidwell

·       Director, Billing Account Services

·       319-355-2414

David McGraw

·       Performing Arts Entrepreneurial Certificate Advisor

·       319-335-3906

Tamara Afifi

·       Communication Studies Professor

·       319-353-2267