Being a recent grad in this economy is no fun. Besides the looming school loans, you’re just trying to find your passion that translate to a 9-5 paying job. Sometimes, the feat is nearly impossible, other times you get really lucky. Krystin Ubertini found a job that not only provide compensation, but fed her artisitc side.
1. Where did you go to school and what was your major?
I graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, a major in Fine Art, with a focus in two-dimensional media.
2. How has your experience been so far with working at a new music venue?
It has been absolutely amazing. Everyday brings unexpected challenges, and it is always exciting.
3. What are some the daily challenges you face?
Working in the booking department, my prime focus is to research artists that will not only sell well at our venue, but will create an excellent experience for the fans. One of my personal responsibilities is finding local support to open our shows. It is always a challenge to find artists that not only fit with the headliner’s vision, but also represent our local music scene to nationally recognized tours.
4. What’s the biggest perk of the job?
I think the most obvious answer would be to say that I am able to meet legendary artists of our generation. But, I believe the best part of my job is the working environment The Paramount has created. It is a tight knit group of ambitious people, that not only work endless hours to see a vision/event through, but have fun doing it.
5. How is it working with your family?
It’s not really much different from working with anyone else. We do not treat each other any differently than we would another colleague.
6. What has been the biggest lesson you learned since working at The Paramount?
That a small group of people with a vision, can accomplish anything.
7. What do you love about live music?
As a painter, I believe I see music differently than others in this field. To summarize, my work is music based. I dissect a song by listening to it repeatedly, and by using text and layers of painting techniques I build up a surface to “look” like the music sounds. What I love about music is the sheer emotion one can feel while listening. A single song can bring upon a flood of tears, a sigh of joy, a storm of anger, and an urge for lust, among different people.
8. What’s the best advice that’s been given to you? Or what’s the best advice you can give to current college students?
To college students: Do something everyday that gets you out of bed in the morning, and lets you sleep at night.