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Meet an Alliancer: Frances Ellison!

Ever wondered what it's like to work at the Cultural Alliance? We'll introduce you to members of our staff! This month the spotlight is on Frances Ellison!

Job Title: Digital Content Coordinator
Job Responsibilities: Mainly running the Phillyfunguide, with a concentration in managing editorial content and monitoring analytics. I also co-manage Funsavers with Steve Gudelunas, our Audience Engagement Manager, and I happily do whatever last minute projects asked of me by John McInerney, our Vice President of Research & Communications.
Degrees/certificates: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Chestnut Hill College in Journalism & Professional Writing, with a minor in English Literature (my first love!).
Past experience working in arts and culture: I’ve been either on stage or behind the scenes in the Philly theater community in some capacity or another since I was chosen to be in the Odyssey of the Mind program when I was 11. My last show was in 2013 for the Chestnut Hill Community Theater production of Hairspray. I now spend most of my time behind the scenes, lending a helping hand where I can to my friends in the LGBT+ performance community; my most recent work being with the Philadelphia LGBTQ Arts Initiative (please check them out!
Favorite thing about working at the Cultural Alliance (so far): It’s not the restaurant/service industry! And I’m the rare unicorn that’s actually getting to put my degree to use, while working in a community that I’ve been passionate about since childhood :)
Favorite cultural institutions/attractions/events: Franklin Institute (easy one), any kind of live music anything, outdoor festivals, Night Market (honestly anything with food), and the Gayborhood.
A fun fact about yourself: Beyonce.