nicholas “nick” gemas (sounds like jim us)
princeton, texas 75407 usa

+1 (214) 814-2422 voicemail/sms

occupation/job objective:
i’ve worked as a college instructor (in the social sciences and adult basic education), academic researcher, senior specialist (for a major u.s.-based corporation in the information technology field), and in other related positions. i’ve edited and written for corporate newsletters and other industry-focused publications.

my job objective is to find a full- or part-time position in writing, editing, teaching, or music (or a related field such as corporate training). the position can be in the office or work-from-home.

i’m always looking for new opportunities to collaborate. i’m also interested in freelance or one-off projects.

* experienced classroom teacher
* teaching and lecture in the online and traditional classroom environments
* corporate training
* copy writing for professional distribution and publication
* html4, html5, publication for the desktop and mobile web
* digital and film photography (i completed a kodak training course in the early 2000s and have endeavored to expand my skills ever since)
* graphic design using adobe photoshop and other adobe creative cloud applications
* copy editing
* audio editing using audacity and other digital audio workstations
* motion picture review and criticism
* music performance and composition (tuba, trombone, other low brass, piano/keyboard, conducting, arranging)
* narration and voiceover artist (demos available upon request)
* broad array of knowledge in the fields of music, audio engineering, computing (hardware), audio equipment (microphones), and mechanical keyboards for personal computers and workstations
* skilled gamer and e-sports competitor
* blogging and microblogging

deep familiarity with many urban centers in the united states and mexico:
* new york city
* newark, new jersey (my father’s hometown)
* new haven, connecticut (lived there 2003-05)
* lawrence, kansas (lived there 2007-16)
* wichita, kansas (my hometown)
* memphis, tennessee (my mother’s hometown)
* southeastern kansas (lived there 2017-18)
* galveston, texas
* dallas and north texas (my home region since 2018)
* tucsón, arizona (i visit regularly)
* cancún, mexico

* hardware: fluent user of modern computing products, including amazon kindle; android and apple iphone wireless telephones; ipad; apple macintosh computers; intel-based computers and microsoft windows (v10/11); blu-ray disc players; electronic keyboards and digital pianos by companies such as casio and yamaha.
* software: fluent user of modern consumer technology applications such as microsoft windows (v10/11), apple macos, ios, ipados, watchos, google android, adobe creative cloud applications, corel wordperfect office 2021, microsoft office.
* familiarity with professional audio equipment including microphones, mixers and public-address systems.
* experienced “webmaster” and online publisher of textual, image/graphic and video content. experienced youtube content creator/editor. experience in streaming hardware and applications including open broadcast software (obs).
* experienced audio engineer with experience in sound booths and live studios. experience with many kind of microphones and mixer setups. experienced troubleshooter for audio chains involving condenser and dynamic microphones and analogue and digital signal chains.

specific use applications:
* deep knowledge and familiarity with the u.s. healthcare and health insurance industries. former licensed health and life insurance agent. former outsourced senior customer service representative for a major united states government health insurance program.

* expertise in many technical-related fields due to simply having been employed in a broad array of diverse jobs. i’m a quick learner and love to solve problems and figure things out. due to my most recent formal work experience, i identify mostly with academia, higher education and teaching, but for the right position (work-from-home or otherwise), i’m willing to learn and do what needs to be done. (please note: although i have a valid driver’s license and an excellent driving record, i’m not looking for delivery or other automobile-based work at this time.)

* experienced web publisher on the godaddy and wordpress platforms. my websites function fully without javascript.

* i co-chaired the meeting of the kansas board of regents “introduction to sociology” core outcomes group in 2017 (topeka, kansas).

current employment:
* my current employer (company name/location), manager’s name and contact information, and position name are available upon request

employment history:
* my work history going back to 1996 is available upon request

professional music positions held:
* principal tuba, wichita grand opera, 2005-07
* substitute tubist, wichita symphony orchestra, 2005-06

* available upon request

* master of music, performance, wichita state university, 2007
* master of arts, sociology, wichita state university, 2002
* bachelor of arts in the field of sociology, wichita state university, 2001
* diploma from a public high school in kansas

other training and informal studies:
* completed a photography course at the new haven free public library in 2003; course was designed by kodak.
* multiple corporate training sessions in the health and life insurance industries, with special emphasis on u.s. government health insurance programs (medicare, medicaid, chip, aca). 2008-15.
* studied adobe photoshop and professional photography/videography in new haven, connecticut, with professional photographers and videographers in the early 2000s.
* took correspondence courses in mechanical watch maintenance and repair, bar tending, and computer hardware maintenance and repair in the 1990s and early 2000s.
* independent studies in music at various colleges and universities in the u.s. midwest and northeast (1990s to 2008).
* informally trained in copyediting by the editor of a major u.s. daily newspaper (late 1990s).

this document was last updated on september 18, 2022