Resume

Address: 1030 King Street West, Toronto
Cell: 416.518.9012  Email: nuritbasin@gmail.com

 

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Within the last 20 years I have gained extensive experience in art, fitness, and corporate environments. This experience has allowed me to create programs, and workshops that focus on mindful, healthy and active living.


EDUCATION

Recreation and Leisure Services :: Centennial College
Currently enrolled in second year (Graduating April 2017, Diploma)

Course Highlights: Principles in Programming, Child & Youth, Gerontology, Mindfulness, Event Management and Inclusive Recreation

Drawing And Painting :: Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD)
1997 Associate Diploma

Visual Art Major :: Claude Watson Program, Earl Haig Secondary School
1993 High School Diploma


COMPETENCIES

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability to instruct and demonstrate exercises
  • Punctual, organized and manage time efficiently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience supervising volunteers and working with students
  • Reliable and accountable
  • Self-motivated and directed approach to work
  • Highly Organized: Arranged workshops involving different speakers, and made sure everything ran smoothly and fit within the timeframe given
  • Strong database, graphic design and administrative skills
  • Proficient in both PC and MAC platforms, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Webex, iCare, Activity Pro, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

CERTIFICATIONS

      2017 :: Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain
      2016 :: Interprofessional Education Seminars
      2016 :: Processed Based Visual Arts
      2015 :: Quest
      2015 :: Sensory Program
      2015 :: High Five
      2015 :: Music Sensory
      2015 :: Level C CPR and Standard First Aid
      2015 :: Smart Serve
      2012 :: TRX
      2011 :: CAN-FIT PRO, Pre & Post Natal Fitness                                 Specialist
      2010 :: CAN-FIT PRO, Personal Trainer Specialist


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2016 :: Therapeutic Recreation Ontario
           (TRO – Student Membership)
2015 :: Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO)


FIELD EXPERIENCE

Recreation Therapy Student

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, ON
September 2016 - Present

  • Contribute ideas and execute initiatives that promote client-centred care for clients
  • Create and facilitate new and existing programs
  • Chart on clients’ progress and behaviour
  • Write grants for program equipment
  • Assist and organize community outings
  • Liaise with communities for outreach programs
  • Attend rounds and staff meetings
  • Work with interdisciplinary teams
  • Attend various workshops that contribute to my education and understanding of protocols practiced at CAMH

Activation Student

Fieldstone Commons Care Community, Scarborough, ON                               
January 2016 – April 2016

  • Developed and customized program planning and document program procedures
  • Assisted in facilitating one-on-one and group activities with older adults
  • Assisted with outings and special events
  • Portered residents to and from activities
  • Reported resident attendance in Activity Pro and resident behaviour in
  • Interacted with residents’ family members
  • Designed and distributed promotional flyers for events

Personal Fitness Trainer

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, ON                      
March 2012- September 2015

  • Instructed young adults to older adults, all genders
  • Demonstrated safe exercises catered to a variety of conditions and abilities
  • Ensured clients felt safe and comfortable with the movements and within the environment

Fitness Conditioning Trainer

Projects Abroad: Youth Football, Osu Orphanage and Mary Mount School, 
Accra, Ghana                                                                                                                
January 2011- March 2011

  • Trained the Junior & Senior soccer teams - ages ranged from 12-25 year-old males
  • Trained other volunteers ages from 18-27 years old, all genders
  • Instructed workout sessions to approximately 50 kids, 13-14 years of age
  • Coached basketball and fun fitness moves to approximately 15-20 girls, 6-15 years of age

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Freelance Personal Fitness Trainer

Toronto, ON :: August 2010 - Present         

  • Coach and safely demonstrate exercises to individuals and groups of 10-15
  • Assessments of client’s fitness level, ages range from 12 to 75 years of age
  • Develop and design safe exercises catered to any condition or injury client may have
  • Follow up with all clients before and after sessions
  • Responsible for billing, scheduling and organizing client’s progressApply and attain applications for venue permits for bootcamps

Business Systems Analyst

Optimum Media Direction (OMD) :: Toronto, ON                                                  
August 2012 – December 2015

  • Maintained the advertising industry database – MediaOcean
  • Troubleshoot system issues with all departments in the agency
  • Requested and formatted spend reports for managing directors on a weekly basis
  • Trained all new employees on tracking and entering time sheets in person and WebEx
  • Implemented new advertising industry applications
  • Supervised department in the absence of manager

Co-Founder and Co-Director

AWOL Gallery and Studios :: Toronto, ON                                
December 1998 – December 2012

  • Organized major group exhibitions and liaised with artists in the community
  • Assisted artists with producing exhibitions
  • Planned and executed logistics
  • Responsible for budgets, hiring staff, volunteers and overseeing operations during major installations for the annual Square Foot Shows
  • Designed all marketing materials including business cards, posters, flyers, and PDF portfolios, and updated website
  • Represented the gallery at Art Fairs in Toronto, New York City and Miami duties included: shipping the work and dealing with US and Canadian customs and brokers, handling inventory paperwork, installing artwork, dealing with the Art Fair’s administration team, selling and processing payments

Graphic Designer & Database Administrator

SMARTTALK Connected Conversations :: Toronto, ON and Tampa, FL
July 2006 – December 2010

  • Built and maintained the company’s database in Salesforce
  • Designed all communication materials from digital and web ads to printed brochures, flyers, playbills, e-zines, VIP badges, and theatre sign banners
  • Acquired estimates and coordinated with various printers to make sure deadlines and budgets were met and delivered the printed artwork to the correct venues
  • Hired and managed assistant graphic designer and contracted photographers for each SMART TALK event held in five different American cities
 
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