Project Management & Facilitation
Publicist| Mighty Real/Queer Detroit | 2022 | www.mrqd.org
Local Non-Profit Arts & History Organization
Contractual public relations and media strategist. Official press liaison between stakeholders, media, artists, and organizers. Largest queer art exhibition in the U.S. Showcasing 77 years of Detroit history, 150+ visual artists, 17 galleries, 40+ performing artists, and 700+ works of art.
Media Manager & Consultant | Sidewalk Detroit | 2018 – Present | www.sidewalkdetroit.com
Local Non-Profit Arts and Development Organization
Contractual social media management, digital strategy execution and consulting, media relations and press releases, multi-media content creation, digital and event communications with stakeholders, artists, and collaborative organizations.
Public Relations & Digital Media Manager | Detroit Puppet Company (formerly CMAP) | 2017 – Present | www.detroitpuppetcompany.com
Local Non-Profit Arts Production House
Contractual social media management, multi-media content creation, media relations and press releases, website management, grants consultation, coordinating and liaising with designers, stakeholders, and artists.
Creator & Chef | New-Armenian Supper Club | 2013 – 2020 | www.juliengodman.com
Multinational Low-Profit Culinary Venture
Creator of experience-based culinary venture, recreated Armenian traditional vegetarian dishes, shared cultural aspects of Armenia through thematic and sensory space. Produced hundreds of events in Detroit, as well as special events in Paris, Los Angeles, and Yerevan.
Learning Lab Facilitator | TUMO Center for Creative Technologies | 2018, 2020 | www.tumo.org
Multinational NGO Arts and Technology Learning Center
Contractual onsite/offsite learning lab immersion, facilitation and lead instruction for teens, on creative writing, based on identity, culture, and family through the medium of food. Onsite in Yerevan (2018), offsite via remote instruction (2020).
Producer & Spokesperson | Weird Homes Tour – Metro Detroit | 2018 – 2020 | www.weirdhomestour.com
National For-Profit Creative Event Company
Contractual media relations and press releases, company representation and community liaising, multi-level large event production, employee recruitment and management, relationship management with stakeholders and homeowners.
Elections Tabulator | The Detroit News | 2017 – 2020 | www.detroitnews.com
Regional Print And Digital News Outlet
Contractual special, primary, and general elections votes/initiatives tabulator, data input, research, clerk's office liaising.
Marketing & Development Director | PuppetART Theater | 2013 – 2016 | www.puppetart.org
Local Non-Profit Puppetry Museum and Live Theater
Grants writing, social media and digital communications management, corporate and media relations, operations and employee management, strategic five-year plan consultation, facilitated approximately $50,000 in new funding.
Associate Producer | A Host of People (The Harrowing performance series) | 2015 | www.ahostofpeople.org
Local Non-Profit Social Issue Focused Theatre Troupe
Digital and print marketing, external communications, community outreach, contractor scouting.
Authorship & Creative Contribution
Contributing Writer | The Metropolitan | Detroit | 2016 – Present | www.themetdet.com/author/godman
Digital social/culture publication (formerly print), background on narrative storytelling, social critique, travelogues.
Creator & Curator | a letter from julien | 2019 – Present | https://mailchi.mp/29cd3aea4a13/december302020letter
Twice a month cultural and social Mailchimp e-newsletter, containing creative endeavors, articles, and resources. 500+ subscribers.
Contributing Writer | Medium | 2021 – Present | https://juliengodman.medium.com/
Curated self-published essays and research pieces, primarily academic, on sociolinguistic and Africana topics.
Creative Consultant | One In A Million | Music Video | Detroit | 2020
Full production music video, queer female rap artist based in Los Angeles, worked with Director on script and visuals.
Author | Andanzas, Volume I, Friends | Detroit & Guadalajara | 2019 | www.juliengodman.com
Print collection of four short stories on friendship and human connection, designed and published by Ban Pang Editorial.
Contributing Author | Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook | Detroit | 2017 | www.beltpublishing.com
Print neighborhood-based creative guidebook of City of Detroit, edited by Aaron Foley, published by Belt Publishing.
Contributing Writer | TBD Magazine | Detroit | 2017
Contractual narrative writer, focus on Detroit neighborhoods and peoples.
Contributing Video Arts Journalist | Creative Voice | Detroit & Ann Arbor | 2016 – 2017
Contractual app-based video production, onsite interviews, and coverage of local arts and culture events.
Production Designer | Black Petunia | Independent Feature | Detroit | 2016
Full production, micro-budget film, categorized as post-apocalyptic cerebral, managed set designs.
Production Designer | Hummingbird | Independent Feature | Detroit | 2013
Full production, micro-budget film, categorized as post-apocalyptic coming of age, managed set designs.
Education & Tools
Linguistics | Bachelor of Arts | Wayne State University | 2022
Focus area of sociolinguistics and ethnolinguistics, special interest in creoles, pidgins, and emojis.
African American Studies | Bachelor of Arts | Wayne State University | 2022
Grounding in African diaspora and African American histories, social and political thought.
Digital Humanities | Course Certification | Harvard University / Harvard X | 2020
Digital Proficiencies | Buffer, Hootsuite, Mailchimp, Wordpress, Wix, Squarespace, Google Drive, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Suite, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Crowdfunding Platforms, Asana
Fellowship, Scholarship, & Volunteerism
Global Fellow | Salzburg Global Seminar | 2019 – 2020 | www.salzburgglobal.org
Young Cultural Innovators Forum 2019 fellowship and residency in Austria, recipient of 2020 Kresge Foundation funded cultural immersion travel grant to Zimbabwe and South Africa, recipient of 2020 creative mini-project grant.
Recipient | Graduate School AGRADE Scholarship | Wayne State University | 2022 – 2023
Recipient | The Dudley Randall Endowed Scholarship in Africana Studies | Wayne State University | 2021 – 2022
Recipient | LaGatella LGBT Endowed Scholarship | Wayne State University | 2021 – 2022
Recipient | Len Cargan Endowed Fund for Returning Students | Wayne State University | 2021 – 2022
Publicist | Detroit Kite Festival | 2018 – 2020, 2022 | www.detroitkitefestival.org
Narrative and social media consultation, public and media relations management, event planning and coordination.
Fellow | Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation | 2015 – 2016 | www.afpglobal.org
Fellowship on development and industry best practices, in partnership with Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Executive Committee Member | Emerging Arts Leaders of Detroit – Project | Forward Arts | 2015
Local chapter project of Americans for the Arts, MCACA grant recipient, arts administration solidarity and networking.
Board Member | APIA (Asian & Pacific Islander American) Vote MI | 2009 – 2011 | www.apiavotemi.org
Concentration on memberships, volunteer management and recruitment, established inaugural fundraising dinner.
Founding Board Member | Hostel Detroit | 2010 | www.hosteldetroit.com
Concentration on opening ceremonies, community partnerships, crafted and voted on corporate policies and procedures.
President | Youth Advisory Council | Saginaw Community Foundation | 2006 – 2007 | www.saginawfoundation.org
Concentration on grant making for projects aimed at youth enrichment, volunteer initiatives, family charities, park clean-ups.