Michelle Halabura

Development, Nonprofit & Social Media Professional


About Me 

Born in Schuylkill County, PA. Living in Lehigh Valley, PA. Working in New York City at Howl Arts, Inc as Development & Social Media Director.

Primary volunteer efforts include the Women's Prison Association as an Emerging Philanthropist (NYC), Arts Barn Education Center as a Board Member (Sch. Haven, PA), Walk In Art Center as a member of the Studio Artist Acceptance Committee (Sch. Haven, PA). 

Schuylkill County Fair 'Celebrity Tractor Pull' Coordinator. 

"We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, work." - Leslie Knope

Freelance Projects Include: 

Social Media Management for Howl Arts, Inc., NYC (2015-2017) | PR Assistance for Frieze Art Fair, NYC (2013) | Project Management for The Sound of Art with Art Critic Paddy Johnson, NYC (2010) | Project Management for The Art Handling Olympics, NYC (2010) | Project Management for Howl Festival of Howl Arts, Inc., NYC (2010-2013) | Marketing for Anything Boys Can Do Film Screening and Q&A, Brooklyn (2009)


Motivated development professional with 9+ years working with both informal groups and established institutions. Experience includes project management for onetime events, full-time roles in newly developed positions and expanded roles to assist with organizational growth.


Howl Arts, Inc. 
Director of Development & Social Media (2017 - Present) 

Schuylkill United Way
Director of Community Relations
(2014 - 2017)

Walk In Art Center                  Assistant Executive Director
(2011 - 2013)


Master of Public Administration Kutztown University
Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society    (2012 - 2015)

Art Business Certificate  Sotheby's Institute of Art, NY      (2010 - 2011)      

Bachelor of Arts, Art Management with a Focus in Art History
Chatham College for Women of Chatham University
(2005 - 2008)

Grants / Graduate Employment 

Graduate Assistant
Kutztown University Small Business Development Center  
(2012 - 2013)


Sotheby's Institute of Art Summer Grant Program in Curatorial
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
(Summer of 2011)



Microsoft Office Suite 

Various Social Media Platforms 





Available Upon Request 



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