Jayme Gruetzmacher, AVP, Recruitment Manager, Americas joined the Human Resource Team at Christie’s in August 2010. Jayme is responsible for full-cycle recruitment across the business with a focus on auction and business development. In addition, she provides continuous coaching, feedback and counseling to internal employees on career development and interview skills. Since joining Christie’s, she has developed a University and college campus presence in the Northeastern region and has continued to create marketing materials and use new recruiting outlets to attract exceptional talent to the business. Prior to arriving at Christie’s, Jayme was the Human Resources Staffing and Recruitment Specialist for the New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City. Her responsibilities included working directly with hospital administrators, physicians and management to develop recruitment strategies, establish and negotiate salaries, create advertisements and oversee full cycle recruiting. Jayme also developed and managed the annual graduate level internship program for senior leadership and was active in advising internal employees on professional development. Jayme has also been a Senior Recruiter with Maxim Healthcare, in Tustin, California.
Jayme earned her SHRM Certificate in Human Resource Management from Pace University in New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in Economics from San Diego State University in San Diego California. During her junior year Jayme spent a semester abroad to study at Lorenzo De’ Medici in Florence, Italy.
Dr. Peter Thoresen enjoys a wide-ranging career as an arts administrator and advisor, music educator and performer. His diverse experience ranges from directing productions for Roundabout Opera for Kids (ROK) to serving as Business Manager to the world’s leading operatic baritone, Thomas Hampson. Thoresen’s influence on the New York arts scene can be seen in the diverse offerings of the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, for whom he’s served as Administrative Director for two seasons. Thoresen recently created and implemented an internship program for the Imani Winds festival, aimed at providing opportunities for students and emerging arts professionals to work alongside leaders in the chamber music field. At home in the festival atmosphere, Thoresen also serves as Managing Director and voice faculty member of Winter Harbor Music Festival in Maine. Prior to moving to New York, he served as a visiting faculty member at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (JSoM), where he led Project Jumpstart, an innovative career development and music entrepreneurship program. There he collaborated regularly with the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IU Kelley School of Business) and introduced regular advising services for JSoM’s 1,600 music students, and created a series of arts entrepreneurship residencies. Thoresen holds a Doctor of Music degree in voice from Indiana University and is in demand as a performer, teacher and presenter in New York and beyond. www.peterthoresen.com
RSVP for the Arts Professionals Panel TODAY! (in partnership with the Tisch Office of Career Development), taking place on Wednesday, October 2 from 6 to 7:30pm at The Wasserman Center, get to know three of our featured panelists below!
Wednesday, October 2
6 to 7:30pm
The Wasserman Center, Presentation Room A