For over 15 years Jenn Barker has been passionate about the arts and entertainment industry. Prior to joining the team at Nimbus as one of our Music Business instructors, she spent many years w
orking in the non-profit sector with such prestigious Vancouver festivals as: the Vancouver Fringe Festival, Vancouver Storytelling Festival, the Vancouver Folk Festival and the Vancouver International Comedy Festival (for which she was the GM).
Graduating from Capilano University with an Advanced Certificate in Arts & Entertainment Management, Jenn turned her attention to North America’s independent music industry and launched her dynamic and exciting career by starting her own company, Your Operator Co. Offering services and advice that artists and labels need to succeed, Jenn specializes in Independent Artist and Business Management, Fundraising and Grant administration, International Tour Management and coordination (including work visas and taxes), Project Management and Strategic Business Planning.
Jenn has worked with a range of music industry clients including: Mint Records, Matador Records, Neko Case, Destroyer, The New Pornographers, The Pack a.d., Kathryn Calder, Carolyn Mark, and Shuyler Jansen.