Alyson O'Malley

Exhibition Invigilator

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Ceramics
  • Craft
  • Sculpture
  • Fine Art
  • Exhibition
  • Multi-media Artist
  • Creative Agency
  • Digital Artist
  • Creative
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint

Work history

Currently

Exhibition Invigilator

London Film Museum

Mar 2015
  • Provide a welcoming and informative experience for visitors whilst maintaining a high level of security of the exhibition’s content and safety of the visitors and staff Managing, recording and undertaking stock intakes of the museum’s merchandise within the shop and selling merchandise to customers Operating the photo opportunity area and editing these photos on the computer software programmes, Darkroom, to sell to potential customers Making and serving coffee and food in the on-site cafe, recording wastage and ensuring an efficient food management system is maintained based on predictably busier times throughout the year Barista coffee training other members of staff and teaching them the system of the cafe Assisting corporate evening events by operating the cloakroom, managing guests and guests list entries, internal queuing systems and ensuring the safety of the museum’s content and its visitors and staff Operating the daily ticket booth, issuing tickets with the till machine and eftpos card machine with a focus on up selling available brochures and guidebooks Receiving commissioned work for handing out promotional material to potential customers throughout Covent Garden’s Piazza Manoeuvring, installing and de-installing shop merchandise and exhibition content for corporate function events

Currently

Art Gallery Assistant & Exhibtion Invigilator

Barbican

Sep 2015
  • Acting as direct supervisory support for the live nude performers within Eddie Peake's The Forever Loop located within the Curve Gallery Liaising between the Gallery Co-Ordinators, Security and Exhibition Invigilators within the space and ultimately deciding to approach someone if they are an unwanted presence in the space Maintaining a confident diplomatic manner when approaching people that have made the dancers feel uncomfortable in an appropriate and sensitive manner when asking them to leave the gallery space Remaining aware of visitors within the gallery space and noting if they are a repeat visitor Ability to work unsupervised Collaborating with Art Gallery Co-ordinators to ensure the everyday operations run smoothly and visitors enjoy a pleasant environment Provide a welcoming and informative experience for visitors whilst maintaining a high level of security of the art work and safety of all visitors and staff Managing large internal queues and groups touring the exhibition space Maintaining a code of conduct and vigilant attitude within the environment and reporting any unwanted inappropriate behaviour or disturbances from visitors immediately to the Gallery Co-Ordinator Greeting visitors and giving them a briefing of expectations and codes of conducts of the gallery space before entering Operating and maintaining an efficient system within the cloakroom Running self-managed tour groups throughout the space, informing and encouraging a greater engagement of the art works displayed with primary and secondary students

2015

Exam Invigilator

Tradewind Recruitment Agency

Mar 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Setting up examination venues by placing candidate numbers, booklets, examination papers, stationary and equipment at desks in accordance with strict procedures Implementing the exams rules and regulations and remaining vigilant throughout the examination duration Assisting the candidates before, during and after the examination by directing them to their seats, advising them about possessions permitted at examination venues and dealing with queries raised by candidates Invigilating carefully, making sure candidates do not talk inside examination venues and also responding to any examination irregularities immediately Checking attendance during examinations, recording details of late arrivals Escourting candidates during water breaks or washroom breaks as required and detecting any unauthorised materials inside the examination hall Delivering and collecting scripts carefully at the start and end of examination in accordance with examination procedure Self-supervising and managing groups of candidates and candidate helpers in accordance with examination procedure

2015

Commissioned Ceramic Artist

Zebra Ceramics

Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
  • Writing with ceramic glaze specific commissioned words or bespoke designs on ceramic items as requested by customers Setting up glazes, paintbrushes and tables for customers and giving them an introductory briefing of expectations and instructions Making and serving coffee and food Setting up tables for party groups of 20+ people or children for 2 hour private ceramic painting session, self-managing the group whilst also keeping an eye out for other customers within the shop

2015

Creative Design Internship

Babytronics Ltd

Mar 2015 - May 2015
  • Assisting the artist with specific packaging duties that involved vacuum-packing labels, logos and instructions on bags Creating wooden frame work for market stall displays using heavy machinery and tools Creating images on photoshop editing software to convert to vinyl prints for t-shirt and tote bag designs

2015

Exhibition Volunteer Assistant

The Crypt Art Gallery

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
  • Installing art works around the gallery space Responsible for opening and closing the gallery in the mornings/evenings and was given ownership of the gallery’s sole key Documenting specific art works at the request of the curator Greeting visitors at the door and providing a brief walking tour of the building Due to the nature of the gallery environment, this required a greater level of surveillance to maintain a safe environment for the art pieces on display and visiting public

2014

Telecommunications Billing Departmental Worker

Vodafone

Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Receiving inbound calls from customers that had any billing issues or queries regarding their home phone and broadband accounts Operating a Windows-based computer programme titled TPII Access to highly personal information, maintaining a high level of confidentiality between company and client Negotiating and problem-solving any billing disputes Answering customer email enquiries Raising and amending invoices when required Liaising with other companies to ensure the instalment of ordered product and delivery of equipment One-on-one training on the computers system with new employees Taking credit card payments over the phone Issuing money credit to customer’s accounts when appropriate Calling back dissatisfied customers to rectify any further issues

Education

2014

Fine Arts

University OF Canterbury

Jan 2010 - Jan 2014
  • Sculpture

Awards

2014

Artist in Residence

  • Invited to the attend the International C.R.E.T.A Ceramics Artist Residency Programme in Rome, Italy

2009

National Photography Scholarship

  • Monetary prize awarded to the top student candidates in their final year of secondary education by the Education Department of New Zealand