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History graduate - Project Assistant. Driven to explore more and keep learning. Since moving to London earlier in the year, I have been working as a freelancer in event production. I have enjoyed enormously the challenges in this work, and have been lucky enough to work within great teams, and for incredibly exciting events. I am hoping to now to further this production experience to more experimental events, as well as film production. I am organised, hardworking, can work under pressure and have excellent communication skills. As well as production experience, I have worked for eight years in customer service, which has ensured I can work calmly and efficiently in fast-paced environments. It also reflects my ability to multi-task, be proactive, problem solve, and interact professionally with customers. I am keen to work in areas of particular interest; art, film, food or history. However, more important to me is the skills I can use (production, research or writing), as well as the team it is based around. I just want a project I can immerse myself in, and make the most of. Challenges welcome.
One month contract with Bacchus for London Fashion Week. This included build, live days and de-rig. Based at Brewer Street Car Park, my role was to ensure the smooth running of the Bacchus office, including responsibility for equipment used, petty cash, and crew catering.
Freelance contract predominantly focused on the production on a big budget Nike event, ‘Unlimited You’. The event itself was a 4-day live event, which immersed the consumer into a high intensity workout. The project collaborated with Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard on the soundtrack, UVA on lighting design and KOBOX and Barry's Bootcamp on choreography and finish. The role covered production tasks such as sourcing, constructing proposals for and hiring; all furniture, give-away items and crew and consumer catering. Amongst other office and onsite tasks, I managed the stock post-event and organised runners. Whilst at XYZ for this project, I also assisted on-site for other Nike events.
Runner on the Dexy Midnight Runner's video 'Grazing in the Grass'.
I was employed by Story for a fixed contract following a successful week of work experience in their Soho office. I predominantly assisted the Marketing Manager in the lead up to the London Christmas Party Show, but I also assisted the Operations Management team on site at various events. Day to day duties involved calling event agencies, vetting attendees, and keeping the visitor area of the back office up to date. I was also answering show questions, creating and up-dating Excel spreadsheets for the team, designing cards for the show and sourcing Exhibitor and Visitor packs.
This role covers casting, props, location scouting, scheduling, budgeting as well as being a main point of contact for the team. Miriam is an independent short comedy film The job is voluntary (unpaid).
This role involved in the production, smooth running and wrap up of the event. I handed communication, hiring event staff, sourcing and hiring equipment and marketing tools. Problem solving, planning and organising various teams were central to my job. Strong organisation skills were essential, as well as a confident use of all the Microsoft suite, most notably, excel for scheduling and budgeting.
Efficient, friendly and professional service at all times is required. I often manage the restaurant and must problem solve throughout a shift. Here, I worked part time whilst at University and stayed on full-time since my graduation in the summer 2014. I was also responsible for training new staff, opening and closing the restaurant, dealing with customer feedback, organising table plans and fulfilling individual customer needs. Also essential within this role was a keen knowledge of food and wine, a positive attitude towards hard work and working effortlessly in a team.
2:1. My main focus was in History. I studied a range of topics, from the emergence of the modern world and global trading, including law making, banking systems, trading restrictions, philosophies (later in Enlightenment), religion and 'conservation' - including the national parks and forestry infrastructure. Within History I also studied art, film and music within subcultures, especially 1980s Britain. I wrote my dissertation on women in punk, and spoke about the importance but also pitfalls of re-writing history, as well as who has the 'right' to. The film aspect to my course was also gladly spread around many genres. From early cinema to it's progression, to national cinemas and the importance of them. I set my dissertation within the debates on novel to film adaptation, and focused on the franchise of Sherlock Holmes.
This is a talent development programme involving active participation in the creative industries in Bristol, curating events, pitching, networking and taking related master-classes from July to November. I produced the