I am a twenty two old graduate with a Master’s Degree in Medieval History from the University of Birmingham, currently interning in the marketing department of Thunderbolt Digital and recently returned from Spain where I worked for El Museo Del Baile Flamenco. I adore adventure and challenge, with a recent highlight being my sucessful climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. I enjoy taking the initiative on creative projects; seeing new ideas deployed in a practical setting and becoming reality. My experience in written & verbal communication, media marketing and customer service make me a well rounded individual. I am excited to get involved with creative start ups, where I can further develop my skills while benefiting the growth and success of a company. www.benjyrider.wordpress.com www.instagram.com/benjyrider www.twitter.com/benjyrider
Project intern, as part of the Leonardo Da Vinci programme. I researched, planned and put together an interactive video exhibit on the etymology of Flamenco, working under pressure to a tight deadline prior to Christmas. This exhibit went on display on the 18th December 2014, with further languages due to be added. My work is presented in the museum’s exhibition area so requires a great amount of attention to detail and demonstrates my proficiency in written communication. Since my return to England in late December I have been working with the Spanish team there to translate my work into Spanish, German and Italian. I further assisted the museum with a number of projects with a specific focus on English speaking visitors. This included improving the translation and history found in their English guide book along with the captions found throughout the museum. My role here extended to taking groups of tourists and students on tours around the museum. This enabled me to develop my practical skills in Spanish speaking.
Nominated for Outstanding Individual Contribution at Guild Awards 2014 for my work as deputy station manager. Role involved organising on air and online competitions for listeners – including ticket giveaways for music festivals and concerts and places on events hosted by Pizza Express. Overseer of the use of social media to connect with external companies such as Pizza Express, Blissfields Festival, Eden Festival, Gatecrasher Club and the Student Radio Association. I also presented my own radio show on film for three years and have interviewed the likes of Mr. Motivator, Bastille, The Mystery Jets and Public Service Broadcasting. In addition to this I took charge of an outreach programme to other student radio stations and the Student Radio Association whereby we would share information and resources. Supervision of broadcasts to make sure they keep to our regulations and are of a professional and enjoyable quality. I have also organised and supervised events to make them run as smoothly as possible. The highlight being in November 2013 – a night of live music called BURN Live. This involved liaising with bands and promotional agencies across the countries to book the acts for the night and writing a press release for before and after the event. As part of Community Day we welcomed children and families into the studio, and taught them about radio presenting. I then supervised an activity where children would present their very own radio show.
Medieval History, with a focus on the Ottoman Empire
Specialism on relations between the West and others
Winner of the regional level award for going above and beyond the call of duty in my work as a student mentor. http://www.nases.org.uk/main-menu/nases-events/seoty