A hands on and energetic role at a prestigious & historic school of architecture, I am responsible for: Archiving – Archiving mentions on social media of the AA School and our temporary exhibitions and giving general reports to managers, collating, editing and saving photos of events and updating our events blog. Taking part in research projects i.e. long term goals such as archiving 65 years of the AA Council or researching for events i.e. slides and notes for a speaker. Contributing editorial content to the AA Archive blog. Being highly knowledgeable of contemporary art and architecture trends and practises and important & notable alumni of the AA to utilise for events and my wider job role. E-Marketing - Social Media management (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Hootsuite), creating & sending marketing e-mails and the weekly events e-mail to under 10,000 people, organising and updating website event listings, creating online editorial content, ensuring SEO optimization and customer best practise within content, editing and uploading video and images from events, writing all outgoing copy for promotional & fundraising campaigns and maintaining & updating press and academic contacts. Events – researching & generating ideas for new events & caterers, collating RSVPs & managing guest lists, working with external and internal contacts such as caterers, photographers and AV, looking after the needs of VIPs/special guests, planning the timing of events and communicating that to all involved. I am also a Health & Safety representative for the AA having undertaken H&S training for these events. I also assist my team with several tasks: office administration (including heavy database/spreadsheet use), time management, presenting reports to stakeholders, ordering supplies, responding to queries & problems from our global community of members.
As part of a small team of staff at the 2012 Biennale, I had a varied and demanding role where the promotion of the exhibition and British architecture was paramount. Every day I had to interact with customers face to face or via official social media accounts. I also researched & wrote well received editorial content to further promote the British Council. I had to co-ordinate with on site staff, press contacts and maintenance for special events as well as maintaining close communication with management in London.
As a part of a large and vibrant team I served as first point of contact for visitors to this world famous arts centre. Whether they were regulars, first timers, the disabled, families or those who English wasn’t a first language I made sure they were welcomed and well informed. Requiring me to be sociable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the SBC and all of its diverse cultural output.