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I am just about to finish my Fine Art degree in the next couple of weeks and am looking for a fun and exciting job to jump straight into. I am leaving my job as a Gallery Assistant in Hampshire and move to London and I would love a job in which I could transfer the skills that I have learnt there. I have been heavily involved in all promoting and marketing aspects of the gallery. I find it such a fun and exciting thing to do, creating new ways of advertising and promoting the company. I help a lot with the website and building this into a more appealing experience for online sales, I also have created my own website for my own art practice (charliejfrench.wix.com/cjf5). I have skills within most aspects of computing and use photoshop in a lot of my artwork at the moment. I also know my way around a camera, having studied it at GCSE and also continuing with these skills during my degree. I am a really creative person and I am happy to try anything. I love working in a creative team and bouncing ideas off each other. I am such a hard worker with great references and it really would be such an amazing experience to work within another creative company.
This job requires me to help with selling artwork and having a good knowledge of all the work within the gallery. I also have had experience with interviewing artists for a space within the gallery. This job opportunity has also allowed me to practice my curatorial skills with setting up a number of shows throughout my time there. This role also included marketing and event management, in terms of private views and new exhibitions. I helped grow and improve the social media aspects of the business and also helped with the website, as well as promotion of the gallery.
I have learnt many skills in this role; my ability to work within a team is one of them. Within a short space of time I was able to learn the routine of the work place and work effectively with the rest of the team. Through this job I have learnt how to use a till system, improve my communication skills and to think and apply solutions quickly. Good customer service is the most important requirement within this role and I feel that I achieve this, as I am always reliable, punctual and polite.
I worked alongside the owner of dressage horses, to bring various horses back into work after injury. This job was very demanding and required a lot of patience and determination to continue getting improvements from the horses. I had to ensure that my employer was happy with the way I worked and always asked ways in which I could improve. This job taught me a lot about time management and reaching goals on a daily basis.
Within this job I did the normal yard duties, such as mucking out, caring for the horses and also tacking up. During the job I spent a lot of time with clients, helping with any questions that they had about the horses. I also helped within lessons by getting people on and off horses and preparing an arena for a lesson. This period of time was very helpful in improving my confidence and encouraging me to communicate more with clients.
1 day event, consisting of Dressage, Cross country and Show-jumping. Placed first.