Clara McMenamin

Awards Project Manager

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsProject Manager - Event Manager - Production Manager


About me

Experienced in project management, client liaison, coordinating stakeholders and administration. Enthusiastic, adaptable and friendly member of any team with a strive to create strong working relationships across an organisation. Skills Include: • Project Management • Event and Conference Management • Stakeholder Management • Client Liaison • Production experience • Passion for the arts/cultural/digital sector • Committed team member • Excellent communication skills • Positive/enthusiastic attitude in any given task My skill set has been developed through a variety of cultural roles allowing my understanding of the creative industries to be wide and knowledgeable. A committed, passionate team member willing to provide support to a wide team whilst keeping a helpful attitude throughout any individual task.


  • Production/project Management
  • Festival
  • Operations
  • Event Logistics
  • Event Management
  • Team Development
  • Client Liaising
  • Account Management

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • D&AD


    • Design & Creative
  • Nesta


    • Digital Media

Work history


Awards Project Manager


Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Project manager for Professional Awards Entry including development of timelines for submissions to the awards • Drove Production Team (21 members) charged with cataloguing award entries, managing the collection of content for D&AD Annual, Exhibitions, Awards Ceremonies and events; and production / allocation for the most coveted D&AD Pencils. • Enforced continuous delivery of top quality customer and administrative services. • Drove assignments and operational support of D&AD Professional Global Awards programme as well as NEXT Awards. • Organised judging events and provided operational systems management for The Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch. • Maintained operational and award systems, including public facing entry site, internal cataloging, data management, most awarded systems, and online voting platforms as well as hand-held voting devices. • Strategically managed client accounts as well as high-calibre industry judges.


Assistant Project Management


Jun 2011 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Digital R&D Fund for the Arts – Assistant Project Manager The Digital R&D Fund is a £7million fund partnership between Arts Council England, AHRC and Nesta to create innovative projects that engage audience reach and develop new business models. ● Project manager for ten Digital R&D Fund projects overseeing milestones, payment releases and offering support. ● Facilitate learning events for all projects each quarter including operations and logistics of the events. ● Coordinate annual arts forum event each year with over 300 attendees joining and manage monthly workshops and briefing sessions regionally based across England to promote and drive interest to the Fund ● Manage and direct video commissions for project presentations including edits and uploads onto the Native website ● Maintaining incoming applications, reviewing application weekly and distributing to reviewers within Arts Council England, AHRC and Nesta. Responsible for collating reviews and scores to give feedback to applicants. ● Responsible for developing and managing an efficient application process for the R&D Fund that is accessible to others within the team. ● Logging and dealing with enquiries, application and correspondences received regarding the Fund ● Excellent administration skills with tracking and processing milestones for over 50 projects currently running within the Fund ● Organising steering board meetings, fund interviews, management board and learning events connected to the dissemination of learning from the Fund. ● Negotiating contracts with third part suppliers whilst maintaining a tight budget


Client Services Coordinator

John Jones

Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • John Jones Framing Company August 2010 – June 2011 The best bespoke framing company within the U.K. John Jones has framed works by David Hockney, Francis Bacon and Tracey Emin.


Production Manager

The Mob Film Company

Jun 2008 - Jun 2010
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance production manager for small production company based in Manchester



(hons) BA Fine Art

Lancaster University

Oct 2006
  • Lancaster, United Kingdom