Service position at Olympic Studios, a two screen cinema, restaurant and private members club. Requires attention to detail and exemplary customer service skills. Position taken in order to get a footing in the London cinema scene, to which I have recently relocated to.
Projectionist and Administrative supervisor at the world renowned The Embassy Theatre in Wellington, New Zealand. My position there allowed me to work closely with the cinema manager to ensure we were marketing and programming the right films for the area in which we operated. Maintaining and managing our social media presence as well as on site marketing placed us as the preeminent cinema in the Wellington region. Excellent communication skills were of absolute importance, especially given our interest in expanding our social media presence. Because of this, my copy writing and marketing skills are proven, as writing copy for our social media pages was one of my responsibilities. My role as projectionist required me to develop professional relationships with clients and distributors in order to facilitate the successful screenings of films on a weekly basis. My time as a projectionist required me to become literate in the technical knowledge of digital exhibition, which has further expanded my skillset and knowledge within the exhibition sector. My ability to troubleshoot a wide variety of situations greatly improved due to the many challenges that arose during my time. Given the high profile nature of many of the films screened at the Embassy Theatre, professional standards of demeanour and tact were of utmost importance when interacting with representatives from studios and distributors. As each party often had their own goals to achieve, liaising and communication were of utmost importance when resolving situations pertaining to the exhibition of films at our cinema. My experience in these situations has enabled me to become a more effective communicator allowing for greater empathy of client needs. During my management of the monthly “Chicks at the Flicks” event, I sourced local sponsors and maintained existing relationships with clients. These sponsors were often businesses within the community that donated for publicity and complimentary tickets to the event. In return I received added value for our customers and continued to sell out the event over 90% of the time. As part of my role in organising the event, I also acted as the MC, this required publicly thanking sponsors, promoting future events and films, and providing light entertainment for the predominantly female audience of 300-350. I believe my experience as a cinema employee and film fan who lived in New Zealand for 13 years has endowed me with a unique perspective of world cinema. My passion for cinema has seen me attend film festivals in the USA, Australia, and New Zealand. As a culturally diverse nation which produces only a small amount of films each year, many of the films screened in NZ and at the NZ festival circuit are often films that appeal to a wide demographic of audiences, which requires and facilitates an understanding of societal trends and contexts.
Bachelor of Arts