Dominic Sylvia Lauren

Gallery Assistant & Writer

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

About me

A dedicated and tenacious London-based arts and culture professional with experience spanning over 4 years in arts and culture writing and editing, communications/press and front of house management in world-class institutions like White Cube, the Design Museum and Camden Arts Centre. Open to freelance writing opportunities as well as full-time positions in writing, communications, copy-editing and project management. Email dominic_lauren@hotmail.com to get in touch.

Skills

  • Marketing
  • Creative Leadership
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Team Building
  • Arts Management
  • Production
  • Project Management
  • Communications

Companies I’ve worked with

  • V&A

    V&A

    • Arts and Culture
  • Somerset House

    Somerset House

    • Arts and Culture
  • Frieze

    Frieze

    • Publishing
  • Design Museum

    Design Museum

    • Design

Work history

Currently

Receptionist

White Cube

Apr 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Responsible for managing invigilators, answering and transferring calls promptly and efficiently, greeting visitors and clients; assist with gallery operations and administration; set-up gallery for opening; liaise with suppliers and complete supply orders and post runs.

Currently

Retail Sales Assistant

Design Museum

Apr 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Provide high standards of service and security as well as help maximise sales for the museum shops; assist in regular stocktake and ensure that stock is replenished; assist the Duty Managers and Retail Operations Manager to carry out daily tasks; operate the till in an efficient manner.

2019

Communications Coordinator

Fix in Art

Mar 2019 - Jun 2019
  • Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Freelance
  • Monitored and tracked press coverage and press cuttings; assisted with social media management and curation of weekly content on pages; proofread and edited copy in English.

2019

Communications & Press Coordinator

Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival

Jan 2019 - Jul 2019
  • Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Freelance
  • Managed digital, press and social media campaigns on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook; proofread and edited copy; liaised with partner organisations, cultural magazines, national and international news outlets to advertise, promote and deliver information on the TQAF mission, ethos and programme.

2019

VIP & Sponsorship Desk Assistant

Frieze

Oct 2018 - Oct 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Managed guest lists; issued VIP cards and passes at Frieze London; anticipated and quickly resolved visitor requests and complaints in a busy and fast-paced environment; answered queries and supported both the Partnerships and VIP teams.

2019

Arts Writer

Candid Magazine

Aug 2018 - Apr 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Wrote art reviews on exhibitions in London-based and international art venues; created networks with Communications and Press Managers in arts and cultural organisations; contacted Press teams for press releases, press views and press images.

2018

Visitor Experience Assistant

Photo London

May 2018 - May 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Managed guest lists & VIP visitors; allocated wristbands; checked tickets; assisted security; first point of contact for visitors; engaging, welcoming, and giving directional and event information; safety and security; anticipated and resolved issues around the site.

2019

Team Leader Invigilator

Camden Arts Centre

Apr 2018 - Apr 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Managed the large team of volunteer invigilators; assisted Gallery Manager and Front of House Coordinator with administration, recruitment, gallery damages/install; greeted, welcomed and informed visitors; researched and collated exhibition and gallery resources for Exhibitions and Events team.

2018

Gallery Assistant

Somerset House

Feb 2018 - Apr 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Greeted and informed visitors about the exhibition The Classical Now; and assisted with gallery and exhibition maintenance.

2018

Gallery Assistant

Two Temple Place

Jan 2018 - Jan 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Greeted visitors, provided information about the exhibition Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain, and history of Two Temple Place.

2017

Invigilator & Festival Assistant

V&A

Sep 2017 - Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Collected audience data; assisted artists with set-up; supervised events.

Education

2019

Sep 2017 - Jan 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • MA in Arts & Cultural Management in the department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries. The MA explored the a mix of theoretical and practical knowledge and skills development, and focused its teachings on how to manage the inevitable tensions involved in planning, organising, leading and managing artistic excellence, cultural heritage, audience diversity, and financial sustainability within local and global contexts.

2016

Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
  • Coventry, United Kingdom
  • BA (honours) in English & Theatre Studies in the department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. The course emphasised the relationship between writer, text, performer, critic, playing place and society within a historical, political and cultural context.