Ellen Thomas


About me

I am in my final year studying History of Art at the University of York having completed my A Levels as well as an Art and Design Foundation year. Final grade is pending. I officially graduate in June, however I am available to work immediately.


  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Writing
  • Exhibition
  • Creative
  • Event Organisation
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Social Media
  • Content and Media Writing

Work history


Christmas Guide

The Royal Pavillion, Brighton

Dec 2015 - Dec 2015
  • Worked on a rotating schedule, changing between a buggy park attendant, a costume assistant, and a front of house guide. As a front of house guide it was my responsibility to make sure that guests were directed to the ticket office, and to confirm the bookings of families with children who were there to attend Father Christmas’s grotto. I also handed out guidebooks and audio guides, offering assistance to those who needed it.


Catering Assistant & Waitress

Secret Service Events

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
  • I worked as a waitress and kitchen porter for a medium sized wedding in Sussex.?? The role involved a variety of different responsibilities, including waitressing, repacking plates and glasses, decorating and tablescaping, and cleaning up during the event and after the guests had left.


Tea Room Waitress & Part-time Manager

Hove Law Court Tea Rooms

May 2015 - Aug 2015
  • After an initial day of training I was given the responsibility of working under my own management, once a week. This involved opening up in the morning, setting out stock, and closing up again at the end of the day. I gained experience in sales and cash handling. I served lawyers, judges, and defendants. Quite often defendants were stressed or upset and occasionally aggressive, and I feel this experience has taught me how to cope with a variety of customers.


Kitchen Porter & Waitress

The Creperie

Mar 2015 - Aug 2015
  • Worked over the busy Easter & Summer holidays as Kitchen Porter and Waitress. Gained experience handling cash, waitressing, preparing food and drink, serving ice cream to customers, and cleaning.



Onca Gallery

May 2014 - May 2014
  • Gallery worker and volunteer during the “100 Project”.


Committee Member

Norman Rea Gallery

Apr 2014 - Aug 2015
  • I assisted in the set up, marketing, and hosting of art exhibitions for the student run Norman Rea Art Gallery at the University of York.


Events Organiser

Unknown Magazine

Mar 2014 - Aug 2015
  • Events organiser within a small team for Unknown Magazine [“An explorative arts and philosophy magazine. Film, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theatre and Visual Art”.] In charge of sourcing materials, entertainment, and suppliers for University based events. I also contributed more generally, coming up with ideas and helping shape the plans already in place.


Administrative Assistant

ACT Legal Soliciters

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
  • Work experience as a Solicitor’s administrative assistant. ?Sole charge of the preparation of fourteen court bundles for trial in a contested ancillary relief Final Hearing.?? I was also given the responsibility of supporting the client and witnesses in preparation and swearing of the affidavits.



History of Art

University of York

Aug 2013 - Apr 2016


    UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Specialised in Graphic Design

    Brighton City College

    Aug 2012 - May 2013
    • Awarded Distinction for Final Project, Merit overall.


    History of English Literature and Language


    Aug 2005 - May 2012
    • Awarded A*AA for A Levels



    ECDL Certificate

    • Proves proficiency in; Microsoft Word, Office, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access, along with general computer skills


    Roedean Academic Prize for History of Art