Flora Kinch-Waugh

Event Manager

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Music
  • Live Event
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Communications
  • Excel
  • Word
  • Social Media
  • Booking
  • Artist Relations
  • Festival and Events
  • Artist Liaision
  • Booking Management

Work history

Currently

Event Manager

The Folkish Festival

Jul 2016
  • Planned, delivered and managed a one day music event at Upton Country Park in Poole. Successfully achieved over £5000 worth of in-kind sponsorship. Liaised with artists and agents, negotiating fees, rider specifications and technical requirements. Formulated and maintained programming records and budgets. Implemented strategic management tools to track progress. Resourcefully launched crowdfunding campaign exceeding target of £1000. Ran a successful online marketing campaign, exceeding ticket sale estimations. Negotiated and arranged agreements with bar suppliers and traders. Formulated contracts for artists and third party suppliers. See event compilation video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLvLC9tObUc

2016

Artist Liaison Supervisor

Isle of Wight Festival

Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
  • Supervised the Isle of Wight Festivals, Artist Liaison team for the 6 Boutique Stages across the site as well as meeting and greeting artists upon arrival. Liaising and overseeing the care of 400 artists over 4 days at the IoW Festival. Effectively supervised a team of 15 Artist Liaison Support Staff. Providing artists and agents with a breakdown of the day’s schedule. Formulating onsite transportation plans to transport artists to stage.

2015

Booking & Programming Assistant

Green Eye Events Ltd

Mar 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Assisted with the review, planning, and booking artistic content for the boutique stages at the Isle of Wight Festival; including communication with over 400 artist and agents and providing support for the boutique venues advance event preparation, including managing all social media and writing creative content for the official Isle of Wight Festival website. Provided administrative support when required within internal festival marketing and promotions. Liaised with boutique stage artists and agents to determine technical requirements and accreditation details for database. Achieved high praise from management in forming creative and innovative ideas whilst solely programming a new stage ‘Cabaret Noir’. Lineup received positive mention in the Guardian newspaper. Assisted in the programming for all boutique stages booking and advancing over 400 artists. Assisted with site creative projects, researching sources of materials, creative artists, contractors and equipment. Liaising with Solo head office and other contractors. Maintained up to date programming records, budgets and personnel requirements. Increased engagement and traffic whilst managing the six social media sites for the boutique stages and provided creative content for the official Isle of Wight Festival website.

2015

Artist Liaison Supervisor

Mutiny Festival

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
  • Supervised the Artist Liaison team for the Main Stage and Big Top at Mutiny Festival. First point of contact for high profile artist and agents, including; Snoop Dogg, Katy B, Chase & Status, Nero. Liaison with security team to ensure sufficient security was in place for the arrival of high profile artists. Effectively supervised a team of Artist Liaison Support Staff. Escorting artists around the site, working in close relation with stage management to ensure scheduled performance times were met. Liaising with the press (e.g Capital Radio) to set up interviews between artists and press.

2013

Promotions Supervisor

The Balcony Nightclub, American Amusements

Aug 2012 - Apr 2013
  • Responsible for offline and online promotions for The Balcony Nightclub. Managed The Balcony facebook page, increasing traffic to site. Responsible for distribution of printed media.

2012

Receptionist

Island Business Centre

Jun 2011 - Apr 2012
  • Diary management of all conference rooms. Maintaining high customer service, liaising with different business across a variety of sectors, ensuring complete confidentiality is maintained. Handling correspondence and providing secretarial and administrative support.

2010

Business Administrator & Receptionist

HTP Training

Aug 2009 - May 2010
  • Diary management of the conference and business centre, advanced customer service delivery and signing guests in and out. Directing guests to meeting rooms. Handling switchboard and dealing with telephone enquiries.

Education

2016

Arts and Events Management

Arts University Bournemouth

Aug 2013 - Jun 2016

    2016

    NVQ Level 2 Business and Administration

    HTP Training

    Aug 2009 - Jun 2016

      2013

      Performing Arts

      Isle of Wight College

      Aug 2011 - Jun 2013

        2010

        Gcse’s

        Medina High S

        Aug 2007 - Jun 2010