Grace Irvine
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Grace Irvine

Communications CoordinatorAshford, United Kingdom
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Grace Irvine
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Grace Irvine

Communications CoordinatorAshford, United Kingdom
About me
I am an experienced, personable, professional and commercially minded events coordinator and project manager looking to join a passionate team to deliver exciting projects. I want to put my proven track record of experience delivering a variety of events, from immersive games to music festivals and comedy nights, to new challenges in the professional arena.
Projects credited in
  • Dead Drop
    Dead DropA detective adventure set amid cold war spy games in 1969. A Door In A Wall created this immersive experience for a public audience in 2017 and launched it early in 2018 to sell-out audiences.
  • Dead Man's Hand
    Dead Man's HandA murder mystery treasure hunt event around Farringdon and Smithfield, running in London in 2018 and 2019. The game was created and executed by A Door In A Wall, and run weekly for a public audience over two years.
  • Capital Crimes
    Capital CrimesA bespoke Christmas party for a corporate client in 2018. A Door In A Wall created a 1950s story of rival gangsters and asked guests to follow clues about a stolen treasure. Curious characters and mini mysteries culminated in a dramatic finale, all within the magnificent glamour of London's Cafe de Paris.
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Work history
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    Communications CoordinatorKent Music
    Maidstone, United KingdomFull Time
    The communications coordinator is responsible for implementing Kent Music's annual communications plan to broaden the reach and raise the profile of the organisation in Kent and further afield. From May - August 2020, I project managed Day & Night Fest, a virtual music festival. The aim behind this project is to provide free, engaging, fun and educational content for young learners both in Kent Music's core demographics and beyond while in-person activities are not available. Working across all the departments of the organisation, I have brought together a fantastic team to coordinate the development of free daily content including masterclasses, performances, interviews and a virtual Open Mic. Keeping the needs and voice of the young members of our organisation has been at the heart of what we do. The project aims to retain and grow engagement with the organisation, further to developing an extensive catalogue of high quality video content, keeping Kent Music at front of mind for students and parents as we move into the new school year. In Autumn 2020 I will implement the first ever deep dive research project into Kent Music's communications and customers, with a view to developing a comprehensive, research led plan for the promotion of Kent Music in the county. This is being developed with the assistance of senior leadership team, along with all other relevant staff. I work as a one person department, ensuring the charity's brand is implemented consistently across the organisation. I responsible for the ongoing engagement of students, parents, teachers and staff, providing communication and adding value to their experience of Kent Music. The role involves commissioning and project managing the design and production of all print and digital marketing, including brochures, flyers and merchandise, in addition to managing a range of digital communication channels such as marketing emails, the Kent Music website and presence on social media.
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    Events CoordinatorA Door In A Wall
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    A Door In A Wall is a live events company, creating immersive games which combine murder mystery, treasure hunts, escape room style puzzles, and immersive theatre. Products are targeted at corporate companies and scale from set packages to large scale bespoke events which overtake a whole venue and public areas. I managed all bookings and sales for A Door In A Wall, acting as the the main liaison for all staff at every event. I am well versed in the practical, technical and logistical workings required for a smooth and successful event. In 2018 I oversaw over 130 private events for groups from 5 - 250, taking each one from initial enquiry to completion, and meeting 120% of my sales targets. I also oversaw the development of three brand new public events. My responsibilities included the management and delivery of marketing and communications materials, both digital and print. Designing and maintaining ongoing online adverts, spearheading new campaigns and developing materials such as live event videos and photos and graphic designs. I also wrote all promotional copy, from press releases and website copy to social media posts, along with maintaining relationships with press and blog contacts. I am always trying to keep informed of developments in discourse, terminology and thinking, particularly I found equality, diversity and inclusivity. I spearheaded a successful initiative to diversify our cast, crew and permanent staff at A Door In A Wall, and developed a bullying and harassment policy for the company based on the most recent thinking. I worked closely with the Director on all projects including the development of new products, experiences and events, acting as the main client liaison on all events from initial enquiry to invoicing and feedback, building and maintaining relationships with clients, venues and stakeholders, and budget management for individual projects and ongoing business.
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Skills
  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Customer Service
  • Relationship Building and Management
Education
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    MDrama - Drama & Theatre Studies (Directing Specialism)University of Kent
     - Canterbury, United Kingdom
    A four year degree balancing theory and practice in theatre and production, with the final year specialising in Directing. I was awarded First Class Honours for my degree.