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Analogue Collections and Cataloging Assistant in a historical picture library. Daily tasks included analysing sales data to improve and enhance future content production, as well as researching, recording and investigating historic prints and artwork to provide the full context of an item. I was also involved in formatting content from other institutions such as the Museum of London, English Heritage, The Museum of East Asian Art, National Jazz Archive and many others. I catalogued a varied range of material, maintaining the collections database to ensure maximum efficiency in search requests. Ensuring a high level of archival standards and care for the collections, evaluating and producing condition reports.
Training completed within Selfridges. Refined and well tailored customer service within a large flagship store in a high end West London retail environment. A dedicated approach towards data capture ensuring each customer is approached and their information is accurately gathered, meeting daily personal targets. Playing a key role in marketing events, ensuring customers are aware of the offer and increasing interaction with products ensuring a higher rate of conversion. A detailed understanding of visual merchandising effects on display sale rates and influence on customers. A methodical approach to stock levels resulting in accurate stock information.
Evolving a storage facility into an organised collection based archive. Organising garments, determining their season and collection, formatting by show order with remaining samples and commercial pieces arranged in garment order, labeling and preparing a cataloging system. Undertaking the process to formally establish an archive.
A commision by the Museum to create specialist subject podcasts for The Silent Partners exhibition, accompanying a number of items within the display to provide visitors with a wealth of information enhancing their understanding of exhibits.
An exhibition proposal understanding the importance of objects and how they convey an exhibition theme understanding of how large scale museum archives function and their format of cataloging system.
A commision by the British Library to produce specialist subject blog posts to promote the materials within the collection that relate to Puttin' on the Glitz - Fashion & Film in the Jazz Age. The blog posts featured items from the wider archives of the British Library that were not included in the exhibition but could be viewed online through the blog posts to provide information and interest prior to the exhibition's opening.
Fully competent in a fast paced till service making sure each customer receives a great customer service, adding that little extra to make a difference to their day. Stock controls, reducing items, general house keeping with attention to product displays.
Archive Intern Fully competent in all areas of a commercial archiving adhering to a high level of industry standards and regulations. Taking on all tasks including the organisation and placement of collections; databasing and cross-referencing item codes, product composition descriptions and photographing garments. Proficient in cataloging and condition reports, ensuring regular checks identify the maintenance and management of items. Facilitating viewing requests, choosing items from the collection that fulfill an aesthetic or construction brief. Organising the stock, setting up, event and packing away of the yearly sample sale, ensuring each process ran smoothly and on time.
Answering phone calls and transferring to the right department in a fast paced environment, signing in parcels and sorting for the corresponding department, warmly receiving clients and guests, booking taxi’s and parcel vans.
Maintaining the front desk, selling tickets, answering enquiries calls and booking afternoon Tea’s. Informing visitors about the museum and maintaining the gift shop.