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I am a creative and confident young woman currently reading music at King's College London. I have always had a love for the arts and I try to explore all different industries within them. Primarily I am an amateur composer and musician. However, I have a desire to work in theatre and/or I would also like to create art such as sonic art and installations. I spend most of my spare time and money going to see anything and everything I can, and living in London is a great way to absorb lots of different cultural worlds. I am friendly and laid-back, yet this does not deter my ambition. Any opportunities that I can find I will be open-minded towards and glad to have the chance! I love engaging with any projects that I can and I believe that my experience so far shows this. I have worked at a couple of arts festivals and have had various jobs that are much more exciting than standard retail positions. This is because I take pride in my work and I put all of my effort into things that I enjoy and am interested in. Being a musician, participating in ensembles, tours and countless concerts for most of my life has also taught me a lot about interacting with others and how the music industry works. I am the manager for my string quartet and I regularly set-up and fully organise our paid gigs. I have also recently started to write a blog in which I review things I have seen and explore other issues - it may not be the most ground-breaking concept ever, but the writing experience is very useful since it takes a different tone from the majority of my academic work. I believe that creativity is truly one of the greatest potentials we have. So while I am not sure what area of work I would like to pursue when I graduate, what I do know is that I am willing to devote myself to working in the arts and spreading the benefits of its industries to as many people as possible.
I was recently selected to represent the RSC on campus and I have so far loved the role. Since it is a voluntary position I am given a lot of freedom in how to market the company and their scheme for young people on campus. I have organised and run several free events on campus which I believe have been quite successful and creative. My passion for theatre also allows me to talk to others about the great work the company does.
I helped Cryptic Theatre Company (fellow Glaswegians!) to market their sonic and visual arts festival in London, 'Sonica'. I was mainly responsible for promoting tickets towards students in nay way I could.
I have worked at a busy South London pub for half a year. This job was very demanding , but it gave me some valuable experience working with all sorts of people and facing problems.
Organising events during the Fringe for performers. Dealing with administration, general requests and assisting the performers, media and arts industry professionals in getting the most out of their Festival experience.
I worked in the FOH team for this outdoor Shakespeare festival.. It was a really exciting experience because I was given a lot of responsibility and it required commanding and authoritative professionalism in order to gather and transport large groups of people in a public park. I also had more experience with cash handling and selling in this position.
I did a short course of work experience in the education department, working closely with the organisation of community projects, song writing and writing classes.
I volunteered for several months at a Glasgow branch of the charity shop Shelter. Since it was short-staffed I was often given a lot of the responsibilities such as cash-handling and dealing with customers. Although I have to admit my favourite part of working here was getting to dress the mannequins!
This was my first position within the Arts industry and it taught me so much about theatre and customer service. I learned fundamental job skills at the Citizens' such as dealing with customers, colleagues, selling merchandise/food/drink and doing cash ups.
I have a diploma in Music Performance