Having recently returned from a two year travelling stint in Australia, I am now looking to return to a junior creative role, in keeping with my previous experience and qualifications. I have a strong History of Art degree from the University of Manchester and have volunteered in several art galleries across the country. Before Australia, I worked in creative, online retail, but since my return 11 months ago I have held a highly organisational administrative role at the Hawksmoor in Piccadilly Circus. Currently based in Camberwell, South London.
Main duties include: - Responsible for boosting the reservations of the Air Street branch. - Marketing the Hawksmoor brand to local businesses. - Weekly reservations reports, analysing current trends and predicting possible future covers to aid staffing in each department. - Daily, weekly and monthly Excel numbers reports to head office. - Keeping an up-to-date audit for the creative team. - Developing customer profiles. - Complaints handling. - Staff training. - Creating daily written briefings to a team of 60+. - General reception and administrative duties.
Business development role for a home interiors, online, retail company. A small company of just five meant a hugely varied role. My main duties included: - Placing daily orders with suppliers. - Writing online product descriptions. - Photographing products for online listing. - Managing the eBay accounts, Amazon account, company website and online sales. - Tending to all inboxes. - Stock checks. - General reception duties. - Customer services. - Organising courier collections.
Sales and allocations of event tickets to both games for National/International Olympic Committee members and athlete's family and friends. The role lasted the duration of the games in London during the summer of 2012. Main duties included: - Allocating tickets to country committees. - Face to face sales with committee members. - Order processing. - The quick learning of two online ticketing platforms. - Formatting receipts. - Processing orders. - Booking conference rooms. - Meeting with clients. - Problem solving.
A one off photography commission for the illustration of a new book.
Assisted a weekly children's art class held in the gallery on Saturdays. Children were taught how to build their own living, breathing plant sculptures. Organisational skills proved key with a class of 20 children!
Volunteered to research little known paintings in the permanent collection. Also organised the ordering and filing of photographs for the upcoming Penlee Lifeboat exhibition.
Main duties included: - General reception duties. - Gallery invigilating. - Fire marshal training.
Photography, props design and props making for the largest non-profit, student-run event in the UK.
A largely research based degree, with a huge focus on written (70%) and presentation (20%) style assessments, as well as project work (10%). Remained an active member of the Manchester University Society for Emerging Artists (MUSEA) throughout all three years. Engaged and helped co-ordinate group outings to European galleries (Berlin, Madrid) as well as arts social events. Degree class 2:1.