Jenny Rush-Cooper

Venue Manager

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Education
  • Office
  • Engagement
  • Community Engagement
  • Youth Engagement
  • Gallery Education
  • Outreach
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Museum and Gallery Interpretation
  • Cultural and Educational Activities
  • Museum Education
  • Youth Work

Work history

2015

Venue Manager

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
  • Working during the festival to manage professional theatre venues to host cast workshops and festival performance nights. Requires competent work with theatre professionals, teachers, and school children. I am responsible for front of house and backstage, and must independently troubleshoot and manage logistics. In one performance day, I manage 100+ children and large audiences, and stand as the first point of contact for theatre staff, performers, and teachers.

2015

Schools Outreach Officer

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
  • Employed in communications, outreach and sales with the UK's largest youth drama festival. Role involved liaising with schools to encourage participation in an opportunity for children to perform Shakespeare in professional theatres. As the first point of contact for the Festival, I managed relationships with schools across London and Scotland, working closely with festival coordinators on strategy, marketing campaigns, and trained new staff members.

2014

Gallery & Information Assistant

Talbot Rice Gallery

May 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Role as the public face of the gallery, in which I interacted with visitors, developing communication skills to share and express ideas about contemporary art with visitors. I further increased my competencies to adapt my language and approach in these discussions to help make the art accessible to all. Included managing general admin on behalf of the team.

2014

Workshops & Volunteer Coordinator

A Festival for Social Change

Sep 2013 - Mar 2014
  • One of five coordinators that led a team of thirty volunteers which put on a festival to empower young people to create positive social change. I played a central role in formulating the concept and gained event planning skills. I demonstrated strong communication skills through independently creating a programme of twelve workshops with external organisations. Success was due to successful fundraising and budget management. Gained leadership experience through recruiting thirty volunteers and co-leading team meetings. The role proved my ability to work creatively through forms of public outreach, marketing, event management, space usage and aesthetic design.

2014

Marketing & Engagement Ambassador

Tedx University of Edinburgh

Sep 2013 - Feb 2014
  • TEDx events host talks by professionals based on sharing a range of issues and ideas. I worked with the marketing team to promote the event; I gained skills in development of creative plans for designing publicity stunts. I worked as part of a large team on campus which successfully engaged students in the issues of the talks and in finding unique ways of boosting ticket sales. I assisted in managing guests and communicated confidently with audiences to encourage issue engagement.

2013

Engage Volunteer

Horniman Museum

May 2013 - Aug 2013
  • Trained volunteer with the learning team encouraging interactive visitor engagement. Developed skills working with children in an educational role to make arts and history accessible to all. I became confident in adapting information to each visitor's need and quickly learnt the multiple volunteer roles across the museum.

2013

Families Summer’ Activity Coordinator

National Trust, Sutton House

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
  • Supported the Community Engagement and Learning Officer in a preserved Tudor heritage site. I successfully created and implemented creative activities to engage family visitors in art and history to provide a diverse experience within the site. The experience furthered my ability to work with people on all levels; staff, volunteers, and school and family visitors.

2012

Society Vice President

Actionaid

Sep 2010 - Mar 2012
  • A founding and leading member of a society which raises awareness of issues of global development. I co-led the team in creative public campaigns and events that successfully gathered a wide range of supporters. I gained experience in contacting local media and writing press releases and in using social media as a public platform. I worked confidently with professionals, such as the ActionAid head office and local MPs/MSPs who took our campaigns to parliament. Designed and led campaign training workshops for students.

2011

Admin Assistant

NHS Westminster

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
  • Gained skills in IT and successful team communication, whilst acting as a point of contact via telephone and meetings for medical professionals. Developed an eye for detail in efficiently handling and presenting sensitive information.

Education

2014

Master of Arts (hons

University of Edinburgh

Aug 2011 - Jun 2014
  • English Literature

2013

Erasmus Year Abroad

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Jul 2012 - Apr 2013
  • English Literature

2010

A Levels

Thomas Tallis School

Aug 2008 - May 2010
  • English Lit, Drama, History, French