Joanna Padovani


About me

I'm a former Photography graduate and Primary Art Teacher. Currently studying an MA in Arts Management, Policy and Practice. I'm interested in working within learning and engagements programmes and other roles within a museum and gallery setting.


  • Teaching
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Art Photography
  • Digital Imaging
  • Picture Editing
  • Creative Event
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Event Execution
  • Event Organisation
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom

Work history


Art Department Assistant

The Whitworth Art Gallery

Jan 2016 - May 2016
  • Manchester, UK
  • Internship
  • As Engagements Assistant Intern, I : • Provided administrative support by taking notes, overseeing calendars, and coordinating meetings. • Developed content to promote the programme, including mailing lists, listings, blogs and social media. • Collaborated with outside marketing partners to determine creative advertising strategy to develop their project and on event night. • Initiated, scheduled, and arranged all meetings whether via conference call, or at designated location. • Supported the reporting and data organization requirements of the Thursday Lates programme • Followed written and verbal directions as they are given from supervisors. • Assisted in programming, production and delivery of Thursday Late events. • Scheduled and coordinated artist's performances and interviews and set up of new focus group system. • Worked closely with Engagements Manager to develop the Programme. • Coordinated volunteers on event night.


Art Teacher Primary & Secondary

San Anton School

Aug 2012 - Sep 2015
  • As an art teacher in both primary and secondary school, I taught a range of different ages. I taught my students to develop their creativity and artistic style with influences from various art practitioners. I also ran an after school photography class for ages 10-16.



Arts Management, Policy and Practice

University of Manchester

Aug 2015 - Aug 2016


    BA(Hons) Photography

    Blackpool and the Fylde College

    Aug 2009 - May 2012
    • Graduated with a 1st Class honours from Lancaster University- Blackpool and the Fylde College


    Foundation in Art and Design

    Braintree College

    Aug 2008 - May 2009



      Endeavour Scholarship

      • Scholarship awarded for MA studies in Arts Management, Policy and Practice