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Josh Lenten

Director's Intern / Gallery Assistant

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsFront of House - Administrator - Researcher

About me

I am a Fine Art Graduate from Goldsmiths who has diverse experience within the museum and arts sector.

Skills

  • Visual Arts
  • Art
  • Administration
  • Creative
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Customer Service
  • Front Desk Reception
  • Reseach
  • Event Organisation

Work history

Currently

Gallery Assistant

Serpentine Galleries

Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Interacted with visitors to assist, answer questions, distribute brochures and visitor guides - Assisted visitors with disabilities such as providing chairs, large print materials and audio guides - Crowd and line management during peak visitation periods - Informed visitors of all pertinent Gallery policies as they enter the buildings such as backpack policy and prohibited items - Invigilated indoor, outdoor and off-site exhibition spaces during public opening hours, evenings and private events – upheld health and safety of the building and ensured that the security of art works were never compromised

Currently

Director's Intern

the Whitechapel Gallery

Apr 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • - Prioritised and processed incoming communications – telephone, post, email correspondence and ensured urgent business enquiries were dealt with - Organised gallery stationary areas, filling private views, books & catalogues – updating folders and library labels - Assisted with daily correspondence and replying to invites – continuing strong relationships with external supporters - Managed diary and calendar for internal and external situations– including liaising with the Communication, Visitor Service, Development and Exhibition departments - Organised and coordinated travel and accommodation: presented flight options, research on cities – hotels, restaurants, galleries and produced detailed travel itineraries - Processed expenses and coded monthly credit card statements - Complied detailed research about funders, publications and art fairs in addition to Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations that were used for departmental meetings and public events - research was also carried out for briefings and recruitment - Worked with the events team during season openings – situated at the front door, greetings and checking guests in via iPad software

2017

Chapman Brothers Guide

Art Night

Jul 2017 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • - Proactively greeted and welcomed individuals, groups and VIP’s to the festival in addition to assisting the press - Facilitated the preparation of live installations by undertaking walk-throughs of the exhibition spaces, adhering to fire regulations and checking signage - Conducted market research amongst visitors and participants of the associate programme

2017

Exhibitions Intern

Alinka Echeverria Studio (Gazelli Art House)

Apr 2016 - Feb 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • - Provided studio and personal assistance directly for the artist - Liaised with other artists and their representatives – such as suppliers, funders, collectors and institutions - Organised appointments, enquiries, requests and mailings – via telephone, email and in person (maintaining files and correspondence) - Performed research for new commissions and examined feasibility on exhibition ideas - in addition to sourcing academic, cultural, visual material and investigating copyright permission for materials - Assisted the budgeting and production of large scale works; including the creation of handcrafted pieces for display, quality control, coordinating photographic printing and sourcing archival material for projects such as the BMW residency at Musée Nicéphore Niépce (France) and Photo London 2016

2016

Front Desk Intern

Something Gallery

Nov 2015 - Apr 2016
  • Internship
  • - Dealt with enquiries by telephone, email and in person – provided information on programmes, artists, art and exhibitions - Greeted visitors, interfaced with guests at special events and assisted with private views – including sales - Supervised gallery spaces, ensured the highest presentation and protection of artworks - Assisted with deliveries, documentation, storage and valuation of art work - Updated mailings, databases and social media

2016

Sales Assistant

Jumping Bean

Aug 2015 - Nov 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2014

Campus Brand Manager

The Fine Art Collective

Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

Education

2015

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Fine Art

Goldsmiths

Sep 2012 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom

2012

Art and Design Foundation

Central Saint Martins

Sep 2011 - Jul 2012
  • London, United Kingdom