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With a strong interest in arts and community led events and a desire to increase accessibility to a more diverse audience, my excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt my approach to the individual enables me to thrive in a public facing role. My background in a gallery environment and involvement in setting up participatory events has given me the conviction and confidence to pursue a career within the creative arts sector. Currently I am working at the Arnolfini in Bristol as Events Assistant, whilst also practicing as a freelance events and arts photographer
-Retrieving detailed booking information to prepare the events spaces to specific requirements -Wecoming visitors to the gallery's events, private views and conferences -Maintaining a friendly and approachable disposition as first point of contact -Liaising with event coordinators and technical staff to maintain efficiency -Managing a small team of volunteers -Using outstanding networking abilities to build friendly relationships with first time and regular hires -Using my initiative in a fast-paced and changing environment
-Photographing artists, staff and visitors at the private view for the 2016 Wells Art Contemporary -Representing the WAC and reflecting the values of the organisation when interacting with visitors -Maintaining a friendly manner when approaching visitors, artists and staff to request photographs -Organising people into groups for group photographs -Having an awareness and understanding of those not willing to be photographed
-Welcoming visitors to the weekend-long Tessitura European Conference 2015 -Helping to set up conference rooms and event spaces at the Crowne Plaza Hotel -Guiding visitors, delegates and speakers to their conference rooms using a detailed timatable -Photographing the weekend-long event for promotional and archival purposes
-First point of contact for clients, artists, event coordinators and atendees -Assisting with the set-up and smooth running of safe and welcoming events and gallery spaces -Networking with clients and arists -Providing detailed and clear information about current exhibitions and events to members of the public -Adapting my approach to suit the individual in an environment that strives to welcome people from all sectors of the community -Using visual social media to promote current exhibitions and events -Carrying out general administrative tasks
-First point of contact for visitors to the Create Centre and the Cafe area -Providing information about catering services provided and products available -Preparing clean and welcoming conference and event spaces in the office buildings -Catering for functions, parties and events -Working as part of a creative team -Liaising with a wide range of people from all sectors of the community -Maintaining a friendly and welcoming manner when working with members of the public
-Working as PA to interior designer Inés Benavides -Carrying out general administrative duties -Documenting work in progress and finished products for the website -Working to a schedule -Liaising with artists and other members of staff to maintain efficiency -Attending art fairs and exhibition launches
-Working as an assistant facilitator for the weekend-long 'Tate Movie Project' -Welcoming visitors to the event held on Trafalgar Square -Communicating friendly instruction and information to visitors -Assisting visitors with a variety of participatory workshops -Preparing and setting up the workshop stations -Working as part of a team to ensure the safe and smooth running of the event
A 3-year degree in Photography, where I gained in-depth knowledge and skills around commercial, professional and fashion photography, and the history, theory and philosophy of the practice.
A one year Foundation Diploma in studies related to Art, Design and Media, leading up to a graduate exhibition.