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Kiera Burton

Assistant to the Director

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About me

A highly organised and attentive individual with over three years work experience ​in London’s contemporary art scene. I have worked closely with international clients and quickly moved into managerial roles. My most recent position includes being an instrumental part of a charity initiative called Art on a Postcard where I oversee the events operations of our stands at art fairs including managing a small team and organising multiple exhibitions throughout the year in galleries across London.

Skills

  • Advertising
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Painting
  • Public Art
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Art Openings

Work history

Currently

Assistant to the Director

Art on a Postcard

Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • ● Managing a small team and stands at The Other Art Fair, Photo London and Moniker Art Fair. ● Built, designed and maintain the company website on both SquareSpace and Shopify. ● Detailed hanging plans for over 400 pieces of artwork including participating in installation and take down. ● Front of house at the annual Secret Auction Private View, Photography on a Postcard, Ukulele on a Postcard and at art fairs. ● Communicating with clients and artists at events, studio visits, over email and on the phone. ● Managing artist commission statements and petty cash. ● Coordinating shipping and collection of artwork. ● Researching and compiling information on artists. ● Answering the phone and handling general enquiries. ● General administrative tasks. ● Project management for a small team. ● Collating information into Excel spreadsheets - clients and artists. ● Office organisation, ordering supplies and filing.

2016

Gallery Assistant

Brick lane Gallery

Jan 2016 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Main point of contact for an external hire company from Hong Kong for two months, aiding them with installation, visual concepts and day to day running of the space. ● Front of house at fortnightly openings and in the gallery during the day. ● Managed social media accounts. ● Researched and invited artists to exhibit. ● Wrote and proofread artist biographies. ● Art handling and packing, including installation and take down of exhibitions. ● Assisted in the day to day running of the gallery and acted as manager on duty on multiple occasions. ● Answered the phone and handled general enquiries including sales. ● General administration.

2015

Young Curators Group

William Morris Gallery

Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • ● Organised and ran exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations from local companies. ● Art handling, installation and take down of exhibitions. ● Team work with other volunteers and community members. ● Researched and compiled information on materials, artists and relevant local bodies.

Education

2014

Aug 2011 - Jun 2014
  • Preston, United Kingdom

Awards

2014

Bronze in Graphics & Advertising

Creative Conscience