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I am a recent Psychology graduate primarily interested in the combined use of psychology and art. During my studies I was engaged with a creative environment which enabled me to experiment with these disciplines, giving me valuable transferable skills. I believe that art perfectly complements therapy as a powerful tool for unlocking emotions. Equally, an understanding of psychology is key for creative industries. I also appreciate the value of charity: I volunteered for Oxjam music festival, worked for UNICEF, took part in the Great Daffodil Appeal and raised money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Having lived in four different countries, I have learned how important it is to be immersed in, and familiar with, culture and society. I am an open-minded, curious individual who seeks out new life experiences. I enjoy rewarding, challenging work and study and have a unique mindset that would be a great addition to any team. Languages: English, Swedish and Farsi.
Assisting with the day-to-day running of the art gallery. Learning about the contemporary art scene and explaining and selling art to customers. Conducting market research and advertising. Assisting with promotion, set-up and breakdown of exhibitions. Administration.
Using ABA techniques including DTT, PRT and PECS to increase language, communication, play skills, social skills and life skills. Creating a fun, patient and motivating experience tailored to each individual. Monitoring behaviours and implementing appropriate interventions. Tracking each individual's progress using reports. Liaising as part of a multidisciplinary team of behavioural therapists and teachers.
Helped homeless people with substance misuse issues and mental illness reintegrate. Helped identify skills and goals which I would help foster and work towards. Organised social activities and workshops to create a social network within which service users could gain support.
Worked for various music companies including Shazam, Ticketmaster and Live Nation. As first point of contact I developed customer service skills and company knowledge. Booked flights, meetings and set up the rooms with refreshments and projectors. Answered, amended and referred inquiries and directed visitors. Received and sorted daily mail/deliveries/couriers and performed other clerical duties. Made sure stock was up to date and tracked using Office Softwares.
Worked in different schools to help pupils in need of additional support including those with special needs and those for whom English was not their first language. Worked alongside actors to produce alternative ways of delivering lessons and activities for maximum impact and enjoyment. Used various art forms such as drama, dance, painting and music as a communicative tool, especially when language was a barrier. Worked with a clinical psychologist who supervised me while supporting a student with EBD. Used group discussion to formulate student support strategies, including mood diary. Weekly counselling sessions discussing wellbeing of staff and students.
Worked with venue managers, promoters, booking agents and music managers. Provided accurate event information and assisted in purchasing tickets for live music events for various venues. Liaised with artists, industry professionals and guests in person and remotely. Accurately operated the PCI Ticketmaster computer system, entered data and interpreted sales figures. Handled cash accurately in a loud, fast-paced environment.
Made sure the children and teenagers in my care were safe and happy. Learned about various disorders, how best to communicate based on the disorder and how to pay attention to behaviour. Used art and music to help unlock emotions. Learned Makaton and trained in first aid, epilepsy awareness and safeguarding.
Had the responsibility of managing venues by liaising with artists, promoting events, fundraising for the festival and selling band merchandise and tickets. Assisted other volunteers to make sure everything ran smoothly and on time.