Laurah Furner

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About me

 

I am a final year student at the University of Leeds, currently completing my degree in English Literature. I have a strong interest the museum and art gallery sector, and have completed volunteering, internships and work experience in this field. My passion lies particularly in public programming, outreach and youth engagement. I am also interested in curatorial development and exhibition facilitation.

Skills

 

  • Have Great Communication Skills and Customer Service From
  • Activity Organisation
  • Administrative Organisational Skills
  • Front of House
  • Event Facilitation
  • Hospitality Experience
  • Excellent Computer Skills Microsoft
  • Database Administration
  • Cultural and Educational Activities
  • Arts Education

Work history

2016

Creative Intern

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Jun 2016 - Sep 2016
  • London, UK
  • Internship
  • Responsible for the upkeep of the gallery's art studio, The Sackler Centre, and for assisting and supporting visiting artists with educational projects and classes. Other responsibilities included record and data management, undertaking of research projects, assisting with workshops and public program events, and liaison between the gallery and local schools.

2015

Sales and Marketing Intern

The Poetry Society

Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
  • London, UK
  • Internship
  • My responsibilities included data entry, promotional material distribution, creating and editing copy for The Poetry Society website. I was also required to manage social media promotion for The Foyle's Young Poet of the Year Award, and was involved in first-level sifting of the poetry entries.

Education

Currently

English

University of Leeds

Sep 2013
  • Leeds, UK
  • Studies in Renaissance, Civil War and Restoration, 18th Century, Victorian, Modernist and American literature. Elective courses in Folklore and Mythology, Roland Barthes, The Museum and The New York School Societal Roles: Secretary of Museum and Art Gallery Society (2016-17), Social Secretary of Opera Society (2014-15), Secretary of The Scribe Magazine (2014-15)