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Lauren Cheney

Temp (Current) - Previous role Teacher in TEFL, Tokyo Japan

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsTeacher - Illustrator - Art Director

About me

• Ability to problem solve, think spontaneously & act with self-control as well as being able to-take & give direction and follow tasks accurately as instructed • Ability to engage in general support to any business in many areas from general customer service, office management & personal assistance • Advanced MS Office & intermediate Mac skills – Word/Excel/Power Point/Outlook, including various Adobe packages • Advanced database skills – Raising purchase orders, submitting expenses, processing invoices – Concur/Sprinter/Database's • Advanced diary management, including international itinerary organization • Switch board skills & confident telephone manor • Experience as a personal assistant at director/executive levels & teachers assistant to pupils of 18 months – 18 years in education and performing arts backgrounds • Elementary Level - Japanese Language (Additional essential experience such as; artist management, coordinating project releases, promotion/marketing of artists & various campaigns, and working with A&R/Promotions/Press and Creative departments and governing & charitable bodies such as the I.S.T.D – Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance).


  • Art Direction
  • Office
  • Teaching Experience
  • Music Industry
  • Personal Assistance
  • Design Creative
  • Illustration and Art Work
  • Japanese Language
  • Teaching Internationally
  • Administraion
  • Education Industry
  • Art Industry

Work history


Teacher, Player and Artistic Support Staff

My GYM Japan

Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
  • - Teacher to children of 6 weeks of age through to 13 years - In charge of preparing & delivering educational lessons in English language from the weekly lesson plans with the focus on physical education and everyday language use, to create an exciting & imaginative environment for children to understand what is expected of them through bodily action - Ensuring classes for each age group are delivered with difference in tone, expression, gestures and informative values that are needed to help the social & educational development of each learning stage of that individual child - Assisting social events & running educational stage shows for members & the general public - Art & crafts teacher support for events & classes - Teacher for separate Study Time classes on the weekly schedule – encouraging children to understand & use handwriting skills, play quizzes & informative educational games in English, teach everyday use verbs, adjectives & nouns through action & imagery - In charge of various extra curricular activities during our Jungle Time sessions such as; Story Time, Music Time & Chat Time all delivered in English language - Support with parent, customer communications and new enquiries, as well providing support to special needs children during class time


Teachers Assistant & Managing Lower School Administration

South London Dance Studios London

Jan 2014 - Oct 2014
  • - Managing South London Dance Studios entire lower school & upper school database entries & administration – Producing data reports for a variety of areas, preparing invoices, timetables for current and forthcoming school terms and managing student contacts - Managing the finance and termly/annual intake for the school – Processing BACS, cash and cheque payments whilst allocating to each student account per charge, including managing the administration for installment payment plans and fees in lieu each term - Managing banking for termly, miscellaneous, hire, private lessons and fees in lieu each term via cash and cheque payments - Manage all general lower school enquiries, emails, class registers, telephone calls and post, process all school joiners and leavers each term and general office assistance - Providing personal and teaching assistance to Dance Teachers and the Principal during classes and supervision times when scheduled including involvement in working from lesson plans when assisting



Freelance Projects FOR Various Artists/musicians/personal Portfolio

Sep 2012 - Apr 2016
  • - Producing fine line illustration for EP’s/album artwork/merchandise/websites etc. - Product managing campaigns for unsigned domestic development acts - Creative directing campaigns for unsigned domestic development acts - Directing moving image productions/videos for unsigned domestic development acts - Providing Personal Assistance to a particular development act


Personal Assistant to Marketing Director, General Manager and Personal Assistant


Jun 2011 - Oct 2012
  • - Personal Assistant to Managing Director of Asylum Records (July ’11-Oct ’11) - Personal Assistant to General Manager & Marketing Director of Atlantic Records (Nov ’11-Oct’12) - Assistance to Product Managers and coordinating research for the marketing Department including assistance to Press, Creative, Digital and A&R Departments - Diary management for General Manager and Marketing Director including booking internal & external meetings for Management and the Marketing Department - General assistance/coordination to GM and entire team in all aspects of day-to-day activity at the label, including; ordering of promo’s/watermarks and distributing them to internal members & external clients, updating Marketing drives with PR’s/images and artwork for each artist, converting & distributing audio files, screening calls for the department, arranging focus meetings with staff & management, ordering & coordinating all framed artwork and discs for internal staff/external clients & artists, compiling general stats (online) & record sales, processing monthly expense claims for GM and Marketing Department, coordinating all UK and international travel arrangements for whole team including Creative Department, attending weekly meetings with staff & clients – writing up minutes and distributing to the team - Raising purchase orders for clients and staff


Personal Assistant to Performing Arts, Music Technology and Dance

Saint Francis Xavier Sixth Form College London

Aug 2009 - Jul 2010
  • - Assistant to music department - Directing students in all areas of the music studio – Recording, Mixing Down Setting up sessions, etc. Ensuring studio was maintained & equipment was set up and down correctly during directors absence - Assistant to performance department - Acting either as Floor Manager, Art Director, Lighting and Sound Engineer at live performances, shows, rehearsals, classes and examinations - Assistant to dance department – Teaching weekly Ballet technique enrichment, scheduling studio bookings & acting either as Floor Manager, Art Director, Lighting & Sound Engineer at live performances, shows, rehearsals, classes & examinations