Lianne Hickey

Marketing/Communications Assistant

About me

I have recently completed an MSc in Marketing Management at NUI Galway, and am actively seeking media and marketing opportunities in Dublin. Throughout the academic year I have gained a wealth of practical experience, and am excited to apply, and expand on this knowledge in a new work environment. I graduated from UCC in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts, and subsequently qualified in Arts Business Management. Following this, I gained international experience by living and working in Tokyo, through the JET programme ; the world's foremost teaching and cultural exchange programme. In short, I am skilled in written and verbal communication, globally-minded, organised, creative, and dedicated to achieving top results.


  • Digital Maketing
  • Content
  • Admin
  • Art History
  • Media Planner
  • Team Managament
  • Marketing
  • PR

Work history


Assistant Language Teacher

Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme

Jul 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Japan
  • Full Time
  • In 2015-2016 I participated in the Japanese Embassy’s prestigious JET Programme. The programme is aimed at promoting grass-roots international exchange between Japan and other nations, and is considered the world's foremost teaching and cultural exchange programme. I worked as an Assistant Language Teacher in a private junior and senior highschool in Tokyo, and as part of my farewell ceremony, was awarded the JET Kizuna (“bond”) Ambassador Certification as an honorary ambassador of the internationalization of Japanese local authorities. My responsibilities included: - Planning and leading classes on Public Speaking, Writing Skills, and TOEFL Exam Preparation - Representing the school`s International Relations department at official events - Recruiting applicants for the Study Abroad programme - Proofreading official documentation and online material


Visual Arts Programming Intern

Sample Studios

Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
  • Cork, Ireland
  • Internship
  • Sample-Studios is a non-profit group established at the beginning of 2011 by an artist-led board of directors hailing from a range of disciplines, including drama, visual arts and music. It oversees the vibrant visual arts programme, TACTIC, which presents innovative exhibitions with a focus on curating, research and collaboration. I worked at Sample-Studios as the Visual Arts Programming Intern, and helped with the planning and execution of a number of exhibitions. My responsibilities included: - Invigilation of featuring exhibitions - Representing the gallery at networking events, including the Visual Artists Ireland day at IMMA - Assiting with exhibition curation and hanging - Liaising between artists and gallery administrators


Press Office Assistant

The Pleasance Theatre Trust

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest Arts Festival in the world, and The Pleasance Venue is the heart of the festival, hosting over 270 performances each year. I worked in a small, busy team of 8, and collaborated with press and media representatives for each of the performing companies to ensure that productions gained the best possible exposure. Whilst providing support to the department’s operation as a whole, I worked specifically in the role of Cuttings. I gained experience working with the media, journalists and press representatives, in a highly administrative, fast-paced environment. Additionally I learned how to manage databases and online resources with an acute eye for detail. My responsibilites included: - Reviewing print, online and broadcast press every day in order to create an archive of any coverage for all shows in the programme to be used by the performing company and venue - Posting the top reviews on press boards throughout the venue and working closely with the Street Team and Programmers to ensure reviews for all Pleasance-produced shows are distributed amongst the team in a timely manner


Customer Service Administrator


Jul 2012 - Sep 2013
  • Cork, Ireland
  • Full Time
  • Abtran is Ireland’s largest provider of customer management service solutions. During my time in Abtran, I worked specifically on inbound communications for the Government Services department. I moved across the Taxi Regulation and Housing Tax sections, as well as Ireland's multi-professional Health Regulator (CORU). As part of my position I had to develop, and demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of complex governmental regulations. My responsibilities included: - Solving industry and consumer queries via phone/email - Processing payments for housing tax - Extensive data entry - Application Processing - Advising professionals, and members of the public on governmental regulations



MSc Marketing Management

National University of Ireland, Galway

Aug 2016 - Jul 2017
  • Galway, Ireland
  • The Marketing Management MSc equipped me with knowledge about a range of Marketing subjects to an advanced level, and developed my analytical, oral and written presentation skills. It also helped me to acquire the ability to use prominent research methodologies. Additionally, I have gained a wealth of practical experience by developing integrated marketing communication plans for varied organisations, namely; Advance Science, NUI Galway's International Recruitment Office, Portershed Innovation Hub, and the MistCalls Phone App. Modules include: Strategic Marketing Research Methods Marketing Innovation & Commercialisation Digital Marketing Services Marketing Marketing Performance & Productivity Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility Cases in Marketing Management & Strategy Brand Management Marketing Analytics Social Marketing & Sustainability Global Business To Business (B2B) Marketing Dissertation - "Ethical and Non-Ethical Consumer Perceptions of Ethical Brands"


Advanced FETAC Level 6 Certificate in Arts Business Management

Colaiste Stiofain Naofa

Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
  • Cork, Ireland
  • Upon graduation from UCC I enrolled in Arts Business Management. Throughout the year I acted as the Marketing and PR Manager for the CSN Teaching Gallery and associated events, including solo and group exhibitions, and learned the necessary skills for arts programming, and audience-development. The course provided excellent links with local arts organisations, and practical work experience opportunities with the Lifelong Learning Festival, The Guinness Jazz Festival, and Open House Dublin. Modules include: - Cultural Management - Finance and Accounting - Creative Entrepreneurship - Arts and Community Engagement - Exhibition Techniques - Cultural Marketing


Bachelor of Arts (major in History of Art, and minor in English Literature)

University College Cork

Sep 2009 - Sep 2012
  • Cork, Ireland
  • Studying Art History nurtured my creativity, and my ability to research, analyse, and interpret information. This was complimented by my study of English Literature, which developed my critical thinking, and written communication skills. English modules: Old and Early English Literature European Cinema American Cinema Nineteenth Century American Literature Victorian Literature Studies in Shakespeare Women and Literature History of Art modules: Art and Architecture in High Renaissance Rome Themes in Roman Baroque Art The Artist's Persona after 1945 Themes in Modern Art The History of Art History Investigating the Depiction of Daily Life From Modernism to Postmodernism Dissertation topics: "An Investigation of Van Gogh's Use of Colour for Emotional Expression" "The Influence of Las Meninas on the Artwork of Twentieth - Century Spanish Artists" Additional two subjects in 1st year - French, Greek and Roman Civilisation