Lydia Painter
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Lydia Painter

Visitor and Museum AssistantUnited Kingdom
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Lydia Painter

Visitor and Museum AssistantUnited Kingdom
About me
Hello and welcome to my profile! I currently work as a Museum and Visitor Assistant at galleries and museums across Cheshire and Liverpool. I am looking for opportunities where I can further my career in the arts. I am available to start internships, part-time and full-time work immediately and am flexible with where I can work.
Projects
  • ABOUT://44
    ABOUT://44 The most recent project / event that I have worked on was part of the Portfolio Preparation Course at the Glasgow School of Art. Our group of students planned and organised an exhibition of our best work from the past 7 months. Aspects of the exhibition and opening night event included: promotion, finance, curation and installation. It required a huge amount of communication and team work, which we achieved through social media groups and organising bi-weekly meetings in which we would discu
  • Dance of Diplomacy - Transpositions (2015)
    Dance of Diplomacy - Transpositions (2015)My role included administrative and translation work. Exhibition held at the Italian Embassy - Palais Metternich, Vienna, Austria. Exhibition work by Sissa Micheli.
  • FEDERICO VECCHI – WIENER WERKE (2014)
    FEDERICO VECCHI – WIENER WERKE (2014)My roles included administrative and translation work.
  • Anna Maria Brandstätter, Malerei & Grafik  2012 - 2014
    Anna Maria Brandstätter, Malerei & Grafik 2012 - 2014My role included translation of the art catalogue, 'Malerei und Grafik' by Anna Maria Brandstätter (2014).
  • VIENNA ART WEEK 2014
    VIENNA ART WEEK 2014My role included administrative and translation work for the exhibition 'No More Fukushimas', which featured works by several international artists (such as Hana Usui and Takashi Ohno).
  • VIENNA ART WEEK 2013 - Special Project at Kunsthalle Wien
    VIENNA ART WEEK 2013 - Special Project at Kunsthalle WienMy role included administrative and translation work. I was employed as an interpreter for the Club der Polnischen Versager (Club of Polish Losers) show.
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Work history
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    Museum and Visitor AssistantCheshire West and Chester Council
    United KingdomFull Time
    Encouraging exhibition and event attendance by providing customer service in an informative and enthusiastic manner. Working as part of a large team and maintaining constant, important communication. Making helpful suggestions and keeping customers’ best interests at heart. Approaching visitors in a friendly manner, helping them gain as much from their experience at the museum as possible. Aiding in tours and workshops – generating an inspiring atmosphere for all visitors from school trips to academic researchers. Helping tourists by sharing local knowledge. Remaining health and safety conscious at all times – exercising vigilance while on patrol and proactively dealing with potential health and safety hazards. Encouraging visitors to donate to the museum. Handling all call and email enquiries swiftly and efficiently.
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    Volunteer Gallery AssistantFoundation for Art and Creative Technology
    Liverpool, United KingdomFreelance
    Assisting in the research, organisation and curation of present and future exhibitions. Communicating with potential artists. Organising events workshops, exhibition openings, artist talks, curator guided tours. Assisting with installations and de-installations. Preparing and maintaining the gallery space for and during exhibitions. Invigilating and front of house duties. Maintaining internal databases. Data-input, copying, filing, and mailing. Aiding in the logistics of artwork transportation.
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Skills
  • German
  • Italian
  • 3D Sculpture
  • Illustration
  • Blog Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Silkscreen Printing
  • Events
  • IT
  • Marketing
Education
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    TV Production WorkshopChannel 4
     - Bristol, United Kingdom
    Channel 4 Pop Up Programme, Bristol 20th April 2017 A one day workshop which involved all aspects of filmmaking (producing, directing, presenting, filming, editing). Working as a team to produce a short film. Out of the 21 films screened, my group's film was shortlisted in the final 6 films. Trained in: Audio and film editing, camera and microphone technique, cinematography aesthetics, producing and directing.
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    Art and Design Portfolio Preparation Course The Glasgow School of Art
     - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Grade: First
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