Megan McCann

Exhibitions Coordinator

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Freelance Consultant

Self-employed

Apr 2016
  • Whilst searching for a full-time position, I am currently advising clients on ways to develop and secure their art collections, and working towards a series of exhibitions with a group of artists.

2016

Exhibitions Coordnator

Art Dubai

Nov 2015 - Mar 2016
  • During my time at Art Dubai, my role was split between project managing the Marker 2016 exhibition and coordinating the galleries exhibiting at Art Dubai. Marker is a part of Art Dubai's non-profit programming, and I was in charge of putting the exhibition together with the curator, Ringo Bunoan. My key responsibilities for Marker included: -- Production (Managing the exhibition's budget; Floor-plan crosschecks; Exhibition design including furnishing and fit-out; Liaising with contractors and suppliers; On-site support) -- Communications (Production and editing of the Marker catalogue; Editing press releases and blog posts; Liaising with the Press team to ensure international coverage of exhibition; Managing the Marker pages on the Art Dubai website; Assisting with generating sponsorship for the exhibition) -- Logistics (Coordinating international artwork shipments from the Philippines to the UAE; Organising travel and on-site itineraries for the artist representatives) -- On-Site (Exhibition install and dismantle support; Sourcing materials and managing art-handlers and technicians; Liaising with VIP team to organise two events in the exhibition space to promote artists and encourage collector interest; Assisting with generating and securing artwork sales; Managing the schedule of the curator and assisting with her timetable whenever needed; Troubleshooting any on-site issues/'fighting fires') Alongside Marker, I also helped to coordinate 94 exhibiting galleries in a 3-person team. My key responsibilities within this team were split across Production, Communications, On-Site Support and general administrative Gallery Services. These included: -- Administrative (Coordinating exhibitor-related mailings, updates and queries; Compiling and mapping out the official gallery statistics for the fair to be used across all PR and Communications channels; Database compilation; Maintaining the image library for all collateral) -- Production (Assisting with booth design queries, production and floor plan cross-checking; Liaising with the contractors and suppliers pre- and during fair; On-site support) -- Communications (Assisting with generating sponsorship and partnerships; Editing and producing publications including the Official Catalogue, the Education Guide and the Modern Collector's Guide; Maintaining the exhibitor sections of the Art Dubai website on Wordpress) -- On-Site Support (Creating tailored daily on-site schedules for the exhibitors; Troubleshooting any on-site issues/'fighting fires'; Assisting with generating and securing artwork sales through collector introductions; Leading VIP/Collector tour groups around the Modern halls)

2015

Outreach Consultant

Dubai Design Week

Aug 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Working with the VIP & Outreach management, I helped to generate visibility for the inaugural event through mail-outs, on-site events, educational tours and online marketing. The regional outreach tasks I worked on included securing embassy visits to Dubai Design Week, leading educational tours with over 700+ students across 3 days, and supporting the events of 27 participating design stores, studios and institutions. My key responsibilities included: --Administrative (Editing exhibitor mail-outs, outreach mail-outs and tailored VIP invite letters; Drafting schedules for 25 visiting school groups; Database research; Photoshop edits for tour maps) -- Exhibitor Support (Handling all marketing and PR queries for participating designers; Troubleshooting any issues/'fighting fires'; First point of contact for designers) -- On-Site Support (Handled the schedules of 700+ visiting students, and toured them around the Dubai Design Week site in 2-hour time-slots; Managed the volunteer tour guides; Acted as mediator between visitors and designers)

2015

PR Assistant

Sweaty Betty

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
  • During my time at Sweaty Betty UK, I worked in a 2-person PR team, and was held responsible for the following: - Acting as the main point of contact in press office - Coordinating press and celebrity gifting schedules with PR Manager - Managing press relations, e-postcards and drafting press releases - Liaising with press on a daily basis to ensure any press sample call ins were handled efficiently and creatively; selecting samples to suit specific themed shoots as advised by press stylists - Ensure all press coverage and any other press reporting were updated for all internal PR and weekly/monthly meeting updates

Education

2015

MA Art Business

Sotheby’s Institute of London

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015

    2014

    BA(Hons) Fine Art

    Kingston University

    Aug 2011 - Aug 2014

      2009

      A-levels Maths, Sociology

      Royal High School of Bath

      Aug 2007 - Aug 2009

        Awards

        2013

        Introduction to PR certificate

        • Received from Chartered Institute of Public Relations