I am an independent, flexible and responsible administrator in visual arts, with 4 years’ experience in management positions seeking to expand and develop my career further. In the last two years, I worked at senior level in an educational charity with a turnover of more than £0.5m. I have robust understanding of exhibition and events organisation, art commissioning and of working in close relationship with artists, institutions and audiences. I am confident that I will be able to successfully apply my skills in managing and monitoring processes and procedures, in coordinating and overseeing staff and in marketing and communications that will all result in strengthening institutional outcomes.
Served as public-facing representative of 1505 postgraduate students. Provided leadership for the Union in policy-making and representation. Ensured that the working relationship of 4 permanent staff, 70 casual workers, 170 volunteers and 9 board members is both respectful and efficient. Organised, chaired, and took minutes on wide range of university committees and student forums. Programmed a range of events for the student community. Led planning, production, and delivery of large-scale balls and fairs, to smaller academic, recreational, and political events. Monitored effective use of £0.5 million budget. Set and managed relevant parts of it. Ensured that administrative tasks and sensitive matters are conducted with integrity, accuracy and following only approved secure processes. Assisted in general administration of Union team and office. Directed major improvements in efficiency to teamwork and communication by introducing key communication tools, policies, and practices.
Effectively managed staff on duty, including providing direction, training and feedback and allocating tasks to maximise their outcomes. Reported back information to the management team and head office. Managed shifts, ensuring that customer service is at the best possible level. Dealt with any emergency and reported issues as necessary. Ensured that the building is run in accordance with all relevant regulations. Maintained standards so that all work areas were clean, tidy and well displayed at all times. Took responsibility for stock and money throughout the shift, ensuring that records were accurate and honest, that tickets and products were sold correctly and that cash and cheques were stored in accordance with the insurance and security requirements. Showed films and other content in accordance with the cinema’s timetable and to the best possible standards of presentation. Undertook any other duties which were requested of me by the management team or head office.
The MA Curating Contemporary Art Programme approaches the field critically, theoretically and through best practice in commissioning, exhibition-making, programming and writing with London-based and national arts venues ensuring that the knowledge and understanding of these practices is grounded in the context of public audiences, globalisation and the digital. In the increasingly complex cultural environment which curating takes place, research-led teaching by staff and post-doctoral students ensures the curatorial significance, intellectual value and critical vitality of the MA programme. Research focus: Methods of temporary artistic and curatorial practices that occurred during the period of the Moscow Conceptualism and the possible implications these have on contemporary production strategies of art exhibition making. Dissertation title: An Appraisal of Private Psycho-Pathological Distortions of the Public Conscience