Nicki Riley

Event Manager

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom
  • AvailabilityCurrently available for full time and freelance jobs.

About me

 

A freelance Event Manager with expansive experience in live events. Originally from Birmingham and currently based in London, but willing to travel globally

Skills

 

  • Marketing PR
  • Promotions
  • Creative Event
  • Live Event
  • Email Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Stage Management
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Management
  • Production
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Show Calling
  • Talent Liason
  • Artist Liaision
  • Assistant Stage Manager
  • Live Music Event Production

Work history

Currently

Event Manager

Wonderland Events

Jun 2016
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Produce proposals and pitch for events Manage events from conception to completion – see portfolio for past events Client and budget management Venue and supplier sourcing and management Completion of payment plans and processing client’s and supplier invoices Offering of creative entertainment solutions. Talent sourcing and management On-site event delivery and execution including install and derig

2016

Stage Manager

Oxjam Music Festival

Oct 2016 - Oct 2016
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Managed one of the venues used for the Oxjam Islington take over as part of Oxjam Music Festival Point of contact for the venue and bands, and contact for the team managing the whole festival Making sure the day ran to time and as efficiently as possible Worked alongside the sound technician to ensure bands were set up for performance Managed a team of volunteers

2016

Trader Manager & Deputy Stage Manager

Arctangent Festival

Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
  • Bristol, UK
  • Freelance
  • Worked alongside the Stage Manager on the festival’s second biggest stage offering support and management in their absence Assisted with the coordination of the bands and stage, ensuring that each performance began and ended on time, and making sure that each band had all necessary equipment and supplies Provided management in the general tent area – including overseeing security and staff to provide a safe festival environment Managed a team of staff to welcome all traders on-site, show them to their spots and get them set up with all necessary information Oversaw the installation of every trader throughout the festival and acted as the port of call for any issues Worked alongside the festival organisers setting up the festival on ad-hoc tasks

2016

Event Coordinator

Wonderland Events

Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Provide support on various events in different roles, both on-site and during pre-production, filling numerous roles to include show caller, stage manager, artist liaison, event assistant and event manager Reply to all new enquiries and take event briefs Support Senior Producers to produce and deliver live events

2016

Studio Manager

Wonderland Events

Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Manage day to day running of the office Organisation of all internal events Maintain supplier’s database and arrange supplier’s meetings Work closely alongside the MD and other directors offering support and assisting with company management Manage company IT and offer technical support Vetting of CV’s, conducting interviews for interns, writing references and job descriptions Moved the whole office to a brand new location, transforming a warehouse space in to a fully functioning office

2016

Happiness Manager

Hire it

Jan 2015 - Jun 2016
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Hire it is Wonderland’s ‘little brother’ company that hires out bespoke and inspiring event furniture: Devising and implementing processes to ensure smooth running of the company from an admin perspective Assist the Marketing Director with various marketing campaigns including sourcing potential new clients, sending direct emails and working on the company credentials Create creative proposals for clients and attend client meetings to represent and sell the company Raising invoices, chasing payments and managing all company admin including company profit and loss Responding to new enquiries during busy periods and placing orders with the warehouse and coordinating logistics. Working to increase sales and revenue

2015

Administrative

Wonderland Events

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Provide ad-hoc event support on various events and in various roles Provide assistance to the MD and other directors Provide admin support to all members of the team, including payment plans and contract writing Manage office supplies and databases

2014

Co-founder

The Looking Glass Liverpool

Jan 2013 - Sep 2014
  • Liverpool, UK
  • Freelance
  • Founding member and Deputy Editor of The Looking Glass, a website covering the Liverpool music scene Organised and promoted a monthly night at a bar in Liverpool, showcasing local acts and entertainment. Managed numerous writers and produced a printed edition, a ‘Fresher’s Guide’ magazine Conducted numerous interviews with bands and wrote reviews covering the local Liverpool music scene Created and managed the website and branding elements including logo design

2014

Event Assistant

The Conservative Party

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
  • London, UK
  • Internship
  • A key part of a 4 person team organising the Summer Party – one of the largest events in the party’s calendar Communicated and corresponded with guests, donors and advertisers; researched, organised and booked entertainment and catering suppliers; helped produce the 40 page brochure for the evening Assisted with day to day co-ordination and planning, helped to secure, process and despatch auction prizes and provided general support to the Events team Present on day ensuring the event ran smoothly Assisted in 10 Downing Street

2014

Music Coordinator

99.8FM KCC Live

Feb 2014 - May 2014
  • Liverpool, UK
  • Freelance
  • Completed a six-week training scheme with KCC Live, a local Liverpool radio station Took charge of local music, creating and building relationships with local artists while conducting research on the local music scene Collected, approved and edited local music using software such as Audacity and Myriad

2014

The Times Final Year Student Interviewer

The Times

Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
  • Liverpool, UK
  • Freelance
  • Conducted a number of interviews for The Times Student Survey in a commission based role

2013

Marketing & Promotions Intern

Bold Management

Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
  • Liverpool, UK
  • Internship
  • Office experience in PR, marketing and promotions

2013

Volunteer Steward

Glastonbury Festival / Oxfam

Jun 2013 - Jun 2013
  • Glastonbury, UK
  • Internship
  • Gate management and wrist band checking at Glastonbury Festival Training in crowd management and basic first aid

Education

2014

English Literature

University of Liverpool

Sep 2011 - May 2014
  • Liverpool L69 3BX, UK
  • A 2:1 degree in English Literature and Language

2011

A Levels

Aldridge Sixth Form

Sep 2009 - May 2011
  • Aldridge, Walsall WS9, UK
  • English Literature - A English Language - A Art - B

2009

GCSE

Aldridge Science College

Sep 2004 - Jun 2009
  • Aldridge, Walsall WS9, UK
  • 13 GCSE's A* - B

Awards

2016

Pediatric First Aid

St Johns Ambulance

  • Certificate of Pediatric First Aid - valid until 2019

2009

Drivers Licence

DVLA

  • Full, clean drivers licence