Events professional with loads of experience in events management within music and the arts.
I provide the Events Department and the Gallery with general administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the Department. Particularly responsible for all administrational aspects of cultural and corporate entertaining at The Proud Archivist, co-ordinating private views, receptions, corporate and other events. Working particularly closely, on a day-to-day basis, with the Event Production Manager, as well as the Programming team and Directors.
Q in the Park is a Staffordshire based music and arts festival that entertains revellers while they wait for public transport to the V festival - one of the Midland's biggest music extravaganzas. I have been involved for the last 3 years in organising and delivering this event (one in Stafford Victoria Park and one at Wolverhampton Train Station), and after taking over the festival this year I am responsible for expanding and developing the event further. This is an event I took over from the previous Festival Director, since taking over I have developed the event increasing it to 2 days to further the attendance and audience participation in the festival (increasing by 35% since 2014). I have also secured funding from various bodies including the Staffordshire Arts Fund, Big Lottery Fund and private donation, in doing this I had to develop a constitution for the Q organisation and rigorously justify how Q in the Park would benefit the local community in our funding applications. This extra funding has allowed us to create a much more varied program of events over the 2 days, expanding from just music into theatre, (this year we are producing a shadow puppet production of Macbeth) plus a programme of workshops including circus skills, Brazilian drumming and ukulele playing.
I provide Event Supervision services to support and enhance the public experience, operational, delivery, efficiency and effectiveness of a variety of events put on by Quays Culture, most recently Lightwaves Festival 2015. Roles include: - Event admin including liaising with festival artists both in pre-production and on site - Undertaking responsibility for health and safety at all event locations including The Lowry Plaza and MediaCityUK Piazza space. - Managing rotas from our database of volunteer stewards, and managing these teams on site
Established in 1991 Alexander’s is the leading North West Live Music, Comedy and Arts Venue. In my role I oversee a percentage of artist bookings – generally liaising with artists and groups looking to put on events. During my time at Alexander’s I have developed our social media and online presence, seeing an 30% increase in ticket sales over this period and our social media interaction/ engagement increase by 45%. Roles - Artist Liaison/ Booking - Event Organisation/ Logistics - Traditional press management - Overseeing Publicity material design/ print - Event Admin – ticket printing / posting / event listings - Implementing pre-agreed social media strategies - Press Release Creation and publication, booking and placing advertising