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I have a well-rounded and varied understanding of Hospitality, Event Management and Production, having worked for a variety of festival and event-space clients. I have experience in different areas including, but not limited to, venue management, ticketing, artist liaison, booking of infrastructure.
As Operations Manager at The Idler Academy, a bookshop and event space in West London, I am required to: • Source tutors and material to develop courses that fit The Idler ethos. • Programme & manage all external events – Supper Clubs / festivals / pop-up shows etc. • Create and maintain systems for the day-to-day running of The idler Academy including development of bookings systems and management of finances. • Compose product descriptions and upload these to the Idler website (Wordpress) and other online mediums – social networks, course portals, Time Out.
As Hospitality Manager at Yurtel, a premium Boutique Camping Company I am required to: PRE SEASON • To oversee customer bookings and send out confirmations – includes creation of bookings system and procedure. • Mail shots / newsletters: Composition and distribution of newsletters - to include Mail Chimp database management • Human Resources: Interviewing and hiring of Yurtel Hospitality staff. Creating Rotas and liaising with team members in preparation for the season • Source peripherals and disposables IN SEASON: • Once the season gets underway my main role is as the Production Managers second. I am responsible for managing the guest experience and overseeing the smooth running of front of house services. This will include pre-event targeted news letters, preparation of room plans, management of the Front of House and guest arrival./departure procedure, development and management of housekeeping systems.
As Festival Coordinator at Port Eliot Festival, a 10,000 capacity arts festival, I was required to: •Manage entry into the festival – instructing ticket companies; developing entry systems; overseeing procedure and pricing; sourcing gate staff, signage and wristbands. •Book and manage tents. This includes sourcing and siting of all venue tents across the site and instruction and management of all punter Boutique Camping options. •Act as Artist Liaison across the four main stages. In advance: issuing of contracts, working within strict budgets to negotiate riders / performer requirements. During: Managing artist check in and last minute problem solving. •Run festival social network sites and produce copy for the programme / website. •Act as Special Projects Organiser – develop and implement non-venue specific projects and performances e.g. Mobile photo booths, wild swimming, kayaking, outdoor cinema. •Wardrobe Department (WD) Manager. Role in WD planning area layout, drawing up of budgets, meeting Fashion Designers, building timetable of activities. •Other responsibilities: Disabled Liaison – I respect equality and diversity by both developing general festival policy for disabled access and dealing with disabled individuals on a case by case basis, working with festival sponsors and assisting the festival directors.
Torquay Festival, Torquay Town Centre - Production Office Manager May 2011 – Sep 2011 As Production office manager at Torquay Festival I was required to: • Compose and send out artist contracts, requirement forms and information packs. • Set up and manage the production office during the show including arranging artist arrivals, facilitating technical and rider requests, purchasing and distribution of kit.
BSc (Hons) Nutrition: 2:1 2003 - 2006 University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH
A Levels – Biology (A) Business Studies (A) ICT (B) AS Levels – Religious Studies (A) Chemistry (A) GCSE – 10 A/A* including Maths and English St Lawrence College, Ramsgate, CT11 7AE
Course completed in 2014. Certificate valid for 2 years.