I am currently looking for an exciting opportunity, to return to the events industry. I recently took a break from my desk-based events job to invest some time in teaching yoga, gaining more on the ground event experience, and broadening my customer service skills (August - Dec 2019). I am a Social Anthropology graduate with a range of experience in events, market research, arts administration and customer service.
• Managing the bookings for the Photography Studio, and for various film shoots that take place in the venue - ensuring that these do not interfere with other events, or building maintenance. • Various daily admin: raising invoices, managing the main company email account, keeping track of event guest lists, managing the majority incoming calls, booking travel and accommodation for artists/staff, diary management, implementing a daily sign-in system, arranging courier services, and taking and distributing the large volume of post/deliveries that arrive to the building, arranging hire of various services, purchasing supplies for the company, updating the website, and ad hoc daily tasks. • Assisting with event organisation for various private, business, arts, music, and corporate events/ exhibitions, including: Glasgow International 2018, large-scale outdoor music shows and International Street Art Festival, ‘Yardworks’. • Maintaining communication between the offices/artists studios that are rented out, and the venue • Providing support for all office/venue teams (press, digital marketing, venue operations, bars, artist studio management) with work overflow.
Working with a small team in Glasgow’s boutique branch of women’s active-wear brand, Sweaty Betty to deliver outstanding customer service, meet sales targets, and promote the brands values in and out of the workplace.
Occasional work for Think Different Events at large-scale conferences and awards nights. Worked at front desk of conferences, providing information and registering delegates, assisting with event set up and operations
Working with a large team to facilitate the customer experience at outdoor family event GlasGLOW, a large-scale outdoor light show and walkthrough experience, based in Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens. Duties included; event set up and take down, communicating with the large team over comms to ensure customer safety, customer satisfaction and technical working order of all equipment, crowd management, https://www.itison.com/glasglow
WatchScotch is a Glasgow based start up looking to create a subscription video on demand service with specially curated Scottish related content. Internship consisted of completing an in-depth audience research project for WatchScotch. Responsibilities including: collecting a range of data for marketing purposes, conducting interviews and surveys, creating an in-depth target market brief
Providing research assistance for the Franki Raffles Photography Archive. Responsibilities have included: Transcribing the audio of Assessing the legacy and impact of feminist photographer Franki Raffles Symposium, held at Glasgow School of Art in April 2017 and transcribing a number of written documents.
Introductory work experience in the Global Marketing Department for Aberdeen Asset Management during my penultimate summer of High School. This placement included shadowing the Global Marketing Executive and visits to partners Kino Design.
A short work experience placement at The Sigma Films production office, Glasgow, working on the new feature film ‘Last Word', starring Ewan MacGregor and Eva Green. My placement involved shadowing of the Research Assistants and Production Office Team, gaining an insight into various aspects of a large scale production.
Course has included Modules in: Sustainable Development, Geography, Visual Anthropology, Material Culture Studies, Gender Studies Research-based dissertation: An exploration of the identification and built communities of digital nomads as online freelance workers and travellers - including in-person fieldwork at The European Travel Blog Exchange Conference, Stockholm, 2016 and extensive online fieldwork over three month
I presented my research on: An exploration of the identification and build communities of digital nomads, at the 2017 Anthropologies of Media and Mobility: Theorizing movement and circulations across entangled fields workshop this September at an exciting, interdisciplinary three day workshop at the Universität zu Köln.