Ryan Holmes

Gallery Assistant

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint

Work history

Currently

Gallery Assistant

Lollipop Gallery

Oct 2014
  • I am responsible for handling phone traffic, preparing purchase orders and coordinating events and exhibits. During regular hours and special events, I ensure that the gallery is clean and that visitors are fully aware of the work and the shows. I am the the port of call and front desk at Lollipop, making sure I am engaged with the people who come in. This role requires me to be customer facing meaning I must be personable and approachable. I must also be knowledgeable about artists and exhibits. They promote current and upcoming exhibits through social media and guerrilla marketing techniques, I also typically help with the physical installation of exhibits. This may include painting or repairing walls and pedestals, allocating display materials and removing artwork when an exhibit is over.

2014

Sales Assistant

House of Fraser

Nov 2013 - Sep 2014
  • I worked in the heart of House of Fraser flagship store on Oxford Street, where I worked on the shop floor. My duties included; Displaying Items Serving customers Dealing with any queries or complaints Advising customers on their purchases Ordering, managing and taking out stock Helping with promotions Overseeing deliveries Managing and motivating staff Making sure sales targets are met

2013

Deputy Editor

African Voice

Mar 2013 - Nov 2013
  • My duties included supporting editorial staff in all activities leading to publication, including acting as a personal assistant to commissioning editors and overseeing tasks such as issuing contracts and dealing with royalties; liaising with other in-house teams, writers, photographers, printers, designers and production staff to negotiate and monitor timescales for stages in the publishing process; dealing with the administration of work commissioned to freelance writers, picture researchers, photographers, stylists and illustrators; organising and researching projects to tight deadlines; summarising written material; correcting manuscripts; obtaining rights to use materials from other publications; using computers for word processing, desktop publishing and email; dealing with phone and email queries, e.g. from writers and the public; filing, photocopying and other routine administrative tasks.

Education

2010

Media, Culture and Society

Northumbria University

Apr 2007 - May 2010

    Awards

    2015

    Art Handling

    • Art Handling course completed by the Whitechapel Gallery