Sam Armstrong

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  • LocationHigh Wycombe, United Kingdom

About me

 

I have a keen interest around the stage and in production and am happy to move around. The majority of my later years have been spent gaining the knowledge, skills and qualifications, to be able to accomplish this. But also to be able to turn around and say ‘yes,’ should I be required in other fields. Having worked in many different areas, I’m intuitive to the diverse sites and situations that may befall me. My technical knowledge is varied and, although unspecialised, is quickly picked up in any area. I am always on the lookout for new opportunities to demonstrate my worth and abilities. I am comfortable in my current educational/training role and intend to gain as much experience as I can in all aspects of the event, hospitality and media industries.

Skills

 

  • Corporate
  • Festival
  • Live Event
  • Logistics
  • Event Execution
  • Event Planning
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Mac and Windows
  • Production Editing
  • Logistics Admin
  • Lighitng Instatallation
  • Working At Height

Work history

Currently

Event Coordinator Assistant

AEI Group Ltd

Jun 2016
  • AEI is a company that works mainly in YouTube branding and promotion. Recently the company began a Live Events team and I have been fortunate enough to come across and gain a position with them as an Intern Assistant to the Events Coordinator. The role is primarily logistics and involves keeping information up to date in spreadsheets regarding ticket sales, artist riders, invoices, flights, accommodation, set times and contact information. This also involves chasing up information that hasn't yet reached the company and keeping the office up to date on particular information. Further responsibilities in promotion, marketing and merchandising have been taken on in my time here as well as greater networking opportunities with departments and colleagues throughout the office. My time here so far has gone on to further confirm my passion for the events industry.

2016

Event Lighting Installation Assistant

Oakwood Events Ltd

May 2014 - Jul 2016
  • Lucky enough to find work related to my university course, my time with Oakwood Events Ltd has been a great stepping stone on path towards my career. We were constantly travelling to a number of different venues, whether it be for a wedding, a party, a festival or for charity, primarily during the spring and summer months. Duties included: Providing assistance to the company's head technician on installations and take downs. Assisting in preparation of new and current equipment. Communicating with venue managers and clients to ensure a good working relationship whilst on-site.

2016

Marketing Agent

Eco Homecare

Sep 2015 - Jan 2016
  • An experiential role, that involves communications with potential consumers to educate and interest them. The role is to challenge the publics view towards environmental issues in order to try and help make their lives easier, should it suit the individuals current needs and situation.

2015

VIP Area Supervisor

Lodestar Festival

Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
  • A new area in which to thrive. An enjoyable experience with new challenges and responsibilities to face and overcome. The previous year I had organised a number of volunteers to come work at the Lodestar festival. We provided added stability and were also able to apply our own knowledge to the tasks at hand. Asked to return the next year we brought new volunteers and were trusted to take on much more central roles at the festival. Responsibilities included: Delegation of tasks to staff, Customer engagement, Overseeing ticketing, Public safety, Design, Supplier relationships and placement, Departmental integration, Communication, Corporate hospitality and Troubleshooting.

2015

Production Management

Judgeday

Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Very pleased to have received the opportunity to work with such a great company. The position had me working in the production office at Cornbury Music Festival, where I was on-site for 2 weeks. I thoroughly enjoyed my time and felt right at home amongst the people and of course working on an event. My duties included the following: Radio Laminates & allocations Event Control Info Provision Signage & Information Plant/Store/Vehicle distribution Contacting Suppliers to chase orders or rectify problems Fire lane marking Stage marking Artist Liaison Info Crew accommodation Site shadowing Supply store distribution Administrative Work

2014

Head of Volunteers

Lodestar Festival

Jul 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Organising and heading up the volunteers from my university, this was my first true working experience on a greenfield site. I felt I fit right in and got straight to work wherever I was needed. It was great to feel versatile and face up to any issues that occurred, rectifying them and getting on with the job. Duties included: Festival Bar & Till Runner for Artist Liaison Stewarding - Gates, campsite, car park Load In - Adhoc

2013

Groundskeeprer, Waiter and Bar Staff

Hilltop Country House and Home

Aug 2011 - Oct 2013
  • Adaptable as to where I was needed most, in the days leading up to and including the event(s). This included catering and outdoor duties, such as waiting, usher and kitchen, bar backing, DJ (sound and lighting), gardening and maintenance, and generally being available to support management as and when required. As primarily a wedding venue, I learnt a lot here, not only about the company and working in the different roles, but also about myself and the direction I should take in life.

2011

Commis Chef

Bohemia Bar Grill

Mar 2011 - Aug 2011
  • A completely new role for me at the time, I learned quickly and enjoyed my time here. I later saw fit to pursue this skill through education.

2008

Caterer & Runner

LA Tasca

Sep 2007 - Jul 2008

Education

2016

BA(Hons) Event and Festival Management

Buckinghamshire New University

Aug 2013 - Jun 2016
  • Student Representative Walkabout - Chairperson Climbing Athletics

2013

Nvq2 Professional Cookery Food Production

The Manchester College

Aug 2012 - Jun 2013

    2011

    Sc(hons) BProfessional Sound and Video Tehnology

    Salford University

    Aug 2010 - Jun 2011

      2010

      A-level Physics, Business Studies, Information Technology As-level Maths

      Repton Boarding School

      Aug 2008 - Jun 2010
      • Athletics Team - Middle to Long Distance Social committee - Head of Graphics and Steward

      Awards

      2015

      Award for Personal License Holders

      • A certificate allowing me to obtain a personal license if I so require.

      2015

      Emergency First Aid at Work

      2015

      MiDAS

      • Minibus Driving

      2015

      Safeguarding and Protection of Children