Sara Scalzotto

Gallery Assistant

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Fine Art
  • Illustration
  • Strategic Planning
  • Wordpress
  • Web Content
  • Assistant Editing
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Research Content
  • Digital Archiving

Work history

Currently

Gallery Assistant

Banner Repeater

Feb 2016
  • • Opening and closing the gallery, ensuring the smooth running of technical equipment during opening hours. • Monitoring the gallery space, providing explanatory advice to the general public. • Developing and editing the upcoming website. • Researching contents on a variety of topics related to publishing after new media.

Currently

Barista

Carter Lane Coffee House

Mar 2013
  • • Providing excellent coffees and a professional but friendly service in a busy independent coffee-shop, featured in the London Coffee Guide since opening in October 2012. • Training new staff and contributing to the ongoing professional development of our team. • Supervising the staff, shop floor and till handling in absence of the manager. • Ensuring the maintenance of high product standards; monitoring the functioning of our technical equipment. • Leading stock-checks and stock-refills, arranging orders and deliveries from suppliers. • Actively undertaking training, including Barista training at the Artisan Coffee School (2015); Milk Texturing Mod. 2.1 from Prufrock Coffee (2014); Intermediate Barista Course from The London School of Coffee (2013); and CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering at the City of Wenstminster (2013).

2015

Exhibition Assistant

Unfinished Histories Ltd

Nov 2014 - Apr 2015
  • • Assisting with the installation, documentation and de-installation of the exhibition Re-staging Revolution: Alternative Theatre in Lambeth and Camden 1968-88 at the Oval House, London (Nov-December 2014) and at the Camden Local Studies and Archive Centre, London (February-May 2015). • Handling and installing framed artworks, mounting and installing display cabinets.

2015

Audio & Video Technician

Unfinished Histories Ltd

Feb 2013 - Apr 2015
  • • Producing video and audio documentation of long length interviews. • Providing editing of video documentation using After Effects and I-Movie software. • Devising interviews transcription.

2014

Researcher & Archive Assistant

Unfinished Histories Ltd

Feb 2013 - Feb 2014
  • • Developing written content for five webpages on British Avant-Garde theatre companies. • Devising and undertaking interviews with theatre companies’ originators and actors. • Sourcing and documenting relevant research material by liaising with a variety of both national and private archives. Managing the loan of archivalia for exhibition purposes. • Encoding webpages content on Wordpress; curating online picture galleries. • Scanning and editing on Photoshop paper documents and analogue images. Optimizing digital images formats for online publication and database storage. Devising metadata, maintaining and updating the record of metadata on the Unfinished Histories database. • Ensuring the compliance to copyright policies.

2013

Gallery Assistant

Cell Project Space

Mar 2013 - Nov 2013
  • • Opening and closing the gallery, ensuring the smooth running of technical equipment during opening hours. • Monitoring the gallery space, providing explanatory advice to the general public by telephone and in person. • Assisting artists during exhibitions installation and collaborating with a team of volunteers during the installation and de-installation periods. • Updating the gallery’s artist database and mailing list. • Assisting with the running of preview shows.

Education

2015

Cultural Studies

Goldsmiths, University of London

Aug 2013 - Aug 2015
  • Dissertation Title: ‘Algorithmic Selves: Programmable Memory and the Digital Archive" Focus: Comprehensive study of the relationship between computation and cultural memory in digital art and online archival projects. Grade: High Merit

2012

Sculpture

Camberwell College of Arts

Aug 2009 - Aug 2012