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Work history


Adult Learning Facilitator

Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom

Mar 2015
  • Title: Adult Learning Facilitator – Courses and classes & Lectures Employer: The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK Dates: April 2015 – Current • Assisting event managers prepare spaces for Adult Learning events • Overseeing ticketing, guest lists and audio / visual set-ups before and after the event • Working pro-actively with adults aiding interaction and understanding during events


Visitor Experience Host

Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom

Jan 2015
  • Title: Visitor Experience Host Employer: The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK Dates:January 2015 – Current • Addressing enquiries and giving information about all aspects of the gallery, both in person and over the phone • Processing bookings (online, telephone and in person) and recording ticketing data electronically • Give short talks to visitors interpreting aspects of the work being exhibited and responding to questions •Servicing the cloakroom


Casual Gallery Assistant

Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Jun 2014
  • • Helping with set up of events, private views and gallery hires • Assisting with opening/closing of the Gallery and off-site exhibition spaces, and dealing with collections and deliveries • Invigilating all Gallery spaces and off-site exhibition spaces, ensuring that art works are secure


Teaching Assistant Work Placement

National College of Arts, Lahore Pakistan

Sep 2014 - Nov 2014
  • Teaching Assistant at the National College of Arts Lahore - Work Placement • World Art History Teaching Assistant for Foundation Course students • Preparing slide shows and notes for the upcoming lecture • Designing and marking assignments


Steward at the Queen’s Gallery & The Royal Mews

Buckingham Palace, London, United Kingdom

May 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Steward at the Queen’s Gallery and the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace • Interact and engage with the public to enhance their visit, ensure their safety and security, and will also devise and deliver guided tours. • Providing visitors with information about the current exhibitions and all aspects of the Gallery and the Mews including 1. The Official Residences, Royal Collection Trust and the Collection itself 2. Events, tours, publications and merchandise


Visitor Services Assistant Work Placement

Whitechapel Gallery, London United Kingdom

Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
  • Visitor Services Assistant at Whitechapel Gallery - Work Placement • Dealing with enquiries and giving information about all aspects of the Whitechapel Gallery, including current and forthcoming exhibitions, public and education events and activities, the building and facilities including the bookshop, café and restaurant, development and fundraising schemes and the gallery’s history and mission. Providing excellent customer care following existing guidelines and policies. • Being well informed and able to answer enquiries about other arts venues and activities as well as the area’s cultural history and general travel/tourist information. Taking ticket bookings and capturing data, using a computerised system, by telephone, e-mail and in person.


Gallery Assistant Internship

Hanmi Gallery, London United Kingdom

Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
  • Gallery Assistant at Hanmi Gallery- Internship Dates: January- March 2014 • Managing and maintaining gallery database including website content, and social media management • Represented the gallery at both ART14 & London Art Fair 2014; Designed the final posters, press releases, price lists, press packs, website content, stall layouts for the art fairs on indesign. • Research into artists and artworks, liaising with artists before the upcoming exhibitions


Gallery Invigilator

Two Temple Place, London United Kingdom

Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
  • Gallery Invigilator at Two Temple Place Dates: January – April 2014 • Front of House staff at Two Temple Place, as part of their ongoing exhibition titled ‘Art, Science & Exploration’, a collaborative project of the Bulldog Trust and The University of Cambridge Museums. Also worked here as a tour guide.



Internships Voluntary Work

May 2010 - Jul 2014
  • Title: Volunteer Education Employer: Whitechapel Gallery, London Dates: April 2014–Present Title: Volunteer Learning Employer: Buckingham Palace, London Dates: August 2014 Title: Intern Employer: Architects Inc, Lahore Dates: June – July 2012 Title: Volunteer Education Employer: Zimmedar Shehri, Lahore Dates: June 2012 Title: Volunteer Learning Employer: Jahanara Memorial Trust, Lahore Dates: January – February 2010 Title: Volunteer CP Students Employer: Pakistan Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabeled, Lahore Dates: June – August 2010



BA Fine Art

National College of Arts, Lahore Pakistan

Jan 2009 - Jan 2013
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS 2009-2013 BA Fine Art-Painting Major, National College of Arts, Lahore • Graduated with First Class Honours ?• Major studies in Painting, Printmaking, Miniature Painting, Contemporary Art Seminar, Personal Research Thesis and History of Art and Architecture •? Minor studies in Photography, Ceramics, Calligraphy, Sculpture, Photoshop, Drawing, Fresco painting and Visual Arts and Design