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Sarah Keates

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationBristol, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsEvent Manager - Studio Manager - Project Manager


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About me

Excellent and adaptable Event Manager and Operations Director, including directing operations for VR World Congress, which is fast becoming Europe's largest conference on virtual reality.

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  • Managing Volunteers
  • Event Magagement
  • Creative Arts
  • Microsoft
  • Administraton
  • Scheduling
  • Live Events
  • Corporate Events
  • Festival Director
  • Festival Design

Work history


Studio Manager

Opposable Group

Jun 2016
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Manage the studio for a mid-weight gaming and VR company. This includes HR, finance, asset management, team management and managing the admin for the studio and associated projects, such as the Adventure Time VR game released last winter. The creative activity for this company is wrapping up and so I am looking for other employment.


Festival Manager

Balter Festival

Jun 2015
  • Chepstow, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Work alongside the Event Producers to implement and manage their 4000 capacity green-field music and arts festival including; festival management procedures and advising on their event management plan, hiring department managers, run the event production office and other operational offices on site and act as one part of the Event Liaison Team in an emergency.


Operations Director

VR World Congress

Feb 2015
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Design and operate this seminal and leading event in the VR industry. Create event management plan and ensure all departments, venues and contractors are in agreement with and follow it. This includes creating and implementing all health and safety and working practices, reviewing regularly to ensure everyone is compliant. Provide staff and volunteer training, communicating regularly to keep crew motivated and productive. Ensure financial targets are met while reviewing sales and spending alongside the creative director. Ensure the event operates within the company's mission statement and working closely with the creative director to produce an event that is on brand and message. Manage assets, reviewing and approving any equipment needs.



BA(Hons) Interdisciplinary Design

University of the West of England

Sep 2007 - Jul 2010
  • Bristol, United Kingdom