Sarah Patel

Sales Assistant

Projects

About me

I started out in theatre as a follow spot operator in a receiving house. I also down Get-ins and outs, and stage LX. I them moved in to the west end and worked on The Rat Pack as LX board operator, then on to Billy Eliot as a dep' covering holidays and Sickness with in the LX department, before moving on to work for a company as ASM. I then got a temp job in BHS, which then lead to a full time contract, then to me working as the stores Visual Merchandier, where I got to work on sevrel refits and as VM surport for flag ship stores. After that I moved to London and I spent 7 years working in a costume shop. I am now looking for next path, and a change in career. Possible back in to the arts or in to social media. I have 3 blogs that write and post on www.sarahpatel.blogspot.com www.mytheoryofthecrows.blogspot.com and www.visualmerchandising101.com

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Skills

  • Blogs
  • Blogging
  • Customer Services
  • Stage Management
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Stock Control
  • Stage Crew
  • Set Building
  • Follow Spot
  • Window Dressing

People I’ve worked with

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  • Katie Memmott

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Companies I’ve worked with

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  • CASS Art

    CASS Art

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    British Home Stores (BHS)

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      Southend Theatres

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        Bruce James Productions

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        Work history

        2018

        Sales Assistant and Key Holder

        CASS Art

        Mar 2018 - Jul 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Serving customers at the till and on the shop floor. Opening and closing the shop. Cashing up at the end of the day and banking Replenishing the shop floor form the stock room and from deliveries

        2018

        Sales Assistant

        Escapade fancy dress

        Mar 2015 - Mar 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Dressing and paining the stores windows, and dressing the mannequins Re- merchandising areas of the store as an when they need, and when delivery's arrive. Serving customers at the till and on the shop floor. Advising customers on special effects make up. Stock quality control. ( working with the buyer's, checking the sizes and quality of any now stock that we received in to the shop or web site, to ensure that the correct information was giving to customers.)Stock takes and stock management. Cashing up and banking Posting on social media platforms and and interacting with the public during the absence of a marketing manger. Picking and packing orders for eBay Conducting health and safety checks Admin work such as; speed sheets for store figures, staff hours and over time, monthly rotes, creating and maintaining the seasonal calendars, Insuring that any film crew or Youtube team had what they need, and that the rest of the shop continued to run smoothly while they were working. Hiring costumes to the public and to TV and theatre companies. and insuring that they were cleared and repaired before being hired out again. Training new staff Managing the shop staff on Sundays

        2011

        Sales & Visual Assistant

        British Home Stores (BHS)

        Oct 2006 - Mar 2011
        • Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Serving costumers at the till, giving refunds and exchange's. Processing deliveries. Implementing window changes, Changing Managuans. implementing department moves insuring the children's department was layed out to the range catalogue.. Staff training in my store and others in my region,

        2005

        Temporary Technical Stage Crew

        Victoria Palace Theatre

        Jul 2005 - Oct 2005
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Coveing holidays and sickness for crew, working with the crew to: Setting the stage before show, Conduct scene changes during the show, Operating the follow spot.

        2005

        Temporary Lighting Board Oprator

        Savoy theater

        Jun 2005 - Jul 2005
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • operating the lighting desk during the show. conducting rig checks at the start at every show, ensuring that all the lighting was working correctly.

        2006

        Assistant Stage Manager

        Bruce James Productions

        Nov 2004 - Mar 2006
        • Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
        • Full Time

        2005

        Technical Stage Crew

        Southend Theatres

        Aug 2000 - Jan 2005
        • Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • working with the other crew on major tours and small one night shows: Setting up the stage, lighting, sound, for shows, operating the follow spot, conducting scene changes during shows, operating sound for the Jazz bar that the theatre help in on of its function rooms Operating the lighting desk for smaller shows, helping cast with costume changes Assisting with the catering teams on music gigs (status Quo Deep purple) preparing food for crew and artists, Runner, perch acing anything that was needed for show,

        Education

        2003

        Fine Art Graphic Design

        Belfairs Sixth Form

        Aug 2002 - Jul 2003
        • Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

        2002

        A-level Performing Arts

        Belfairs Six Form

        Sep 2000 - Jul 2002
        • Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
        • studied acting techniques, and performed. Political theatre.

        2002

        A level in Fine Art

        Belfairs Sixth Form

        Sep 2000 - Jul 2002
        • Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom