Somshun Khan

Digital Communications Officer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Craft
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Retail
  • Fine Art
  • Production
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Photo Editing Manipulation
  • Prop
  • Stage Crew
  • Tutor
  • Mixed Media art

Work history

Currently

Visitor Services Assistant

Artisan People

May 2015
  • An essential part of my role is to assist Gallery Assistants as well as the general public with queries, questions and information. I am currently working in partnership with the Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre on their latest exhibition and instalment of Carsten Hollers series titled ‘Decision’. Other venues I have previously worked at include The Wallace Collection, Royal Festival Hall (part of the Southbank Centre) and Sea Life London Aquarium. The role entails supervising several interactive works and is a part-time weekend position.

Currently

Social Media Intern

Luminaire Arts

May 2015
  • I update and add content to the multiple platforms used by Luminaire Arts, some of which include the companies Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin and website accounts. In addition to this I have been writing articles and features which include reviews on Artists, Artworks and Art events of interest that are on the Luminaire Arts website. As well as this I have assisted the Team Art Consultant find new Artists and artworks to represent. To ensure we stay in contact with our Artists and Clients I use Hootsuite. This is a part-time temporary role that is completely flexible and can fit around my work schedule.

Currently

Copywriting Intern

Useum

May 2015
  • Writing and editing features and copies on specific Art Movements; detailing various accounts from the history to the emergence of art techniques, enterprises and so forth.

2016

Digital Communications Officer

Arvon

Jun 2015 - Jul 2016
  • My current responsibilities include; creating and curating online multimedia content, uploading and updating content on the Wordpress CMS, liaising with authors in the creation of online content, facilitating online writing events, maintaining Arvon’s social profiles via social media platforms, creating and maintaining a new Tumblr website for Arvon, performing SEO work on website, supporting the digital marketing of Arvon’s residential courses to online writing communities, actively engaging with existing digital writing communities, creating original content for the Arvon website and external platforms, creating e-newsletters and promotional banners, supporting the Development team on visuals and presentations for fundraising events, photographing events, creating and updating user profiles and the database via Salesforce and Supporter 360 and tracking and reporting on social media analytics. I was a recipient of the Jerwood Mentoring Scheme.

2014

Box Office Cashier

Adecco

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
  • During a recent one off assignment at Pride; Brighton I was responsible for selling tickets to the public via cash and card transactions. As one of the only members of my team who were working on their own I had complete responsibility over every transaction; often having to deal with multiple payments at one time. I was also in charge of dealing with customer queries and complaints. This assignment gave me the opportunity to take initiative and challenge myself by keeping up with my peers.

2014

Production Crew & Prop Maker

Sferisterio Macerata in Partnership with Accademia DI Belle ARTI Macerata

Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Working alongside BA and MA Stage Production students at the Academy I assisted the team with one of their biggest projects – creating stage sets and props for the Annual Opera Festival at the Sferisterio in Macerata.

2013

Production Crew

The Dairy

Jun 2013 - Jun 2013
  • I helped the crew set up the exhibition space for John Armleder’s biggest UK show. I contributed via editing and creating the stencils throughout the multiple exhibition spaces.

2013

Private Tutor

Various

May 2011 - May 2013
  • I have previously taught Key Stage 2 and 3 English, Maths, Science and Geography as well as GCSE English Language, English Literature and Maths. Activities included teaching new syllabuses, setting assignments, setting tests and preparing for school assessments including SAT's, admissions tests and GCSE exams.

2011

Retail Assistant

Cancer Research UK

Jul 2011 - Sep 2011
  • Role involved: putting out new merchandise, culling stock, storing and maintaining stock for distribution to other outlets, assisting customers, dealing with requests, working at the till, organizing and maintaining the shop floor, changing the shop windows and assisting the manager.

Education

2015

BA Fine 2:1 with a 1st in Dissertation

Central Saint Martins

Sep 2012 - May 2015

    2011

    BA Archaeology/ History of Art

    School of Oriental and African Studies University of London

    Sep 2010 - Mar 2011

      2010

      A Level Sociology and English Language

      City of Westminster College

      Aug 2008 - May 2010
      • A Level subjects and grades; Art - A*, Sociology - B and English Language - C

      2008

      As Level Product Design GCSE English Literature, English Language, Science: Double Award, Maths, Hi

      Hampstead School

      Sep 2003 - May 2008
      • Grade B in Product Design including 5 B's and 4 C's for completed GCSE's.