Steph Hirst

Visitor Experience Assistant

  • LocationUnited Kingdom



  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Critic
  • Exhibition
  • Budgeting
  • Design
  • Creative
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Proofreading
  • Event Organisation
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history


Freelance Curator


Aug 2014



Design Futures Commissioned by Design

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Co-curating a programme of talks and workshops commissioned by 100% Design; developing event programme curatorial concept; arranging logistics; organising sponsors; liaising with graphic designers; producing written content for event stand text, website and publications; leading promotion via social media platforms and assisting with onsite management at the event.


Curatorial Intern

Barbican Centre

Apr 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Assisting the curator with research for The World of Charles and Ray Eames; administrative tasks; compiling information documents, bibliographies and timelines for publications; creating curatorial research folders; collating object checklists; developing budget spreadsheets and experienced using the art gallery exhibition database Rapid.


Project & Curatorial Assistant

Design Museum

Dec 2013 - Mar 2014
  • Assisting the curator with exhibition organisation and administration for Designs of the Year 2014; generating exhibit lists and exhibition spreadsheets; contacting lenders and designers for display requirements, loan agreements and transport requirements; providing organisational support working to schedules for the planning, installation and de-installation, including completing exhibit condition reports and careful object handling.


Events Assistant & Research Intern

Double Decker

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
  • Driving research for film content to be showcased at the Tailor Made event. Organising logistics and assisting visitors with event information.


Curator & Co-project Manager


Dec 2012 - Mar 2013
  • Curating and co-project managing the one-off food event, contacting venues, organising sponsorship and promotion, carrying out design production, as well as working on the event installation and de-installation.



MA Curating Contemporary Design

Kingston University in Partnership with the Design Museum

Aug 2013 - Aug 2014


    BA(Hons) Interdisciplinary Design

    University of the West of England, Bristol

    Aug 2007 - May 2010