Victoria Double

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  • LocationBromley, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Lifestyle
  • Travel
  • Blogs
  • Online
  • News
  • Excel
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Press Intern

Saatchi Gallery

Jan 2016
  • - Assist with developing, writing and distributing approved press releases - Create sponsorship proposals on Photoshop, I- design or PowerPoint to pitch future gallery exhibitions to potential sponsors - Assist with media relations, including pitching, researching and scheduling interviews if needed - Perform research and market analysis activities (e.g. comparing attendance figures over the years using the Art Newspaper annual gallery figures) - Assist with organization of executive photos, photo opportunities and events - Build and update media databases/ excel files/ internal intranet - Assist with building and maintaining relationships with both local, national and international media - Daily press clip both online and print publications relating to current or past exhibitions held at the Saatchi Gallery - Assist with building and maintaining press packets - Assist with following-up with members of the media to track and ensure client placement - Assist and manage press archiving (both online and physical copies) - Assist with proofing written materials for style, grammar, etc. - Create, plan and construct imaginative and captivating press releases and sponsorship brochures for distribution - Assist with planning and executing special events, if needed - Maintaining and abiding copyright agreements and making sure credit is issued when and where appropriate

2016

Online Promoter

UKETA

Dec 2012 - Mar 2016
  • -Increase online presence by increasing the number of Facebook followers - Increase the firm’s visibility all over the Internet by launching forum discussions & posting announcements - Advertise appropriate artistic opportunities nationally and internationally - Research potential collaborative openings/ residencies/ artistic opportunities and share links via the facebook page

2016

Press Intern

Saatchi Gallery, London

Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
  • - Assist with developing, writing and distributing approved press releases - Create sponsorship proposals on Photoshop, I- design or PowerPoint to pitch future gallery exhibitions to potential sponsors - Assist with media relations, including pitching, researching and scheduling interviews if needed - Perform research and market analysis activities (e.g. comparing attendance figures over the years using the Art Newspaper annual gallery figures) - Assist with organization of executive photos, photo opportunities and events - Build and update media databases/ excel files/ internal intranet - Assist with building and maintaining relationships with both local, national and international media - Daily press clip both online and print publications relating to current or past exhibitions held at the Saatchi Gallery - Assist with building and maintaining press packets - Assist with following-up with members of the media to track and ensure client placement - Assist and manage press archiving (both online and physical copies) - Assist with proofing written materials for style, grammar, etc. - Create, plan and construct imaginative and captivating press releases and sponsorship brochures for distribution - Assist with planning and executing special events, if needed - Maintaining and abiding copyright agreements and making sure credit is issued when and where appropriate

2015

Performer

Duende School of Physical Theatre

Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
  • - Creatively and positively collaborate and devise as part of an international company of 20 artists - Train daily from 9am-6.30pm every weekday (hours extended during rehearsal period) - Learn all assigned lines and choreography as specified - Support the creation of our final production ‘A Ridiculous Dream’, which was adapted from Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1877 short story ‘The Dream of a Ridiculous Man’ and performed at the Art Factory, Tavros, Athens (Greece). - Attend and assist technical set up and take down of the show - Perform improvised pieces at monthly public performances - Assist in creatively producing physical movement sequences

2015

Sales Assistant

Sports Direct

Sep 2014 - Jul 2015
  • - Greeting customers who enter the shop. - Be involved in stock control and management. - Assisting shoppers to find the goods and products they are looking for. -Being responsible for processing cash and card payments. - Stocking shelves with merchandise. - Answering queries from customers. - Reporting discrepancies and problems to the supervisor. - Giving advice and guidance on product selection to customers. - Balancing cash registers with receipts. - Dealing with customer refunds. - Keeping the store tidy and clean, this includes hovering and mopping. - Responsible dealing with customer complaints. - Working within established guidelines, particularly with brands. - Attaching price tags to merchandise on the shop floor. - Responsible for security within the store and being on the look out for shoplifters and fraudulent credit cards etc. - Receiving and storing the delivery of large amounts of stock - Keeping up to date with special promotions and putting up displays

2015

Ensemble Member

Entita Theatre

Aug 2014 - Jul 2015
  • - Attend all rehearsals - Learn all lines and choreography designated - Support devising and create movement and physical sequence material - Perform at the IYAF Festival (Rose Theatre, Kingston) - Perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (summer 2015) in which we gained a number of 5 star reviews for our performances 'Fall' and 'Method in Madness' - Support with the publicity of all performances

2015

Front of House Staff

University of Kent

Sep 2014 - May 2015
  • - To ensure the comfort and safety of the general public at all times before, during and after a performance. - To present a welcoming, helpful and efficient service to all members of the general public. - To maintain the secure and accurate handling of all monies in keeping with the theatre’s financial regulations. - To liaise efficiently with the producer/ director and to know of any artistic requirements concerning the audience - Support the smooth running of each show and handle with professionalism any audience disruptions - To make sure all audience members safety enter and leave the theatre punctually and to make sure all performances run according to specific scheduling - To anticipate the comfort and safety needs of theatregoers at all times - To be familiar with the Queen’s Theatre’s fire and evacuation procedures and to attend all emergency and evacuation drills and training in order to be able to carry out emergency procedures correctly. - To be responsive to any other emergency that may occur, such as sudden illness, and to react with calmness, speed and efficiency. - To be aware of the standard of tidiness required in the foyer and the auditorium and to be responsible for maintaining the standard at all times. - To be familiar with the theatre’s products and facilities and in particular with current and future shows and events in order to assist the public with queries and to promote the work and image of the theatre.

2014

Front of House Staff

Pleasance Theatre

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
  • - Greet all of the general public entering the Pleasance venue space - To work closely with the general public and respond to queries professionally and pro actively - To work in a busy, constantly changing environment - To interact with everyone from children to late-night revellers - To deal with challenging situations every day, such as latecomers or sold-out shows - To play a key part in the timely running of shows through audience management - To work closes with the venue crew to ensure all performances are punctual and audience requirements are delivered - Maintain cleanliness of each theatre during quick show turn-arounds - To be familiar with the theatre’s products and facilities and in particular with current and future shows and events in order to assist the public with queries and to promote the work and image of the theatre. - To be familiar with the evacuation procedures in each of the Pleasances' three Edinburgh venues and to attend all emergency and evacuation drills and training in order to be able to carry out emergency procedures correctly. - To be familiar with all access features in each theatre and to attend all access and disability awareness trainings

2014

Sales Assistant

Build A-bear Workshop

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
  • - Greeting customers who enter the shop. - Be involved in stock control and management. - To manage children's birthday parties on the shop floor. Ages ranged from around 4 - 8 year olds, with group reaching a capacity of 20. - To create and plan parties in advance, catering to each specific groups needs and ages. - To learn the professional way to mend 'broken' bears by abiding specific stitching techniques. - To use the internal computer certificate system effectively and help any customers with technical related issues. - Assisting shoppers to find the goods and products they are looking for. - Being responsible for processing cash and card payments. - Stocking shelves with merchandise. - Answering queries from customers. - Reporting discrepancies and problems to the supervisor. - Giving advice and guidance on product selection to customers. - Balancing cash registers with receipts. - Dealing with customer refunds. - Keeping the store tidy and clean - Responsibly and professionally dealing with customer complaints. - Attaching price tags to merchandise on the shop floor. - Responsible for security within the store and being on the look out for shoplifters and fraudulent credit cards etc. - Receiving and storing the delivery of large amounts of stock. - Keeping up to date with special promotions and putting up displays.

2012

Performer & Promoter

The Canterbury Tales

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012
  • - To help create and rehearse a three week long run play based around Chaucer’s 'The Canterbury Tales' with four other actors, performed in August 2012 in the grounds of the exhibition. - Attend all rehearsals punctually and learn all designated lines. - Publicising the exhibition effectively and imaginatively by flyering and performing in and around Canterbury City Centre. - Assist as a performer with the Canterbury Tales 'Terror Tours' taking place throughout the Halloween period.

2012

Barbican Student Ambassador

Barbican

May 2012 - Aug 2012
  • - Promoting our events by distributing publicity materials - Travelling to under-represented areas of east London and sign young people up to free art/ dance/ theatre events taking place throughout the city - Inspire and engage with young people and their communities - Suggesting innovative ways of reaching new audiences - Researching and identifying community groups that do not currently engage with the Barbican - Attending and assisting at Barbican events (especially those taking place in the community) and facilitating audience evaluations - Suggesting local events and social hubs as potential locations for future promotion

Education

2014

English and American Literature and Theatre Major (year Abroad

University of California

Aug 2013 - May 2014

    2011

    3 A-levels: A, B ,C: Drama, English Literature, History. 2 As-levels: A, C: 3D Art and Design: Ceram

    Farringtons School

    Aug 2007 - May 2011

      Awards

      2016

      RYA First Aider (Valid for three years)

      • Attended a weekend course on introductory first aid. I passed the training course and my certification is valid for three years from January 2016.

      2015

      RYA Sailing Level 2

      • Attended a week long course and passed my Level 2 Sailing qualification, certified by the RYA (Royal Yacht Association).

      2015

      Successfully Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for MRF Foundation

      • Successfully climbed to the Uhuru Peak (5895 m) for charity and raised

      2012

      Artist Recognition

      • Awarded an 'Artists Recognition' at the International Festival of Kerala, India, performing a piece directed and assistant directed by Richard Schechner and Benjamin Mosse titled 'Imagining O'

      2011

      Grade 7 LAMDA Speech and Drama

      LAMDA

      • Awarded a 'Distinction' in my Grade 7 LAMDA Speech and Drama Examination

      2011

      Grade 6 Checcetti Ballet I.S.T.D. Examination

      • Awarded and passed grades 1 - 6 in Checcetti Ballet I.S.T.D examinations. All exams held on behalf of the Emmerson School of Dance (Petts Wood, Kent).

      2009

      Level 4 Distinction, ESF Ski School Qualifications

      • Achieved up to Level 4 (Distinction level) at ESF Ski School (Courmayeur, Italy).

      2007

      Grade 3 ABRSM Classical singing examination

      • Passed with a 'merit' my Grade 3 Classical Singing Examination.