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Aug 2014Present


Popolo Italian Kitchen and Bar
Jun 2014Aug 2015

Trainee Shift Manager

McDonald's Corporation
Dec 2014Present

Event Coordinator

"Inferno"  - The 1st Annual Sport Ball

Duties include:

Developing, implementing and managing the event.

Fulfilling all fiscal duties including overseeing a $13k budget.

Liaising with the clients and maintaining a good relationship.

Liaising with all contractors, venue hire and stakeholders.

Maintaining the stakeholder relationships.

Completion of risk assessments.

Overseeing the procurement of catering, audiovisual, entertainment, security and rental needs.

Sourcing entertainment - band, DJ and fire twirler - for the event.

Developing a marketing campaign and all marketing materials.

Supervising and coordinating the activities of all personnel, contractors and vendors.

Funding applications and maintenance of relationship with successful funding bodies.

Jan 2014Jan 2015

Treasurer & Social Events Coordinator

QUT Cheer & Dance

Duties include:

Overseeing a $20,000 budget

Creating the budget outline and expenditure/income documents for 2015

Maintenance of club membership and payment records

Creation of extensive funding applications - all of which resulted in a level of success

Liaision with stakeholders to ensure their requirements were met

Planning and operation of various events.  One of which resulted in a 150% expected attendance rate and generated $900 in ticket sales. 

Oct 2014Oct 2014

Bar Operations Intern

Oktoberfest Brisbane

Shadowed my mentor, Matt Jones, for the duration of the two week event and bump in process.  In this time I learnt various tasks that come with managing a bar such as stock take, problem identification and solving of various issues, the different components and areas of a bar and how to manage people.  I spent a lot of time working behind the bar and speaking to people in various positions to gain a further understanding of how festivals are run.

Sep 2010Jan 2014

Team Member

Kmart Australia

Volunteer Work

2015                                          Splendour in The Grass

                                                    Check-in; wrist banding

2015                                          Future Music Festival

                                                    Bump In Crew

2014                                          Splendour in The Grass 

                                                    Aided in bump in; assisted in running Splendour in the "Craft" sessions and was floor staff.

2014                                          Valley Fiesta

                                                    Consumer Experience Surveyor



Bachelor of Entertainment Industries

Queensland University of Technology

Taking elective classes to specialise in Event Management and building connections to secure an internship overseas in 2016.

Completed the START QUT Program in conjunction with High School in 2012 with a GPA of 6.0


Senior Certificate

Centenary State High School


Team Management

I manage the Front Counter section of McDonald's when on certain shifts. This includes break allocation, primary and secondary position allocation and delegation of cleaning and stocking tasks.

I have received high amounts of praise by senior managers for my ability to interpret a situation and make necessary changes to solve a problem.


I complete pre-shifts to identify any stocking or cleaning that needs to be done and then delegate these tasks among all crew.  This is continuous through the shift.

Employee Training

I teach crew the correct procedures to be followed, monitor their performance and give feedback until competency is reached.  I notify crew if they are not following procedure and monitor them until it is fixed.

Basic Cash Handling

I have basic knowledge of cash handling procedures.  I can perform sales; count a till, float and safe; and have started training for full cash procedures.

Customer Service

I have 6 years experience in customer service.


I put myself forward for tasks, lead by example and make myself approachable to crew.

Social Media Marketing

I utilize social media marketing as part of the marketing plans for all events and fundraisers.

Time Management

I have excellent time management skills as shown through my ability to study full-time, work part-time and also complete internships and volunteer frequently.


I have a natural confidence when speaking to people and love to network with those in and around my field.


Through group assignments; working in a fast-paced team environment; and playing team sport from a young age, I have strong team work skills but also know how to take control when necessary. 


I have innovative ideas for fundraisers, can identify trends, and can successfully coordinate all logistics and run a fundraising event.

Event Planning

As shown in my work history, I have experience in events planning and have received praise for my abilities in this area.  I take on any aspect of an event, learn skills and then implement them in the future.  


Ashleigh Garnham - McDonald's Corporation | Shift Manager

0468 926 874