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Specialising in arts and cultural events. I am now seeking an exciting position in the field, where I can apply my knowledge and skills for continuous improvement.  I am an ambitious MSc graduate looking to progress my career and develop my knowledge of the cultural and events industry.

Education

20162017

Masters of Science 

De Montfort University

Cultural Events Management : Merit 

Key modules: Festivals and Events Practice, Museum and Exhibition Design , Business for the Creative, Event Leadership and Cultural Policy. 

20132016

Bachelor of Arts

Manchester Metropolitan University

Fine Art : Second Class Upper Division

Key modules: Art and Audience, Unit X @ Manchester Art Gallery & Art History.

Work History

Jan 18Present

Event Producer 

Future London Academy 
  • Responsibilities include greeting and serving customers,
  • Providing detailed information on menus,
  • Multi-tasking various front-of-the-house duties and collecting the bill.
  • Present menus and provide detailed information when asked (e.g. about portions, ingredients or potential food allergies).
  • Cashing out floats at the end of the night 
  • Stock take 
  • Managing a team of 10 
June 2017September 2017

Marketing, Events and Ambassadors Coordinator

Wheyhey
  • Supporting Events Manager on all events
  • Researching and securing quality events, negotiating contracts, to ensure the best requirements are given at the best rate.
  • Liaising with various event managers to communicate  timetables and deadlines for events Wheyhey are attending.
  • Coordinating in store retail sampling sessions, with Wheyheys key retailers. 
  • Searching and securing suppliers for the event stock , particularity marketing and promotional products.
  • Managing all event enquirers and supervising in the planning and delivery, along clients main point of contact for event; before during and after. 
  • Managing daily office admin; emailing correspondence , organisation and filing paperwork, answering enquirers over the phone, processing payments and ordering office supplies. 
  • dealing with clients on a day-to-day basis whilst maintaining and developing excellent customer service relationships for new and existing clients. 
  • Working and communicating with volunteers on a day-to-day basis, to ensure good working environments. 
  • Managing monthly newsletter marketing, sent out to 24,000 on Wheyheys database, creating all promotional literature; researching up to date topics. 
  • Responsible for growing the email database at all events and subsequent project management of event email send outs and comps.
  • Communicating and coordinating with all parties in the lead up to the event, designing and communicating the layout and any additional requirements to make sure the event runs smoothly. 
  • Monitoring and running feedback, for Wheyhey and to suppliers post event, communicating experiences with relevant colleagues. 
  • Working on sight at all events, managing the event, location and staff, distribute any promotional materials, and deal with problems.
  • Keeping to events budget based on a realistic situations, ensuring no overspend and controlling of cutting costs where needed
December 2016May 2017

Volunteer Coordinator

Leicester Comedy Festival  
  • Implemented and improved internal communications system, between promoters, volunteers and audience.
  • Coordinating weekly promotional events, including creating and maintain a volunteer list of up to 150 people.
  • Liaising with all festival venue promoters, to compose running order
  • Assistance of festival set up, festival delivery and festival take down.
  • Volunteer promotion program planning , to ensure the festival is well marketed and promoted, sourcing, training and briefing volunteers.
  • Daily volunteer management to ensure successful completion of festival.
  • Daily administration of the office and festival.
  • Creating and sending communications to specific sections of the festivals databases to inform them of volunteer opportunities. 
20152016

Project Coordinator 

Manchester School of Art, Auction Fundraiser
September 2013November 2016

Events Assistant

MMU Student Union   
  • Respond to events enquirers;  phone, email and letter.
  • Assist with communications to events participants, supporters and suppliers to ensure smooth running of all kinds of events, from Comedy nights to live music.
  • Assist in the promotion of MMUnion events, making use of an integrated marketing strategy; digital, social media, utilizing the union student promoters.
  • Record and report on the success of promotional activity, assist with the lead-in events such as promotional days, launch events and training days, including recruiting volunteers, providing displays and site set up.
  • Coordinate the supply of events merchandise to other areas of the university.
  • Compile feedback from event participants and analyse responses
  • Assist in all pre- event preparation and on the day provide support as required by the event co coordinator, and assist in all event take down.