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 I am an experienced creative consultant, communications and events manager, passionate about creating platforms for people to engage with the arts, literature, learning and ideas. With sharp attention to detail, a zest for implementing unique communications strategies, and experience gained in Australia and the UK, I offer an unrivalled set of skills to expand and improve engagement with audiences. Qualifications • Post Graduate Certificate in Arts Policy and Management, 2014, Birkbeck College, University of London • Post Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies, 2007, Deakin University (High Distinction) • Bachelor of Education (English & History), 1999, Queensland University of Technology (First Class Honours) Professional Experience Consultant and Project Manager: EdArts Consulting Ltd, London November 2011 – August 2014 EdArts Consulting Ltd specialises in consultancy for the education, design and arts sectors, delivering communications support, design development, event management and stakeholder engagement. I worked concurrently on a number of long-­‐term contracts, including: Project Officer and Communications Officer: City of London Corporation, Department of the Built Environment April 2012 – September 2013; March 2014 -­‐ August 2014 (three days per week) The Department of the Built Environment in the City of London is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the public realm of the famous ‘Square Mile’. Key responsibilities: -­‐ Writing the Aldgate Project Communications Strategy, Aldgate Design Brief and the corporate strategy for the Eastern City Cluster. -­‐ Engaging with stakeholders, Councillors and contractors in workshops and meetings. -­‐ Undertaking administration for the Aldgate Project team, including minutes, reports and finance. Writer and Artist Coordinator: Australia and New Zealand Festival of Literature and Arts, London September 2013 – June 2014 (two – five days per week) The AusNZ Festival showcases the best of Australian and New Zealand literature, music and film over four days in London. Key responsibilities: -­‐ Managing communication with 200 writers, artists, publishers and agents. -­‐ Assisting the Artistic Director with programming; managing the schools’ programme. -­‐ Editing marketing materials and updating the website. Community Engagement Coordinator: Hackney Museum, London April 2012 – February 2013 (contract) I was engaged exclusively for the Martin Richman light installation project by this local Council-­‐run museum in east London. Key responsibilities: -­‐ Forging new links with community organisations. 1 -­‐
Hosting workshops and events including the launch party. Writing and editing marketing materials. Educational Design Consultant: The-­‐learning-­‐crowd, London January 2012 – August 2014 (Senior Associate, contract) The-­‐learning-­‐crowd is an affiliation of educational design experts offering consultation to schools and local councils. Key responsibilities: -­‐ Assessing the expansion capacity of 20 primary schools in the London Borough of Southwark. -­‐ Representing two schools as Design Champion for the London Borough of Southwark. -­‐ Writing brochures for educational design magazines. Educational Design Consultant: WSP Edunova, London March 2007 – October 2011 WSP Group is a global design, engineering and management consultancy specialising in infrastructure projects. I worked as an educational lead within the Edunova team. Key responsibilities: -­‐ Advising design teams as lead educationalist on five competitive bid teams. -­‐ Delivering change management and curriculum design workshops in schools. -­‐ Implementing e-­‐Learning strategies and systems in schools in Qatar and the UK. E-­‐Learning Coordinator: Alec Reed Academy, London and Digitalbrain (now ‘New Era’), Brighton January 2005 – March 2007 The Alec Reed Academy is a primary, special and secondary school. Digitalbrain was the content management system deployed in all London primary schools from 2001 -­‐ 2010. Key responsibilities: -­‐ Designing learning platforms for education clients. -­‐ Delivering website design training to students, school staff and local Councils. -­‐ Creating web-­‐based resources for teaching and learning. Recruitment Consultant: Protocol Education, London March 2004 – December 2004 Protocol Education is one of the largest teacher recruitment agencies in the UK. Key responsibilities: -­‐ Placing international teachers in daily and long-­‐term work contracts. -­‐ Negotiating with new schools to fulfil their supply needs. English Teacher: St Paul’s Catholic School, Milton Keynes January 2003 – December 2003 St Paul’s Catholic School is a co-­‐educational secondary school located in a challenging urban environment. Key responsibilities: -­‐ Teaching English and English Literature from Year 7 to A Level. -­‐ Coordinating A Level English for one term. History Teacher: Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Australia January 1999 – December 2002 Brisbane Girls Grammar School is a leading independent girls school in Brisbane, with a reputation for innovation balanced with tradition. Key responsibilities: -­‐ Teaching History and Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE) to students from Years 8 to 10. -­‐ Co-­‐ordinating Year 8 SOSE for one year. -­‐ Facilitating a social justice group for Years 8 to 12. 2 Other Professional Experience Agents’ Party Coordinator: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), London January 2013 – September 2014 (volunteer) The SCBWI is the largest membership organisation for aspiring and published children’s writers in the UK, with over 600 members. I organised and hosted two of the annual Literary Agents’ Parties, in 2013 and 2014. Founder: ‘1000 Books to Read Before You Die’ Book Club, London (­‐books) July 2010 – July 2011 This book club brings west Londoners together to debate and discuss iconic books. The club is now managed by a team of volunteers and has over 150 members. Director: The Conversational, London July 2009 – Dec 2009 The Conversational was a six-­‐month pop up salon designed to get strangers talking about interesting ideas. I planned and co-­‐hosted the monthly events, featuring prominent philosophers, writers, academics and poets. Referees Referees for the following projects and employers are available upon request: • Aldgate Project, City of London Corporation • Australia and New Zealand Festival of Literature and Arts • Sculpture in the City Project, City of London Corporation • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators • the-­‐learning-­‐crowd • WSP Edunova 3