This page is essentially my CV. I was going to embed my LinkedIn Profile like a professional, but either that’s not possible with the free version of wordpress and I’m not planning to my major revamp of the website until the 2017 festivals season begins.
Oh here’s a linked in!
CPL Productions: ‘How Did You Get So Rich’ – Logger (Sept. 2016)
Responsible for logging and transcribing footage from 4 days of shoots. Achieved all required logging in four days.
BBC Marketing & Audiences: Events Steward (Aug. 2016 – Present)
Supporting the events team by stewarding corporate guests, production teams, and members of the public to venues and events on behalf of the BBC. Productions worked on include World Questions, Brian Blessed’s Radio Adventures, Pointless and Strictly Come Dancing.
BBC Comedy: ‘The Coopers vs The Rest – Pilot’ – Runner (May 2016)
Day runner, working mainly as a Grip Runner, assisting camera operators and grip operation team, carrying and maintaining equipment. Contributed to rail tracking shots, crane shots, and undertook other duties such as traffic management.
Eyebright Media – Production Assistant (Aug. 2015)
Production assistant during shoots for fitness app’s videos. Set camera marks, operated cameras, handled equipment, prepared and administered props, conducted research. Achieved twice the amount of expected shots.
London South Bank Students’ Union – Communications & Business Coordinator (Oct. 2014 – Jul. 2016)
Managing all commercial operations; media sales, ground-marketing, box-office, and the SU’s Front of House desk / services.
Responsible for handling all relevant admin, including recording all receipts, administering the student advice service, all relevant digital database content management systems for shops, online, and membership systems, and advice data, for over 14,000 members and 150 products.
Responsible for training and hiring student staff. Oversaw their personal development.
Developing services and partnerships to improve commercial income and create engaging external partnerships.
Achievements and Developments:
Improved commercial income for 2015-2016 to £47,000 (from £27,000 (14-15). Achieved through new branding, new ranges of item, more engaging service delivery, all my own strategy and research. Developed partnerships further through new website improvements, social media, and tools such as MailChimp and Hootsuite.
Elections 2016: Developed a partnership with Nando’s to provide vouchers for votes. Credited for being a major player in for increasing turnout to 4,245, a 28.1% turnout, among the highest engagements by Students Unions nationwide.
Took a leading role in venue entertainment and other events. Started, developed, and led a comedy club, quadrupling attendance to Monday events during the year. Devised all related marketing. Hosted and directed the events.
Dinosaur Adventure Park – Scare Actor (Oct. 2012/13/14)
Scaring people in attractions for weeks of long days. Assisting in managing events and attractions for 6,000 guests during Halloween period.
Pleasance Theatre Trust – Box Office Operator (Jul. – Sept. 2014)
Handling huge sums of money and memorising and selling the entirety of the world-famous Pleasance’s fringe programme to customers and the press/guests.
Also key assistant in venue preparation and ‘get-out’ (construction and de-construction, equipment handling etc).
BBC Voices Norfolk – Production Trainee Course (2013-14)
Project with BBC Voices with whom I produced, researched, directed, shot and edited a short film about local Norwich Comic Book creator, Robert Turner, of Reynard City.
Experience of research, creative leadership, and each element of production, from managing BBC technical equipment to editing the film in Adobe Elements. The film screened as part of a BBC showcase at Norwich’s Millennium Centre, The Forum.
Trained in BBC Health and Safety training course.
Trained with BBC Sony camera equipment, DSLRs and Camcorders. Trained in Adobe Elements for editing. Trained in data recording, logging, and editing for productions beyond my own.
Union of UEA Students: UEA:TV – General Secretary / Production Crew (2013-14)
Elected to the University of East Anglia Student TV station’s committee from 2013-14, serving the society leadership. Skills in editing, camera operating (Sony Camcorders + Canon 600D DSLRs were our main equipment), vision mixing, presenting, sound mixing, and facilitating all the necessary tasks for successful video production. Examples: Freshers Coverage, News Coverage, Reverb and Happy Botherings (sketch comedy).
Union of UEA Students: UEA Headlights Comedy Society: President (2013-2014)
Creative writer, performer, and leader of the society, its troupes, and overall creative and publicity direction. Directed two Revues and a Norwich Fringe Show. Raised over £1000 for charities on our fringe-style shows. Elected President for 2013-14 and Treasurer 2012-13.
Altered publicity approach for the society, in terms of image projection and overall outreach. More engagement with local events, festivals, and press, etc. Eg: Negotiated publicity time with Heart FM for Comic Relief fundraising showcase in 2013, which we sold out.
Continued to compere, perform, and market myself as a performer, and begun promoting new comedy club nights, selling out a new night at a bar in Lambeth on its debut.
Latitude Festival: Campsite Supervisor – (July 2014)
Responsible for leading two teams of campsite supervisors at Suffolk’s largest music festival. Role included an array of safety procedural preparation, including working with children.
Union of UEA Students’ Shop: Shop Assistant (January – August 2014)
Part of the team of Student Staffing Shop Assistants in the University of East Anglia’s Students’ Union’s busy campus-centre shop.
Worked at the shop in the capacity of a cashier, in stock-taking, and in the bakery.
Served constantly busy shop in busy hours at the centre of campus.
Also worked for the Students Union as an administrative assistant on campaigns and other database preparation.
University of East Anglia: Student Guide / Events Assistant (September-July 2013-14)
Student Guide and Events Assistant at an array of important events where the university sought students to represent the institution.
– Involved in touring people around the University campus and selling the experience of UEA to perspective students and parents.
– Involved in helping out at various visit day events in anything from administrative tasks to heavy lifting.
– Representative of the University at a variety of events and served as a tour guide, as well as working at the arrivals week to welcome international and home students and help with luggage.
Compass Group – Levy’s Restaurants: Catering and Bar Assistant (May – April 2013-14)
Bar staff for a catering company with a variety of events and customers being served. Example venues include The Henley Regatta, the Madejski Stadium, and Windsor Racecourses.
West Wycombe Hellfire Caves – Assistant (June – October 2011)
Assisting in running events and performing in events at a national trust venue. Working with children and adults to deliver exciting days out.