IN A LINE:
Theatre technician and Events manager; trained in the sciences, working in the arts and hospitality.
IN A PARAGRAPH:
I work at a large, conference centre in the city of Bath; I work as part of a team to deliver a wide variety of private events, from conferences to weddings. I also work as a theatre technician, available for freelance projects including theatre shows, board programming and consulting. I’ve worked with a range of companies, both large and small and am always looking for new projects and exciting new challenges. If you’d be interested in working with me, please drop me a line.
- November 2018 – Present: Conference and Events Supervisor at Apex City of Bath Hotel
- March 2018 – Present: Event Manager at Bath’s Historic Venues
Taking the lead on event execution from a venue point of view for Bath’s Historic Venues, working mainly at the Assembly Rooms and Roman Baths. I work closely with staff, clients and contractors in order to ensure the safe and smooth running of a wide range of events, from weddings to banquets to conferences to concerts.
- February 2017 – November 2018: Operations at the Assembly Rooms, Bath
In early 2017 I moved to work at a much larger event space in the beautiful Georgian Assembly Rooms, run by Bath and North East Somerset Council. I joined a small team keeping the venue to a very high standard and assisting with the delivery of a wide variety of events in the venue’s four multifunction spaces.
- June 2015 – February 2017: Venue Manager at the Victoria Hall, Radstock
Working to develop the a small arts centre into a thriving community hub. Duties include recruiting and managing external events and bookings into the venue’s 6, multi-functional spaces, developing in-house, “Victoria Hall” branded events, managing the day-to-day running of the venue’s coffee bar and increasing public awareness of the venue and it’s events. This role also includes a large publicity portion, maintaining Sue Hill Dance LTD’s web properties and the venue’s presence on social media.
- December 2013 – June 2015: FOH Performance Staff at the New Theatre, Cardiff
I’ve been working since December as part of the Front of House team at the New Theatre in Cardiff after volunteering there for three months beforehand. Responsibilities include front line customer service such as directing customers and resolving minor problems, as well as sales and cash handling through sales of drinks and confectionery, or work on one of the theatre’s bars.
- June 2011 – August 2014: Technical Manager at the Prospect Theatre
Working part time as required at a small professional theatre. Responsibilities include maintenance and development of the theatre’s supply of technical equipment including lighting, sound and AV. This also includes meeting with clients to discuss their technical needs, and providing guest technicians with technical support. Due to the small nature of the venue, I have also stepped in for the Theatre Manager during leave and often take a duty manager role during events.
- Specific Events
I have worked on a number of major events in my time working both at the Prospect and as a freelance technician and events manager. Visit this section for a full list of events, along with groups and venues that I’ve worked with.
- February 2016 – February 2017: Trustee of Orchid Conservation International
- March 2015 – February 2016: Project Lead at the Global Orchid Schools Network
- April 2014 – May 2016: Secretary for the Open Access Button
- September 2013 – December 2013: Volunteer FOH Usher at the New Theatre, Cardiff
- January 2013 – April 2013: Pyramid Club Leader with Pyramid Cardiff
- September 2012: Volunteer Festival Assistant at the British Science Festival, Bradford.
- 2012 – 2015: Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ – Molecular Biology (BSc Hons) Second Class, Division One
- Year 3 Marks: Final Year Project (70), Eukaryotic Gene Expression (56), Protein Structure, Function & Folding (52), Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics (54), Cell Cycle & Cell Death (49)
- Year 2 Marks: Medical Microbiology (59), Advanced Cell and Immuno Biology (59), Biotechnology (67), Genetic Manipulation (67), Molecular and Microbial Genetics (65), Protein Biochemistry and Enzymology (63), Genome Expression and Organisation (58), Practical Biochemistry (61), Biomolecular Chemistry (79), Research Techniques (75)
- Year 1 Marks: Problem Solving in Biology (75), Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (76), Chemistry 1 (77), Physiology 1 (74), Cell Biology (76), Plant Biology (60), Animal Biology (72), Microbiology (70), Evolution (65), Genetics (68), Ecology (58)
- 2010 – 2011: Writhlington School, Radstock, BA3 3NQ – A-Level Human Biology (A), Physics (B), Chemistry (B), Mathematics (B). AS-Level Business Studies (B)
- 2005 – 2010: Writhlington School, Radstock, BA3 3NQ – GCSE Grade A* in: Additional Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, English, Geography, German, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics. GCSE Grade A in: Business Studies, English Literature, French, Music
AWARDS & HONOURS
- 2013: Certificate of Merit – awarded by Cardiff University for an overall first class performance at year 1.
- 2010: Society of Biology Prize – awarded by the Society of Biology at the National Science and Engineering Competition for the best research in the Biological Sciences.
- 2010: Highly Commended – awarded by and at the National Science and Engineering Competition for a top 5 overall science research project in the “intermediate” age category (14–16).