- Shadwell, GB
- £10 /hr
- Available now
I\'m an experienced and motivated young events manager with big ideas and a lot of insight to bring to other business. My experience shows the drive and passion I have formore...I\'m an experienced and motivated young events manager with big ideas and a lot of insight to bring to other business. My experience shows the drive and passion I have for my career and having just come to the end of my degree I\'m looking to work with people who share the same amount of conviction for their work in the creative industry.
I want to be inspired and inspire others and that has rubbed off onto alot of other people, mainly through the Hockley Hustle festival which has raised £45,000 over the last five years for charity and now features over 25 venues and all of the best promoters and creative groups in Nottingham.
I started the festival at the age of 18 and have built up a creative relationship with dozens of the most creative people in Nottingham, Leeds and increasingly further afield; my contacts are excellent for my age. Now I find myself in the position of having to raise money to get my own (potentially integrated) projects off the ground and I\'m looking forward to continuing to work positively; both with and for anybody who has the right ideas and the right approach.
Area Covered: UK; mainly Nottingham and Leeds.
Company Name: Very Eventful Ltd
Work Experience Summary: 2006-present - Hockley Hustle Festival Manager
Initiating, establishing and co-ordinating Nottingham’s Hockley Hustle festival, a charity focussed event which has so far raised around £45,000 for Oxfam and local NSPCC projects. Now one of the largest and most well respected music and creative arts events in the region it has, by many accounts, helped develop Nottingham’s creative scene significantly and is routinely the biggest day of the year for many of the 20+ venues involved. See www.hockleyhustle.co.uk for more info.
July 2008-April 2009 - Oxjam Regional Manager (Oxfam)
Leading a team of six I was responsible for the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire end of Oxfam’s nationwide festival. Of over 1000 public led events all over the UK in March 2009 our region’s raised the most, beating 26 other regional teams. Managers recieved direct training in areas including HR, project management and marketing. I have played a key role in the overall development of Oxjam; the Hockley Hustle model now forms the basis of over 30 “takeover” events in cities nationwide.
2006-present - Freelance Event Manager/Promoter
I’ve have been involved with managing and promoting events at various levels for over 4 years with experience across a huge range of different projects. Please ask me if you’d like any further details.
July 2009 - Glade Festival Production Assistant
Reporting directly to the production manager, I took part in a range of tasks ranging from overseeing provision of health and safety signage to building AV towers and providing general, flexible support. Over the festival itself I supervised the main arena market area on behalf of the production office.
August 2008 - Leeds Festival Gate Manager
Employed by Festival Republic I was responsible for up to 16 staff at any one time staff including S.I.A. security, Oxfam stewards and Customer Service Officers. I was responsible for maintaining the inflow and outflow of thousands of attendees, their safety and security, and the integrity of the site.
August 2008 - V Festival Incident Logger
Working in the main control room for the 70,000 capacity festival, it was my responsibility to take notes of important occurences being relayed to the chiefs of various areas of the festival. The experience gave me a massive amount of insight into the production of large scale events.
July 2008 - Beatherder Festival Chief Steward
At the Beatherder festival I was responsible for briefing and allocating stewards and liasing with security and medical personnel. This position helped me to understand top level operations as I was regularly in the office and had a say in critical management decisions.
2007 - LIPS (London International Poetry and Song Festival) Assistant Co-ordinator
My main responsibility at the LIPS festival was to advise the managers on marketing and PR techniques and to offer guidance over various elements of running the festival itself.
2006/2007 - NCN Student Union Media and Promotions Officer
As part of the Student Union my main concern was the effective marketing and branding of SU events, as well as sourcing acts and entertainment. As well as these responsibilities I had a lot of input in the running of the events themselves due to my prior experience.
References available upon request
Education Summary: BA (Hons) Events Management (pending graduation)
Grades A,B,B, and C in A Levels