My Resume

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

I am an accomplished arts and cultural industry professional with 20 years diverse and acclaimed achievements in arts management and a proven track record for:

  •   Successful financial management
  •   Procurement and management of funding and sponsorship income
  •   Successful management of communications and marketing collateral
  •   Achieving strong strategic stakeholder relationships
  •   Delivery of projects, functions and events
  •   Back-end web-management

PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS

  •   Creating diverse cultural activity
  •   Driving revenue via community and business links
  •   Recognising needs for cultural change and development
  •   Building strategic partnership and alliances
  •   Driving marketing strategies
  •   Respect for quality cultural output
  •   Valued team member
  •   Pleasant and direct disposition

CURRENT ROLES

Communications Officer
Media & Communications / Activation & Relationships Management
Maribyrnong City Council
Melbourne, VIC
2013 – ongoing (4 days a week)

Campaigns Officer
Living Positive Victoria
Melbourne, VIC
2013 – ongoing (1 day a week)

Researcher and Writer
Curated Content
Melbourne, VIC
2015 – ongoing (freelance)

PREVIOUS ROLES

Captain of Social Media
Asia Pacific Outgames 2014
2013 – 2014 (short term fixed contract)

Communications Manager
Abbotsford Convent Foundation
Melbourne, VIC
2007 – 2013 (full time)

Researcher and Writer
Sensis (Citysearch)
Melbourne, Vic
2010 – 2012  (freelance)

Festival Director
Midsumma Festival Inc
Melbourne, VIC
2000 – 2007 (full time)

DETAILED CAREER SUMMARY

City of Maribyrnong
Communications Officer
Media & Communications / Activation & Relationships Management

2013 – present

  • Contributing member of the media and communications team responsible for all communications aspects for the Maribyrnong City Council.
  • Responsible for the research, development and implementation of community-focussed Council-run initiatives designed to maximise community participation, awareness and wellbeing.

Living Positive Victoria
Campaigns Officer
2013 – present

  • Responsible for coordinating Living Positive Victoria’s anti-HIV stigma campaign, ENUF.
  • Responsible for curating multiple creative outcomes through a variety of media that  interpret real life experiences of HIV related stigma and resilience from Living Positive Victoria’s ENUF Campaign.

Curated Content
Researcher and Writer
2015 – current (freelance)

  • Contributing commission-based editorials for Cheapflights Travel Blog.

Asia Pacific Outgames 2014
Captain of Social Media
2013 – 2014 (short term fixed contract)

  • Responsible for the strategy and implementation of a social media plan for the Asia Pacific Outgames being held in Darwin in May 2014.
  • Contributing member of the media and communications team responsible for all marketing aspects of the event.

Abbotsford Convent Foundation
Communications Manager
2007 – 2013 (full time)

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of electronic communications such as website, electronic newsletters, social media strategies and on-line marketing.
  • Responsible for the creation of print-collateral such as annual reports, promotional booklets brochures and fliers, including writing, editing, content sourcing and preparation of creative briefs and agency liaison within budget and time parameters.
  • Development and coordination of outreach and visitor services programs such as guided tours, presentations and visitations.
  • Collection of data strategic to the ongoing development of visitor services and communications.

Midsumma Festival Inc.
Festival Director
January 2000 – March 2007 (full time)

  • Shared responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Festival and for supporting the ongoing festival programs, overseeing contract staff and volunteers, reporting to the General Manager and Board of Management.
  • Supervision of the financial management of Festival projects and events.
  • Coordination of the production the Festival’s Annual Report and Annual General Meeting.
  • Preparation of grant applications and sponsorship proposals.
  • Coordination of promotional and advertising material and management of the Festival publicist and representative of the Festival to the media.
  • Pro-actively formed and maintained networks with funding and government bodies such as Tourism Victoria, Victorian Arts Centre, Vic Health, Cities of Melbourne, Stonnington, Port Phillip & Yarra and community networks.
  • Preparation of the Festival’s creative brief and management of its implementation into the official poster, guide and publicity and marketing campaign. Copywriter for the Midsumma-produced events and other editorial components of the guide and advertisements.
  • Coordinated production of other Festival marketing tools such as banners, billboards and flags.
  • Curated performance seasons at the Black Box, The Arts Centre and negotiated contracts for artistic and support personnel.
  • Team contributor to the contracted producers of Midsumma’s large-scale public events such as Opening Night at Federation Square and Carnival at Alexandra Gardens and negotiated contracts with contracted personnel.
  • Responsibility to manage small-scale events such as launches, openings and programmed events.
  • Uploading of web content and management of changes to content.

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