Experience

Freelance projects since 2014

Museum Development North West
  • Women in STEM Project Co-ordinator, 2017-18
Science Museum
Museums Sheffield
University of Sheffield
The Poetry Society
Children & the Arts
  • Start and Great Art Quest – Evaluation, Research & Advocacy, 2017-18 with Marge Ainsley
  • OperaQuest project evaluation, 2016-17
  • Great Art Quest project evaluation, annually 2014-17
National Railway Museum 
National Science and Media Museum
Museums of Cheshire
  • Narrative Study – narratives, interpretation, programming and partnership development, 2016
English National Ballet
Imperial War Museums
Museum Development Yorkshire
National Trust: Nostell Priory
Marge Ainsley Marketing
  • Selling Egyptcreative storyboarding for The Atkinson, 2014

Full time employment 2001 – 2014

Imperial War Museum North
Learning & Events Manager
(First World War Centenary)
June 2013 – May 2014
Creating and managing Reactions14, a season of creative responses to the First World War Centenary (including English National Ballet, BBC Philharmonic), and Perspectives14, a programme of talks.
Co-ordinating the Centenary Partnership across Greater Manchester to produce a digital learning project with 26 partner organisations, and supporting the Centenary Partnership across the North West.
National Portrait Gallery
Adult Programmes Officer
November 2011 – June 2013
Creating and managing public programmes for a range of adult audiences, including Late Shift activities every Thursday and Friday evening and three high profile Late Shift Extra events per year. Responsible for creating the programme, liaising with speakers and artists, managing freelancers, health and safety, and co-ordinating a budget of £100,000.
London Transport Museum
Community Curator
June – November 2011
Creating and co-ordinating programmes of community engagement and participatory interpretation of the Transport Poster collection working with community groups, university students and artists.
Museums Sheffield
Adult & Informal Learning Co-ordinator
September 2009 – May 2011
Creating and co-ordinating public programmes. Developing partnerships with universities and informal adult groups. Interpretation for exhibitions and collections.
Museums Sheffield
Gallery Development Co-ordinator
May 2007 – August 2009
Co-ordinating refurbishment of Graves Gallery, Learning Centre and Café. Project and budget management. Content creation for multimedia guide and written interpretation. Funding bids.
Eventus
Project Manager
October 2005 – April 2007
Developing, delivering and managing creative projects in education and regeneration sectors at Eventus, a social enterprise. Created & managed a staff / artist training programme for 27 schools for Creative Partnerships. Designed creative evaluation tools and workshop resources for schools, community and youth groups.
Beighton Villages Development Trust / Eventus
Cultural Development Worker (Heritage)
April 2003 – September 2005
Creative community capacity building project in former mining area. Trained local volunteers to create heritage website and take oral history interviews for the Discover Beighton project. Worked with community to create two major public art works, school resources, village trail, digital animation and celebration events as part of the Full Circle project. Co-ordinated extensive workshop programme. Developed and delivered Communications Plan.
Museums Sheffield
Marketing Assistant
October 2001- May 2003
Developed marketing plans, analysed visitor figures, conducted market and customer research, organised events and co-ordinated a team of volunteers.