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Lauren Yvonne Townsend 60 Elmfield Road, New Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 0BP 07539440895 - Personal Profile As I am currently studying for a degree in BA (Hons) Arts and Events Management, I am very keen to undertake various work experience opportunities in many different aspects of the arts industry. My personal interests lie in the fields of film, television, theatre and fashion and I strive to gain the necessary knowledge and experience required to allow me to pursue a career in these areas. Through my extra-curricular activities and interests I have been able to develop the attributes and traits needed to excel in these areas such as a secure sense of self-esteem, how to conduct myself professionally and the ability to speak confidently in public when needed.

Professional Experience Production Manager – Verity Rosamond Hesketh Photography, Dec 2011- Present 

Role involves: Scouting, hiring and corresponding with models/model agencies, acquiring props, liaising with the photographer, creating schedules working to a deadline. Skills used: time management, communication, networking, working independently (planning stage), working in a team (shoot days).

Activity Leader – Kaplan International Centre Summer Camp, Bournemouth – June - August 2012 

Role involved: Leading group activities including drama workshops, sports games, excursions to Bournemouth and London; Supervising young people; running lights out and early wake-up calls.

Dresser – International Show – Graduate Fashion Week 2012 – June 2012 

Role involved: Dressing my assigned model in six complete outfits to the designers’ requirements. Skills: Time management, organization, liasing with designers from across Europe (solving language barriers efficiently), efficiency.

Volunteer - ‘Words That Sell’ A Thousand Monkeys & UK Speechwriters Guild, May 2012 

Role involved: Pre-Event Administration; creating name badges, familiarizing the guest list, making welcome packs. Event; welcoming guests, directing guests to event, answering queries and dealing with problems/complaints etc.

Volunteer/Technical Support – Uncover South West, Film Event, May 2012 

Role involved: Setting up venue, shadowing technical manager, managing ‘back-up’ technology, taking down set, conversing with the public, answering enquiries, assisting the central team members.

Marketing and Outreach/Technician/Choreographer – Dress:UP Fashion Event, April 2012 

Role involved: Planning Stages: Contacting potential sponsors and pitching for involvement, creating marketing strategies, designing promotional material, writing press releases, running social media platforms. Show Night: Choreographing models, liaising with the venue technical manager, setting up and taking down the venue décor.

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Lauren Yvonne Townsend

Student Coordinator – The Arts University College Bournemouth, Oct 2011 – Dec 2011 

Role included: Helping the Marketing Team coordinate the University’s open days, giving coach tours of Bournemouth, talking with parents and prospective students about University life and living in Bournemouth. Skills: communication, pitching/persuasion.

Assistant Stage Manager – Cre8ive Dance Academy, Doncaster, April 2011 

Shadowing stage manager during preparation, second-in-command on show nights, supervising dressing rooms, ensuring the efficiency of the dance show, getting the acts prepared and ready to perform – also created promotional material for classes in the run up to the final showcase. Key Skills: Leadership, running, communication, delegating and meeting the artists’ needs.

Teaching Assistant – Cre8ive Dance Academy, Doncaster, August 2010 

One week voluntary work experience shadowing the owner, teaching Primary, Grade 1 & 2 students during their examination period. Skills: Working with children, patience and experience in a learning environment.

Volunteer Carer – Lourdes Pilgrimage, France, July 2010 

10 days, volunteer experience. Responsibilities included running errands for the pilgrims, transporting them around Lourdes and ensuring their comfort. Key Skills: Communication, working with the elderly, perseverance and heightened sense of responsibility.

Education THE ARTS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AT BOURNEMOUTH – Bournemouth, Dorset, 2011 - present

BA (Hons) Arts and Events Management

THE MCAULEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL – Doncaster, South Yorkshire, 2004 - 2011  A-Levels: A-C GRADE [Theatre Studies, Philosophy, History, and Mathematics]

Over 10 GCSE Levels: A*- B GRADE

Skills Summary  ECDL – 5 Modules passed  Proficient with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher; Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Corel Paint Shop X and the Internet.

Reference “When we ran our business writing conference, Words that Sell, hosted by Bournemouth University, Lauren proved to be extremely helpful and reliable. We asked her to greet people as they arrived and make sure they had their badges and packs. She was a refreshingly friendly face on the door and definitely contributed to making our guest feel welcome. Lauren was equally useful behind the scenes, helping us prepare the delegate packs and make up the name badges. She was keen, dependable and a pleasure to have around.” - Richard Spencer, Creative Director, A Thousand Monkeys

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