Co-Curator - Sosâge
Sosâge is an artist-run space located on 43c Dryden Street, Grey Lynn in Tamaki Makaurau. Sosâge offers an experimental space that embraces multiples approaches to experiencing art in Aotearoa.
Our space focuses on creating new opportunities for emerging New Zealand artists by hosting exhibitions across multiple disciplines of contemporary art in Aotearoa.
Gallery Assistant - Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
This is a specialised customer service role engaging with visitors to New Zealand’s largest art gallery. Gallery Assistants are required to have a broad and deep knowledge of art, and be able to communicate that knowledge with the general public. It is essential for Gallery Assistants to be able to professionally and efficiently collaborate with other departments. Additional responsibilities include ensuring the art in the gallery is kept in good condition and certain performative parts in artworks where necessary.
City Centre Coordinator - Artweek Auckland
This role was carried out from May to October when Artweek concluded. Artweek is a week long festival celebrating the visual arts in Auckland. My responsibilities included meeting with artists and stakeholders to organise events and activations in central Auckland. This involved working with businesses, artists, and other organisations to assist in generating a programme to accomodate all involved. Additionally it was my responsibility to promote these events regularly on social media, most commonly Instagram. I also facilitated a panel discussion on artistic license and copyright which involved numerous industry leaders.
Premiere Rewards Host - SkyCity Casino
This role is customer facing, primarily dealing with issues customers may have. As a Premiere Rewards host I am also responsible for extensive amounts of data entry and database operation. The role also requires punctuality and time management skills, especially considering the flexible hours required from a 24 hour operation.
Senior Host - Sky Tower
In nearly two and a half years working at Sky Tower I worked in various positions. During the first six months the majority of my work included giving tours to our customers, operating lifts and managing people flow. Following promotion to senior host, my responsibilities for the next 18 months were mainly concerned with working the gift shop - customer interaction and cashiering primarily, but also including team leadership and supervisor duties. During this time I was also an occasional duty manager of the sky tower operations. This role had many facets; namely day to day management, problem solving, and labour rostering.
Three consecutive years experience generating, curating and installing my own work for assessment and exhibitions with ongoing success (granted partial scholarship to study Fine Arts in 2015)
Worked as an assistant for PhD candidate Jill Sorensen for her public installation at Splore music festival (2018)
Sold publications at Auckland Zinefest (2017-2018) in association with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Auckland Libraries
18 months successful experience as a supervisor of Sky Tower retail outlets and operations
Confident and skilled in managing and leading a small retail team
Sales and customer service experience
Initiative and ability to take responsibility, make decisions and achieve good results shown in current work
Pays attention to detail
Strong level of verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated in employment and tertiary study
NCEA Level 3 - Saint Kentigern College
Awarded with merit. Received scholarship for media studies from Saint Kentigern College. Received media studies school prize.
University Entrance - Saint Kentigern College 2012-2015
Various Tertiary Papers - University of Auckland
Completed seven stage one papers in commerce and three stage one and two papers in arts.
Certificate of Arts and Design - Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design
I am in my third year of a four year programme.
'Do You Want Fries With That?' - Skycity Auckland
Retail course detailing various ways to interact with customers; up-selling, down-selling and cross-selling were main modules as well as general customer service training.
Cisco CNET networking certificate - Saint Kentigern College
12 month course detailing in depth knowledge of how to set up and maintain computer networks.
Day Skipper Course - New Zealand Coastguard
Course teaching essential boating knowledge and safety. Includes handling of emergency situations, navigation, weather map reading, and marine radio knowledge.
Most of my free time is put into progressing my personal art practice which also helps advance my tertiary study.
I produce and release experimental music and play a variety of instruments.
I am a well practiced sailor and enjoy all parts of being on the ocean, and have completed a six hour passage in storm conditions.
Referees are available on request.