Professional CV

Nicholas Jamieson

Phone: 0278710392 

Email: nj.nickjamieson@gmail.com

 

Experience

 

2019 (current)

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. 

 

2018 (current)

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.

 

2018

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.

 

2017-2018

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.

 

2013-2015 

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.

 

Skills

 

Art

 

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

Management

 

18 months successful experience as a supervisor of Sky Tower retail outlets and operations

 

Interpersonal

 

Confident and skilled in managing and leading a small retail team

 

Training staff

 

Sales and customer service experience

 

Personal management

 

Initiative and ability to take responsibility, make decisions and achieve good results shown in current work

 

Pays attention to detail

 

Communication

 

Strong level of verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated in employment and tertiary study 

 

Education

 

2011

 

NCEA Level 3 - Saint Kentigern College

 

Awarded with merit. Received scholarship for media studies from Saint Kentigern College. Received media studies school prize.

 

2011 

 

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. 

 

2015

 

Certificate of Arts and Design - Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design 

 

2016-2018 (current)

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design 

 

I am in my third year of a four year programme.

 

Courses

 

2015

 

'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.

 

2010

 

Cisco CNET networking certificate - Saint Kentigern College

 

12 month course detailing in depth knowledge of how to set up and maintain computer networks.

 

2007

 

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.

 

Personal Interests/Activities

 

Art

 

Most of my free time is put into progressing my personal art practice which also helps advance my tertiary study. 

 

Music 

 

I produce and release experimental music and play a variety of instruments.

 

Sailing 

 

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

 

Referees are available on request.