My role: I’m Communications & Sector Support Manager at Culture24 with special responsibility for the Museums at Night festival. If you’re interested in taking part in Museums at Night, I’m the friendly first point of contact. I also edit our behind-the-scenes blog about Museums at Night.
Every day is different: I could be sharing tips and advice, both online and in person at events; devising promotional resources and PR toolkits; recording instructional videos; seeking out guest posts or writing email newsletters. I work closely with Project Manager Nick Stockman, and look after our festival interns. I also help with a variety of other projects, such as promoting conferences.
My background: After studying English and Drama in the UK and the US, I travelled the world for several years doing a wide variety of jobs in many different countries. My favourite aspects of these jobs involved using my creative and communications skills, particularly writing, editing and helping others. At Culture24 I get to combine all of these things while working in the arts and heritage sector as part of a wonderful team of people.
My inspiration: In my spare time I write arts reviews for newspapers and magazines, so I’m often at gigs, author talks and dance performances. I grew up in a Roman town and find archaeology fascinating, along with any kind of literary history. I love getting out of the office and meeting people – costume makers, historical re-enactors or sound artists attempting to influence my dreams. I love anything different in a museum or gallery.
When the chips are down and the pressure is on, the Australian singer-songwriters, Icelandic folk music and Dolly Parton on my headphones gives way to Motorhead and Yngwie Malmsteen.