Curriculum Vitae

 

 

        Profile

A highly motivated and experienced Arts Education Practitioner and Facilitator, focused on working within an educational environment. Dedicated to developing creative and engaging programmes for teachers, children and young people. Deeply passionate about promoting accessibility in the visual arts, and developing meaningful experiences for all demographics and abilities.

Employment Experience

The National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Exhibition Desk Team (Visitor Experience Department) February 2017 to present

Communicating with young people and children in a positive and fun way to ensure a meaningful visit to the gallery.

Working with the education department and tour guides, to ensure visitor tours start promptly.

Taking responsibility for other personnel on the desk and supporting them when faced with potentially problematic situations.

Promoting and developing accessibility for all members of the public.

The Ark, Cultural Center for Children – Temple Bar, Dublin            

Art Facilitator April 2012 – 2017

Facilitating workshops which are child centered and allow the participants to interact, learn and develop in creative surroundings.

Organising, planning and implementing specialised art workshops for groups of school children with an emphasis on strands highlighted in the curriculum.

Managing volunteers and interns in the workshop space and giving clear instructions and workshop guidelines

Customising the workshop environment to stimulate creative thought processes and allow exploration.

Prop making for theatre shows and dressing the building for events.

Dealing with members of the public, school groups and other members of staff in a professional and friendly manner through varied means of communication.

Following health and safety procedures.

The Lir Academy, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Front of House Duty Manager - June 2014 to Present

Exentrix Fashion Boutique Melbourne, Australia                               

February 2011 - August 2011

Retail Sales Assistant (Working Holiday Visa)

 Digital Skills AcademyDublin                                                   

May 2010 - December 2010

Administration and Student Liaison Officer

 Viva Displays LtdDublin                                                               

October 2007 - May 2010

Creative Designer

 

 

       Intern, Voluntary and Freelance Positions

National Gallery of Ireland  Designing and facilitating educational thematic workshops for various   programmes suitable for the family audience.

National Learning Network (Mulhuddart and Phibsborough) Artist in Residence working with young adults with varying degrees of learning difficulties. Complied extensive session plans and post session learning outcomes to ensure high quality workshops.

Natural History Museum Drop in workshop to celebrate the museums 160th Birthday

       Chester Beatty Library (Dublin Castle) Teens Creative Lab programme coordinator

 Airfield (Dundrum, Dublin) Free lance visual arts facilitator. Summer camps for children aged 3-10  years old and Workshops themes include: Halloween Puppet making, Haunted Habitats and Making love tokens to coincide with the ‘With Love…x’ exhibition.

Farmleigh OPW (Phoenix Park, Dublin) Seasonal events display designer/installer and artist assistant for visual art workshops.

ReCreate  (Ballymount Industrial Estate) Art Facilitator  Projects included: Heads Up Artist Residency project, Electric Picnic Festival, Robo-animals, painting, drawing and mark making with reclaimed tools and making creepy crawlies and insects for Bloom festival.

Dublin City Council (The Big Brunch, New Years Day 2014) Project Coordinator

Cabra Youth Service Board Lead Artist. Project included: Graffiti mural along the Royal Canal

The Ark Cultural Centre for Children Internship Artist Assistant, staff support, exhibition guide

Stoneybatter Youth Service (CDYSB) Arts Project Facilitator and Youth Work Support. Projects included: Photography, Graffiti, Up-Cycling Costume Design, Art History, Drawing practice

National Council for the Blind (NCBI) Assistant Programme Artist. Project included: Sculpture. Creative curation development: ‘Escape into Sound’ exhibition

Tallaght Youth Service (Foroige) Assistant Programme Artist. Project included: Film Making. Creative curation development ‘My Space, our Place’ – Rua Red Gallery

       Adult Literacy (NALA) Project Assistant (Visual Arts Practice FETAC level 3 project) 


Education

Maynooth University (NUI) in conjunction with National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI)

Youth Arts Certificate – Level 7 (October 2015 – July 2016)

National College of Art and Design (Dublin)

Post Graduate Higher Diploma in Community Art Education (September 2009 – June 2010)

Cordwainers College @ The London College of Fashion

Bachelor of Art (Honours) Design, Marketing and Product Development in Footwear and Accessories.

(September 2000 – June 2003)

The Arts Institute @ Bournemouth

General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ) Advanced in Art and Design (September 1998 – June 2000)

 The Blandford School, Dorset

General Certificate Secondary Education (GCSE) (September 1995 – June 1998)


Training

Teaching Children Through Art course with Jole Bartoli

Introduction to Irish Sign Language - Trinity College, Dublin

Train the Trainer, FETAC level 6 certificate

Leadership training in conjunction with City of Dublin Youth Service Board

Child Protection and Welfare Awareness

Completed (Auto) Computer Aided Design Course (CAD)

Completed silk screen printing course

 

Achievements

Designed and painted a mural for the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project in Phuket, Thailand using acrylic and spray paint.

Printed article in the Dublin based Youth magazine – YNow.

Won €1000 first prize for designing and creating a dress based on a recycled theme.

Won a first prize window dressing competition.