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.
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 Academy – Dublin
May 2010 - December 2010
Administration and Student Liaison Officer
Viva Displays Ltd – Dublin
October 2007 - May 2010
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)
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)
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
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.