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Gallery/Public/Arts Management Professional

Resume posted by cgarner-ferris in Arts and Culture.
Desired salary: $50,000.00
Desired position type: Full-Time.

chelsgarner@gmail.com
Mobile:
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Summary

After residing in London, UK for the past eight years, I have recently moved back to my home state of Florida and am looking to continue my professional career here in the US.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and Architecture from Florida State University and went on to complete my Master’s degree in Art History and Visual Culture at the dually accredited Richmond University, an International University in London. I have participated in two separate study-abroad programs (one as an undergraduate in Italy, the other as an intern in London) and more recently participated in a mentoring scheme with The Koestler Trust (UK-based), working with ex-offenders to enhance their creative arts practices, aiding in rehabilitation and reintegration into their communities.

From 2011-2015 I was employed as an Artist Program Manager for a contemporary art gallery in London; this involved working one-on-one with a number of visual artists and advising on their artworks, mediums and content, working on research and design, assessing their work against the current market, and assisting with curation.

I am an avid writer/copyeditor and published author, have acute attention to detail, and am highly organized with an extensive arts administration background. I am experienced and comfortable giving oral presentations, particularly of the persuasive nature, having led multiple exhibition and gallery tours, as well as presenting and explaining artworks to gallery staff and sales teams. I enjoy traveling and have international experience working in countries including Spain, Italy, Cyprus and the US.

Specialties

  • able to anticipate,
  • adaptable,
  • confident,
  • Forward-thinking,
  • International business travel,
  • proactive,
  • Published Author,
  • Self-motivated,
  • team player

Skills

  • Extensive knowledge of Interior Design & Art History
  • Curatorial & Exhibition Design experience
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Mac/Windows systems, Google Drive, FileMaker Pro
  • Event / meeting organization & project management
  • Working knowledge of PhotoShop, Adobe, AutoCAD
  • Complex diary management and travel itineraries; including visa management
  • Exceeding targets / expectations; meeting budgets

Education

Richmond, The American International University in London, London, UK 2009 – 2010
Master of Arts in Art History and Visual Culture, November 2010

The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA 2004 – 2008
Bachelor of Science in Interior Design; Minor in Art History, April 2008

Experience

Randle Siddeley, London, UK February – August 2017
PROJECT/PERSONAL ASSISTANT to The Lord Kenilworth, Owner/Director
Responsibilities included:
•Extensive diary management and complex, multi-destination travel coordination
•Office management, organization and business administration, filing, managing incoming calls and queries
•Management of Lord Kenilworth’s business and personal email accounts, sending his emails by dictation
•Interior Design and high-end Sculpture consulting for HNW clients
•Research and Business Development; assessing planning applications, contacting architects and builders
•Review and copyediting of fee proposals and bid documents, contracts
•Managing relationships with clients, manufacturers and suppliers
•Organizing and attending networking events for clients and stakeholders at venues including the House of Lords, Westminster and prestigious Chelsea Flower Show

The Heritage Lottery Fund; London, UK
March 2016 – February 2017
OFFICE MANAGER, Secretariat and Governance Department
Responsibilities included:
•Direct liaison with Trustees and stakeholders, Department Heads, Management and Secretarial
•Complex diary and meeting date management across UK Country & Regions; as well as Team support and diary management; booking travel and accommodation
•Overseeing the formatting, editing and dispatch of papers for Board, Sub-committees, Country and Regional Committees and the National Heritage Memorial Fund Panel
•Full end-to-end Event / Conference planning, coordination and delivery; negotiating quotes and tenders
•Assisting with recruitment, selection and appointment of new Trustees and Members
•Understanding, translating and implementing Governance documents and procedures
•Line management and training of Secretariat’s Team Assistant and temporary staff as required
•Ensuring Member records such as registers of interests, conflicts, biographies and terms of appointment are accurate and up to date; maintaining the Secretariat’s public web presence in line with FOI requirements
•Managing the Secretariat office, dealing with queries across the wider organization and the general public

Halcyon Gallery; Mayfair, London, UK
July 2011 – December 2015
ARTIST PROGRAM MANAGER
Responsibilities included:
•Supporting Gallery Chairman and Gallery Director in an EA / PA capacity, handling all client-related, business and personal matters; Supporting a demanding and busy Gallery President with personal, sales and client- related affairs during a hectic interim period and gallery location change to flagship space
•Complex diary management and travel bookings for both Management and Artists; including private jet hire, visas and ground transportation, studio and site visits, International Art Fairs, and client / stakeholder visits
•Extensive PowerPoint use for development and presentation of research, reports, sales, and artworks
•Understanding and managing the diverse needs of Management, as well as Artists, clients, HNW individuals, celebrities and foreign dignitaries
•Planning assistance of over 100 events; meetings and conferences, client & site visits, exhibition openings, charity auctions, International Art Fairs, lectures, panel discussions, etc.
•Writing / editing all text for social media, website, client presentation and proposals documents, Press Releases, biographies, critical essays and Forewords for publication
•Administrative support, keeping records and archives updated, large database management (with up to 500+ pieces of art, updating daily); highly organized and detail oriented
•Coordinating installation of 25+ public, monumental sculptures, both locally and abroad (UK, USA, Mumbai, Cyprus, Spain)
•Successful delivery of over 20 major solo and group exhibitions over three years, maintaining professional relationships with five of the gallery’s top-selling, contemporary artists; Managing the artwork, liaising with foundries, suppliers and framers, designing and executing curation and exhibition design, install/de-install schedules, Art Fairs (local and abroad), R&D, facilitating conservation and repairs
•Developing and implementing successful systems to record and track life cycle of artworks; helping to close over £55 million in sales, from 2012-15, for a single artist

The Koestler Trust | Arts by Offenders; London, UK March 2016 – August 2017
Arts Mentor
Working alongside the Koestler Trust to develop a bespoke Arts Mentoring schedule for previous offenders; Through the program I had the opportunity to work with ex-offenders who have a passion and talent for the creative arts. The aim is to help them to continue and expand their practice whilst reintegrating into their communities and furthering their career/educational opportunities, also lowering their risk of reoffending.

Groups & Associations

  • Chi Omega Fraternity,
  • The Koestler Trust

 

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