• Jessica W
  • Last/current workplace: Watermans arts Center in London and Mayor of London
  • 30 years old from St Kilda, VIC

Introduction

I am personable and gregarious with a distinctive creative talent. I thrive on challenges and enjoy learning new skills. I am a person who enjoys involvement, providing support and guidance to other members of the team as well as delegating roles and organizing staff. I am a positive, reliable individual, who is calm under pressure and is committed to delivering to tight deadlines.

Employment History

  • Watermans arts Center in London and Mayor of London

    • Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
    Responsibilities/duties • To be part of Mayor of London (MOL) Culture Squad - with a focus on West London • Campaign support for the Mayor's ‘Summer Like No Other’ campaign and for the London 2012 festival programme • contribute to the Events Team – supporting the development/delivery of their West London 2012 Outdoor Arts Festival • Work with West London Hub Producer to support delivery of the Showtime program of outdoor arts across 7 boroughs in West London. • Represent the MOL Culture Team at events, shows and conferences. • Event Management for Outdoor events; managing stewards, compiling of event plans and artist liaison. • Work in a variety of outdoor settings, including high streets, parks, shopping centres etc • Uphold health and safety requirements, including attendance at safety meetings and to uphold relevant company guidelines and policies. • To attend stakeholder meetings with local authority officers & GLA officers • Sourcing appropriate artists for diverse spaces and being the artist liaison for the events. Achievements • Big Dance West London – Event managed the first multi-location event on Hounslow High Street. Sourced and programmed 5 hours of workshops and professional performances. • Event management support for the Olympic Torch Relay Event in Hounslow. This was attended by 11,500 people • Production Coordinator for Hounslow’s Bandstand Marathon event - working with different partners to successfully produce a one-day festival of family outdoor events attended by 6000 people. • Supported planning and production on a further 3 bandstand events across West London - liaising between local authorities, community groups, Making Music and Superact, assisting in the co-ordination of all Bandstand Marathon events, nationally. • My first solo project, a successful walkabout winter celebration attended by 7500 people, working with Flame Oz

Skills

  • Kitchenhand
  • Waiting Tables
  • Event Coordinator
  • Cash Register Operation
  • Formal Dining Setup
  • Coffee Making
  • Wine and Spirit Knowledge (Sommelier)
  • Cook
  • Banquets
  • Catering Assistant
  • Cleaning
  • Electronic Ordering Systems
  • Food Handling and Preparation
  • Driver
  • Bar and Beverage Service
  • Staff Management and Supervising
  • Production
  • Cocktail Making

Certificates

  • First Aid Certificate
  • Certificate in Hospitality

Education History

  • Lewisham College

    • Jun 2012 - Jan 2013
    Producing Live Events
  • York College

    • Jun 2006 - Jan 2008
    Hospitality Supervision and Professional Cookery