Jobtitle: Campaigns Officer
I have always been passionate about museums and art and have worked in musums since leaving Warwick University in 1992. My first museum job was as Exhibitions and Events Officer at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry and since 1998 have worked at Calderdale Museums and Arts, based in Halifax. I started with Calderdale as the Exhibitions Officer, then moved on to the role of Museum Manager (Art, Design and Marketing), responsible for organising exhibitions at the Piece Hall Art Gallery, Smith Art Gallery and Bankfield Museum and for marketing all five of our sites to include Shibden Hall and Heptonstall Museum. This also included managing our very successful Design Team. I have also managed five libraries and have managed Bankfield Museum, Smith Art Gallery, Piece Hall Gallery and Heptonstall Museum. In total I have installed over 500 exhibitions, some curated in house, others touring exhibitions in all disciplines. I have also Project Managed a new Library at Hebden Bridge. I have an AMA+ award from the Museums Association. I also did my MA in Museum Studies at Leicester University in 2000.
Following a museum restructure in 2012 I was appointed as Campaigns Officer for Calderdale Council and currently do the marketing campaigns for the whole of the Communities directorate, which includes museums, theatres, libraries, tourism, sports and also for Adult Health and Social Care, Recycling and Waste, some Children's and Young People's Services, HR and Elections - I don't think there is any area of the council I have not helped to promote or market in some way! In between all of this I have also found time to study for my Diploma with the Chartered Institute of Marketing which I completed and passed last year. I have been an ordinary committee member of TEG since 1996 and have been on the committee for over 17 years (although I did take time out to have a babies in 2005 and 2009 - adding two extra keen museum visitors to the population!).
I was Treasurer for TEG for three years and have been Marketing Officer for four years and am now seeking nominations to be re-elected.
Member website: www.calderdale.gov.uk
Last Updated: 2018, February 23rd