Come Autumn, I will be looking to start working in Stockholm, so I am looking for opportunities and asking for your help.
What I do now
I currently work (remotely) for a creative writing organisation as marketing manager and programmer (inviting writers to teach, as opposed to writing computer programmes!). I network, develop projects, do in house-design work, edit videos, take photos, run the website & social media. I have an excellent knowledge of the art scene in Scotland and a degree in literature, so I use my connections to make interesting things happen. I have been a welder’s assistant, administrator for a dance company, an art gallery manager and a filmmaker, among many other things. In addition to my 'day job', I write, make films and create children's books for my nephew.
What I would like to do
Though my specialism is in art and literature, I would be open to a new artform/sector. The thing that gets me most excited professionally, is making things happen. Whether it’s discovering a new writer, introducing musicians to a new place and shooting a film, or introducing a writer and a painter whose work shares a theme. I like looking at the bigger picture, and how many different things can slot in to that. Cross-artform collaboration makes my pulse race: I often think back to a quote from poet George Mackay Brown in my honours dissertation ‘The arts have a lot to give to each other.’
What I want from you
I am adrift in a new culture and looking to find my place within it. If you know an organisation or a project, that needs an organised, creative, native English speaking digital ninja, I would love to hear from you!
Communications, writing (click here for samples of creative writing, email me for examples of commercial writing) project management (see CV below), film & video work, customer service, artist care, digital marketing.
Swedish: Spoken – intermediate, Written – basic
English: Native Level (with particular skill for writing – see publishing record below)
Very basic understanding of French, Norwegian, Icelandic & German
Expert: Mac/PC, WordPress, MS Office, Adobe InDesign, Social Media: Facebook Pages, Twitter, Instagram, Google Apps (G Suite), Google Analytics, PayPal for business, MailChimp, Salesforce.
Intermediate: Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Google AdWords, Slack, Vimeo, YouTube, Photography & Film on DSLR, HTML.
I learn new programmes quickly and con often solve computer problems without knowing the whole system.
Hanging & lighting exhibitions, basic knowledge of theatre lighting & sound, metalworking skills: cleaning & cutting metal using power tools.
Ideally I am looking for something in the arts, 4 days per week, in the Stockholm area, but of course, I am open to suggestions!
Thanks for taking the time to read.