CURRICULUM

VITAE

Professional Profile:

I am an experienced project manager and audio producer. From 2011-2016, I worked as a project manager for Multicultural Arts Victoria, overseeing a number of largescale events, workshops, mentoring and community development programs. Since 2016 I have freelanced as an audio producer, creating podcasts and radio documentaries for the ABC, Monash University, Arts Centre Melbourne and Climactic. I am an experienced grant writer, securing funding from local, state and federal government to execute events, productions and community engagement programs. I am completing a Masters of Environment at the University of Melbourne, specialising in environmental education and social change. I am passionate about uncovering the barriers and enablers to sustainable living, as well as the art of science communication.

 

Employment:

1. Multicultural Arts Victoria – Project Officer (2011-2016)

Key responsibilities:

  • Liaising with a number of stakeholders including local councils, arts organisations and funding bodies, migrant and settlement services, artists and communities, and contractors.

  • Securing project funding and partnerships

  • Budgeting

  • Contracting artists, venues and contractors

  • Copywriting, marketing and publicity

  • Event management

  • Project evaluation and acquittal, including surveys and focus groups with stakeholders, artists, communities and the public
     

Skills Developed:

  • Developed strong grant writing skills, securing thousands of dollars of funding for the organisation from local, state and federal government, as well as philanthropic foundations.

  • Strong community engagement skills and cultural protocols

 

A SNAPSHOT OF THE PROJECTS:

  • Emerge Festival: a curated program of music, theatre, visual art, food and storytelling celebrating Melbourne’s new and emerging communities

  • Visible Music Mentoring Program: an industry platform for artists from refugee backgrounds

  • Omagh: Australia’s first festival celebrating Hazara music, arts and culture. Managed in collaboration with community leaders.

  • The Australian tour of Ethiopian singer Mahmoud Ahmed

​​2. The Little Theatre Company – Creative Producer (Nov 2017 - Oct 2019)

Creative Producer of Cafe Philosophique, a series that brought together poetry and music to ask big questions about things we often take for granted in our lives. Performances took place at The Alex Theatre St Kilda and Hotel Esplanade and begun with poetry, storytelling and music, followed by an open conversation where the audience was invited to share their own thoughts and experiences, while listening to those of others. Themes covered included death, mortality, grief, and relationships with self, family and the environment. The series received funding from the City of Port Phillip.

3. PBS 106.7FM – Collaborative Radio Project, Coordinator (2015-2018)

An audio storytelling project for communities who felt misrepresented and/or excluded from traditional media spaces. The program was awarded the Victorian Multicultural Commission’s Excellence in Media and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s Excellence in Training in 2015.

Key responsibilities:

  • Grant writing – received funding from Creative Victoria and the Victorian Multicultural Commission

  • Participant recruitment

  • Community liaison

  • Workshop facilitation

  • Contracting facilitators and mentors

  • Mentoring

  • Final audio production and sound design

 

3. Freelance – Audio Producer (2016-present)

Full portfolio can be viewed here

 

  • Climactic – To Feed Two Birds with One Scone, (June 2020)

An audio documentary, calling for a green recovery post-COVID. I interviewed researchers, farmers and representatives from unions, investor groups and worker cooperatives about the environmental, social and economic impact of climate change and the solutions at hand.​

 

  • Arts Centre Melbourne – Queering the Collection, (August 2019 – June 2020)

Audio producer for Queering the Collection, a podcast series bringing out the queer stories within Arts Centre Melbourne's Performing Arts Collection. The series is produced by All The Queens Men and is to be released as part of Midsumma Festival 2021.

 

4. Creative Victoria - Advisory Panel Assessor (2017)
  • Assessed grant applications to the VicArts, music panel for the August 2017 round.

 

Skills developed:

  • Understanding the difference between a strong and weak grant application

  • Has since enabled me to support organisations and artists to successfully secure government and philanthropic funding.

 

Volunteer Positions:

1. PBS 106.7FM – Broadcaster (2011-2020)
  • Co-presenter and producer of All Our Stories, a weekly 2-hour program that shone a light on the local stories that are often mis or under-represented in mainstream media.

  • Interviewed over 800 guests that included musicians, artists, historians, writers, poets, linguists, curators, community development workers, young people, academics and activists.

  • Developed strong interview techniques and critical interpersonal communication, contributing to the success and widespread recognition of the program.

 

2. PBS 106.7FM – Board Member (2013-2017)
  • Part of a diverse team of music industry representatives, financers and lawyers overseeing the financing and acquisition of a new home for the station.

  • Involved in introducing a diversity strategy into the organisation to increase representation on the program grid.

 

Education

1. Master of Environment – University of Melbourne (August 2019 – present)
  • Specialising in environmental education and social change.

 

Skills developed:

  • Insight into climate change risks, as well as global, national and local level policies attempting to mitigate and adapt to global warming.

  • Insight into various behaviour change strategies

  • Policy development

  • Insight into methods of participatory planning

  • Insight into urban and peri agriculture – limitations, barriers and potential

  • Ability to identify sources such as peer reviewed journal articles, research papers, publications, and policies

  • Ability to develop literature reviews, integrated management plans, research essays and case study assessments.

  • I have obtained an H1 for all completed subjects:

    • Sustainability, Governance and Leadership

    • Sustainability and Behaviour Change

    • Consumerism and the Growth Economy

    • Environmental Education

    • Urban Environmental Planning and Policy

    • Food Production for Urban Landscapes

 

2. Bachelor of International Development (Hons.) – La Trobe University (2006-2010)
  • Introduction to the politics of community development

  • Developed an understanding of the importance of community engagement, participatory planning and social research when designing programs.

  • Development of social research methods through completion of an honour’s thesis exploring the role of music in resettlement programs for refugees in Melbourne.

 
3. Exchange Program – Universidad Torcuarto Di Tella, Buenos Aires (2008)
  • As part of this exchange program I majored in Latin American politics and Spanish.

 

Skills developed:

  • Fluency in Spanish

 

 

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