Eleanor Buckley | Creative assistant , Gallery Sales Executive/Manager | London | Art Jobs
Country: United Kingdom
City: London
Industry: Arts & Culture
Professional Title: Creative assistant , Gallery Sales Executive/Manager
Specialties: people skills communicating to the public, Public Speaking, events organising

- About -

December 2018- Present - Art Consultant and Tele Sales Booker at Luminaire Arts Luminaire Arts is an established art consultancy in London, working with prestigious hotels, interiors designers and architects across London. • Making phone calls to Interior Designers and Corporate clients looking for projects in need of our Art Consultancy Services, negotiating prices, finalising deals and hitting sales targets. • Using CRM’s and Microsoft Office daily to communicate with clients. • Attending introductory meetings with clients, showcasing the pieces. June 2019- October 2019- Sales Assistant - Arlettie (Part time) • Working for a luxury pop up fashion boutique selling luxury brand clothes at sample prices to exclusive clients. Brands including: Dolce and Gabbana, Paul Smith and Hugo Boss. October 2018 – Present – Sales Assistant FAWW Gallery (Freelance) A creative agency, representing avant-garde artists in screen print, design and illustration. • Working at art markets, selling the artist’s work, face to face with the customers. • Building communication and sales skills to maintain a good rapport with clientele as well as meeting sales targets. • Managing the social media on instagram, continuously updating customers on our new prints and latest events. October 2018- Present- Gallery Assistant Rejekt Gallery (Freelance) London-based commercial Art Gallery pioneering the underground aesthetic of Eastern Europe in the Western Art market. • Writing and editing exhibition text and promoting the exhibition on social media channels. • Helping curate and assist on exhibition days as well as the set up and installation process. March- June 2018- Historian Tour Guide – Kents Cavern (Full Time) • I lead around 5 cave tours a day. This enabled me to perfect my public speaking skills enabling me to memorise and relay detailed historical facts. • I developed my own speaking style combining humour, activities and factual knowledge. October 2017- February 2018- Fashion Stylist- Pro Direct Sport (Full Time) • I assembled outfits from our stock, closely working with photographers, assisting shoots and made sure the shoots met the aesthetic for the website. • I pitched ideas of themes and trends to include in each shoot through accessories and liaised with fashion buyers on what we sourced, in order to meet the modern on trend customer. May-July 2016- Sales Internship- Syndicut London • A small and exclusive swimwear brand collaborating with emerging fabric designers, responsible for all content on social media accounts. • Organising and uploading stock to website and writing press releases. • Writing blog posts for the online platform, interviewing artists and reviewing exhibitions. • Speaking and selling to wholesale buyers at trade shows and on the phone. • Contacting social media influencers to wear the swimwear and collaborate on campaigns. September 2015- September 2016 - Charity Fundraiser (Team Leader) – Dig Deep • I was the team leader who liaised between my university and the charity Dig Deep to organise a team of volunteers to climb Kilimanjaro raising money to install water pumps into schools across Kenya. • I organised a swimathon, charity football and hockey games, and street and tube collections. October 2015- October 2017 - Volunteer Work – CEN8: https://cen8gold.wordpress.com/ • A creative enterprise network at Goldsmiths for students to gain experience in marketing, admin, fundraising, writing and facilitating creative workshops for young children. • Subeditor of CEN8’s magazine, editing content and commissioning writers. • Own monthly column, called ‘Ellie Asks’. Finding and interviewing varied key creative industry professionals including a Gallerist, an Art Critic, a Fashion PR company, a Jeweller, a Brand Cofounder, a Production Manager, an Events Manager, and a Digital Video Editor. • Fashion Editor, responsible for all content; writing two monthly articles on current season trends, involving styling outfits, finding models and photographers. • Art Reviews: responsible for reviewing exhibitions and creative events. • Marketing and social media team member developing strategies and building a team of volunteers to advertise CEN8 online. Education/ Qualifications • 2014-2017- History of Art - Goldsmiths University of London: 2:1 • 20 modules including: Popular Modernism and a dissertation focusing on the representation of the female body and deviance in French New Wave Cinema in the 1960s. • Additional Awards: Lead Volunteer Promotions/ Marketing and Events Organiser at CEN8. • 2012- 2014 - A levels: English Literature (A), History (A), Art (A) • IT skills: Word, Photoshop, Excel, Powerpoint, Mailchimp, Wordpress.