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CV example: Amelia Green

Amelia Green

Amelia is a graduate looking for an administrative role with an Architecture Practice.

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Amelia Green

2 Glenn Dale,
LU12 0HS
Mobile: 0788318684

An enthusiastic and capable History of Arts graduate from Warwick University with customer service experience. A clear-thinking graduate with well-developed skills in effective writing, communication, organisation and leadership.


University of Warwick, Warwickshire, Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in the History of Art (2007-2010):

  • I achieved a first class degree in the History of Art from the University of Warwick.
  • I completed a two-year long Italian language module achieving a first overall. This enabled me to spend a term in Venice specialising in the study of Italian Renaissance art whilst utilising my skills in Italian language.

Luton High School for Girls (2000-2007):

  • 5 A levels: History (A) Art (A), English (AS Level) (A), Geography (B) & General Studies (B)
  • 11 GCSE’s: 8 (A*) and 3 (A)
  • GNVQ in IT passed with merit.

Professional Experience:

Oct 07 to June 10Mead Gallery Steward, University of Warwick Arts Centre:

(during term time)

  • I provided an approachable point of reference or enquiry for visitors to the gallery.
  • Ensuring that guests behave appropriately within the confines of the exhibition.
  • Possessing an in depth understanding of the current exhibition and displaying an ability to respond informatively when asked questions relating to the gallery space or exhibition.

Internship at Temple Galleries, London:

  • Providing an initial point of enquiry both in person and over the phone upholding a presentable and confident manner at all times. Filtering incoming telephone calls and emails. Updating an online calendar of events and meetings for staff. Data inputting in both Microsoft Excel and Maximiser (contact detail database).
  • Planning and researching for future exhibitions using creative thinking to pitch original and current ideas and then presenting this research in a clear and concise manner.
  • Processing exhibition press, from the collection of articles to their filing and presentation, culminating in the production of several Press Books that were signed off by the CEO of Temple Galleries.
  • Making successful sales of prints both directly off the wall and over the phone. Exercising confident communication skills, both in person and over the phone, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the works on display and in the Temple catalogue.
  • Handling, framing and hanging photography to a high standard.
  • Preparing the gallery space for exhibitions including an unfailing attention to detail when preparing the walls and hanging the prints and labels.

2005 to July 2007 Presence Coffee Shop waitress, Luton

  • Ensuring that orders were taken and completed efficiently as well as serving customers both as a waitress and on a till point. I also dealt with any customer concerns on a one to one basis.

June 2005 The Enquirer Newspaper, Luton:

  • Over two weeks I gained an insight into the workings of a media based company becoming part of a team that worked closely to meet tight deadlines.
  • Involved in screening the advertising section of the publication, ensuring all advertisements were up to date and grammatically correct.
  • Responsible for the organisation of weekly competition responses, sorting and filing large volumes of postal and online responses for up to five competitions at a time requiring high levels of personal organisation.


  • Confident user of Microsoft Office applications up to the 2007 edition, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher. Confident in the use of Maximiser (contact detail database).
  • Italian
  • Customer service experience in a range of environments.


  • Active member of the University of Warwick’s first team netball squad competing regularly in a BUCS (British Universities and Colleges) league also winning the West Midlands Cup in 2009.
  • Captained and represented school, club and county squads to national success. Winning both the county national tournament with East Essex in 2006 and the club national competition in 2007 with Robins NC, Essex.
  • Currently completing a PADI scuba diving course to an Open Water level.
  • I have been able to combine a passion for travelling with the arts and visited galleries such as the MOMUK, Vienna, and the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, as well as the 2009 Contemporary Art Biennale in Venice.


  • Louise Jenkins – Press Officer, Temple Galleries
    48 Old Street, Kings Cross, London, WC2P 6BN
  • Rosie Read - Gallery Assistant, Mead Gallery
    Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
  • Vivienne or Steven Atkins – Coffee Presence
    Coffee Presence, 48 High Street, Luton, Herts, LU12 9BS

Academic Referee:

  • Connie Booth – Personal Tutor, History of Art, Milburn House, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7HS


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