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Ottillie Parfitt

Ottillie Parfitt

Copy Editor

Immigration Connection

London, Other

I am currently freelancing as a copy editor of business plan for Turkish immigrants. My job involves researching the sectors in which applicants are wanting to start-up a UK business and translating their business ideas into well-written plans in a language that differs from their native tongues.

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Theatre, yoga, communications, emerging artists, writing, assessing

My dream job would be to become a festival director/producer or the artistic director of a theatre company. I understand these roles as I have acted as second in command to both posts in the past, and believe that the business, marketing, and financial acumen that I have acquired more recently, give me a firm foundation for taking on higher le...
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Freelance

Performer/Director/Producer


Worked with semi-professional and professional theatre companies: performing in 38 roles for the stage,
directing 19 stage productions, writing 6 plays, acting in 3 films, and producing 4 productions and multiple
high profile events
Composed four funding grants which were each successfully awarded
Researched, analysed, and interpreted scripts
Demonstrated ability to learn vast amounts of material
Hired creative teams and communicated creative ideas effectively
Experienced public speaker
Created and assembled marketing materials
Maintained an awareness of local and international trends
Effectively secured venues and applied to festivals
Communicated with the media via press releases, interviews and press conferences
Managed financials
Arranged fundraising events
Incorporated multi-media into the design

Career

Woodington

Administrator/Project Manager

Overseeing the operations of Ambeo PLC, a private jet company and Future Shorts, a global media brand
Reporting to the private investor
Internal & external communications
Providing strategic advice to the Board
Liaising with primary shareholders
Leading the implementation of revised business plans
Assisting with the crafting of long-term strategic plans
Developing communication strategies and activities
Keeping staff informed, engaged & motivated to deliver
Helping staff to improve performance and service delivery
Working with teams to help them improve their skills
Overseeing finances
Managing budgets
Initiated a “war on waste” program resulting in a savings of £20k
Negotiating contracts
Assisting with office relocations and exit plans
Creating and implementing office systems including HR
Copywriting and proofreading of business plans
Reviewing budgets
Preparing Board papers and minuting Board meetings
Attending industry events
Basic book-keeping

Career medium 04
Career
Career medium 04

Shunt Events

Public Relations, Event Management, Marketing

Delivered a successful marketing campaign for the show Money, enabling it to run four months beyond its
anticipated closing date
Supported the delivery of online and social media strategy and identified opportunities to exploit digital
channels
Arranged and oversaw a photo shoot of new press shots
Co-ordinated production of print & digital materials and supplied copy
Liaised with external agencies to ensure effective distribution of print material
Responded to marketing and press inquiries
Secured advertising and arranged promotions/competitions/ticket offers
Assisted with public relations in order to raise the profile of the Shunt Lounge in its new home
Managed and trained a team of eight box office staff for the show Money & Shunt Lounge
Led team briefings and managed the evening staff, artists, and technical team of the Shunt Lounge
Effectively dealt with any customer issues, problems, comments and complaints
Assisted patrons with special needs
Managed an extensive guest list
Actively maintained a thorough knowledge of safety and emergency procedures
Produced accurate daily reconciliations and reports, rectifying discrepancies as they occurred
Preserved and nurtured relationships with new and member attendees
Handled large sums of cash in a fast paced environment
Maintained the aesthetic appearance of the front of house, box office and auditoria

Career

PA/Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Alinda Capital Partners Ltd

Provided executive assistance to the Managing Partner of the European affiliate of the world’s largest infrastructure and investment firm
Project managed the Maddox Street office fit out: liaising with builders, designers and third party suppliers
Oversaw installation and implementation of IT and telecoms
Initiated administrative systems
Complex diary management
Acted as a Gatekeeper
Organised global muilt-stop travel arrangements including flights, visas, and accommodation
Full inbox management
Hosted clients
Built rapport quickly and easily with HNWI’s, Partners, and service providers
Compiled marketing and fundraising materials
Trained and managed administrative assistants
Reconciled expenses
Basic book-keeping
Liaised between accountants, Financial Services Authority and solicitors
Researched
Co-ordinated roadshows
Developed and maintained relationships with key office suppliers

Career medium 06
Career

Spid Theatre

Fundraiser/Copy Writer

Writing successful grants for the operation funds and a future project of a theatre company working with youth at risk

Edmonton International Fringe Festival

Ceremony Artistic Director

Directed the opening and closing ceremonies for the 25th anniversary celebrations
Created an outdoor spectacle that was attended by over 10,000 spectators
Hired talent and managed contracts
Oversaw the budget, allocated and distributed funds
Ensured prominent sponsorship recognition
Created the concept and wrote the script
Liaised between the technical, and design crews, as well as performers, administration and the Board

Career medium 03
Career
Career medium 03

Royal College of Physicians

Secretary to the President

Provided secretarial assistance to the Executive Assistant of the President
Complex diary management
Transcription
International travel arrangements

Career

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Juror

Responsible for assessing funding applications and making recommendations to the Board regarding the disbursement of lottery funds eligible to Alberta artists and arts organisations

Career medium 01
Career
Career medium 03

Northern Light Theatre

Artistic Associate/Administrative Assistant

Raised the public profile of the theatre by creating and enhancing links with the broader community through
school visits and visits to other arts organisations
Hosted opening nights and curated the Annual Urban Tales Cabaret event
Media relations including: writing and distributing press releases, acting as primary media contact, arranging
and giving interviews, as well as speaking at press conferences
Coordinated marketing materials by working with a designer for content, and timelines
Wrote copy for season brochures and programs
Negotiated with playwrights and agents for rights
Collaborated with the Artistic Director on season programming of varied, challenging contemporary works
Provided dramaturgical support for new works
Assisted with auditions and casting
Assisted with grant writing, corporate proposals and other funding applications
Co-ordinated volunteers
Managed front of house

Career

Nextfest

Mentorship Programming Co-ordinator

Programmed the mentorship reading and performance series by selecting scripts and assembling production
teams, and overseeing productions
Provided written feedback and dramaturgical support for new writers
Ensured a constant influx of new young artists through early contact with the festival by visiting schools to
recruit shadows and solicit scripts from young playwrights
Fostered strong relationships with school instructors, students and emerging professionals of all disciplines
Acted as ambassador to the festival by raising public awareness in schools and the community at large
Kept abreast of new writers and emerging talent
Assembled a yearly package of support documentation to aid in future funding of the program

Career medium 03
Career

University of Alberta

Arts, Drama