Amy Crawley

 

Address: Narre Warren North, VIC Australia 3804

E-mail: amycrawleyphotography@hotmail.com

Tel: 0478089915

 

To whom it may concern, 

My name is Amy Crawley. I am very excited to apply for the Visual Arts Technician position at St Leonard's College. I am extremely enthusiastic and driven by art and education, therefore it would be with a great honour to be considered for this role- that truly suits me as a professional and person. From your job description and my understanding of St Leonard's College - I have taken time to understand and ingest what the key values and job role entails. I believe I am a great candidate, whom is deeply devoted to education and is motivated to work closely with your visual arts department, doing whatever is necessary to make every class successful and meeting the aims and objective of the art curriculum, and assisting the continued success of classes. I believe this makes me ideally suited for the job. I have experience with multiple educational art settings as well as artistic equipment maintenance/use.

In my previous roles, I have proven experience in: 

- I have my own part-time business trading as Amy Crawley Photography and Art Studio running art educational workshops for children and adults as well as photographing families, couples, and products for small businesses.

- I worked for Riot Art and Craft as an educational art workshop teacher and assistant manager for their retail store for 4 years. Gaining skills in working with and teaching art classes to children and adults, displaying, maintaining, and preserving artworks for artists of the month in exhibition spaces within front windows of retail stores, ordering, and inventory of stock for workshops whilst facilitating and providing safe and supportive environments, adhering to OHS protocols and legislations.

- Undertook two placements/ student work experience studio art and history teaching roles within Mt. Eliza Secondary College while studying a Master's of Teaching (Secondary) at Monash University. My time during this placement reflects my understanding of how a Visual Arts Department is run, how to assist teachers and students. I assisted my mentor teacher within the Studio Arts department with organizing stock and inventory of stock for lessons, aiding my mentors' lessons (example: organizing clay for ceramic lessons and aiding students using printing presses, etc.), hanging and maintaining students artworks, assisting on school excursions, etc and running my own lessons created to cater for curriculums. 

- My time studying and completing a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) at RMIT University. I learned about art history, how to practice as an artist as well as archival artwork processes and equipment maintenance. I also learned and undertook a variety of artistic methods and learned what is important and necessary to succeed and undertake those tasks, whilst staying enthusiastic, inspired, and well-focused. Additionally, I developed further skills regarding the processes and methods of visual art mediums carrying out different methods of art and using a number of different resources to create.  

- I hold a current Working With Children Check, First Aid Certificate and Drivers Licence held. 

- I am also a practicing photographer who is nationally recognized with exhibitions featured at the festival hub of Head On Photo Festival Sydney 2017 and 2016 and Sydney Museum Head On exhibition 2016.

My love and experience for art and education are evident in everything that I have done and continue to do. I am extremely excited to be considered to extend this passion to St. Leonard's College.

I have attached my resume for your consideration, I look forward to discussing the job position alongside my skills and qualities and any other queries you may have on 0478089915 or amycrawleyphotography@hotmail.com

Amy Crawley

Address: Narre Warren North, VIC Australia 3804

E-mail:

amycrawleyphotography@hotmail.com

Tel: 0478089915

Work experience and Gallery experience
Riot Art and Craft Assistant Manager and Acrylic Pouring Painting Workshop teacher
2016 - 2020 ( Store closed due to COVID-19 and company liquidation)

I worked for Riot Art and Craft as an educational art workshop teacher for Fountain Gate, Knox, and Frankston stores and as an assistant manager for their Frankston retail store. Gaining skills working with and teaching art classes to children and adults, displaying, maintaining, and preserving artworks for artists of the month in exhibition spaces within front windows of multiple retail stores, ordering and inventory for the stock for workshops whilst facilitating and providing safe and supportive environments, adhering to OHS protocols and legislations. In 2019 I undertook a Holcroft brand/ Riot Art and Craft Acrylic Workshop ambassador role selling, exhibiting Riot Art and Craft's Holcroft products as well as teaching a free High Flow Acrylic Pouring Painting demonstration at the Cardina Art Society's Resin and Flow expo.

While working as an assistant manager in a retail art store I also gained skills in:

  • Active listening skills

  • Deep product knowledge of art supplies, materials, and equipment

  • Communication skills

  • Sales/customer service skills 

  • Tech skills using registers and retail software

  • Assisting the General Manager as directed

  • Train, schedule, and manage employees in daily tasks

  • Develop good customer relationships and address customer service needs

  • Manage purchasing, inventory, maintenance, and other operational functions

  • Develop strategies for better workplace efficiency and goal achievement

  • Liaise between managers, customers, and employees

  • Serve as acting Store Manager the Store Manager is away

Work Experience/ Student-Teacher Placement at Mt Eliza Secondary College 2017 and 2018

I worked as a Student-Teacher at Mt. Eliza Secondary college for two placement sessions while studying for a Masters of Teaching at Monash University. I worked in the art room with multiple classes - different year levels and different types of students; gaining experience with working with students as well as how school art departments run. My role entailed artwork and equipment maintenance, hanging artworks for student exhibitions, assisting teachers and students within the classroom, assisting on school excursions. I also worked in the wood tech room demonstrating and aiding students on how to use different types of equipment. I also had experience within the history classroom engaging and supporting students from different year levels in history lessons and on history-related excursions. I experienced so much during my time at Mt. Eliza Secondary College including creating, running and marking lessons. I have placement reports written by my mentor at Mt. Eliza Secondary College which is available on request. 

 

Self Employed Part-Time Photographer and Educational Art Workshop Teacher at Amy Crawley Photography and Art Studio.

2013 - present

I run a part-time photography studio and educational art workshop classes in a conjoining building to my home in Narre Warren North. I educate children and adults in different artistic fields such as painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, alcohol ink, and hydro dipping. I have worked for a number of different small business clients and families creating engaging imagery. 

Notable business clients: 

- Luscent Candles (Small local business marketing material for Christmas candle range) in 2020

- French Cheese Board (New York Cheese Company- Photography for their home page http://frenchcheeseboard.com and instore in New York) in 2014

- Be Your Best PT (Personal Training Company in Melbourne - Photography for their home page and gallery at http://www.beyourbestpt.com.au ) in 2014

- Cambridge Studio Gallery ("Stillness" Exhibition photography for Tammy Warner and Annie Dowd) in 2012

Personal Fine Art Photographic exhibitions I have featured include: 

- Head On Photo Festival exhibitor in their group show "AddOns 2019", at gallery 541artspace, Sydney May 2019.

- Exhibitor in Red Gallery's "Greyscale" exhibition 

- Head On Photo Festival (solo exhibition/featured exhibitor of the festival "Uncertainties of Life: A Photographic Exploration" at Paddington Town Hall Sydney, 2017. I also conducted an Artist talk which was programmed for the public to attend. 

- Interviewed and Featured on BuzzFeed.com.au for my "Suburban Endurance" series in 2016. 

https://www.buzzfeed.com/annamendoza/young-people-australian-dream

- Finalist in Art and Portrait Categories within Capture Magazine's Australia'sTop Emerging Photographer 2016 competition - Two images published within the May/June Issue of Capture Magazine

- Head On Portrait Prize semi-finalist (for my "Suburban Endurance - Chantelle" image) - image exhibited at the Museum of Sydney 30th April - 5th June 2016

- Head On Photo Festival (exhibiting my series as a featured exhibitor of the festival - "Suburban Endurance" at Zigi's Art Gallery in Chippendale Sydney) May 2nd - May 16th, 2016

- Centre for Contemporary Photography SALON exhibition 2015 

- White Gloves RMIT exhibition (selected high-achieving students) 2015

- XXXVI RMIT Diploma of Photo Imaging graduate exhibition ( receiving Best Photojournalism Award sponsored by Gavin Blue Photography for my photography featured) at Bright Space Gallery in Melbourne 2013

- Casey Creations Youth Art Competition exhibition ( receiving 1st place in the Photography section ) at Cranbourne Community Theatre 2011

- Ceramic Art Work exhibited at Cube 37 Frankston gallery 2010

 

Spectrum Entertainment - City of Casey Council Volunteer.

2009 - 2011

 

Spectrum Entertainment is a City of Casey Council volunteer group that organizes and runs music and community events around the City of Casey. I took Publicity and Promotion workshops along with an Event Management course through Blue Print for Succesful Events and a unit of the Certificate Two Plan a career in Music through NMIT.

 

At Spectrum Entertainment I undertook a variety of different jobs over the course of working there for 3 years such as Event Manager, Event Assistant, Stage Manager, Stage Assistant, Event Photographer and Videographer, Front Door Payments, Front Door Security Assistant, Band Area Security Assistant, Canteen Worker, Cleaning and Set-Up Manager and Graphic Designer of Promotional Material.

Skills

ART EDUCATION AND WORKING WITH CHILDREN

ARCHIVAL ARTWORK AND EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 

PHOTOSHOP

PHOTOGRAPHY

LIGHTING

DRAWING 

ACRYLIC POURING PAINTING

PAINTING

PRINT MAKING

CERAMICS

SCULPTURE

VIDEO ART

ANIMATION

GRAPHIC DESIGN

EVENT MANAGEMENT

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

HISTORY

ART THEORY + HISTORY

Education

 

Masters of Teaching - Secondary Teaching - Monash University

2017 and 2018

Specializing in Visual Art and History. 1 year of units and two student-teacher placements at Mt. Eliza Secondary College. 

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) RMIT University.

2014 - 2016

 

In 2016 I completed my degree with a Major in Photography / Visual Arts, a Minor in History, and a Part in Business Management.

 
Diploma of Photo Imaging RMIT University.

2013

 

In 2013 I completed my Diploma of Photo Imaging at RMIT University, graduating as a professional commercial photographer. 

 

Certificate IV in Photo Imaging RMIT University.

2012

 

In 2012 I completed my Certificate IV in Photo Imaging at RMIT University, graduating as a professional commercial photographer assistant.

 

Year 7 - Year 12 VCE.

2006-2011

 

In 2011 I completed my VCE at Beaconhills College in Berwick. 

 

Awards

- Featured Exhibitor in Head On Photo Festival 2017 Sydney. Exhibiting solo show of "Uncertainties of  Life: A Photographic Exploration"   series at Paddington Town Hall. With solo artist talk. 

- Finalist in Art and Portrait Categories within Capture Magazine's Australia'sTop Emerging Photographer 2016 competition - Two images published within the May/June Issue of Capture Magazine

- Head On Portrait Prize semi-finalist (for my "Suburban Endurance - Chantelle" image) - image exhibited at the Museum of Sydney 30th April - 5th June 2016

-Featured Exhibitor in Head On Photo Festival 2016 Sydney. Exhibiting solo show of "Suburban Endurance" series at ZGalley (Zigi's Art Wine and Cheese Bar in Chippendale between May 3rd - May 15th.

- Best Photojournalism Award sponsored by Gavin Blue Photography for my photography featured in the XXXVI RMIT Diploma of Photo Imaging graduate exhibition held at Bright Space Gallery in 2013.

- Casey Creations Youth Art Competition First Place in the Photography section 2011. 

Referees
 

Cara Holmes 

Store Manager Fountain Gate Riot Art and Craft

0412706652

Casey Edwards 

Store Manager Frankston Riot Art and Craft 

0437759815

Leigh Barrett 

Past Store Manager at Frankston Riot Art and Craft

0403831654

Rob Gale

Photography Industry Professional and RMIT University Teacher

0419616888

I also have multiple letters of reference available on request from RMIT University Teachers, City of Casey Spectrum Entertainment Management/ Youth Engagement Officers, and business clients.

© 2020 By Amy Crawley.