Frances Horner

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Desired position type: Full-Time

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A conscientious and hardworking person who is keen to gain as much experience in the museums and galleries industry as possible. I am particularly interested in working in Collections Care and have relevant experience of working in this area through employment and work experience. I have excellent attention to detail and outstanding manual dexterity which have both been developed through my employment but also my personal practice of being a printmaking artist.


University of Manchester (September 2017 – September 2018)
MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies

University of Leeds (September 2012 – July 2015)
BA (Hons) Fine Art – 2:1

Hull College of Art and Design (September 2011 – July 2012)
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design – Distinction

Driffield Secondary School Sixth Form (September 2009 – July 2011)
A Levels: Art (B), English Literature (A), Spanish (C), Geography (A)

Driffield Secondary School (September 2004 – June 2009)
12 GCSEs A-A* including English and Maths


Employment History

Gallery Assistant, Stanley and Audrey Burton gallery and Treasures of the Brotherton gallery, University of Leeds (January 2016 – June 2017)


• Implementing excellent customer service at the reception
• Working in temperature and humidity controlled environments
• Using Hootsuite to update and manage both the galleries’ social media
• Helping install and dismantle exhibitions, events and workshops
• Operating a till and cash handling
• Implementing the rules of the gallery e.g. no photography, no food or drinks
• Use of all programmes on Microsoft Office
• Cleaning duties to keep the gallery to a high standard
• Using KEmu, digital collections and the gallery website

Freelance Workshop Artist, Stanley and Audrey Burton gallery, University of Leeds (February 2015 – June 2017)


• Planning, developing and delivering successful and varied education workshops for a wide variety of audiences
• Liaison with the gallery’s Educational Officer
• Setting up and dismantling all equipment and materials needed for the workshops
• Collecting feedback from the workshop participants

Library Store Supervisor, University of Leeds Library (November 2015 – June 2017)


• Retrieving and re-shelving Special Collections items for customers to consult
• Appropriately handling and packaging Special Collections items
• Working in a temperature controlled environment
• Using the library’s collection management system Sierra as well as using KEmu when researching and locating Special Collections items
• Using spreadsheets to record statistics

Merchandise Sales Assistant, First Direct Arena, Leeds (November 2013 – June 2017)
Customer Service Assistant, University of Leeds Library (November 2015 – January 2016)
Seasonal Retail Assistant, Royal Armouries, Leeds (October 2015 – October 2016)
Retail Assistant, M&Co, Driffield (July 2011 – April 2013)
Work Experience

Volunteering History

Documentation Assistant, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (August 2017 – present)
Workshop Assistant, Venture Arts, Hulme, Manchester (June 2017 – September 2017)
Collections Assistant, Stanley and Audrey Burton gallery, University of Leeds (January 2017 – June 2017)
Exhibitions Assistant, The Gallery at Munro House, Leeds (January 2017 – June 2017)
Textile Conservation Volunteer, Special Collections, University of Leeds (August 2016 – December 2016)
Exhibit: Project Co-ordinator and Curator, The Gallery at Munro House, Leeds (May 2016 – November 2016)
Special Collections Work Experience, University of Leeds (March 2016 – May 2016)
British Art Show 8 Live Guide, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds (October 2015 – January 2016)
Head of Fundraising, Fine Art Degree Show SHIFT, Leeds (October 2014 – July 2015)
Gallery Assistant, The Tetley, Leeds (October 2013 – June 2014)
Artist Support and Live Guide, Light Night, Leeds (October 2013 and 2015)
No/Gloss Independent Film Festival Volunteer (November 2013)
Gothic Film Festival Volunteer (October 2013)

Spoken Languages

    basic Spanish, English native

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