Curriculum Vitae

In order for my CV not to be a ridiculous length, here is the full version, including all the arts projects I have been involved in, many of which are edited from my CV.

About Jen Farrant

Jen Farrant helps organisations to develop and share their story at a strategic level through consultancy, research and evaluation, and practically through photography and writing. She holds a MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths; Professional Diploma from Chartered Institute of Marketing; PGCE (PCET) and a BA (hons.) Theatre Studies.

Arts Consultancy

Trinity College, Arts Award Supporter Campaign Manager (January 2013 – current)

Developing and managing the public relations campaign, including strategy, reporting on narrative and statistical data, content generation, creating and delivering training programmes and collateral, including a video series. This role requires a strong understanding of the arts & cultural sector, as well as issues facing the education sector.

Royal Opera House Bridge, Artsmark Consultant (October 2015-current)

Delivering development days for schools, including Headteachers and SLT/SMT around the new Artsmark. In order to address SLT concerns around embedded the arts more firmly into a school’s culture, current knowledge of educational issues is essential.

Royal Opera House Bridge, Interim Artsmark Programme Manager (August 2016-December 2016)

Managing Artsmark programme across region, including managing consultants and administration team.

Stagecoach Theatre School, Lecturer (October 2013- current)

Lecturing about educational theory and creativity on the ADPA course to a group of adult learners.

James Rose Conducting Week, Project Evaluator (May – July 2016)

Evaluating a week long research and development project investigating ways of making conducting more accessible for disabled people. Developed an evaluation methodology against existing goals, including on-camera participant interviews and questionnaires to provide quantitive and qualitative data. Analysed all data, including a significant amount of film footage, to write a substantial report. Read the full report. 

Thurrock Museum, Research project (April 2016)
A short project examining existing museum practice, through desk based research, for the sale of museum published books. The final report included recommendations for Thurrock Museum on how to promote and sell their books.

A New Direction, Arts Award Supporter research (April 2015 – March 2016)

This involved developing a research plan, questionnaire, conducting ten interviews (in-person and by phone), analysing the results, writing a report with recommendations and then implementing these by developing a pilot toolkit, testing this and then working with a designer to create a finalised product.

Royal Opera House Bridge, Arts Award in Museums consultant (March – June 2015)

Supporting museums to develop an Arts Award programme, resulting in booklets for young people to complete at different levels of Arts Award

Royal Opera House Bridge, Artsmark Network Free Access (Jan-March 2015)
Research with schools around their experience of Artsmarks and encouraging attendance at events

Royal Opera House Bridge, Programme Manager Arts Award (May – November 2014)

Supporting schools and organisations to develop and implement Arts Award within their setting. This included developing the strategic plan, managing budgets, presenting on Arts Award and developing relationships.

A key part of this role was analysing the data provided by Trinity College London and comparing this to Bridge activity to identify impact. The data was also used to develop strategic plans for Arts Award work within the Bridge.

Thurrock International Celebration of Culture, Festival Director (February 2014-July 2014)

Organising a street festival, as well as promoting a full programme of cultural events happening within Thurrock.

Pop Up CIC, Arts Award Consultant (February 2014-May 2014)

Providing support and encouragement for schools involved in this project t complete their Arts Award. This includes arranging training and meeting with the schools.

 Royal Opera House Bridge, Artsmark Advocate (October 2013- March 2014)

Working with local schools to promote Artsmark and to support them through their application

Lansdown Primary School, Science Fair Project Manager (October 2013-February 2014)

Working with three schools to arrange a science fair with all of the children going to work at another school. Included arranging a keynote speaker, conferencing this to all the schools, arranging all logistics, including moving staff and students around the venues.

Thurrock Music Services, Arts Award Consultant (October 2013-December 2013)

Supporting Thurrock Music Services in integrating Arts Award into their Friday Afternoons project and then supporting the schools taking part in the programme to complete their Awards.

Shakespeare Schools Festival, Venue Manager (September – November 2013)

Supporting teachers and directors during rehearsal days and ensuring performance day runs well and according to schedule, liaising between teachers, pupils, director and technical team.

Southend Choirs, Noye’s Fludde Project Manager (May 2013-July 2013)

Liaising with artists, schools, technicians, venues, etc to run the Thurrock aspect of this project.

Stagecoach Theatre School, Education Consultant (April-July 2013)

Researching and writing a report on accreditations in the performing arts education sector, making recommendations.

THEATRE IS…. Area Manager (January 2013-August 2013)

Working with various partners in the region to manage education and theatre projects, including European partners, the Royal Opera House, YMCA, a college and a school.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants Theatre Company, Administrator, (January 2012 – April 2013)
Providing business advice, strategic planning and implementation, including fundraising, website development, trustee liaison and managing commercial work.

 Shakespeare Schools Festival, Workshop host, Stage Manager & Venue Manager (September – November 2012)

Ensuring performance day runs well and according to schedule, liaising between teachers, pupils, director and technical team. Running the show and managing the technical rehearsal during stage management duties.

THEATRE IS….Project manager (September –November 2012)

Full ownership of a community festival, including management of artists, community and stakeholder liaison, budgeting, planning, reporting, evaluation and general running of the project, including managing the show on the day.

Previous Experience: Teaching experience

Supply teaching (September 2011-April 2012)

Various daily supply teaching roles in schools across Essex, primarily English

Palmer’s College, Teacher (Jan 2011 – August 2011) Short-term contract
Part-time role, teaching: AS English Language; A2 English Literature; GCSE English; Functional Skills and BTEC National Diploma Performing Arts (business studies). I had full teaching roles & responsibilities.

Chase High School, Teacher of English (June 2010-December 2010)
Teaching KS2 and KS3 English & form tutor

Chase is a ‘National Challenge School’ in a deprived part of Southend.

Palmer’s College, PGCE Student (Sept 2009- June 2010)

Voluntary teaching assistant (Dec 2008 –September 2009)

Previous Experience: Business employment

 Scalable Communications, London (April 2008- November 2008)
Maternity leave cover. Marketing Manager: Strategic planning and implementation of marketing.

 Highlight: Organised an extremely successful event at a customer site. From a completely cold database 52 delegates were registered, 38 attended on the day – resulting in 20 sales appointments booked

Telinet Limited, London (September 2005 – March 2008)
Marketing Manager: All marketing activities for company, a telecoms reseller, targeting companies with 25-1500 employees.

  • Won the Mitel Award for Best Marketing Campaign in EMEA, 2007
  • Strategic planning; budgeting & implementation for marketing department, including merger of two companies

Bull Marketing & PR, Windsor, Berkshire (March 2004 – Sept 2005)
Account Manager: Marketing and PR agency: Running, implementing & managing variety of client accounts.

 IBM Computer Users’ Association, Ilford, Essex. (July 2002 – February 2004) Marketing Manager

Brodeur Worldwide, Slough, Berkshire (July 2000 – July 2002) Snr Acc. Exec, Account Executive, Client Administrator.


September 2011-August 2012, Goldsmiths University
MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy -Merit

September 2009- June 2010, University of East London
PGCE (Post Compulsory Education& Training)

October 2008, Westminster School of Management, London
Chartered Management Institute, NVQ Level 3 in Management

September 2003 – May 2004. East Berkshire College, Maidenhead.
Chartered Institute of Marketing, Professional Diploma in Marketing

1997-2000. University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
2:1 BA Honours in Theatre Studies


  • Arts Awards Adviser Discover-Gold
  • Level 5 ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid, incorporating Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
  • Media trained
  • Clean, current, enhanced CRB
  • Clean full driving licence
  • Own transport

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