So finally I have had a bit of luck (along with hard work, determination and working ALOT for free)… and I have a job!!
The position carries with it so many possibilities and I am really excited to get started and explore my full potential in this industry. The title of my new position is ‘graduate intern’ but I think I will re-name it to ‘arts administrator’. Mainly for the fact that I don’t see myself as a graduate any more having been out of university for almost 2 years! The company I will be working for are called Opera Brava and the reason I feel we connected so much at the interview is because we share a lot of the same core values such as; encouraging participation for all in the arts and making it affordable, encouraging children to unleash their creativity through unique art form and hopefully giving confidence to loads of children who may normally blend into the background and nurturing new talent in the arts. I also felt that the skills I have gained in volunteering really made me stand out from other candidates. I feel really confident and comfortable going into this position and I have faith that I will do a good job, possibly something I might not have felt if this was this time last year.
I am still working with Caroline Dear, an artist (and Brendan’s mum) who lives and works in Skye. Because of the amount of responsibility she gave me with her website I have really progressed professionally in the arts. I will continue to work with Caroline when I move to Crawley for my new job, as hopefully I will pick up new skills and contacts which will be useful to Caroline and her work.
I am really excited for the next 6 months and have a lot to look forward to. I move from Edinburgh to Crawley on sunday 4th and it’s a little bit daunting but mostly exciting as I feel my adult life has finally begun!! And all before my 24th birthday in August (that was my goal for getting started in life!!).
It just show’s with a little bit of patience, the right kind of support (my parents have been a huge support and have been amazing letting my move back home while I pursue my dream) and a hard amount of work and you will succeed in the end. Hopefully my road to success has moved on to the next level :)
Over and ouuuuuuuuuuut!