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Bec Massey

Based in Perth able to travel anywhere

0422 020 872

A West Australian based, free range artist and arts facilitator. With more than eight years experience in community arts and festival work in a wide range of jobs. Bec is comfortable in facilitating and working in a wide range roles, from lead artist, to crew member, volunteer coordinator to stage management. She can work long hours and complicated briefs within teams or when set by herself.

After completing a Visual Arts degree in 2005, she spent several years working and learning with LightnUp, a Community Arts organization based in Lismore NSW, who specialise in large-scale outdoor lantern parades, fire events and celebration. In 2009 Bec relocated to Western Australia, where she has since set up her own business called Little Carrot Productions, and has worked on events such as Fairbridge Folk Festival, Joondalup Street Parade and The Keela Dreaming Festival as the Lead artist and set up crew, in amongst many other smaller community projects and events interstate.  Recent event work includes being part of the build and bump out crew for Awesome Festival in Perth’s CBD and working on the production team for Woodford Folk Festival’s Farewell Ceremony.

Experience

Artistic Director, little carrot productions 2009 – Current

In 2009, bec started her own freelance Arts Facilitation business. Since then regional residencies have included Desert Red Earth Arts Festival (Karratha), Keela Dreaming (Kellerberrin) and Ord Valley Muster (Kununurra). She has also constructed large parade puppets for Joondalup Street parade and created lantern parades with Fairbridge Folk Festival for three consecutive years. For more information and images of previous work, please visit: http:// littlecarrotproductions.wordpress.com

Artist/Facilitator – Core Crew, LightnUp, 2004 – 2009

Worked in varying capacities for five years with LightnUp, co creators of Lismore Lantern Parade. Roles have included Facilitator, Artist, Organiser, Performer, Supervisor/coordinating small groups, School Workshop program Coordinator (06/07) and Community Lantern Project Coordinator (08). This work led to liaising with a number of community members and groups including indigenous communities, youth, people with disabilities, environmental groups, sponsors and councillors to name a few. Geographically, this work led to travelling up and down the east coast of Australia to various festivals and communities, far north Queensland, western New South Wales, Tasmania, New Zealand and across Australia to Perth.

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Volunteer, Australian Red Cross, Willagee WA August 2009 – Current

Began volunteer work at my local Red Cross Op Shop. Duties include stock rotation, customer relations, Eftpos systems and cash handling.

Waitress/Front of House, Blend Café, Melville WA, Feb 2010 – Jan 2011

Tasks included customer service, touch screen displays, Eftpos systems, cash handling, food handling, stock rotation, cleaning and maintaining a sense of humour.

Retail Assistant, Red Feathers and a Hula Skirt, Melville, Nov 2009 – Feb 2011

Roles have included artist, facilitator and retail assistant which encompasses stock rotation, cash handling, Eftpos

systems and customer service.

Skills

Competent and Efficient at what ever task I’m set, particular skills from Arts/ Festival, Retail and Hospitality background include:

* Good Organisational Skills, particularly time management and event preparation


* Ability to follow instructions and plans, but also ‘Think on One’s Feet’ when necessary

* Able to Prioritise Tasks especially to a dead line

* Good with communicating and problem solving between artists, producers, directors, clients and community

* Several years facilitation experience in a wide range of roles and situations

* Coordinating, training and running groups and teams of volunteers, artists, community groups, etc towards a common goal

* Enjoy working with a diverse demographic of people

*Customer Service/PR

* Content management of WordPress site

* Experience with computer systems – EFTPOS, touch screen displays, cash registers, etc

* Handling and counting cash


Education/Qualifications


2009 Responsible Service of Alcohol

2009 Obtained Working With Children Check

2008 Mental Health First Aid Course through Mindright Institute

2005 Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Sculpture at SCU, Lismore.

2003 Studio Prize (Kaske) for Sculpture, SCU, Lismore

Referrals:

Katherine Mclean: Barking Gecko General Manager (08) 9380 3080

James Savage: Production Manager @ Awesome and Fairbridge Festivals Mob: 0411 600 609

Karen Hethey: Mentor/Community Artist 0409 377 993

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