3 November 2016back

Creative Internships Blog Week 7

Eleanor Prescott, Wales Millennium Centre

Over a month into the internship now and how time flies! The last few weeks at the Centre have been full of opportunities to learn new skills – from being trained up in Tessitura, learning about accounts management - to attending an A&B training course on writing digital copy with Spindogs. This training has been very useful for updating the community fundraising information on our website, and I’ve been able to take a lot from that day to use for that project, where I have some training booked in soon for changing the content on the site.

At the moment, the big projects I’m working on (as well as updating the website) are recreating our corporate end of year reports to make them more visual and digital, and researching ways to update the Centre’s Adopt-a-Slate scheme and putting together a business case for this. I`ve also met my business mentor, and had a chat to him about his ideas and advice that he can offer me throughout the internship. I am now looking forward to working with both my mentors and the rest of the team at the Centre going forward to achieve my goals and objectives. As well as this, the Development team are keeping me busy with a variety of things - I’ve had a go at shadowing on the phones in the ticket office, as well as chatting to donors and members in our supporters lounge during the Aberfan memorial performance. Getting to know some of our major supporters was very enjoyable, and during the setup of the lounge beforehand I inadvertently ended up holding open stage door for Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon as well – an unexpected highlight!

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