Melissa Driscoll

 

Address:                       Denison Street HAMILTON EAST NSW 2303
Mobile:                        0423 177 516

Date of Birth:                1 January

Email:                           melissa.driscoll@gmail.com

LinkedIn:                      Mel Driscoll (Roach) LinkedIn Profile

 

Career Objective

To be part of an encouraging and supportive team environment whilst utilising appropriate systems and procedures to maximise results. I also aim to continue to develop both my professional and personal skills set. I am looking to persue temp, part time or full-time positions.

 

Interests

I like write, I also like to sing (but do this quite badly and pretty much only in person), take photographs, and listen to music. For some reason I like statistics too, researching and providing quality data to produce research and results. I have volunteered for two years running on a not-for-profit project with the International Rotary Foundation travelling to Papua New Guinea for humanitarium purposes.


Education

2018 - International Music Marketing Berklee College of Music, Boston USA

2017 - Online Music Marketing Berklee College of Music, Boston USA

2016 - Music Marketing Berklee College of Music, Boston USA

2013 – Certificate IV Marketing & Public Relations
2004 – Certificate IV Business Administration

2003 – Certificate III Business Administration

2001 – Certificate II Business (Office Administration)
2000 - Higher School Certificate (Year 12)

 

Skill Summary

Navision | MYOB | Sybiz | PAMS | Elite Enterprise | Microsoft Excel | Microsoft Word | Outlook |Publisher | Powerpoint | Photoshop | Lightroom | Compass | MISS | QATS | Accounts Payable | Accounts Receivable | Reconciliation | Marketing | Administration | Quickbooks | Wix Websites | Weebly Websites | Squarespace Websites | Wordpress

 

Transferrable Skills

Motivates others | Dependable | Considerate | Loyal | Communicates well | Analyse situations | Creativity |Decision making | Adaption to situations | Quick and eager Learner | Confident | Easy going | Trustworthy | Can take instruction well | Resourceful | Good sense of humor


Employment

RCS Productions & Entertainment | Atlanta Georgia USA (1.5 years)
Office Manager / Marketing 

RCS Productions has been buying and producing entertainment for festivals and special events for over 30 years.  RCS staff have worked with the vast majority of national touring entertainers and brings first-hand knowledge of the artists to your event programming process.

 

Our artist lineup consists of only the best covering: Rock n Roll, Classic Oldies, Blues, Roots & Bluegrass, Country and even popular Tribute Bands. We work with America's Artists agencies to bring the best entertainment to the locals of Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kansas, Nebraska, Virginia, Florida and more.

 

We've worked with the worlds most talented and well known artists like: 

- Evermore  - Melissa Etheridge - Alanis Morrissett - Willie Nelson - Tom Jones - The Beach Boys - Barenaked Ladies - Shaun Mullins - Sheryl Crow - The Spin Doctors - Goo Goo Dolls, Switchfoot, Lifehouse, Pat Benatar and more with over 35 years in the business and bordering 170 concerts/festivals per year and procuring approximately 250 artists per annum. A full list of Artists, Clients, Festivals and Organizations can be seen here.

 

- In September 2017 we were proud to announce the management takeover including talent procurement, show production and promotion of Tennesse's Cumberland Caverns Live. A performance venue cave 333 Underground in the Tennessee mountains. 
 

- We are also proud to announce the management takeover including talent procurement, show production and promotion of Peachtree City's Fred Amphitheater

✔️ Office Management: Dunwoody Georgia

✔️ Production Management 

✔️ Artist Contract Management

✔️ Client Contract Management

✔️ Artist Asset Management

✔️ Artist Rider & Greenroom Management

✔️ CRM & Show Calendar Management: PromoterOps

✔️ Cumberland Caverns Live Web Maintenance: Wordpress

✔️ Cumberland Caverns Live Ticketing: Ticketfly

✔️ Brand Management

✔️ Artist Management Liaison 

✔️ Concert and Festival Advancement

✔️ Concert & Festival Production & Execution

✔️ Greenroom, Artist Rider Management & Logistics 

✔️ Accounting Management using Quickbooks

✔️ Concert & Event Marketing & Promotion

Vintage, Boudoir and Retro Revival Photography:

Pearl Davies is a pseudo name given in 2009 for my ongoing freelance side project that was originally designed to take on the 1950's Pinup era of photography. 

 

Music Media:

After positive growth and racking up an impressive music media portfolio I labelled this under the Pearl Davies name too. Examples are attached. I have also now been named USA correspondent for Rhythms Magazine located in Australia.

 

Retro-Revival Media:

Since travelling America I thought I would transfer my skillset with my music journalism to write, photograph, interview and document retro America for print media. Since arriving stateside I have interviewed designers, models and even retro-inspired architects in showcasing the retro-revival era.

 

All of this, and under one roof: www.PearlDavies.com

 

Skills Gained:

✔ Business Building 

✔ Branding

✔ Copy Writing

✔ Sub-Editing

✔ Project Management

✔ Content Sourcing and Coordination

✔ Sales & Marketing

✔ Merchandising

✔ Digital Photography

✔ Image Processing

✔ Proof Reading

✔ Website Design

✔ Website & Social Media Content Management

✔ Newsletter Production and Distribution

 

Pearl Davies Media provides quality stories and photography for retro-revival business and personalities, as well as performing artists. I have been involved in many major Rockabilly and Vintage inspired events as a volunteer, a sponsor and even hosting and being MC. 

 

Partnership collaborations include but not limited to: 

 

Beat Magazine (AUS), The Brag Magazine (AUS), Reverb Magazine (AUS), Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival (AUS), Nashville Boogie (USA), Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Festival (USA), The Dwarf (AUS),  Faster Louder (AUS), PinUp America (USA), Adore Pin Up Magazine (AUS),  PinUp Kittens Magazine (AUS), Totem Brand Media (AUS), Tatyana Designs (USA), Dollhouse Bettie (USA), Cabana Bay Retro Resort (USA) and more...

Eddies Attic

Eddie’s Attic is a world famous popular and intimate live music venue for aspiring and accomplished performing artists and songwriters. 

 

The Attic is located in Decatur, Georgia, a small artist-friendly town within the metro Atlanta area – a cultural blend of Berkeley and Mayberry. 

 

A “listening room” with a superior sound system and acoustics, where patrons are asked to silence cell phones and actually listen to the songs, has made the Attic’s music room a hit with music enthusiasts. 

 

Eddie’s Attic draws both fans and artists from all over the world and continues to be one of the most premier music venues in the nation. With over 500 shows a year (1-4 a day 7 days a week) Eddie's Attic has been graced with performers of all genres and time, from the greats to new sound.

 

Past Owner and Legendary American promoter Alex Cooley also known as the 'Unofficial Mayer of Atlanta Music' who is known and credited to have bought rock and roll to Atlanta, also founding the biggest festival in the region, Music Midtown in 1994.

 

John Mayer started at Eddie's Attic prior to his reign within the music industry and with some of the world's most talented artists performing at The Attic it's no doubt it's reputation has made it one of best sought after stages in America's South. 

 

Performers include but in no way limited to: Otis Redding III, Justin Bieber, The Unlikely Candidates, Joan Osborne, Angie Stone, Sugerland, Shaun Mullins, Ed Roland (Collective Soul), John Mayer and more...

 

✔️ Assistant to Live Nation South East American Talent Buyer

✔️ Manager of The Attic Sounds

✔️ Marketing Manager: The Attic Sounds

✔️ Web Master: Ticket Advancing (Ticketfly) 

✔️ Public Relations

✔️ Artist/Management Liaison 

✔️ Artist Contract Advancing 

✔️ Media Management 

✔️ Marketing Concepts

✔️ Box Office Management 

✔️ Subscription Management (50,000+ subscribers weekly)

✔️ Graphic Design and Editing

✔️ Graphic Media: Photography & Videography for 'The Attic Sounds'.

People Fusion | Temp Assignments (awaiting departure to the USA)
Accounting and Finance
Newcastle, Australia

✔️Pathology North, John Hunter Hospital

✔️Pacific National

 

 

August 2014 – December 2014
Vivacity RTO Coaching and Consulting | Casual Role (awaiting departure to the USA)

Cardiff
Client Liaison Officer

✔️Time Management Skills
✔️Working to strict deadlines
✔️Liaising with Government bodies (ASQA)
✔️Providing Coaching and Training on
✔️Research, collate and populate Training and Assessment Strategies
✔️Keeping abreast with changing within the RTO industry, VET and the NSW Training Industry
✔️Customer Service with national clientele
✔️File maintenance
Using accounting package Xero


 

February 2014 – August 2014
Icon Business Group T/as Courses Direct | 6 Month Temp Role with People Fusion
Newcastle & Charlestown
Finance | Marketing
✔️Debt Collection                                  
✔️Accounts Receivable                          
✔️ Invoicing                                           
✔️File Maintenance                               
✔️Accounts Payable                              
✔️Bank Reconciliation         

✔️Cash Flow Projection     

✔️Payroll preparation    

✔️Customer Service

✔️Administration

✔️Website Editing

✔️Target marketing
                                   

 

October 2012 – February 2014
Danmate (VFE & VFF)

Newcastle & Buchanan
Entertainment Agency and Florist Wholesaler

Finance | Admin | Marketing

✔️Accounts Payable                             

✔️PA to Director                                  

✔️Invoicing                                         

✔️Administration                                

✔️Banking Duties                               

✔️Marketing

✔️File Maintenance

✔️Customer Service

✔️Accounts Receivable

✔️Implementing New Strategies and Procedures

✔️Payroll for Entertainment Staff (35) - Graphic Design & website maintenance

Accounting Software MYOB, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Photoshop, Lightroom, Wix (website maintenance)

 

 

May 2008 – February 2012            
B & B Total Supply

✔️Finance                                            

✔️Accounts Receivable                        

✔️Administration duties                        

✔️Strong collection skills                     

✔️High Attention to Detail                      

✔️Implementation of strategies            

✔️Daily Account Reconciliations            

✔️Debtor Analysis                               

✔️Liaising with external clients

✔️Reporting

✔️Accounts Payable

✔️Accounts Administration           

✔️General Ledger       

✔️Leadership Skills

✔️Maintaining Client Data Base

✔️Can take direction and can also think for myself  

✔️Monitoring debt - collection and Debt control

✔️Processing and allocating invoices and payments

✔️Used Navision (Accounting Software) Excel, Outlook and updated Website

                  

 

June 2007 - May 2008        

Suters Architects

- Accounts Assistant

- Supervision of Junior Accounts Clerk           

- Timesheet inputting                                    

- Petty Cash                                                  

- Cheque signatories                                     

- Allocation of Job numbers                           

- Assistant in debt collection                          

- Process, payment and reconciliation            

- Telstra invoices for 4 Offices                      

- Payable/receivable                                      

- Record keeping of debt collection               

- Timesheet input, job cost reporting            

- Processing of Reimbursements          

- Invoicing through Excel      

- E-Tag, leasing and maintenance of 12 motor vehicles

- Credit Card Statements 

- Stationary Orders 

- Coding of invoices

- Assistant in invoicing

- Daily Banking

- Data input for creditors

- Reporting

- Invoicing 

- Weekly debt collection, receipting and reporting

- Flights & Accommodation Arrangements

- Cabcharge                                                  

Using PAMS (timesheets) Sybiz (Accounting software package) and Excel (invoicing)

 

 

 

June 2006 – June 2007      

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

12 Month Contract Position | Accounting Clerk

Accounts Payable

- Process, Payment and Reconciliation           

- Use of purchase orders to invoices              

- Telephone rec  for 8 offices                         

- Daily cheque requisitions                            

- Processing of creditor invoices                               

- Receipting of monies from external            

- Weekly Staff Reimbursements
- Banking through ANZ  
- Bank account reconciliations
- Credit Card rec for 100 Staff
- Data Entry
- AP & AR for 8 offices around Australia

Using Legal Accounting Software Elite Enterprise

 

 

June 2005 – June 2006

Aussie Home Loans                                     

Full Time – 12 Month Contract Position

- Assistant to Regional Sales Manager           

- Mortgage Advisors                                      

- Administration Duties                                 

- Home Loan Preparations
- Client Services
- Assistant to Aussie

 

 

Nov 2004 – May 2005 (Business was in Administration)           

Southern Cross Marine Supplies – SX NSW

Finance Assistant

- Accounts Payable                                        

- Data Entry                                                  

- Foreign Currencies                                      

- Reception Duties     

- Administration Duties
- Customer Service
- Assistant to Finance and Accounts Supervisor

Using Accounting Software Package MYOB

 

 

Aug 2004 – Nov 2004 (Short Term Position – Business was in Administration)       

Opalite Plastics

Finance Assistant

- Accounts Payable                                 

- Ordering/Invoicing                                

- Customer Service                                 

- File Maintenance                                  

- Accounts Receivable                             
- Dealing with Difficult Situations
- Data Entry
- Banking Duties
- Mail Handling
- Data Retrieval

Using Accounting Software MYOB

 

 

Sep 2003 – August 2004    
Sharpe’s Tractor Centre

Rutherford | Finance and Administration Assistant

- Administration Duties                     

- Mail Handling                                  

- Banking Duties                               

- Accounts Receivable                        

- Data Entry                                      

- Client Contract Processing               
- Customer Service
- File Maintenance
- Invoicing
- Accounts Payable
- Finance Quotation
- Preparation of Confidential Financial Documentation

Using John Deere Compass Software System

Using Software Package MISS – Motor Industry Software System

Using Quotation Software Package QATS

 

 

Jan 2003 – Sept 2003         

LJ Hooker

Charlestown Work Experience

Office Assistant

- Customer Service                           

- Answering Telephone                      

- Mail Handling                                  

- Filing                                              

- Accounts Receivable

- Money Handling
- Taking Messages
- Banking Duties
- General Administration Duties

 

 

Aug 2003 – Oct 2003          
Church Street Real Estate

Maitland

Part-Time  Administration

- Receiving Rental Incomes        

- Making Appointments              

- Filing
- Customer Service
- General Administration Duties

Unfortunately I had to give this work experience up due to the position at Sharpe’s which needed me to work some Saturday mornings.

 

 

May 1997 – Dec 2008         

Woolworths Limited

Raymond Terrace, Beresfield and Stockland Greenhills

- Customer Service                      - Handling Cash

- Data Entry                                - Merchandising

- Clerical Duties                           - Supervision of Staff

I worked this role for over 11 years. I worked midnight shifts and on weekends whilst working full time roles.

 

 

 

Referees:

Adele Torr                                                       

Credit Manager                                                  

Sparke Helmore Lawyers                                    

Mobile: +61 410 712 997                               

beldel@tpg.com.au     

 

Julie Rodber                                                    
Accounts and Administration Manager                 
Icon Business Group                                            

M: +61 478 611 510                                       
E: julierodber@hotmail.com                              

 

Amy King

Temp Recruiter

People Fusion

T: +61 24929 1666

E: amyk@peoplefusion.com.au

 

Kirrily Russell

General Manager

Icon Business Group

M: +61 402 573 868

E: kirrily.russell@iconbusinessgroup.com

 

Christine Goodwin

Accountant

B & B Total Supply

T: +612 4942 8627

E: gcbuild@optusnet.com.au

                                    

 

Adrian Roach                                                                   
Director/Owner                                                
Danmate Pty Ltd (VFF & VFE)                              
M: +61 412 191 888                                                                                          
E: adrian@valleyfresh.net                            

 


 

 

 

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