Events Assistant Olivia is Digging Deeper on placement

Posted on by Anita O'Donovan

Our Events and Marketing Assistant Olivia Turner has featured in The University of Huddersfield'Any Other Business (AOB) magazine with her unique placement here with us at the Museum. 

Olivia is studying Business Management with Leadership at the University which offers a placement year as part of its course, and we were the lucky organisation that Olivia picked.

Here at the Museum, alongside the Event Sales Coordinator, Olivia is at the frontline of events management: “I organise conferences which involves taking enquires, confirming bookings, writing contracts, liaising with the clients in the run up to the event, creating programmes for the day, setting up conference rooms and looking after clients on the day. As well as doing this for each conference I also go to a lot of networking events to build up contacts."

Olivia has attended the Conference and Hospitality Show and will also attend Yorkshire Mafia's Buy Yorkshire Conference and the Mid Yorkshire Chamber's Wakefield Business Conference later this year representing the Museum.

“Another major role I am involved in is organising the museum’s annual Miner’s Gala, to be held on 28th June, an event which sees over 2000 visitors each year. It is my job to arrange all the activities and meetings, create the programme for the day and gather sponsorship, ensure the event keeps to budget, organise payments for suppliers and co-ordinate all staff.”

Olivia describes the Gala as the highlight of her year so far: “It is giving me so much experience and I am so grateful that the museum trusts me with the responsibility. It’s very interesting to see how an event can develop across a whole organisation and how much work goes in to put it together.”

Overall, Olivia is having a great time on her placement year with us: “I love all aspects of my job, every day is completely different and I’m constantly being asked to do new things" and here at the Museum we are most certainly appreciative of all of Olivia's hard work over the past year. 

Find out more about the corporate offering and contact Olivia by emailing or call 01924 848806.

View The University of Huddersfield's full Any Other Business magazine here.


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