Maeve McDonnell

Maeve McDonnell

  • Age: 24
  • Borough: Waltham Forest
  • First internship: LCF Fashion Space Gallery
  • Second internship: To be confirmed
  • Mentor: Kath Geraghty, Manager, National Theatre
  • Before: Unemployed, participated in Create Jobs’ training programme and Creative Opportunity Programme.

Maeve says…

“I am interning at London College of Fashion, as a gallery intern for the Fashion Space Gallery.

I graduated from BA Photography in 2015, but felt that I did not want to pursue photography as a career, although I love the practice. I was applying for creative roles but I was unsuccessful and through time it damaged my confidence.

I then applied for STEP and got the role. I have gained skills in content creation, museum skills such as condition reporting, handling of objects and practical skills in installing and de-installing of exhibitions.

Create Jobs has changed the way I see the creative sector. I completed two programmes in the summer: Transforming Spaces and Creative Opportunities. These opportunities, alongside my internship, have given me the knowledge and understanding that I want to continue to expand. I am excited to use my new found skills and confidence in a role that I am passionate about.”