Mary K Burke Resume

       Mary Kathleen Burke
0141 881 1964 • marykburke@btinternet.com
Driving Licence • Car Owner

Personal Statement

Creative gifted people person with experience in many areas including IT, Live musical performance, live music promotion, radio broadcasting, event organising and dealing with people in a professional and courteous manner.

Works well on own initiative or as part of a team. Positive thinker. Highly motivated with great leadership qualities as well as being a great communicator with vision and creative ability. Proven track record in directing successful creative projects. Would make a positive contribution to any organisation.


Skills

 Highly developed organisational abilities with the ability to prioritise and set targets and goals
 Experience and proven track record of promotions, marketing and facilitating events
 Excellent computer skills and knowledge of HTML
 Extensive knowledge of the Scottish Music Scene.
 Three years Hands on experience of interviewing radio guests of all walks of life and producing own radio programme


Work Experience

Greentrax Recordings, Scotland 2007 to present
Recording Artist
Produced four tracks EP for portfolio and search for licensing deal.
Contracted to Highly respected and successful record Label to produce a Debut album of material for their catalogue.
Organised Musicians, Producers, Artwork, Contracts, and Studios etc…
Conducted Interviews with high profile magazines and radio shows worldwide.
Performed at live shows in UK, Ireland and Italy and Germany to promote debut album.

Space to Live /Neilston Development Trust, Neilston Village May 2005 to Aug 2007
Neilston Live Pubfest founder programmer and Director
Neilston Live Music and Arts Festival programmer and director
Assembled programmed and booked line up for Neilston Live Pubfest 2005 and Main Festival closing concert.
Liaised with Publicans, bands, public, police, health and safety and Local Arts council to ensure successful operations.

East Renfrewshire Council, Neilston Primary School April 04 to Aug 04
Guitar tutor
Delivered guitar tutelage both on a group and one to one basis
Arranged organised and delivered guitar lessons to Children and adults in a classroom setting
Monitored customers learning.

Self Employed, Scotland 2001 to 2003
Director/Promoter (Country Music Scotland )
Designed and Built (Country Music Scotland) an online Music webzine.
Website created as a media vehicle promoting touring acts to Scotland
Provided first point of contact for touring artists worldwide also promoters and music fans .
Promoted and acted as agent for worldwide artists. Provided writers and interviewers to clubs and venues reviewed live shows and CD'S. Provided up to date news on UK music Scene .

Self Employed, UK /Ireland 1994 to 1999
Professional Singer/Musician
Responsible for co coordinating musicians from rehearsal to performance'
Liaised with Booking agents and promoters.
Organised Tours, Gigs, Transport, Equipment, accommodation, stage clothes, Posters, contracts etc...

Wallis Woman's Wear, Sauchiehall Street Glasgow 1993 to 1994
Sales Representative
Merchandising to point of sale to create maximum input.
Provided excellent customer service.
Accountable for sales, stock control and branch profitability

Clan Retail Security, Retail outlets Scotland 1991 to 1993
Store Detective
Detailed to high profile retail outlets and administration centres.
Ensured procedures were adopted and adhered to.
Dealt with issues arising from duties in a calm, responsible and effective manner.
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Education

Reid Kerr College, Paisley 2006 to 2007
HNC Musical Performance and promotion.

Music History, Music Law, Music Technology, Song writing,
Musical Performance. Musical Promotion.

(Magic wand project)East Renfrewshire Council, Barrhead 2004 to 2004
First Aid Certificate

Small Business Gateway, Paisley 2002 to 2003
Navigater and selling skills course.

Netconx Web design training company, Glasgow 2000 to 2001
Intensive webmaster course.
Windows Office Suite.
Hypertext Mark-up Language5.
JavaScript, Dreamweaver and Paint shop Pro.

Reid Kerr College, Paisley 1999 to 2000
Information Technology Applications 1 HNC module (Merit Result)

Londonderry College of Technology, Londonderry 1979 to 1980
City and Guilds Mechanical and Electrical engineering .


Hobbies and Interests

My hobbies include photography making videos and seeking out good musical talent . I like the countryside I am interested in the environment and the universe and our connection to it .
References available on request

Updated:  November 5, 2011

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