As part of the Operations Team, Laura is responsible for providing administrative support across the organisation as required, from responding to queries to organising travel and accommodation for office staff. Laura also assists in the recruitment process, administering HR documentation, as well as finalising sales and purchase ledgers.
Laura has a keen eye for detail and the ability to effectively prioritise workloads, having previously worked as a marketing assistant. Laura has completed a Masters in Art Gallery and Museum Studies at the University of Manchester and is passionate about working at MHM, as she believes understanding audiences is key to the sustainability of a flourishing arts culture.
Prior to joining MHM, Laura gained experience working and volunteering across the cultural and heritage sector, undertaking visitor surveys and administration duties at The Dock Museum and as an Arts and Communities Project Assistant at Ordsall Hall. She has worked alongside school groups and a local mental health charity designing participatory engagement activities, exploring the impact of public art with regards to the wellbeing of the participants and the broader economic impact.
Originating from the Lake District, Laura enjoys a good hike and, with muddy boots in tow, likes to sample the local real ale. Laura is a keen ballet dancer and traveller, having worked and travelled across Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. She also loves visiting the local arthouse cinema and enjoys listening to music, as well as visiting new and exciting exhibitions.