Curriculum Vitae

 

I’m posting a comprehensive and up-to-date online Resumé here, and showcase some of my skills. I’ll also include external links where possible as reference points. If you are interested don’t hesitate to get in touch – I’m open to discussion.

Willing to travel. Interested in projects, collaborations, part time work, research, art jobs, internships, giving tours/doing workshops,remote work, opportunities for learning etc. There will be a contact form included at the very bottom of this page, if you leave your contact information and a message I’ll get back to you. I’m going to included a comments section for questions and feedback, constructive criticism is welcome.

 Conor D. Ryan
00353 85 7766110
conordryan@outlook.com · linkedin.com/in/conordryan/ · w1ld3rcard.wordpress.com/
Below are brief educational and employment history summaries including projects, work placements and internships. I have excellent written and verbal communication skills – alongside computer literacy and analytical skills. My employment thus far has given me people skills, experience in customer service and sales. I have given tutorials in English literature/language and Cultural Studies – and learned numerous transferable skills in various roles.

I hold a full clean drivers license.

This year I intend to do navigation and mountain guide courses, and get certification for my orienteering and map reading skills.

Employment History

Jan. 2018 – Present

Customer Service Representative, Virgin Media Ireland.

Roxboro Road, Limerick

Answering calls, logging notes, answering billing queries, setting up appropriate redresses, providing information, transferring Sales leads to the relevant department.

01 Dec. 2017 – 18 Dec. 2017

Exam Invigilator, Unijobs.

International Business Centre, University of Limerick

Supervising Exams, Preparing Exam Centres, Bathroom inspections.

Oct. 2017 – Jan. 2018

Customer Support Representative, Gilt Group

Hamilton House Block 2, National Technology Park, Co. Limerick.

Answering calls, account security, customer care, advising customers providing appropriate redresses, offering discounts, placing orders, technical support, sending support email/ additional info.

23 jul. 2014 – 17 Jul. 2015

At Home Advisor, Apple Inc.

Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Co. Cork.

Technical Support/Customer Care: here I learned soft skills, got certification in Ergonomics, received training in using, troubleshooting and using iOs and Apple computers, screen sharing, account security.

Logging notes, answering calls, providing technical support, troubleshooting, running remote diagnostic tests, account security, customer care, providing appropriate redresses, making Apple Store appointments, setting up devices over the phonesending support emails and additional information. I left that position to pursue postgraduate studies.

Sept. 2013 – Jan. 2014

Shift Supervisor, Café Tufvan,

Tuvanäsvägen 12, 352 52 Växjö, Sweden.

I originally began volunteering here, I was made shift supervisor after just a few weeks which made me responsible for running the cafe during my shift.

Duties included: opening and closing shop, ensuring that work was evenly divided amongst employees, Delegating tasks, stocktaking, logging quantities of stock to be reordered, cash handling, taking orders, food preparation, making hot beverages,catering functions, training new staff/volunteers, organizing catering for occasional events/functions held in the house, doing the till at the end of the day and putting the contents into the safe, training in new staff and volunteers, various other duties.

Jan. 2013 –  Aug. 2013

English Monitor/Summer School Teacher, Grupos Organizados,

Tossa De Mar, Girona, Spain.

I worked in two roles for this company, extending my placement for 2 months extra and getting experience in different areas. Here I developed a wide range of skills relevant to working with groups, teaching, tourism, adventure sports and much more.

Here I developed a wide range of skills relevant to working with groups, teaching, tourism, adventure sports and much more.

Duties included: Preparing and Teaching classes, Organizing Activities, Arts and Crafts, daily adventure and water sports alongside other games and activities, class trips, Adventure Sports, Teaching English, leading groups, demonstrating safety features, functioning as head monitor (administrative role): liaising between staff and management, clients and teachers. Doing Cabin Checks, Adhering to strict schedules.

Education

 

Nov. 2017 Postgrad. Cert. Digital Humanities, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

I hold a postgraduate certificate in Digital Humanities at Maynooth University, Co. Kildare. Where I learned a lot of digital skills, details of which you will be able to see on my blog at dhblog.maynoothuniversity.ie/cryan

Modules : Modelling Humanities Data, Digital Humanities: Theory and Practice Digital heritage: Theory, Methods and Challenges, Creating Digital Humanities, Structured Programming, Practicum.

Skills: Java programming, Digitisation of photos and artefacts, data capturing, Photogrammetry, 3D printing, Reflective Imaging (RTI), Using Metadata, Geotagging, Text Encoding, XML, Topic Modelling, designing relational database schemas, HTML5, Display of data, analysis+ interpretation, Database management, SQL.

Software: Photoshop, Photoshop Express, Agisoft, RTIBuilder, MySQL, Protégé, Mallet, Brackets, Geosetter, GPSBabel, Gephi, MAMP. Online software such as Stack overflow, the outlook and google suites of tools for collaboration, cloud computing, spreadsheets, documents.

As part of my Masters I had a placement with #DariahTeach for several months in 2017. I had the opportunity to develop the course content for Text Encoding and the TEI with #dariahteach from a user centered approach, reviewing focus group materials etc and existing video material to develop the courses multimedia content: https://teach.dariah.eu/mod/page/view.php?id=197

I collaborated on a digitization project for the RCSI involving digitization of film negatives for preservation. Another project with Callan Museum St, Patrick’s College, Maynooth involved digitizing 3d objects. An Egyptian Ushabti which I digitised into a photorealistic 3d model is visible under the following link: https://sketchfab.com/models/b58240a8399c49a9a8c9cda266f72ed0

Jan. 2016 M. A. English, University of Limerick.

1st class awards, Thesis: ‘Reading Folklore in Nineteenth Century Ireland’

I hold a First Class Honors MA English from the University of Limerick. I was class representative, liaising between classmates, the department and administration. I also did a few tutorials for the Disability services teaching Cultural Theory. My A2 Thesis was on original research, including a survey and analysis of print folklore in the Irish Fireside: “Reading Popular Folklore in Nineteenth Century Ireland”. It involved a lot of research into a diverse range of topics including language, literacy and education, development of literary values, print culture and factors affecting cultural development spanning a period of over a millennium of Irish history. Links will be provided here at a later date if you are interested.

I also had the opportunity to get involved in a literary publication, The Ogham Stone which came out in January 2016. I was involved in its promotion mainly, designing a poster  and featuring in a video -amongst other roles.

Modules: Comparative literature: Cultural Constructions of the past, Literary and Cultural Theory, Literary Modernism, Applied Writing and Editing Skills, Textual Constructions of Cultural Identity, Utopian Theories and Texts, Research Methods in Literary and Cultural Studies, Thesis Writing: Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, Dissertation.

Skills: Research Skills, Cultural Studies, knowledge of European History, intellectual trends, working with archival material and special collections, Presentations, and Communication skills.

Software: Microsoft Office: Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Video Editing software, Database Searching.

Work Experience: The Ogham Stone. Position: Promotion (The Publication of a Literary Journal).

Duties: Social Media, distributing promotional materials, event planning duties for the launch.

July. 2015 B. A. English and Sociology, University of Limerick.

I completed a B.A. majoring in English and Sociology, including a work placement in Catelonia, Spain and Erasmus in Sweden. Details about which can be found Santa Susanna – English Monitor and Erasmus in Växjö, Sweden.My Arts degree gave me many opportunities, and I learned about a diverse range of topics including Literature, Culture, Linguistics, Anthropology, Qualitative and Quantitative Research – developing transferable skills and vastly broadening my knowledge in the process. I was a member of various clubs and societies at different times: Parkour Club, Comedy Club, Music Soc. Drama Soc. and the Outdoor Pursuits club. I volunteered at a few events and language exchange programme. I worked with the University of Limerick and the University of Limerick Students Union on a Temporary Casual Labor basis in a number of roles during my years attending the University. I did extra modules on Teaching English as a foreign Language(TEFL). During my final year I worked part time in a Technical Support/Customer Care role as an At-Home Advisor for Apple. Details about which can be seen above under my employment history.

Modules: Classic Sociological Theory, Contemporary Sociological Theory, Quantitative Methods for Sociological Research, Qualitative Methods for Sociological Research, Introduction to Sociology 1&2, Sociology of Love, Sociology of Work, Inequality and Social Exclusion, Psychology and everyday life, Psychology and Social Issues, Introduction to Social Research Methods, Sociology of Media Cultural Studies 2: Language and Culture, Visual Cultural Studies, Introduction to Literary Theory, Critical Practice 1: Academic Writing and Reading, Critical Practice 2: Renaissance Literature, Victorian Texts and Contexts, British Literature since 1945, The New World: American Literature to 1890, State of the Union: American Literature since 1890, Colonial/Postcolonial Literature in English, Academic Literacies 1&2, Preparation for External Study and Work Placement. FYP research Design, final Year Project 1&2, TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

Skills/Interests: SPSS, Motivational Psychology, Language and Culture, Linguistics, American and European History, Religion and Society, Literary Theory, Literary Modernism, American literature.
Erasmus (Study Abroad) Linnaeus Universitet, Växjö, Sweden. 2013. Modules : Literary Modernism, Literary and Cultural Theory, International Law, European Organizations in Global Crisis.

Other Education:

I also have completed several online courses including one from Coursera.org Internet History,Communication and Technology, which was taught by Dr. Charles R. Severance. I used this website to join, browse and participate in a range of courses covering Astronomy, Classics, Encryption and Cryptography

Certificate in Ergonomics, Apple 2015.

Internet History, Security and Technology, via coursera,org/ University of Michigan‘s Dr. Charles Severance, 2013.

Basic Swedish language, Linnaeus Universitet, Växjö, 2013.

Introduction to TEFL, University of Limerick, 23 Dec. 2013.

Languages

I’m reasonably proficient in the Spanish language, I did it for my Leaving Certificate and had the opportunity to practice during many trips to Spain and the time I spent living there.  I’ve good comprehension and can read Spanish.

I have a certificate in basic Swedish from classes I took on Erasmus.

European languages, and cultural studies

Disability Services, The Glucksman Library, University of Limerick. 2016. Position: Tutor.
Duties: Preparing materials, lesson planning, Tutoring cultural studies (one on one).

Language Exchange, University of Limerick. 2014. Position: Volunteer.
Duties: Assisted with promotion of the event.

Language Exchange, Sweden, 2013. Position: Volunteer.
Duties: Assisted setting up, coordinating groups, assisting with programmed events, liaised with guest speakers.

Private English language tutoring, Sweden, 2013.
Duties: Taught an Italian, some Swedish people, French and Spanish people and helped them to improve their English.

Skills

Communication, Presentation, Research, Resource Building, Analytical Skills

·         Computer Literate/Tech. Savvy

·         High level of literacy and communication skills

·         Excellent Microsoft office skills: Word, Powerpoint, Excel etc.

·         Detail Orientated

·         Creative Problem solver

·         Ability to work on initiative and as part of a team

Activities

Publication: Conor D. Ryan “Skepticism in the efficacy of Belief in Modernist Literature” (9) https://view.joomag.com/silver-streams-issue-1/066149100149184959

My interests include arts and crafts, photography and hiking. I have a strong interest in heritage, culture and travel. In my spare time I’m  a movie extra via www.movieextras.ie and www.setextras.ie, I participate in creative pursuits where possible.

Haunted Spooktacular, Kells, Co. Meath. October 2016. Position: Actor.
Duties: Live acting in different horror roles.

Leo Facepainting, Meath/Dublin. September-October 2016. Position: Assistant Facepainter.
Duties: Preparing materials, interacting with customers, painting faces.

In my spare time I run a small market stall selling: Body Jewellery, Pendants, Pendulums, Crystals, Second hand books, clothes, miscellania.

Gort Community Market, Hennellys Bar, Gort, Co. Galway. Second Sunday of every month, 2017.
Duties: Made signs, assisted with setting up the market, Ran a book stall, arts and crafts.

Bernard Shaw Flea Market, 11-12 Richmond St South, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2. Sundays.
Position: Stall Proprietor. Duties: Setting up, selling vintage clothes, body jewellery, bric-a-brac.

All Out Design, Dublin. July 2016. Duties: Mural painting: collaborated with All Out Design to do a large Mural on Roller Jam, Limerick.

I am interested in European languages and culture. I enjoy volunteering in different roles.

 

Companhia, Vale Dos Coelhinhos, 6270-603 Travancinha, Portugal . May-June 2016.

Position: WWOOFer (Volunteering at an Organic Farm) Duties: Various Farming Duties, Manual Labor, Building, clearing land, tending to 13592321_1065920533484300_1103642210592097752_nplants and animals.

Volunteering on an Organic Farm. I spent a month doing farmwork, building, helping put on a yoga week and designing and painting a mural for Unifant. More details can be found on: Wwoofing at Companhia, Portugal

Yoga week, Companhia, June 2016. Duties: planning, food preparation, preparation of different areas for guests, a live mural painting.

 

Volunteering at Festivals: This is a great way to get involved and contribute something to a festival – develop interpersonal skills and work as part of a team. You work shifts throughout the festival but also have some free time to see and experience the festival.

 

Body and Soul, Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath. 2017. Position: Volunteer Coordinator.
Duties: Leading and Motivating volunteers, delegation, training volunteers for lost property.

Eiru, Stradbally, Co. Waterford. 2017.
Duties: Painting a mural, helping to assemble stages, assisting with the construction of installations.

Keep it Lit. Feakle, Co. Clare. December 2016. Position: Decorator.
Duties: Art and Decoration. Setting up the festival, decorating open spaces. Hanging lamps in trees, putting up streamers and lights etc.

Knockanstockan, Blessington Lakes, Co. Wicklow. July 2016. Position: Production Assistant.
Duties: Liaising with Artists and Musicians, keeping track of equipment, administrative duties including schedule coordination and logistics between 5 stages. Labelling equipment and putting it into sections, Moving band equipment, stewarding, assisting with backstage, driving a buggy with equipment between stages.

Limerick City of Culture 2020, Old Golden Vale factory, Limerick City. July 2016.
Position: Volunteer. Duties: Silent Disco. Assisted setting up event, participated in flashmob.

Earthfest, Slane, Co. Meath. April 2016. Position: General stewarding.
Duties: directing traffic, answering questions, serving food, cleaning up and disassembling after the festival.

 

Various other temporary Employments

An Foras Feasa, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Feb. 2017. Position: Promoter.
Duties: Assisting with the public promotion of the Digital Humanities course and department, distributing promotional materials including flyers.

University of Limerick Students Union, Plassey, Co. Limerick. 2014. Position: Assistant Duty manager MnM student patrol. Freshers week 2014.
Duties: Various administrative duties, Managing Employees, liaising between residents, emergency services and students.

Sivans Studentpub, 352 52, Georg Lückligs väg 12, 352 52 Växjö, Sweden . Winter 2013.
Position: Bar Staff. Duties: Working behind the bar, in cloakroom, in kitchen or box office depending on the night. Various cleaning duties.

University of Limerick, Plassey, Co. Limerick. Various Weeks, 2012, 2014, 2015. Position : Orientation Guide.
Duties: Giving a tour to new students, explaining how things work and where to go, adhering to a schedule of talks and enrollment etc.Answering questions, directing traffic.

South Central LK (Closed), O’Connell Street, Limerick. 2010, Position: Store Assistant.
Duties: Stocktaking, Cash Handling, Cashier, Advising Customers on items of clothing.

St. Vincents Centre, Daughters of Charity, Lisnagry, Co. Limerick. 2009.
Position: Classroom Assistant. Preparing classroom materials, teaching, various other duties involved in the rehabilitative care of the intellectually disabled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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