We would like to introduce our newest member of the team behind the scenes, Cara Chesters.
Cara joined the team in June as Digital Marketing Executive, after completing her Arts and Festival Management degree at De Montfort University. In this edition of the team behind the scenes, we’ll be getting to know a bit more about Cara and her role at IMA.
Tell us a little bit about yourself
My name is Cara Sian Chesters and I’m 22 years old, told regularly I look the age of 12. I am a recent arts and Festival graduate from De Montfort University in Leicester.
Have you always wanted to work within the events industry?
When I went to university my main interest and goal was to work in the events industry but focus on festivals, in particular, music festivals like Reading & Leeds. Over the three years, I was introduced to the different sectors within the events industry and my head was turned, I’m still a huge music festival lover but I would much rather attend a festival for play rather than work.
What is your biggest achievement?
My biggest achievement I’d have to say is travelling around South East Asia by myself for one month. I travelled and explored Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos and it really was the most amazing experience. Everyone I’ve ever told about my trip is always so shocked when I mention I went by myself, my parents were so worried about me going alone. I managed to survive the entire four weeks with only one panic thinking a cash machine had swallowed my debit card when really I had just put back in my purse without realising!
What are you looking forward to the most within your role at IMA?
I’m really looking forward to going on site with the team and seeing first-hand what they produce and build, seeing it all come together I think will be really interesting for me to see as I’ve only ever seen the finished product through photographs. Being able to watch and document all the components coming to together, and applying my creative flare is something I’m really looking forward to.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself
I played squash for three years at university. I had never played before but with some intense coaching, I developed to a level which allowed me to play in the university’s first ever women’s squash team.
From all the team here at IMA, we wish her all the best in her new role here with us and look forward to seeing more of the great work she’s already produced.