Melissa Polkey

  • Content Management, Analysis and Administration
  • York, UK
  • Nov 13, 2021
Full time Admin-Clerical Design Entry Level Information Technology Marketing

Personal Summary

A creative and positive individual who undertakes work with enthusiasm. Enjoys taking ownership of tasks and offer innovation, humour, and dependability. Recently finished studying a two year MA in Stained Glass Conservation & Heritage Management at the University of York, achieving a distinction.

Work Experience

Editorial and Technical Assistant
Mar 2021 - Vidimus

Quarterly online journal dedicated to medieval stained glass, assisting editors in creating content, proofreading, and uploading issues to the Wordpress site. (

Freelance Content Management
Jan 2020 - York Glazier's Trust

Working in digital image editing and content management towards uploading York Minster’s windows to the new interactive ‘Stained Glass Navigator’ website. (

Administrative Assistant
Mar 2019 - Jul 2019 The Soap Dispensary

Whilst travelling in Canada, an administrative role for a zero-waste store in Vancouver. Beyond standard duties, also lead the changeover to a new POS system for thousands of barcode-free products.

Designer and Illustrator
Jan 2017 - Mar 2019 Freelance

Remote collaboration with individuals from across the world. From logo design to app development, the focus was always on clear communication, timeliness, and helping realise the vision of the client.

Student Ambassador
Jan 2016 - Jul 2018 University of Northampton

During undergraduate degree, was routinely asked to deliver tours and presentations to prospective students and parents.

Library Assistant
May 2010 - Jul 2015 Buckinghamshire County Council

Fast-paced role that involved customer service, administrative and promotional tasks. Gradually promoted to a role deputising for the manager and training/supervising volunteers. Skillset increased and a strong work ethic forged, which has influenced all subsequent endeavours.


MA Stained Glass Conservation & Heritage Management
Sep 2019 - Nov 2021 University of York
BA Illustration
Sep 2015 - Jul 2018 University of Northampton