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Calum MacMillan Surf Instructor, manager, documentary film services

London UK
Management & OtherSurf Instructors

Calum MacMillan MSc

M: +44 7902040469
E: cajmacmillan@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/calum-macmillan


Incredible hunger for life and the opportunities it can bring. Passionate about social issues. I have three years experience in the adventure tourism industry within the UK and Europe, and three years working in marketing and events management for a contemporary art gallery. Highly amiable conversational outgoing personality, high achiever academically and in my work.


Customer focus – entire career in customer facing roles.

Articulate communicator – success in multiple roles, including organising contemporary art events, assisting to manage a surf camp, teaching English.
Project management capacity – proven record organising events, directing staff, volunteers and coordinating participants has made me competent in logistical operations.


2018 MSc Social Anthropology
University of Oxford, Volunteer of ‘On your Doorstep’ campaign to repeal the Vagrancy Act

2017 ISA Qualified Surfboard Instructor and SLSGB beach lifeguard

2014 1st Class Honours in Politics, Philosophy and Economics BA University of Essex (with placement at Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu)

2010 Diploma in Foundation Art and Design Arts University Bournemouth – 2009 to 2010

2008 A levels in English Literature (A), Mathematics (B), Fine Art (B)
2006 12 GCSEs English (A), English Lit. (B) Maths (A), Physics (A), Biology (B), Chemistry (B), (A –

C grade).


2020 Head of Footage, Journeyman Pictures, Thames Ditton, March 2020-Present. Leading – footage sales to national and international clients
Optimising – our archive of documentary footage.

Surf Instructor, The Wave Bristol. September 2019 – March 2020

2019 Junior Researcher, Revealing Reality Clapham. April – July 2019.

Logistics – organising senior researcher’s fieldwork, recruiting and managing respondents. Fieldwork – conducting in depth interviews, non – verbal data (photos/360 film)
Desk research into: arthritis care, MSK tools for healthcare professionals, benefit fraud and claimant error

Volunteer Staff, Sligo Sudbury School Sligo. September 2018 – April 2019
Grant writing, mentoring, sports coaching, conflict resolution, marketing, capacity building.

2017 Surf Instructor, Surf Snowdonia Conwy Valley. March-September 2017. Leading groups of up to 24 people (and other instructors) in introductory courses in surfing: practice and safety.

2016 Waiter & Kitchen assistant Pursuing a passion for surfing.
Trigo Vermillio, Carrapateira, Portugal – June 2016 to December 2016 Trunkwell House, Reading UK – November 2015 – June 2016

2015 Assistant Manager
Amado Surf Camp, Carrapateira, Portugal – June 2015 to November 2015
Excellent Customer Service: being the primary face of the organisation for guests. Duties: pickups, airport transfers, settling new guests, driving them to the beach and for grocery shopping.
Management: completing regular stock checks, organising and facilitating refilling inventory. Heading a group of up to six volunteers in the successful running of the camp of up to 60 guests. The level of customer satisfaction I achieved in this role was evidenced in the many applications for work and repeat bookings we received from past guests after the summer I lead the camp.
Marketing and Publicity Internship

Arts Exchange, University of Essex, Colchester from April)

2014 English Language Assistant Volunteach Peru December 2014.
– January to June 2015 (Internship extended

Iquitos, Loreto – September 2014 to
Leadership – Leading class activities in a private school, and at a evening adult education college. Adaptability – Adapting to professional culture in the Peruvian Amazon.
Communication – with non-native speakers, using my limited Spanish.

2012 Part – Time Marketing and Social Media Promotion
Arts Exchange, Colchester – September 2012 to June 2014 (whilst studying for my BA) Leadership – Organised and curated an exhibition, with private view event to launch. Teamwork – alongside gallery staff, artists and technicians.
Marketing and Social Media Promotion – increased our membership.

Full clean driving licence. Excellent ICT skills on Mac, Windows and Google Apps. INTERESTS

• Youth Volunteering Ellen McArthur Trust Volunteer, Southampton. July 2010 to July 2015
Assisting a professional skipper on a 30ft sailing yacht, taking young people undergoing cancer treatment out for a week sailing on the Solent. Teamwork, Communication – maintaining safety (and fun) onboard for all children.

Surfing Either professionally teaching, or alone as much as I can, since discovering the sport whilst studying at University in Hawaii in 2013.
Cycling everyday 1st means of transport. Completed the Harwich Sprint Triathalon to raise nearly £1000 for the Ellen McArthur Trust. Cycled around Lough Gill and through Co. Sligo and Donegal while living in Ireland.
Vipassana meditation

Reading fiction: Robinson Crusoe, Italo Calvino, D.H. Lawrence. Karen Russell. Ali Smith. Non-fiction: Sapiens, Charles Duhigg – The Power of Habit, Made to stick – Chip and Dan Heath.