New member of the ITP Team: John Stevenson

Hello to all involved in the International Training Programme!

My name is John and I’m from leafy Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire. I will be working on the ITP this Summer with Claire and Becca and am looking forward to being involved in this amazing programme.

I originally trained as an actor at Rose Bruford College (University of Manchester) in south east London, and pursued this vocation for many years.

Upon graduation I was lucky enough to understudy the lead role in The Mousetrap on the west end as well as securing roles in a number of television and film projects such as The Imitation Game.

The Imitation Game

On set of the Imitation Game

A keen sports enthusiast, I’ve recently completed Tough Mudder (which I thoroughly recommend!) and am looking forward to my next high adrenaline event.

Tough Mudder

Competing in the Tough Mudder race

After deciding on taking a hiatus from the exciting world of acting, I landed a job as Marketing assistant at the prestigious Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

During my time here, I got to experience the full workings of a world renowned institution. I worked in collaboration with the in-house press team, coordinated events with our external partners, assisted on image research for upcoming productions… and by osmosis I learnt a lot about Opera and Ballet (You do, when it’s playing over the tannoy for eight hours a day!).

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House

I assisted on an event at the Albanian Embassy to promote the world class tenor Saimur Pirgu’s, new classical album as well as working on campaigns for new productions. I’ll never forget the pride I felt by seeing one of the poster’s on the tube that I worked on whilst on the way to work.

When the opportunity came up to work within the International Training Programme team at the British Museum, I couldn’t wait to get started!  I’ve been visiting the museum for many years and have always wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes.

I feel excited about the prospect of working on such a diverse and engaging programme and especially collaborating with international counterparts and fellows. This is truly a unique opportunity.