Senior Producer

THE ROLE

The Senior Producer will report directly to the Creative Director and be a key part of the Culture Company’s Senior Team. You will work with the Creative Director, Katy Fuller, to initiate, research, scope, contract and deliver creative projects of local, national and international relevance.

Successful fulfilment of the role will see the Culture Company deliver on its promise to stage high quality cultural events and projects, support sector development and capacity building in the city and deliver learning and engagement opportunities through the programme.

The Senior Producer will lead on all elements from the concept to delivery of key commissions and events which will include work in outdoor and found spaces, and also working with multiple venue partners. Projects may include major visual arts installations, music and spoken word festivals, site-specific theatre and other cross genre commissions. The programme will also include commissions which champion engagement, communities and participation at a number of levels. The work will be mounted in Hull from the outset but should lead to co-commissions and commissions in other cities as the company grows to become a new national arts agency.

The successful applicant will manage a small team and will work collaboratively with other staff members, co-commissioners / co-producers and a range of external stakeholders as well as artists. You will bring your extensive experience in commissioning and producing across artforms, your contacts in the industry and your creativity.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

– Pro-actively research potential future projects and partners in line with the creative vision developed with the Creative Director.
– Lead on a range of projects for which you will be responsible, reporting into the Creative Director on overall project planning and management from concept to delivery.
– Develop and nurture the creative relationships with key artists, co-producers and other organisations to build solid and effective working practices.
– Work with the Marketing and Communications team to develop the messaging around the programme with clear narratives that attract local and national audiences.
– Ensure professional partnerships with key stakeholders and delivery partners are developed and maintained.
– Take an innovative approach to integration of learning and engagement opportunities to ensure these areas are developed with integrity and care.
– Manage the work of the Producer and wider Producing team as well as temporary staff and freelancers assigned to projects and take responsibility for the implementation of effective project management systems.
– Lead internal project meetings and attend external meetings to drive and report on the progress of projects.
– Negotiate artists’ and organisations’ deals and contracts and issue contracts in a timely manner in keeping with the Culture Company’s contracting system.
– Prepare and manage project budgets using Culture Company templates in keeping with budget principles agreed with the Creative Director including forecasting, running and reconciliation as well as regular updating of budget projections and cashflows, together with the provision of other financial information as required.
– Observe and manage projects in keeping with Culture Company procurement processes.
– Contribute to the company’s fundraising operation, preparing project reports and drawing up outline project proposals.
– Contribute to and promote the values and policies of the Culture Company, with specific attention to Equality & Diversity, Safeguarding, Customer Care, Health & Safety and Data Protection.
– Represent the Producing team and the Culture Company at events as required, deputising for the Creative Director where necessary.
– Any other duties that are commensurate with the post as agreed with the Creative Director.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

– Minimum of 5 years proven and extensive experience of developing and producing large-scale projects in a range of artform areas and including projects outdoors and in unconventional spaces.
– Track record of commissioning new work as well as programming existing work.
– Experience of managing multiple stakeholders and collaborating with co-commissioners / co-producers.
– Experience of delivering innovation in engagement and learning strands to projects.
– Experience of pre-production research and development on arts projects.
– Experience of building and managing six-figure project budgets.
– Sound experience of all elements of negotiating and writing contracts with artists and organisations.
– Excellent presentation and strong communication skills able to sell the artistic vision.
– Experience of managing a varied team including staff, freelancers and contractors.
– Track record of managing complex and multiple stakeholders in a changing environment.
– Proficient IT skills.

 

DESIRABLE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

– Delivery of projects involving international artists / organisations.
– Monitoring and reporting to funding organisations.
– Working knowledge of rights, IP and broadcast issues.
– Working knowledge of best practice in accessibility.
– Experience of developing innovative and appropriate approaches to marketing and communications.

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

– Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
– Commitment to arts and culture.
– Positive and enthusiastic attitude, including a flexible approach to developing and delivering the job.
– Commitment to achieving high standards and a thorough and meticulous approach to work.
– Ability to take own initiative as well as leading a team.
– Ability to work effectively and thrive under pressure.
– Ability to show initiative and resilience when dealing with change.

 

Download the full job description for Senior Producer [.pdf]

HOW TO APPLY

Please send the following to recruitment@hull2017.co.uk:
– Curriculum Vitae
– Covering letter or supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4)
– Current salary and any salary expectations
Completed equal opportunities monitoring form

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CLOSING DATE: 23:59 on Sunday 22 April 2018
INTERVIEW DATE: Friday 4 May 2018
FURTHER INFORMATION: www.hull2017.co.uk
Hull 2017 is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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