SALARY: £40-44k depending on experience
CONTRACT TYPE: Full time until March 2021
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.
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.
- 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.
CLOSING DATE: 23:59 on Sunday 22 April 2018
INTERVIEW DATE: Friday 4 May 2018
Hull 2017 is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.