Associate Producer


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23 October 2023

The Associate Producer spearheads Tangle’s engagement with artistic and audience communities. They will have a particular focus on extending and deepening Tangle’s reach in the key locations of Swindon and Southampton in its home region of south west England. The remit of the post extends to playing a crucial role in building Tangle’s support network for theatre professionals and becoming a member of the producing team for productions and other artistic projects.

Person Specification

We are seeking someone with excellent producing skills and a deep interest in supporting artists. We want a colleague who is committed to seeing locations such as Swindon and Southampton grow as creative places.

Ideally our Associate Producer will be based in or have direct, lived experience of at least one of our focus areas and a keen awareness of the various communities there. They will realise that this requires intense ‘bottom-up’ investment. The role requires someone with strong producing instincts, good interpersonal skills and a detailed approach to administration.

Tangle will provide support and can invest in skills. Essentially though a ‘self-starter’ is needed as time is of the essence. Tangle’s core mission is to further the creative excellence of artists in the UK of African and Caribbean heritages. The post-holder will need to reflect this mission in terms of their own identity and/or proven commitment to and knowledge of the needs of these creative communities. Tangle’s team is small and colleagues work remotely. It’s important to be able to balance a thoroughly collaborative approach with the confidence to work independently.

Contractual Information

The Associate Producer is engaged on a freelance contract for services. The postholder ideally begins work in November 2023. They would need to be available to work for Tangle through until 31 March 2024.

The initial fee is £4,000. It is expected that the postholder would provide at least 20 days’ worth of work during this time. Work required is as agreed through a workplan which will be discussed upon commencement of the contract.

The workplan can be varied, through mutual agreement. There will be regular check-in meetings with the Associate Producer to ensure that the work remains to the optimal focus. The fee will be paid in monthly instalments. Expenses are available for the postholder. These include travel / accommodation / out of pocket expenses when required to work away from home.

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