Community Producer


What can you receive?
£25 - £35k pro rata


29 May 2024

Community Producer

About the Company

Sounds Like Chaos is a radical, politically-charged and activist cross-arts company based in Lewisham. Our youth collective is made up of 13-27-year-olds from diverse backgrounds, with the ideas, skills and perspectives the cultural and creative industries desperately need.

We are fun and experimental. We create great art that speaks of our time and the issues that matter to us and our communities. We are building the next generation of creative change-makers through a unique co-creation methodology.         

Since 2009 we have worked with over 1,500 young people and made over 20 shows, performed at prestigious venues like the Barbican Centre, Battersea Arts Centre, Traverse, & Southbank Centre. In 2022, we led Climate Home, a flagship project for Lewisham Borough of Culture. Climate Home was a sustainable youth-run space & festival for creativity & climate activism. 

We are a small team, working in a collective model with our Associate Artists, and our programme is Youth Led. The Associate Artists are a generation of young people from South East London emerging as exciting artists and producers.  Aged 17 and over, their work crosses genres, making original music and sound art, fashion, film, performance and podcasts.  They are socially-engaged and look to create change by working with the people in their local community and making art based on the things they care about.


About the role 

The Community Producer leads on the delivery of projects, shows and events, co-created with the Associate Artists. They are the main point of contact for all participants and Associate Artists working with Sounds Like Chaos. 

The role has a strong creative element, alongside project management and pastoral care. 

This role will lead the delivery programme of the organisation. The Community Producer reports to the Artistic Director.


Contract Type One year fixed contract


Salary £33,000 pro rata 


Hours Part time role, 3 days/24 hours a week, flexible depending on delivery,

preferably including Tuesdays


Holidays 25 days, plus bank holidays pro rata


Locations Hybrid working including the office space at The Albany, Deptford


Application process

CV and cover letter sent to by 5pm on Wednesday 29 May

First round interviews to be held on Monday 10 June & Wednesday 12 June


Second round interviews w/c 17 June

Ideal start date 15 July 2024

Asking for Adjustments 

Sounds Like Chaos  is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, please let us know with your application.

Job Description


Creative Producing 


  • Commission and mentor Associate Artists to develop their own creative practice and community producing skills.
  • Support Associate Artists to develop and deliver their creative social action projects.
  • Support Associate Artists to take part in SLC training including creative campaigning, digital strategy, disability justice. 
  • Produce the core company’s show, directed by two Associate Artists.
  • Recruit, contract and manage freelancers to deliver social action projects including the shows’ production and artistic teams.
  • Support with fundraising for the Associate Artists’ projects, nurturing strong relationships with key funders, and finding new diverse income sources.
  • Monitor and evaluate projects across the programme.
  • Support young people on the projects, ensuring their voices are represented in the design and delivery of activities.
  • Support young people to connect with the wider SLC offer and become young leaders. 
  • Develop and manage employment and training programmes for current company members and alumni.
  • Manage the shipping container office space, including encouraging use by local young creatives.
  • Work closely with the Communications Team to design and implement campaigns that highlight SLC’s mission to create positive changes for young people.
  • Use social media platforms to raise awareness, drive engagement, and promote the impact of SLC’s initiatives and research.



  • Work closely with the Albany teams, including the Engagement Team, to create a rich, youth-led offer for local young people and artists.
  • Manage and build positive relationships with local community partners, including within the Local Authority, to ensure youth-led social action projects are impacting the local communities, and engaging with those in positions of power.
  • Manage and build positive relations with London based and National arts venues and partners, finding commissioning opportunities and platforms for the work of SLC.



  • Support the development of a unique and forward-thinking vision for the programme in collaboration with the Artistic Director, Communications team, Young People and Associate Artists.
  • Manage risk through forward planning of potential risk, contingencies and mitigations – reviewing as appropriate. 




  • Manage the company databases of Young People, Associate Artists & Partners.
  • Write contracts for Associate Artists, freelancers and partnerships.
  • Manage project budgets, including processing invoices, expenses and issuing floats.
  • Follow the robust safeguarding policy and procedures.  
  • Contribute to the implementation of policies, procedures and feedback reports including evaluations for external stakeholders. 


There is an expectation that everyone working for SLC will champion equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.

We expect respect to and from all colleagues and have a zero-tolerance policy towards any discrimination.


Person Specification

Essential skills and experience


  • A minimum of three years producing experience in youth arts, participatory arts or another directly relevant field.
  • Experience in working with young people from a range of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Experience of delivering participatory projects in community settings, including initiating and managing new projects. 
  • Experience of engaging young people through outreach work.
  • Experience of producing cultural events, including theatre, music, outdoor events.
  • Experience of facilitating young people to realise their own projects and ideas.
  • Experience of providing pastoral care and support to young people.
  • Excellent project management skills, including creative producing and budget management.
  • Experience of working with marketing and communication teams to publicise projects and events.
  • Experience with ensuring the successful monitoring and evaluation of community projects.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral), the ability to confidently promote Sounds Like Chaos’ vision to participants, young artists and partners.
  • Experience of partnership working, including collaborating with both arts and non arts partners
  • Understanding of and adherence to best practice in health and safety, safeguarding and GDPR requirements in participatory arts.
  • Experience of contracting and managing a team of freelancers.
  • Experience in arts funding and bid writing. 


Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of Lewisham’s cultural and third sector landscape.
  • Experience of delivering social action based projects.

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