Producer – Heritage

Bradford UK City of Culture

What can you receive?
£35 - £45k pro rata


20 December 2023

Bradford district’s year of culture is set to deliver more than 1,000 new performances and events including 200+ new artist commissions, a major heritage programme, a series of festivals and major national and international collaborations.

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund raised by National Lottery Players, we are looking for two Producers, to join us as part of the programme team, working to develop and deliver new culture and heritage projects as part of the Year of Culture. Reporting to a Senior Producer, you’ll work closely with the Senior Producing Team plus a range of creative partners, from development of ideas to realisation and presentation.

  • £38,000 dependent upon previous experience
  • 37 hours per week worked flexibly Monday to Friday, predominantly office based
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme with 5% employer contribution

• To support the development and delivery of a year-long programme of exceptional commissions, heritage work, events, festivals and projects across Bradford district.

• Manage the creative development and delivery of a number of programmes of work, ensuring projects are delivered on time, to budget, and to high creative and production standards.

• Develop and nurture creative relationships with key artists, co-commissioners, local partners and other organisations to build solid working practices and ensure our is relevant and connected.

• Negotiate and manage artist/creative team agreements and fees, working with the project management team to draw up contracts.

• Manage temporary colleagues and freelancers where appropriate to the programmes of work.

• Draw up work plans and schedules, managing logistics in order to deliver projects to the highest possible standards.

• Liaise with Production team to ensure that projects are designed to the highest production and sustainability standards and delivered considering Sustainability, Health and Safety, Access and Technical requirements.

• Ensure that project information is shared internally and with creative teams, and that partners are kept up to date on event management systems.

• Liaise with marketing, press and digital teams around campaign plans, and the creation of copy, images, press releases and digital content.

• Liaise with the Engagement team on participation in commissions and projects, working with them and creatives to develop engagement strategies and support structures.

• Liaise with box office team on ticketing requirements and guest lists.

• Develop and manage project budgets, with the support of the Senior and Executive Producer. To work with our finance procedures, signing off and coding orders, invoices and expense claims and providing regular budget updates.

• Collaborate with colleagues in Development to identify and respond to fundraising opportunities. • Ensure that projects are properly evaluated, and that the necessary information is available for monitoring and evaluation.

• Attend programme meetings, team meetings and other meetings as required.

• Any other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the salary.

You will have:

• Experience developing and producing projects of scale in the arts, ideally across a range of art forms.

• Track record in collaborating with a range of partners, stakeholders, and artists in the delivery of ambitious creative projects.

• Track record in delivering cultural heritage projects with communities.

• Track record in managing complex projects from start to finish. • Financial literacy, including experience of putting together and effectively managing large project budgets.

• Understanding and experience of negotiating fees, and preparing contracts. • Proven ability to collaborate and play a key role in supporting artists to develop their work from an idea to something of scale.

• People management.

• Ability to assess and find creative solutions to complex situations.

• Excellent communication and presentation skills.

• Commitment to championing representation and inclusion at every level of the organisation with a proven ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds. • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

• Organised and efficient with a keen eye for detail.

• Able to manage a broad range of tasks, priorities and deadlines.

• Knowledge of the Bradford District, Yorkshire and UK cultural infrastructure.

• An interest or passion for arts, culture and heritage.

It would also be great if you have:

• A positive and enthusiastic attitude and a flexible approach to developing and delivering work with the ability to manage multiple priorities.

• Enthusiasm for training, mentoring and support of emerging talent

• Experience developing accessible initiatives and delivering accessible performances.

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