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Job Opportunity

JOB OPPORTUNITY: FREELANCE CREATIVE PRODUCER

(3 month contract with possible extension)

Salary: £6000 3 days/week 

At Things Made Public CIC, we believe that art and culture is for everyone. We also believe that art can be an incredible vehicle for exploring the places in which we live, helping us to fall in love with the brilliant parts, and challenge the bits that we believe need changing. We often find that art and culture can be hard to access, and for some people extremely intimidating. We chose to work in non-traditional spaces, and in doing so break down those invisible barriers that stop so many people engaging in the arts.

Our work is varied and engaging, with no two days the same. One day you could find yourself perched on a cherry picker, assisting  a street artist paint the last remnants of a wall, whilst other days are spent liaising with developers to ensure culture sits at the heart of a proposed development. Some days you’ll go home covered in paint, other times the ZOOM fatigue will be off the scale from back to back meetings. 

We are currently seeking a Creative Producer to join the team for a 3 month contract, working on a range of cultural projects in and around Essex and East London. 

Candidates should have an extensive knowledge of the cultural sector, with experience in working in areas of low engagement. A ‘can do’ attitude is a must as is ‘outside the box’ thinking. We are seeking an individual that can roll their sleeves up and get stuck in, who is passionate about developing cultural opportunities that result in fantastic outcomes, creating real change.

Things Made Public specialises in creative enterprise, identifying creative opportunities that straddle both culture and business, resulting in mutually beneficial outcomes that serve the local community. Our work is funded by third sector, public and private organisations therefore understanding the requirements of these different sectors is an advantage.

The successful candidate will work alongside the co-founders of the organisation on projects that include: 

  • Public art (street art and greening installations)                                                                              
  • Creative marketing and PR                                                                                                                               
  • Public events                                                                                                                                                     
  • Digital and online activities                                                                                                                                                   
  • Creative consultation                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Cultural strategy                                                                                                                                          
  • Partner liaison and management

Role and Responsibilities

  • Managing budgets and schedules, ensuring that projects are delivered on time and within budget
  • Working with existing project partners and developing new partnerships in the areas that we work
  • Liaising with stakeholders including Local Authority, local businesses and the community, ensuring our activities are representative of local needs and requirements
  • Working alongside co-founders to develop and deliver cultural activity that benefits the places and communities we work with
  • Developing events and activities that prioritises community engagement
  • Developing artist contracts and schedules for commissions
  • Securing relevant contractors and equipment hire for events and activities 
  • Management of artists and contractors
  • Conducting necessary risk assessments and method statements
  • Consideration of current Covid guidelines and restrictions which may lead to reduced public-facing activity that will require social distancing and/or digital alternatives
  • Delivery of marketing and communications plans. Understanding how to reach intended audiences and the mechanisms for this. 
  • Identifying possible funding and sponsorship opportunities
  • Ensuring projects are documented and ‘round up’ reports are filed and shared with stakeholders. 

Competencies

  • Excellent project management, budgeting and communication skills
  • Experience in producing in public realm
  • Strong stakeholder management experience – including with landowners, local authorities, community organisations, creative practices and local people
  • Strong community collaboration experience
  • Strong place knowledge of Essex and East London, its history and its current context

Process

Please send: 

  1. A cover letter (no more than 2 sides A4) outlining why you are applying for this role, how your skills and experience meet the job description and person specification and how you would approach this role. 
  2. Two employment referees or past clients
  3. A copy of your CV or portfolio of past work

To Lauren Martin: Lauren.martin@thingsmadepublic.com

Closing Date: 31st March 2021

Interviews: 7th & 8th April 2021

Start Date: April 2021