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Producer

Producer

locationManchester, UK
ExpiresExpires: 16/06/2024
Permanent position
Mid-Level

Closing date: 16 June 2024
Salary: circa £38,000 per annum (negotiable depending on experience)

 

If you have experience of producing across art forms, if you love art and culture and if you like the kind of work we have produced at MIF, then we want to hear from you! 

The Producing Department delivers work across all our programmes at Factory International – both the year-round programme at Aviva Studios and Manchester International Festival that takes place every two years at various venues in Greater Manchester. We are a department of Producers, Event Managers, Production Administrators as well as the Artist Liaison and Scheduling teams. We come from a wide range of backgrounds and we think we get to produce some of the most exciting projects made today – working actively with artists and communities internationally and across Greater Manchester on ambitious and ground breaking new work.

The Producer is a central role in the team and the organisation, acting as the lead line producer for commissions and events for MIF/ Factory International from their initial development through to their realisation and presentation to the public. You could be delivering a flagship project in and around the Factory building, in the digital realm, across the city or internationally.

You will be supported by an experienced Executive Producer to deliver the work and we are committed to putting training plans in place to support people to work in art forms that may be new to them.

 

Responsibilities

  • Leading and line producing a number of assigned projects of scale. Responsibility for working closely with artists/creative teams from diverse backgrounds to develop projects from end to end. Recruiting artistic collaborators, undertaking R&D of ideas and drawing up schedules, managing logistics in order to deliver projects to the highest possible standards
  • Working with the Artistic and Creative Director, Executive Producer to develop and nurture creative relationships with key artists, partners and other organisations to build solid working practices
  • Preparing and managing project budgets in consultation with the Executive Producer using the MIF budget systems and templates. This will include the timely and accurate coding and authorising of purchase requests and invoices, budget forecasting, running and reconciliation as well as regular updating of budget projections and cashflows, together with the provision of other financial information as required
  • Negotiating artist and project team fees and contracts within MIF’s contracting system and templates, including commission contracts and underlying rights agreements
  • Working closely with external contractors and internal colleagues across Technical, Artist Liaison, Audiences, Digital, Administration and Finance to provide them with requisite detailed project information so that they can blend their work into each project
  • Work closely with the Audiences, Visitor Experience, Ticketing and Scheduling Teams to coordinate the ticketing set up, announcement, communications strategies and sales targets for projects
  • Chair internal and external meetings for projects as required
  • Working closely with the International team to manage Co-commission and Co-Production relationships, providing touring information, feeding into the contractual process and hosting partners as required
  • Working with the Executive Producer to create working models for partner relationships and contracting across a number of organisations
  • Working with the Production Administrators to ensure that information is shared on event management systems (including Artifax) and ensuring that information is continuously kept up to date on these systems

 

Knowledge, skills and experience

Essential

  • Proven experience of managing the delivery of complex productions or projects, managing large teams to deadlines and within defined budgets
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a busy environment
  • Budget management experience and financial literacy
  • Strong negotiation skills and experience of negotiating and drafting contracts
  • Ability to engage with and use IT systems appropriate to the organization
  • The ability to both work on own initiative and to lead a project team with a solution focused attitude
  • Excitement and enthusiasm in supporting artists to develop their work from the early stages of an idea through to delivery of the production
  • 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
  • Willing to get take relevant statutory checks eg DBS (Factory International can support with processing and payment)

Desirable

  • A knowledge of a delivering projects across a wide range of art forms, especially large scale visual arts projects and installations
  • Experience of working in a wide range of venues/sites and with diverse communities or artists
  • Experience of successfully managing complex partnerships and building relationships
  • Excellent people and team management skills and experience of working with artists and creatives teams
  • Enthusiasm for training, mentoring and support of emerging talent

 

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Level of experience

  • Mid-Level