Odd Eyes Theatre is looking for a Producer to work closely with Artistic Director Emilia Teglia to be the strategic lead for our professional and participatory programme of work.
About the programme
Perhaps counterintuitively, 2020 has been a year of growth for Odd Eyes Theatre. We have broadened the reach of our projects forming new partnerships with education and cultural organisations and consolidating existing ones. We also secured our first pot of core funding. This was largely possible thanks to our existing experience in digital productions, started in 2018 with our youth programme #HATERS, and very much on demand at the peak of the pandemic. Odd Eyes’ values and mission are also particularly fitting to respond to the growing need for arts project that engage the most vulnerable in our community. We continue to do so whilst striving to achieve the highest artistic standards.
Current confirmed projects for the next year include the ACE-funded development of our new play ON THE LINE, a two-hander about loyalty, betrayal and cultural barriers to social mobility. Our short film #HATERS continues to tour schools as part of our CREATIVE DEBATE programme. We have been commissioned to develop a documentary about work experience with a group of neurodiverse college students. Our projects about the Caribbean’s Nine Nights tradition is also resuming after having been suspended in 2020.
About the role
We are looking for an experienced producer who is passionate about art for social change and adept at nurturing relationships.
This would be a great opportunity for someone with experience in running fringe and participatory projects looking to take the lead in creating social change through theatre and film production, project management, community participation, digital engagement and fundraising within the art charity sector.
The Company Producer will engage and manage artists, ensembles, and participants; negotiate contracts with artists and partners; lead on partnerships with schools and community organisations; develop face-fronting digital campaigns, manage budgets, draft fundraising applications; lead on scheduling, tour production, development and evaluation.
Position: Company producer
Terms: 6-month period (renewable)
Contract: Freelance or Fixed Term PAYE including pension as preferred
Location: Remote working with occasional face to face meetings.
Salary: £6,000 (£30K per annum pro-rata apportioned)
Closing date: 20 September
- Working with Artistic Director Emilia Teglia to develop the programmes’ strategy
- Following up on current leads with funders and partner theatres, schools and community organisations
- Liaising with potential new partners and funders
- Support the Artistic Director with HR and contracts
- Support the Artistic Director with all aspects of funding applications
- Coordinate the smooth running of the participatory programme
- Ensure monitoring and evaluation of the project is collected and collated
- Work with the Artistic Director to report to funders
The right person for the job will:
- Have a minimum two-year experience in producing fringe theatre and participatory programmes
- Be passionate about driving social change through art
- Be able to prioritise and work independently
- Have strong communication skills and experience of brokering relationships and liaising with potential partner organisations
- Have solid bid-writing skills and experience of fundraising
- Experience of delivering creative projects in secondary schools is highly desirable but not essential
Expected time commitment will average in line with the demands of the project’s timeline with an initial 6 month contract based on 40 days commitment. The continuation of the post is funding dependent.
About Odd Eyes Theatre
Odd Eyes Theatre opens up communication and generates conversations between individuals from diverse cultures, social backgrounds and walks of life. Through performance, creative journeys and learning opportunities we create exchange, break barriers and celebrate diversity. Odd Eyes Theatre is a registered Charity (N. 1159836)
How to Apply
Send your CV and a covering email explaining how your experience makes your suitable for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 20 September. If you would like to discuss this position before applying, please contact Emilia at email@example.com