Learning and Participation Producer

at Brixton House
Location Brixton
Date Posted January 14, 2022
Category Default
Job Type Full-time

Description

Working as part of the Theatre Programming Team, reporting directly to the Head of Learning and Participation, the role will support the Learning and Participation department in the areas of participatory arts, community engagement, arts education, arts, health and well-being, artist development, producing and programming.

Learning and Participation Producer Responsibilities:

• The Learning and Participation Producer will co-ordinate, project-manage, produce and deliver participatory arts projects as part of the Learning and Participation programme and department. The role will have a particular focus on arts education in schools, colleges, and external educational settings, young people, and community engagement, ensuring a meaningful, inclusive, and positive participation experience for all.
• To support the Head of Learning and Participation, to research, schedule, budget, and contract a high-quality participatory arts programme, managing cross arts-forms, learning and participation projects, enhancing the experience of culturally diverse new learners, users, and audiences.
• To provide key arts administration and practical support to the Head of Learning and Participation with the Brixton House Learning and Participation participatory arts programme.
• To support the Head of Learning and Participation to create detailed project proposals, contracts, schedules, budgets, and evaluation plans in a timely manner for all of the arts education and community engagement projects.
• To project manage and deliver a range of arts education and community engagement projects on-site and off-site, using a range of resources provided by Brixton House and external stakeholders.
• To use appropriate and clear evaluation processes for all of our arts education and community engagement projects, ensuring that the data is recorded accurately and efficiently for the use of data capturing, learning, and sharing.
• To produce and prepare project reports for the funders in a timely manner, working to clear deadlines, working in partnership with the development team and the marketing team.
• To contribute towards the Learning and Participation Department strategic plan and Brixton House Business plan, demonstrating a clear understanding of culturally diverse new learners, users, and audiences' engagement and attendance trends and pathways.
• To develop and maintain positive stakeholder relationships with educational providers, cultural organisations, local authorities, youth service teams, public health organisations, funders, community groups, and third sector organisations.
• To work in partnership with the community, children, and young people sectors, to listen, learn, engage, and devise a culturally diverse and inclusive participatory arts programme of work that ties in with the Brixton House artistic programme and business plan.
• To support, deliver and manage the Brixton House, arts, and educational accreditation programmes such as Arts Awards, Artsmark, Family Arts Campaign; when working in partnership with culturally diverse new learners, users, and audiences to support them on their lifelong learning journey through engaging with our various learning and participatory arts projects and activities.
• To seek out and devise the best arts participation activities from our co-production and external visiting touring companies and organise regular workshops per year with local, regional, national, and international educational providers, young people, communities, and audiences.
• To make room bookings for venue space requirements both onsite and offsite using our Yes Plan venue booking system and our central CRM Spektrix ticketing system; ensuring that rooms are set up properly, ready for culturally diverse artists and/or new learners, users, and audiences to use.
• To attend artistic and participatory arts sharing's, presentations, and events when invited and give critical feedback if required.
• To work closely with the Theatre programming team, associate artists, and external producers on co-productions and visiting touring companies' participatory arts activities and community engagement creative workshop sessions.
• To work closely with our Development team and funders, researching, developing, and writing project proposals, activity plans, and monitoring data for all of our art education, community engagement projects, activities, shows, and events.
• To work closely with the Finance team to ensure effective budget monitoring and payment of invoices for all freelancers and external contractors.
• To work closely with our Technical team and external stakeholders team members to assess, plan and deliver all of our arts education and community engagement projects.
• To work closely with the Communication and Audience Development team to ensure the Learning and Participation participatory arts programme, has all of the correct information and marketing material, images, and credits in place for all of our art education, community engagement projects, activities, shows, and events, ahead of publicity deadlines and on-sale dates.
• To comply with all Brixton House statutory and organizational requirements in the areas of Children and Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding, EDI, GDPR, Finance, Digital, and Health and Safety policies and procedures.
• To perform any other reasonable duties for Brixton House as assigned by the Head of Learning and Participation, the Artistic Director, the Executive Director, or the Board of Directors.

Requirements:

• Qualified to degree level or equivalent.
• Awareness of EDI (Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion) practices and procedures.
• Awareness of Child Safeguarding and Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding practices and procedures
• Experience in delivering cross art-form projects.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written.
• Strong numeracy, financial, and negotiation skills.
• Running participatory art workshop sessions, activities, and events.
• An understanding of the challenges of participatory projects and the ability to overcome them.
• Good IT skills in Microsoft Office, e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook
• Ability to plan and organize workloads to meet project deadlines.
• A clear understanding of partnership working, and relationship management with a core internal team and external stakeholder partners e.g. individuals, communities, young people, schools, educational providers, public health organisations, local authorities, and funders.
• Experience in recruiting and managing freelance staff/casual staff/volunteers.
• Awareness of Health and Safety practices and procedures
• A minimum of 2 years of experience devising, developing, implementing, and managing projects for schools, educational providers, young people, and communities
• Working with culturally diverse communities.
• Experience in working with freelance artists, communities, young people, and/or vulnerable adults.
• Preparing and managing project budgets.
• Enjoys new challenges, thrives through change, and wants to disrupt the status quo. Demonstrate having an interest in participatory arts, under the areas of arts, education, health and well-being and community engagement
• Demonstrate having an interest in participatory arts, under the areas of arts education, arts, health and well-being, and community engagement.

Desirable Requirements:

• Experience of working in a producing theatre. Working within a theatre venue, arts center, cultural organisation, or school.
• Working within the creative sector.
• Project managing Arts Awards and Artsmark accreditation sessions for children, young people and schools.
• Teaching qualification (QTS) or equivalent
• Post Graduate qualification (PGCE) or equivalent
• Using evaluation and data tracking systems
• An active interest in UK theatre, live performances, and the cultural sector.
• An active interest in participatory arts both in the UK and internationally

About Us

We are a busy and growing team building a new theatre that will open in the heart of Brixton in January 2022.

Brixton House aims to be a transformative venue. Our location on Coldharbour Lane puts us in the best place to provide an enriching variety of entertainment, activities, and opportunities for everyone. We will deliver these with care, inclusivity, and respect.

Our vision is to create the world we want to imagine. Brixton House will define theatre-making for a new generation of makers, artists, writers, producers, technicians, and audiences. We will support and inspire new artistic experiences that develop community solidarity and passion for social change.

Our mission is to create safe spaces for our community to connect, create and enjoy.

Community members and artists at various stages of their journey will join us to create and share honest, challenging, and innovative work that propels theatre towards a more inclusive global society.

Our commitment to building a strong connection with our community is reflected in our core values:

Always be welcoming to our international community

Be radical and progressive in our thinking and activities

Be collaborative in our ambitions – nurturing new relationships locally, and beyond Brixton

Most importantly, always celebrate our unique identity and growing accomplishments!

Location: Primarily be Brixton House, 385 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8GL.

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Benefits: Competitive

You may also have experience in the following: Course Leader, Lecturer, Tutor, Teacher, Teacher, Course Manager, Senior Lecturer, Course Design, Education, Mentor, Teaching, Higher Education Course, Teaching, Learning and Development, L&D, etc.

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