Closing Date - 18/01/2021 Birmingham 2022 is looking for an outstanding Producer who can ensure participatory engagement is achieved and maximised across cultural commissions and partnership projects that form part of the Games' region-wide arts festival. A key player in the culture team, the postholder will focus on projects that specifically engage children and young people, disabled people and vulnerable adults. In addition, they will hold a 360 view on creative participation opportunities across the wider Ceremonies, Culture and Queen's Baton Relay programmes within the overall context of the Games' ambitions for public engagement.
The successful candidate will have a 'people-first' approach and have significant experience of delivering public engagement and participation programmes in multi-art form contexts. They will know what quality integrated and inclusive arts participation looks like in practice, and likely have some pre-existing knowledge of the culture, community and/or arts landscape of Birmingham and/or the West Midlands.
Support participatory engagement across all commissioned projects, ensuring plans are well-designed, advertised, accessible and meet the core principles of the Games/cultural programme.
Develop and manage Heritage Makers, a volunteering programme to support major heritage-focussed commissions that form part of the festival programme.
Create opportunities for less established artists and practitioners to be part of the festival and develop their practice.
Through the festival, support the development of the region's artistic and participatory practice.
Work with appointed cultural organisations, artists and partners to draw up participation, production and live event schedules to fit into overall Games planning.
Monitor and report on progress against milestones and project timelines.
Oversee creative, operational and delivery plans for projects within the cultural programme.
Work in genuine partnership with the cultural sector and creative community of Birmingham and the West Midlands to deliver a Commonwealth Games that leaves the cultural ecology stronger.
Skills & Experience Required
Significant relevant industry experience in arts engagement and participation, either in a venue, festival or other cultural environment.
Proven effectiveness in delivering high-profile creative projects.
Proven experience of having put equality, diversity and inclusion policies and agendas into practice.
Proven experience in delivering creative participation programmes of scale with multiple partners.
Experienced in budget management.
Proven experience of Safeguarding procedures and practices for Children and Vulnerable Adults.
Highly skilled at devising, managing and delivering excellent and inclusive participation and engagement programmes, with strong creative connections across the sector.
Exceptional project management and planning skills.
Experience of recruiting and managing volunteers
Experience of working in heritage contexts
Strong practical working knowledge of Arts Council England's Creative Case for Diversity
We will consider a secondment from an existing cultural organisation or local authority for this job role.
Salary: £(phone number removed) per annum
This position is subject to a Basic criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Birmingham 2022 is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer and we encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities. We are working towards achieving Leaders in Diversity through the National Centre for Diversity. The principles "FREDIE" (Fairness - Respect - Equality - Diversity - Inclusion and Engagement) support our aim of delivering a truly inclusive and accessible games.
As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. If you wish for your application to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme, please submit a completed form with your application, which can be found on the Birmingham 2022 jobs site under the current vacancies drop down.
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