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Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract
Salary or training bursary: £35,000 - £37,000
until 31st March, 2022
Company:Southbank Centre
Open to all
Apply by:27/09/2021 - 17:00

Participation Producer (Public Programming & Family)

Do you understand the importance of diversity and inclusion within public arts programmes? Passionate about delivering projects and programmes with a focus on inclusion? Check out this upcoming role with Southbank Centre.

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre and one of the UK's top five visitor attractions, occupying a 17 acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. 

Southbank Centre are recruiting a Participation Producer, who will work as part of the Public Programming team in creating a creative, accessible and innovative public programme in support of Southbank Centre’s artistic vision.


  • To conceive, develop and implement projects and programmes linked to and part of Southbank’s artistic programme with a particular focus on Family programmes
  • To ensure that the Family programmes are diverse and representative of all children and families, including children and families with additional needs and neuro-diverse conditions
  • To seek out and maintain partnerships with specialist organisations and innovative artists and practitioners working with families
  • In close contact with the rest of the Arts Programming teams including Creative Learning, to advise on the potential of Public Programmes and develop appropriate activity in collaboration with internal and external partners
  • To programme public events and projects of all scales in the public spaces and venues of Southbank Centre and online as appropriate and to work closely with colleagues in shaping such manifestations
  • To work in collaboration with the Event Producing team, where appropriate, to produce events open to the public
  • To recruit participants to projects as appropriate and to ensure a sense of connection between participants and Southbank Centre
  • In collaboration with the Head of Public Programming/Senior Producer Public Programming, to appoint artists and educators for particular projects and supervise their work
  • To achieve a meaningful balance between process and outcome; content and product
  • To carry out all necessary aspects of project planning for the effective delivery of individual projects and events, before handing over to event management for delivery
  • To liaise with Southbank technical and visitor services teams to assess feasibility and practical delivery of all projects
  • To contribute programming content for festivals and seasons of work
  • To ensure correct implementation of documentation and evaluation procedures
  • To monitor and track expenditure within agreed budgets
  • To largely undertake the administration associated with this role
  • To work collaboratively with teams across Southbank Centre including marketing, communications and development
  • A more detailed breakdown of your core duties will be available after signing in

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Has experience of creating ideas for and working on public events and projects in an arts organisation and demonstrable experience of programming work for families
  • Has a proven track record of managing and producing complex projects on time and budget
  • Has experience of creatively producing and project managing performances and events, ideally with experience of working with both professional and non-professional artists
  • Has experience and knowledge of working with colleagues to implement audience development initiatives in order to diversify audiences and remove barriers to cultural participation
  • Has a flexible, creative and innovative approach to work
  • Has knowledge and understanding of the work that Southbank Centre programmes and experience of working with artists and running multi artform projects
  • Has a keen awareness of the local, national and international context of arts
  • Has the ability to build and manage productive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills including tact and diplomacy, with experience of adapting their communication style to suit different partners, stakeholders and colleagues
  • Is a team worker and has the ability to establish good working relationships with a wide range of colleagues and external customers
  • Has experience of monitoring and working within defined project budgets
  • Has a good understanding and awareness of the key policy and legislative requirements related to live events including health and safety, access and safeguarding
  • Has the ability to work at pace and respond to artistic themes and ideas
  • Is able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the role that diversity and inclusion play in the Southbank Centre widely and this job in particular

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

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

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