Job Description

 

Job Title:                            Additional Producer

 

Responsible to:                  Martin Lynch 

Place of Work:                   Based in office in Belfast City Centre

Hours of work:                   20 hours a week, including some weekends. 

   

Salary:                               £4442 - Project Fee

                      

 

Key Responsibilities 

The Producer’s role is to deliver Green Shoot Productions programme. He/she is responsible for the realisation of the Artistic Directors aims and objectives in relation to the programme of production/s.

The successful candidate will lead and deliver on the project assigned to them. The Producer will line manage any given production, ensuring all departments are working efficiently, on time and in budget. The role requires the Producer to be visible and to develop and maintain working relationships with Creatives, Investors, Funders, Venues, Technicians and Actors.

The Producer will work with the Artistic Director to implement the creative vision of the company and will work with the Production Manager to ensure standards are high and that any project/s are delivered officially and effectively.

The Producer will be passionate, direct and ambitious and will cope with challenging situations calmly and clearly. They will lead by exceptional example and inspire and encourage high standards in others; providing leadership, inspiration and motivation for the staff as a whole. 

 

Creative

  • Work with the Artistic Director in sourcing Creatives by carrying out research on their past work and organising and attending meetings with them to assess suitability for the given role.

  • Attend all recalls during the casting process, where possible, to represent the production from a Creative perspective.

  • Provide feedback to the creative team during auditions to ensure high quality casting.

  • Attend at least four rehearsals and one run during pre-production, in order to be meaningfully involved in rehearsals; to support creatives, and deliver thorough feedback given the creative brief and demands of show.

  • Negotiate with Creatives or their agents on an appropriate fee, terms of contract and the limitations of the budget.

  • Attend all creative meetings, leading alongside the Production Manager.

  • Working with the Creative team to develop production concept and design; seeking consultation from Artistic Director where appropriate.

  • Leading marketing meetings.

 

Production

  • Give authority for any amendments to timescale or budget.

  • Attend all Production Meetings, deputising only when necessary, to meaningfully advise and approve on requests, both Creative and monetary.

  • Liaise with all departments to ensure projects are delivered efficiently and on time.

  • Attend full technical rehearsals and all previews prior to press night during the opening of a new production.

Contracts

  • Sign off on any unusual or new clauses that appear in contracts issued by venues. 

  • Negotiate and create agreements with venues, creatives, production staff and actors as required. 

  • Working knowledge of appropriate union and internal contracts.

 

Finance

  • Maintain working understanding and knowledge of recoupment and break-even targets and box office reports.

  • Regular reporting of production spends including reporting significant overspends to Artistic Director.

  • Create pre-production and running budgets for varying scales of production. 

  • Full oversight and managements of pre-production and running budgets.

  • Approve all production/departmental invoices, maintaining a continuous dialogue with the finance department on forthcoming spends, negotiating payment plans, as necessary and ensuring cash-flow management is considered.

  • Approval of all venue settlements, including deal, marketing spend and technical charges; challenging discrepancies where necessary.

  • Maintain working knowledge of Theatre Tax Relief and how this effects financial projections.

The above is not a definitive list and the Producer should expect to perform any other duties requested in order to facilitate the expansion of the Production.

 

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Expected to have gained at least 3 year’s experience in a Producer or General Management (or equivalent) role, within the Arts Sector.

  • Minimum of 4 years experience in some capacity within the Arts sector.

  • Evidence of managing large and small teams of Creatives, Artists and Production Staff. 

  • Experience of leading and managing projects of various scales.

  • Proven experience of involvement in casting process.

  • Substantial experience in creating and managing budgets.

  • Proven experience of managing internal staff.

  • Excellent knowledge of all scales of touring theatre.

 

Preferred

  • Existing positive relationships with venue staff in theatres across the Northern Ireland.

  • Basic Knowledge of employment law.

 

Skills

Essential

  • Well developed leadership, management and influencing skills.

  • Basic understanding of technical aspects of Productions, including technical staff job roles and requirements.

  • Good working knowledge of equity agreements and standard industry employment practices.

  • Highly efficient and organised.

  • Confident creative leader

  • A strong communicator, both written and in person.

  • Able to command respect with a variety of personnel.

  • Team worker, able to delegate and take control, and listen to and value others’ contributions. 

 

Personal Qualities

  • Passion for the theatre and developing audiences in Northern Ireland.

  • Commitment to high quality product.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.

  • Commitment to managing a busy and sometimes conflicting work schedule.

  • Ability to remain calm in the face of difficult and high pressure situations.

  • Ability to manage challenging personalities and avoid confrontation.

  • Commitment to Green Shoot Productions policy of equal opportunity and the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues of all cultures and backgrounds.

  • Ability to make quick, effective decisions whilst assessing creative and financial circumstances.

  • A flexible and positive outlook to life and work.

 

Equal Opportunities

Green Shoot Productions will not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion in the engagement of personnel.

Job Description

Please send a CV with accompanying cover letter to info@greenshootproductions.com

Closing date for applications is Friday 20th December 2019. 

This job will be selected based on CV and cover letters received. 

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