Battersea Arts Centre

Producing Assistant

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised assistant to join our Producing team. The Producing Assistant will work alongside the Producing Coordinator to support the delivery of the live programme at BAC. This includes several different shows each season, as well as festivals, a Christmas show and digital work; encompassing theatre, dance, comedy, spoken word, beatbox and music.

You will receive training in project management, contracting and working inclusively, as well as in-house training with programs such as Artifax, Spektrix, Adobe and Slack. BAC offers a supportive and collaborative workplace, with flexible working options, an in-house coach and excellent professional development opportunities. This role will be based at Battersea Arts Centre, with some home working optional.

We are looking for someone who is collaborative and organised, with solid IT skills and an interest in live performance. You don’t need any knowledge or experience of working in a venue or creative setting to apply. We particularly welcome applicants with lived experience of disability and people from groups that are currently under-represented in the arts sector. If you are looking for a creative role in a supportive organisation, we want to hear from you.

Employer

Battersea Arts Centre

Location

London/ Remote

Hours

25 hours per week

Salary

£10.85 London Living Wage

Deadline

10 am Mon 27 Sep 21

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) is a hub for everyone’s creativity. Based in Wandsworth, BAC supports artists, young people and communities to inspire change through their creativity - and this social purpose is at the heart of everything we do. We have an ambitious programme of live theatre, comedy, dance and music and hosts creative community projects and commercial events. Our work with young people includes BAC Beatbox Academy and flagship social change project The Agency. Based in an iconic venue with a radical history, projects developed at BAC can be found within our communities and tour across the UK and the world.

you will support with artist care; preparing dressing rooms, gathering resources, briefing staff and booking artists into BAC’s suite of bedrooms.

You will support with the evaluation and impact monitoring of BAC’s live programme, sending out surveys and requesting feedback from artists and companies we work with. As Producing Assistant at the world’s first Relaxed Venue, you will support the Head of Programming to ensure high quality access support and an inclusive experience for artists and companies

You will learn and observe the skills of a programmer or producer; which will include drafting contracts, communicating with artists, providing production support and paying invoices.

You will take part in programming meetings and strategic conversations, and see the inner workings of how a season of live performance is put together.

You must be aged 16-24 years old, and unemployed and claiming Universal Credit.

Essential:

  • Knowledge of and interest in creative activities, or a desire to learn more about them
  • Good organisation skills, with an ability to prioritise multiple tasks
  • Confident using Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel, with good all-round IT skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail in your work
  • Friendly and approachable, with a readiness to get to know staff and artists
  • Ability to practice sensitivity and discretion
  • Collaborative, with a willingness to accept guidance and be open to feedback
  • A readiness to put access and inclusion at the heart of everything you do
  • Willingness to take part in professional development opportunities and to develop new skills

This programme is being delivered as part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme.

To be eligible to apply you must be aged 18 – 24 and claiming universal credit.

Read more about the Kickstart scheme here.

Please inquire about this specific role to your job coach if you are interested in this position before 10 am 27th Sep 2021

Part of Kickstart

This role is offered as part of the government's Kickstart Scheme.

Find out more here