Petworth House and Garden is one of the National Trust’s most significant properties. Since the seventeenth century Petworth has been instrumental in nurturing now legendary artists and makers, providing the space to be inspired, to share ideas and to create work. Exciting times are ahead at Petworth - its Transformation Project is about to shine a light on an enduring spirit of creativity and is set to re-ignite its historic past with the same studio spirit over 200 years later.
From 2020 Petworth will become a place where world-class contemporary artists and makers come to be inspired and to make new work. Their creative response will in turn shape a public programme that will position Petworth as an important centre for creativity and arts learning that has broad appeal and is accessible to all.
At the centre of this radical re-thinking about how the National Trust engages with the public at Petworth House will be the new role of Creative Producer.
We are looking for an exceptional Creative Producer who will be pivotal in galvanising this ambitious public programme for the National Trust. The Creative Producer will bring flair, energy and brilliant creative collaboration to be responsible for the delivery of the 2020-21 headline programme alongside developing its ambitious content with the Creative Programme Directors.
We have established a robust delivery plan for this fully-funded programme, working closely with a significant cultural partner and this central role in launch year will work with our small onsite delivery team and report to the Creative Programme Directors.
Contract: Fixed term full-time contract, October 2019 – Oct 2020 (with the possibility of extension)
Inclusive Fee: £37,000
Reporting to: Creative Programme Directors
Location: The successful candidate will join the project team at Petworth House. We would expect the Creative Producer to spend at least 3 days a week on site and there will be a requirement to work long and unsocial hours throughout peak moments in the programme.
Main responsibilities and tasks
- Delivering a series of public programme strands from concept stage through on-site delivery and evaluation across 2020. This will include refining themes and public message, managing events and peak moments, managing participatory elements and delivering to target audiences.
- Working closely with the Creative Programme Directors, Assistant Curator, the Property Team and project partners (internal and external) to deliver a signature commission with public engagement and participation at the heart.
- Working with a lead national cultural partner to deliver an event series and participatory studio intensives.
- Progressing new and existing arts and cultural partnerships regionally to connect and amplify programme opportunities.
- Taking responsibility for production schedules, event management planning and logistics for the year-long programme series.
- Working closely with the marketing team to provide public facing comms and digital content.
- Reporting on data and generating metrics against key objectives for the programme
- Working with the team in developing a robust evaluation framework for the programme and delivering on key areas of evaluation as required.
- Other aspects of programme delivery required by the project as the programme evolves.
Skills and Experience
- You will have an established track record of success in creating and producing complex arts events, festivals, participation projects or commissions, working with a wide network of partners and stakeholders to bring ambitious ideas to life.
- You will have knowledge and interest in a range of art-forms, participatory and contemporary artistic practice.
- You will have demonstrable experience and expertise in programming and producing participation projects and events.
- You will have a track record in partnership working in a regional and national context and experience of managing partner and supplier relationships.
- You will have an excellent knowledge of, and existing contacts with, key cultural and arts organisations.
- You will have excellent IT, financial and project planning in managing and monitoring complex budgets and creating systems and processes to support project work.
- Your communication and people skills will be excellent, with the ability to present to and inspire a wide range of individuals and organisations.
- You will show an awareness of equal opportunities policy and practice, with experience of making arts events fully accessible and a commitment to the values of diversity.
Abilities and Behaviours
- You will be a brilliant creative collaborator and someone able to bring together individuals to form strong partnerships.
- You will have a high degree of integrity, excellent organisation skills, and be a self-starter with a sharp eye for detail.
- You will be outcomes orientated and able to find creative solutions.
- In this fast-paced campaign style project, you will have the best possible positive and proactive attitude to working within a small project team.
- You will display a commitment to equal opportunities, working within a framework which values and celebrates diversity.
How to Apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are the best person for this role via email to the Programme Coordinator, Petworth House and Park: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 12th September 2019
Interviews: 18th September 2019