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Corey Baker Dance

Salary: up to 45k per annum pro-rata + benefits
Responsible to: Artistic  Director & CBD Board of Advisors
Responsible for: Project Managers, Line Producers, according to company activity
Personality Type: Entrepreneur, visionary, achiever, strategic, organised & efficient team player, passionate and fun (quirky welcome!)

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Purpose of Post: To take a leading role within Corey Baker Dance, working directly alongside Artistic Director Corey Baker in liaison with core CBD staff to develop, produce and manage the company into the future. CBD, a small but proactive company, has made a step change in developing major works across the globe in outdoor locations, unusual locations, stage, and on TV and film. The role of Executive Company Producer (ECP) is now needed for the company. We are looking for someone who is passionate and eager to be an instrumental part of developing the current work of the company and its future aspirations. It is essential that the candidate has experience of working in TV, film and large-scale events, and commercial experience is desirable. As we are looking for the “right person” and due to the current climate, aspects of this job are negotiable, e.g. days/ hours, location, fee and working period.

Time Frame: To start anywhere between the beginning of January 2021 to the end of February 2021 – subject to negotiation and availability. This role could be part-time or full-time dependant on the applicant’s availability. For the purposes of this advertisement, we have constructed the time and fee around a Part-Time position.

Hours: The role can be offered in an employed or self-employed context.
Part-time 3 days per week (24 hours). Evening and weekend work will be required for events, and it is expected that the ECP will be flexible in their working hours to deliver the key results required. Time off in lieu will be given.

Location: Corey Baker Dance is based in Birmingham, UK. Due to the nature of our industry and creating work all over the world complemented by our desire for the “right person” we will take applications from candidates anywhere in the UK and we are also happy to receive applications from overseas candidates.

Working period: This initial contract is for 6 months and the role is subject to a probation period of 3 months, during which time the post structure will be re-evaluated. The Executive Company Producer and Artistic Director will work closely to understand whether the role needs to be adapted before it is continued. This is an instrumental position within CBD and it is intended that this post will continue and become full time (if not developed into a more senior role).

Salary: £12,000 for 3 x 8hr days per week across 6 months (£40k pro-rata), subject to experience and open to negotiation. 30 days holiday per year, pro-rata.

Deadline:  Please apply by 12 noon on Tuesday 19th January 2021 though we welcome applications sooner on a rolling basis. Interviews to take place shortly after this according to the candidate’s availability.

How to apply: Please email a current CV, including contactable referees and a cover letter that answers the following four questions:
Please tell us about you. (hobbies, how you got into the industry, what excites you – we want to get to know you.) What is one thing you still want to achieve and produce?  (We want to get an insight into your ambitions.) Why do you want to work for CBD? What is it that you could bring to CBD?

If there are any comments, queries or negotiations you wish to discuss about the post please do mention these within your application alongside your ideal start date. Please send the requested and or if you have any questions about the post and its conditions do not hesitate to email us confidentially.

The Brief

The Executive Company Producer will work in partnership with CBD’s Artistic Director Corey Baker to lead on the development of Corey Baker Dance. Corey Baker Dance seeks an effective Executive Company Producer to work across the company as a whole as an in-house Producer to manage, oversee, and develop all CBD work (as opposed to operating around a project basis).  

The role will be responsible for developing the company, connecting with and building long-term relationships with national and international partners and raising the visibility and profile of projects. Corey Baker Dance has a number of high profile productions or large scale projects all at different stages of development with some of the world’s biggest broadcasters, entertainment groups, events and theatres/companies, the ECP would be fundamental in the development of these projects, while also responsible for bringing in new opportunities.

Although we welcome applicants from the subsidised arts world, this is not a requirement for the post as we are focused on finding someone with commercial experience and film/ TV experience also. Applicants may have no previous history as an Executive Company Producer, we would accept applications from previous Company Managers, General Managers, Producers, Creative Producers, Executive Directors and other similar roles in order to be suitable for this post.

Come join the team

Closing date extended to: 19 January 2021