JOB DESCRIPTION – MAKING ENHANCED FREELANCE PROJECT CREATIVE PRODUCER
Job title : Freelance Project Creative Producer
Closing date : 16th of December 2016 – 5pm
A creative producer is required in the London area to steer, manage and deliver a creative programme of research and events by a collective of design historians and practitioners. The creative producer will be joining an existing structure that needs to get to the next level of its development. This role is seen as both strategic, with opportunities to influence the vision of the project, and hands-on, through practical project management.
Starting in January 2017, the candidate will be required to work with members of the collective to develop and deliver its programme throughout 2017, as well as curate a public exhibition of the resulting work in the first half of 2018. This final showcase and subsequent reporting to partners and funders will mark the end of the contract.
A one-off fee will be offered to the successful applicant to write and submit a major funding application, upon which the role will depend.
About the Collective:
Making Enhanced is a collective of designer makers and design historians working in pairs on the conception and production of writing, events and artefacts. Members believe the quality and potential of each practitioner’s outputs can be improved through collaboration.
The objective is to develop and use a collaborative framework to produce work that introduces new audiences to alternative, critically-informed ways of experiencing their environment: live projects working in a real context.
The 12 members work in the fields of architecture, design, craft, higher education and culture. The collective is composed of 4 pairs, each working on an independent project that they develop in consultation with other members. Together, their research spans across the politics of governmental architecture, heritage and the public sphere.
Making Enhanced’s first work in progress show was presented at the Crafts Council COLLECT Open 2015 at the Saatchi Gallery. The pairs are currently continuing their work, and planning their next event which will focus on public engagement.
- Identify and apply to relevant funding opportunities on behalf and with the support of the collective. This includes the initial Grants for the Arts application upon which the future of the role depends.
- Develop and implement an efficient and realistic project management system for a collective of busy practitioners, including arranging and facilitating regular internal work group meetings
- Manage and contribute to the collective’s joint programme of research and events and ensure their successful delivery
- Keep abreast of each pair’s projects and contribute to agreed initiatives
- Supply quantitative and qualitative information on projects activities for inclusion in reports to funders and supporters
- Update the project website and manage social media
- Liaise with existing and potential partners from cultural organisations and venues to develop links and opportunities
- Curate a public exhibition of resulting works in collaboration with the collective members
- Experience of managing design-related projects and curating design-related exhibitions
- Evidence of writing successful funding applications
- Proven ability to work on own initiative, generate ideas and follow these through
- Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and with authority to a wide range of people
- Good communication skills, flexibility and an open and positive attitude
- Commitment to contemporary crafts, design and a keen interest in politics and critical debate
- All Making Enhanced members are full time practitioners, you must therefore be open and able to occasionally work at weekends
- Flexible with hours at peak periods within the work cycle.
Duration of Freelance role:
The job will depend on successfully securing public funds and sponsorship. A one-off fee of £200 will be offered to the successful candidate to attend a series of round tables on 21st January 2017 and write and submit a Grants for the Arts funding application by the 28th February 2017. The fee will be paid within 15 days of the application submission date.
All ME members being full time practitioners, you will be required to implement a working schedule around their availability, managing your own time between group meetings. We envisage this role to be conducted mainly remotely, with quarterly working group meetings arranged in the evenings and at weekends.
During development stage, we envisage you should dedicate an average of 2 days a month to the project. In the lead up to the final exhibition, we envisage you should dedicate an average of 1 day a week to the project. We suggest an indicative fixed daily fee of £150 and are open to suggestions depending on experience.
Successful applicants will be notified on 21st of December 2016. Interviews will be held on Monday the 9th of January 2017 in London. The successful interviewee will be notified within one week of the interview.
The successful candidate must be available to attend an all day Making Enhanced event on Saturday 21st of January where all collaborators in the group will be presenting their work to project stakeholders and field experts. This is considered a unique opportunity to get to know the group and gather information for the grants application.
Please send an up to date CV with covering letter detailing your suitability for the role to email@example.com by 16th of December 2016 5pm. Please also include your contact details on the application.
If you require further information about the role or the collective please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org