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People Dancing
Assistant Producer, Perspectives on Practice (freelance)
Location: Homeworking / Leicester
Salary: Fee: £125 a day
Deadline: 12 April 2021
People Dancing is delivering a programme of digital opportunities for dancers, teaching artists, community practitioners and others to meet, connect, share and learn together to assist with recovery and rejuvenation post-Covid-19.

You will work with members of the People Dancing team to support the delivery of an inspiring and innovative programme that will reflect diversity in our programming, and inclusion in our approach. It will spotlight the work of independent artists/practitioners and connect the individual programme strands within People Dancing’s strategic priorities.

This is a freelance, fixed-term contract for nine months - 1.5 days a week.
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Manage and deliver the People Dancing Perspective on Practice digital programme

Responsibilities include:

  • Liaising with senior managers to identify potential contributors, themes and content
  • Liaising with contributors to confirm dates, times, content and format
  • Issuing contracts to contributors
  • Securing digital permissions
  • Completing an event production sheet for each event, including a risk assessment
  • Gather information for communications, draft copy and liaise with comms team
  • Briefing the senior managers and members of the communications team
  • Keeping within the pre-defined budgetary limits and maintaining expenditure records
  • Assist with setting up and managing online bookings, identifying and fulfilling access requirements
  • Hosting the online Zoom events, as required in collaboration with colleagues
  • Gathering and processing data generated by the events
  • Any other activities required to fulfil the general production of the programme aims.

Skills, abilities, knowledge and experience required by the post-holder

To succeed in this role we believe you will need:

  • Two-years’ experience working as an assistant producer or a similar role in the arts
  • Experience of working with artists based in community settings or contexts
  • Experience of managing online meetings and events
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, and the confidence to use them in diverse contexts
  • Experience of commissioning, negotiating and contracting artists and others to deliver training / CPD courses
  • Ability to successfully manage a budget and stay within budgetary constraints
  • Capable planner, excellent organisational skills and ability to set schedules and work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to respond creatively to and make connections between ideas and concepts
  • Experience of inclusive and collaborative approach to delivery
  • Ability to respond to changing priorities and deploy time flexibly across a range of activities
  • Experience in working digital contexts and confident use of IT skills
  • Collating evaluation materials and prepare reports
  • Excellent team player.
How to Apply

To apply, email the following to marking the subject line Assistant Producer:

  1. A copy of your Curriculum Vitae
  2. Submit a covering letter of up to two pages of A4 that outlines your experience, skills and reasons for applying for the post
  3. Complete and submit a diversity monitoring form (optional).

If you prefer to submit your application via video please send an mp4 file which lasts for no longer than 5 minutes to

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