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Job Opportunity: Public Art Producer

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BRICKS

PUBLIC ART PRODUCER 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position:  Public Art Producer

Responsible to: Jack Gibbon, Director Bricks. 

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience.  

Hours: 24 – 40 hours per week. We are currently in the process of taking on new public art contracts, so this role could be full time, or two part time roles, or one part time role. We will be able to be more specific pre-interview.

Contract: PAYE, Fixed term contract – 11 months, with potential to extend

Start: We would like the candidate to start asap, suggested date of 4th January 21

Location: Mix of remote working and from Bristol, BS4 

BRICKS

Bricks is a Bristol based charity that works with local, creative and social enterprise communities to both programme collaborative activities and secure the long term spaces our communities need to thrive in the city. 

Our core areas of work are: 

  • Public Art Producing
  • Creative Infrastructure
  • Community Led Creative Projects
  • Artist Development. 

Our public art consultancy currently has three live projects that need to be delivered and are receiving opportunities to bid on new work regularly.

As part of a wider expansion of our work we seek a Public Art Producer with the drive, ambition and enthusiasm to take this new consultancy forward.

As well as producing permanent and temporary artworks and community engagement programmes, Bricks also works to create permanent creative infrastructure through the planning process. 

PURPOSE OF ROLE

You will support Bricks Public Art Consultancy to build into a nationally recognised leader in developing and delivering public art programmes that support local communities and local artists. At all times enshrining Bricks core values within the work.

You will work to deliver Bricks public art projects in collaboration with artists, local authorities and developers. 

You will support Bricks director in bidding for and winning new contracts, writing public art strategies and budgets. 

Hitting the ground running you will project manage three current public art projects already written for developments in St Pauls, Lockleaze and Stoke Gifford as well as other potential projects currently in development. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To produce and project manage public art projects in collaboration with property developers, local authorities, artists and communities. 
  • To work with Bricks director to bid for and win new projects, responding to EOI requests and proactively seeking and winning new work by building relationships in Bristol & The West of England. 
  • Setting up creative commissioning groups subject to project requirements. 
  • Writing artist briefs, managing artist open call and recruitment process, liaison on artist contract, advisory group updates, support concept dev with appointed artist.
  • Support detailed design, fabrication and installation, with regular liaison with build teams, developers and local authorities.
  • Write and deliver public art plans and strategies in collaboration with Bricks director and project partners. 
  • Write and deliver communications plans for projects as required. 
  • Write and deliver project budgets as required
  • Oversee production budgets in collaboration with artists and project team
  • Writing and managing contracting with artists and suppliers. 
  • Write and deliver community engagement and activation plans. 
  • Write and deliver documentation plans. 
  • Facilitate collaborative approaches to collective bids with artists.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

Essential 

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience producing art projects, preferably with experience of working in public and community contexts.
  • Experience of managing budgets.
  • Proven ability to write project plans, artists briefs, project budgets.
  • A proactive and constructive approach to problem solving.
  • Well-developed writing, presentation and interpersonal skills including proven experience of building effective working relationships. 
  • A highly organised approach to work and demonstrable ability to work under pressure and to deadline.
  • Proven ability to work on a number of projects at the same time with meticulous attention to detail.
  • A proven track record of collaborative and team based working.
  • Demonstrable ability to work under own initiative; ability to prioritise and manage time effectively.
  • Flexibility, willingness to learn and to undertake a variety of tasks.
  • Digitally proficiency including GSuite, spreadsheets and ideally Adobe.
  • Good understanding of inclusion and diversity with the commitment to applying these in practice.

Desirable

  • Network and experience working in Bristol, Bath and West of England. 
  • Interest/experience in developing new artist and producer talent
  • Experience in writing public art programmes in collaboration with developers and local authorities
  • Experience winning public art contracts
  • Experience with building regulations, statutory requirements.
  • Experience working with planning conditions. 

APPLICATION

For a pre-application phone call or to ask questions, please email jack@bricksbristol.org

Please apply by email to Jack on jack@bricksbristol.org with one PDF (max four page) that contains your CV and a covering letter setting out your suitability for the role and relevant experience. Please also note your salary expectations.

Please also fill in the monitoring form here [This is anonymous and kept separate from your application]: https://forms.gle/yEANP3DhcpPLt5Jj8

Closing Deadline: 4 December 2020                 

Interviews: 8th December 2020