Artist Programme Producer
Position: Bricks Artist Programme Producer.
Responsible to: Jack Gibbon, Director Bricks.
Salary: £22,000 per annum pro rata
Hours: 24 hours per week.
Contract: Fixed term contract – six months, with potential to extend
Start/ End: Starts ASAP – end November.
Location: Remote working initially, potential for working in central Bristol at later date.
Future: Potential to continue and for the role to expand in both scope and hours, depending on the success of these first four months.
Bricks is a Bristol based charity that works with the city’s creative, local and social enterprise communities to programme collaborative activities and secure permanent spaces in the city for those communities to embed in place and build sustainable futures.
Reaching Resilience is our six month programme to support visual artists in Bristol and West of England. The programme has emerged both from the needs of artists through Covid-19 but also the wider systemic issues that have made practice as a visual artist in Bristol increasingly precarious.
Through Reaching Resilience we will create a peer network, raise the profile of Bristol artists and their stories, support professional development and increase sustainability by increasing earned income routes. We will achieve this through:
- An artist network profiled through an online platform that facilitates artwork sales and individual giving.
- A programme of peer to peer mentoring.
- A podcast series profiling artists and their stories.
- A workshop series for artists on core skills needed to support their practice.
- A series of digital commission opportunities.
- A digital open studios event.
Bricks core team during this time will be:
- Bricks Director Jack Gibbon.
- 3 – 4 Interns on paid placements of one to two month duration, staggered over project.
- Freelance Podcast Producer
- Bricks Chair and Trustees who take an active role in various aspects of Bricks.
Purpose of role
Working closely with Bricks director to deliver Reaching Resilience, a programme of activity to support visual artists in Bristol and West of England. This is a six month funded project from Arts Council England which ends in November. The intention is however that through this programme we set up streams of earned income (through artwork sales) for the programme and role to continue on and ideally expand.
Artist Community Development
- On board artists to the new programme.
- Set up processes for skills exchange within the community of artists.
- Set up a mentoring programme within the community of artists and externals.
- Organise regular events.
- Work with the community of artists to decide on some of the remaining variables for the programme and deliver those.
- Produce programme of ‘Digital Commissions’. Writing briefs with the community, working with selection panels etc.
- Produce programme of Workshops for artists.
- Organise a ‘Digital Open Studios’ event for promoting the community and engaging with audiences.
The Artist Programme Producer will be responsible for the smooth delivery of our communications, though lots of the day to day will be covered by the interns:
- Social media posting.
- Updating listings
- Regular Newsletters to promote new content.
- Updating Bricks website and reviewing the updates that artists make directly.
- Updating third party sites/ platforms.
- Liaising with artists and clients to negotiate artwork sales (checking availability, confirming details etc).
- Liaising with couriers, artists and clients to arrange safe transportation of artworks.
- Updating all records.
- Invoicing and remittance.
Collaborate on fundraising bids to continue this project and other projects and look over artist fundraising proposals.
- Managing contracts with suppliers.
- Managing interns as required.
- This is not an exhaustive list, as a key member of a small team you will be required to carry out a number of tasks as per requirement of the charity/ project.
- Some additional duties would:
- Coordinating with Podcast Producer.
- Supporting the collection of evaluation data.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and team skills
- Experience in a producer role.
- Organised, pragmatic and adept to problem solving.
- Strong writing skills
- Confident with Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube
- Good IT literacy and numeracy
- Experience working with a community of artists
- Experience with GSuite, Google Docs, Google Sheets,
- Experience in a sales role, experience with art sales is a big bonus.
- Experience working in an arts organisation, community project, gallery or social enterprise
- Experience of promoting artists, artworks, podcasts and arts projects.
- Confident with WordPress and Mailchimp
- Photography skills
- Graphic design skills.
- Experience of developing marketing strategies
- Experience managing others.
How to apply
We strongly welcome applications from those from BAME backgrounds or who consider themselves disabled as they are underrepresented in our team.
Please apply by email to Jack on email@example.com with one single PDF of a maximum six pages that contains:
- Covering letter setting out your suitability for the role and relevant experience.
- Examples of your writing such as a press release, funding application, project plan, or social media. If collaboratively created please set out your role within the document.
Please also fill in the monitoring form here [This is anonymous and kept separate from your application]: https://forms.gle/rNh7NHt51WAnotLG8
Applications Open: 19 June 2020
Closing Deadline: Monday 6th July 2020, 5pm
Short-Listed Candidates will be contacted by: 10th July 2020
Interviews: 15 July 2020
We would like the candidate to start asap, and estimate this will be 27th July 2020.
We will update this document with Frequently Asked Questions throughout the process, check to see if your question is answered here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IBMRxlKm-pAJn04XBuseebtGYDC7elZAOcLKqW75hvE/edit?usp=sharing
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.