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Creative Kirklees / Opportunities / Sat 04 Jun 2022

Bradford Literature Festival: Creative Producer

Bradford Literature Festival: Creative Producer

Bradford Literature Festival is looking for an outgoing, enthusiastic and creative person to join the festival team as a Creative Producer. This role would suit anybody currently working in a related role who is looking to gain new experience, be able to work more creatively, and work within the fast-paced and rewarding arts and culture industry.

Main Responsibilities including but not limited to:

• Working with artists, performers, publishers, agents, funders and creative organisations to research, curate, plan and deliver a high-quality programme of events and creative activities in communities and at the annual public festival.

• Leading day-to-day on the management and delivery of specific year-round projects and activities, particularly those with a community engagement element/with grassroots community organisations and/or those which have been funded as activity strands within the wider festival programme.

• Attending and managing events year-round, including in community spaces, schools and possibly in locations outside of the West Yorkshire region. As well as creative producing, this may include elements of venue management, stage management, responsibility for managing volunteers and occasional task managing of junior staff.

• Taking a leading role in the delivery of the annual festival across all activity strands and offering a senior level of support as required across any/all areas of production.

• Maintaining good lines of communication in relation to events/projects on which you are leading to ensure that elements of festival production such as artist travel and accommodation, event scheduling, staffing and marketing are managed and delivered to schedule and on budget.

• Supporting the marketing team with clear notes and information for marketing such as copywriting and brochure design; proof-reading and contributing to copywriting where needed.

• Supporting the Festival Director in engaging potential sponsors and other funders and maintain good relationships with existing partners, stakeholders, sponsors and funders.

The role requires some flexibility of working hours and patterns, particularly at programming deadline points of delivery, and a driving license and own vehicle is preferred.

Contact Beth Gallimore at email for further details

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