Summary of Position
The Producer – Performance will develop and implement a dynamic multi-arts program at Courthouse Youth Arts. Working under the supervision of the Executive Producer, they will be responsible for developing a program of independent works, as well as overseeing a general program of performance, dance and music. The role requires the Producer to move between developing projects from the ground up, as well as working with an identified project brief from presenting partners. The position is responsible for generating new bookings and opportunities, managing budgets, negotiating financial arrangements and contract and working in close collaboration with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. They will play a vital role in delivering the artistic vision of our strategic plan and maintaining our reputation as a leading arts organisation in the Geelong region. The role requires demonstrated experience in project management and relationship building, as well as producing skills and strong capacity to lead the development and delivery of an annual creative program.
- Develop and deliver an independent creative program encompassing performance, dance and sound
- Identify potential productions, artistic personnel, creative innovation and resources for producing partnerships in the wider performing arts sector
- Assist with artists’ creative development, including attending work-in‐progress showings and facilitating feedback sessions
- Proactively seek future production opportunities for programmed artists including the invitation and relationship management of touring and production organisations
- Other duties as directed
Audience Development and Accessibility
- Leadership of access and equality initiatives, including coordinating accessible performances
- Manage community access of the venue through strategic partnerships and engagement activities
- Liaise with artists, organisations, producers, presenters and staff to assist in developing and delivering participation events, including ancillary events (access performances, foyer activations, workshops, Q&A’s)
- Negotiating agreements and contracts with relevant artists, presenters, co-presenters promoters and agents to ensure projects are delivered according to requirements
- Managing event based budgets, including monitoring and updating of budgets and alerting the relevant stakeholders of any significant changes
- Ensure that all OH&S legislation, policies, procedures and work practices are implemented and adhered to and participate in risk assessments as required
- Prepare reports and arrange data collection measures to satisfy the acquittal needs of each project
To maintain consistently high standards of professional conduct as a representative and ambassador of Courthouse Youth Arts, preserving strict standards of confidentiality with regards to all matters associated with the organisation and its operations, including personnel, participant and client relationships. To actively contribute to the maintenance of a positive team environment, maintaining at all times high standards of interpersonal conduct with management, other staff, participants and user groups. To identify and seek out one’s own requirements for supervision, debriefing and professional development and to accept and act upon constructive feedback about one’s own work performance. To act at all times in the best interests of Courthouse Youth Arts and within the policy framework of the organisation.