Assistant Producer – Paid Internship
12 hours per week, from end of March to September 2015 (flexible dates and times)
Part Exchange Co
Part Exchange Co (www.partexchangeco.org.uk) is an artist led performance company, resident in Bristol, that creates and produces unique performances and events for sites and spaces that connect people to each other, their shared environment and the power of the imagination.
For the past 12 months, PECo has been working on the development of new projects under the banner of its R&D strand, the Engine House (http://theenginehouse.org.uk). Forming bridges between new writing, the multi-disciplinary and the collaborative, our ideas team writers with artists and professionals from across the disciplines and develop engagements with city communities connected to the themes and places in the work.
Our focus is on imaginative and innovative work that places ideas that matter at the heart and pushes the boundaries of why, where, by and for whom theatre and arts events happen.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and skilled person to join our team and support the development of our seed ideas and the company itself. You will work across a broad range of tasks to support the Artistic Director, working on projects at different stages, some may be in early development and some at fundraising stage.
Key tasks and responsibilities
Duties will be tailored to the needs of each projects but are likely to include:
- Supporting researching, writing and submitting funding applications
- Supporting project development and planning
- Following up leads on existing projects and taking them forward
- Communicating with a wide range of stakeholders, including local authorities, artists, community groups, venues etc as needed for each project
- Managing existing company and project relationships and where appropriate developing new ones
- Taking ownership of some aspects of these projects as agreed with the Artistic Director.
The ideal applicant will have a passion for original, imaginative live performance, theatre and arts events that bring people of all ages and backgrounds together, have knowledge and understanding of a producing role and be able to work with energy and enthusiasm.
- Excellent oral communication skills
- Good organisational and administrative skills
- Good writing skills
- Computer literate (Mac preferably)
- Ability to manage your time and use own initiative
- Positive, collaborative and can-do attitude
- Demonstrable interest and knowledge in live performance and arts in Bristol and in general
- Interest in marketing, publicity & PR including social media
- Experience of working with artists, communities and local authorities
What you get in return:
You will work across a number of highly original and fascinating new creative projects being developed for Bristol covering themes such the official secrets act, the impact of pervasive media technology and the secret life of forgotten buildings!
You will come into contact with writers, creative technologists, audio visual artists, projection mappers, historians, journalists and work within city communities linked to the sites and themes of the projects.
You will expand your skills in producing, fund raising and project management and will gain experience in delivering and receiving key responsibilities for some aspects of the projects.
You will develop a network in Bristol and the South West, a knowledge of multi-disciplinary arts events production and gain valuable experience of working within a small creative team.
You will get the opportunity to extend your role if fundraising is successful.
How to apply:
Please send a CV with a cover letter addressing the role requirements set out in the job description and include what appeals to you about this role by TBC 27th February – 6pm either
By email email@example.com
By post to Part Exchange Co, 18 Great George Street, BS1 5RH.