Work with us: Producer Role
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WHO ARE WE?
Zoo Co is a multi-award winning, Croydon based theatre company established in 2013. We create highly visual work and have more recently focused on creating work with d/Deaf and hearing casts, with creative leadership by neurodiverse and queer creatives reflecting our firm belief that theatre is better when everybody is invited. Our creative ethos is to 'play lightly with things that matter deeply'. All our performances have been Relaxed since 2014. We also deliver community engagement projects, support schemes for emerging artists and co-producing support on other projects.
Zoo Co has created and toured six critically acclaimed productions including Sirens, winner of Three Weeks Editors Choice Award 2018, GIANT and The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon. 2020 will see a new step in Zoo Co’s career as we have moved to our own permanent offices in Croydon’s Fairfield Halls and are extending our capacity to deliver quality engagement projects across the borough and beyond. We are also creating our first mid scale show as well as working on a co-production with Improbable and rolling out our immersive young people’s show to more schools than ever before.
Co-founded by 4 friends who met doing school shows and find themselves 7 years on and still talking, Artistic and Executive Directors Flo and Roz have been working at capacity for 2 years and have decided enough is enough. Alongside our part time marketing and HR colleagues we are looking for someone to join our close knit team as we head into the next very exciting (and hugely daunting) phase of our company’s life.
We are looking for someone to join our team on a part-time basis for a fixed term 6 months to produce a multi-faceted project starting early 2020. This role has been budgeted for this initial period, with a view to building up to 4 days per week/ full time dependent on the individual, funding strategies and how the first 6 months unfolds/ what we learn from it as a team and if the relationship is positive for both parties.
Previously both Flo and Roz have filled the role of producer at different times (to varying degrees of success due to workload and being pulled in a hundred different directions) so we understand the term ‘producer’ can mean so many different things! For us there are gaping holes in our organisation that we would hope someone joining us would fill - from fundraising to venue liaising, commission searching to project managing - but we also understand that every element of the job is collaborative and the producer would work with different members of the team depending on the task at hand.
Skills we’d be interested in hearing about are:
- Fundraising including grant application, crowdfunding, trust/foundation funding - Tour booking
- Commissioning partner development
- Promoting accessible theatre
- Venue liaising
- PR and Marketing
This is a new role for Zoo Co so we are offering it on a fixed term contract of 6 months to give us, and the person we work with, a chance to understand how we might fit together.
JOB TITLE: Producer
SALARY: £28,000 pro rata
HOURS: Part time, 24 hours per week on a flexible basis
BASE: Fairfield Halls, Croydon. Sometimes in venues/rehearsal rooms START DATE: Flexible, but ideally 1st March 2020
CONTRACT: Fixed term, 6 months from start date
HOW TO APPLY
- Give this job pack a read
- Send a cover letter with as much information about you as you like (but perhaps no more than 2 pages!)
- Send your CV
- Fill in our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form here:
We'll let you know that we’ve received your application.
We aim to give you as much notice as possible if you are successful and will let you know if you have been unsuccessful before the interview stage.
Interviews will take place at Fairfield Halls, Croydon on 12th February 2020.