Creative Producer, Culture Shifts, Open Eye Gallery

Deadline: Monday 20th June 2016

Job Description: Creative Producer, Culture Shifts

About the Culture Shifts Programme.

Culture Shifts is a process-led social engagement photography project delivered by partners based in each of the Liverpool City Region local authority areas. The programme will involve:
· in 2016: Photographers in residence – a photographer working with a specific community group in each area to create photo-stories that are relevant to that community; the development of a digital platform developed by Red Ninja to showcase photo stories; a training programme led by Redeye for key community activists or ‘animators’ to share skills in creating photostories; a sharing lab for learning between projects.

· and in 2017: the launch of the digital platform; 6 exhibitions in public galleries, 1 each local authority area, which may include works from other areas; Photostories brochures; a culminating exhibition at Open Eye Gallery with selected works from each area.

The Culture Shifts lead partners include key arts development staff from Sefton, Knowsley, Halton, the Wirral and St Helen’s borough council’s, plus Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool and Heart of Glass (Creative People and Places) in St Helens.

Culture Shifts exhibition venues include: The Atkinson (Sefton) Kirkby Art Gallery (Knowsley), The Brindley (Halton) The Williamson (Wirral), Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool) and World of Glass (St Helens).

Overview of the Creative Producer role.

The Creative Producer is expected to play a key role in developing and producing exciting and critically engaged artistic programmes.

The Creative Producer will work closely with lead, Open Eye Gallery, to co-ordinate the management group of 7 partners delivering Culture Shifts. The Creative Producer will be responsible for producing the central shared programme of activity, as well as providing support for the individual delivery partners to share resources and learning where relevant across the 6 City Region areas.

Individual projects will be delivered by partners, with input from the Creative Producer at key stages only.

The Creative Producer role is part time over 19 months from July 2016 to early 2018. Working days will be flexible and negotiated with programme management group, with some fixed dates – such as exhibition launches during 2017.

Fee. Fixed fee £20,000 (approx.£33,000 pro rata) plus up to £3,000 expenses.

The fee of £20,000 is a freelance fee, based on approximately 114 working days at £150 per day, expected an average 2 days per week during 2016, (preferably from end July) and 1-2 days per week during 2017 as necessary, with a few days to support evaluation during early 2018.

Office facilities are available to the post holder at Open Eye Gallery.
Up to an additional £3,000 will be available to cover personal expenses, such as travel within the city region.

More details about the role and person spec on the website.

Application Process.

Please see Open Eye Gallery website for application pack including Equal Opportunities form.

Please forward completed Equal Opportunities form, C.V. and letter of application to ceri@openeye.org.uk by Monday 20th June 2016.

Candidates will be notified if they have an interview by Friday 24th of June and interviews will take place on Friday 1st July at Open Eye Gallery.

Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to feed back on applications.