Line Manager: Prof Kate Pullinger
Rate of Pay: 33,199 - 37,345 per annum
Contract: 42 months
Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT, 14 January, 2019
About the role
Are you interested in working in a team of people who are helping to super-charge the creative industries across the Bath and Bristol region? Are you skilled at bringing people together while helping to realise their ideas, making blue-sky research and development projects happen while working to change the future of the creative sector? Are you happy, for example, to work on sourcing materials for a live action game in the morning, then negotiate contracts with partners in the afternoon?
We are looking for a Creative Producer to join Bath Spa University’s Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries to help lead our work in the AHRC-funded Bristol + Bath Creative Research & Development Partnership. This is a unique opportunity to help Bath and Bristol step up its creative industries profile across the hyper-local, regional, and international stages.
In this fixed term post (42 months), based in Bath town centre, the Creative Producer will work closely with partners on the delivery of a collaborative research and business development programme for the creative industries. The partners are UWE, Bristol, and the Universities of Bath, Bristol and Bath Spa, and Watershed. The cluster will work with a range of industry partners across 5G, live extended performance, voice activation and sound, as well as projects that use creative and immersive technologies including VR, AR, and hybrid forms of cross-platform publishing.
The B+B Creative R&D Partnership will support its business partners in finding new ways to engage the audiences of the future in new market places. Our R&D-led productions will lead the cluster into the future, engaging with emergent technologies, boosting inward investment and developing a new talent base to lead the cluster's creative industries in the next ten years.
About you (requirements)
The Creative Producer will be skilled at overall programme management, including production plans, contracting, risk assessments, budgets and cash flow. You will offer support for R&D participants’ projects, including creative direction, formulation of milestones and outputs, contracts, deadlines, budgets, monitoring and evaluation. You will broker and support collaborations across the region as well as produce workshops and events. You will be a skilled representative of Bath Spa University and the cluster, able to travel across the region to the visit partners. You’ll have experience of working with technologies in the creative sector, raising sponsorship and funding, as well as creating and sharing compelling stories about the work. You’ll be a confident and proactive self-starter, able to work independently as well as part of a team.
At Bath Spa University we work with one clear vision: to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. And as the fifth largest employer in Bath and North East Somerset, we’re really bringing our local talent out on a global scale. And with increasing student numbers, it’s important for an expansion in our infrastructure and cherished buildings and landscapes. Transforming the lives of our socially engaged global students starts with making sure that our people, people like you, are engaged, empowered and feel valued for the hard work they do. And that’s where you come in.
The Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries:
The Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries (CCCI) supports interdisciplinary innovation. From historians to performers, writers to technologists, designers to educators, psychologists to artists, we work to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration while helping to augment existing projects and develop new avenues for enterprise and industry partnerships. CCCI works across the College of Liberal Arts, Bath Business School, the Bath School of Art and Design, and the Institute for Education, providing a home for scholars and practitioners whose research engages with the cultural and creative industries.
For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Prof Kate Pullinger at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply
For further information or to apply online please visit jobs.bathspa.ac.uk. Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed. Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to email@example.com.
We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies
We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community