Freelance Creative Producer

Image credit: Sandwell Pride of Place Project Exhibition Launch, Blast! Festival 2019 © Graham Peet

Role duration: 3 months; start date 18 January, 2021

Fee: £200.00 per day for an average of 3 days per week.

Please note: this application is open to all West Midlands creatives but we will prioritise those who live in Sandwell and the Black Country.

Multistory is developing a digital, community engaged arts programme as part of the Wednesbury High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ), funded by Sandwell Council and Historic England, to take place between January 2021 and March 2021. To do this, we will co-produce a creative programme that explores Wednesbury’s past, present and future with local partners, groups and artists. The ambition of the project is to inspire people to engage with the heritage of Wednesbury high street and conservation area and to encourage more people to use the high street as a social and cultural space.

The programme, ‘Digital High Street Stories’, is designed to harness and develop local people’s talents and creativity and some of the project outcomes and outputs will be curated and produced into an online, interactive map of the Wednesbury HSHAZ conservation area. Further information about the projects can be found here: HSHAZ Project Background Information

Multistory is looking for a Creative Producer to manage and oversee the digital community engagement programme which is made up of 9 digital projects. The role involves working closely with 12 artists and a range of community groups. Programme delivery and outcomes will take place online due to Covid-19 restrictions, so we are particularly seeking someone who is interested in exploring new methods of community engagement using social and digital platforms. Given the pandemic, and the short time frame of this project, you will need to be able to work remotely and send images/audio/content digitally.

We are seeking applications from artists regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, religion and/or belief. We particularly encourage applications from those who identify barriers to their practice and with lived experience of inequality.

How to Apply

Make sure you’ve read the full Job Specification Pack before applying:Creative Producer Job Description

The deadline for the application is Friday 11 December 2020, at 10am.

Send a written proposal (max two sides of A4) stating the project(s) number(s) that you are interested in and outlining your ideas; what excites you about it; what relevant skills and experience you can bring to the specific project(s); how your practice would inform the project(s); and if relevant what your relationship is to Sandwell and/or the Black Country.  If you prefer you can send a sound recording or video proposal instead (max 5 minutes).  Feel free to send us examples of your work (e.g. photographs, audio, film, a website link, text or other documentation).

Please provide two references (or names and email addresses for two referees).

Please complete and return the Monitoring Form

Email your proposal, along with the monitoring form, to info@multistory.org.uk with ‘Creative Producer’ in the subject line, along with your name, address, email and mobile number.

If you’d like to talk with someone in the team about the project or the role before you apply, please email caronwright@multistory.org.uk

Please also let Caron know if we can do anything to make the application process more accessible for you.