Producer

Join our team!

We're looking for a freelance producer.

Thanks for your interest in this opportunity. Our lead artists, Kat and Alister, have self-produced most of our work for the decade we've been working together: we'd like to move from occasional project support towards a more consistent producing relationship across our projects. This is an opportunity for someone to join us and help make that happen.

After the challenges of the last couple of years, we're looking for an experienced freelance independent producer. We've got a large project working in rural communities coming up, and are looking for someone who is excited about this work and keen to drive forward a project of this scale. At the same time, we're touring Fault Lines, and supporting other artists through initiatives like FIELD.


As this is a freelance role, we expect to have a conversation with applicants about fees. Initially, we're expecting an average of 1-2 days per week starting as soon as practicable and running to May 2022. We hope that work during this period will fund expansion and extension of the role.


To be considered, please get in touch by 28th November 2021 by emailing producing@twodestinationlanguage.com a letter outlining your interest in the role, your availability and highlighting your relevant experience -- please direct us to a website/CV. (If written text is not your preferred format, please use an alternative such as links to video or audio recordings.)

The role involves:

Fundraising Partnerships

  • Building relationships with funders

  • Delivering successful funding applications (trusts, foundations, national arts funders and local authorities, councils, community funds) to ensure the project is funded to completion (including securing funding for their continued role in the project)

  • Exploring other avenues for project income

Public engagement partnerships

  • Finding local presentation opportunities throughout the creation and engagement process, and setting up portrait showcasing following each location visit (ie miniature exhibitions or screenings in local libraries, museums, shopfronts, village halls etc)

  • Identifying and securing opportunities to share the completed work at the end of a three-year engagement and creation period

  • Working with Two Destination Language to deliver the final installation and manage its presentation across all presentation partners

  • Negotiating, drafting and preparing contracts for these relationships

Management

  • Overseeing the delivery of the marketing strategy across the 3-year development process

  • Liaising with the PR team and overseeing delivery of PR objectives

  • Identifying necessary training

  • Compiling reporting (monitoring and evaluation) for internal and external stakeholders

  • Representing Two Destination Language and our values at external events and meetings

We're looking for someone who is...

  • an excellent communicator, both with cultural sector colleagues (across a range including funders, arts institutions, local shops, small libraries and county councils) and with people inexperienced with the arts.

  • Organised, with a self-directed approach to work, and the ability to prioritise and manage their own time

  • Experienced working with independent arts organisations, understanding the challenges of project funding

  • Building a track record of successful fundraising, and confident in developing a fundraising plan

  • Able to work across multiple projects, and manage delivery from initial concepts through to final evaluation

  • Personable, with the ability to bring joy and energy to bear on their work

  • Able to work from their own space

  • Familiar with Google Workspace products

  • Knowledgeable about the cultural sector across Great Britain, including rural places (and particularly in northern England and/or in Scotland, where most of our activity takes place)

Alister, Kat and their assistant Leo on a village green

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Kat and Alister