Job Opportunity | Staff

Creative Producer (Artist Development)


We are looking for an experienced creative producer or curator with the skills and sensitivity to support the recipients of our RESIDENCE artist development bursaries. The bursaries allow artists to explore their practice and produce exciting new work in a range of mediums.

Essential Info

  • Date Posted:

    7 Nov 2023
  • Start Date:

    8 Jan 2024
  • Salary:

    £13.85 per hour
  • Pro Rata Salary:

  • Contract Length:

    Ends Thu 27 June 2024
  • Employment Type:

    Part Time
  • Hours:

    11.25hrs per week
  • Location:

    City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH
  • Application Deadline:

    10 Dec 2023, 11:59pm

Project Background

City Arts’ RESIDENCE project supports artists who have faced barriers in their career because of attitudes to their class, ethnicity or disability, by offering bursaries and residencies.

The opportunity has been designed with the support of a Community Steering Group. This group is made up of people with a from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. They will be part of the selection process.


If successful, you will:

  • Feed into the shortlisting process for three RESIDENCE bursaries with the City Arts Community Panel and staff team
  • Support the three bursary recipients for the duration of their residency with City Arts
  • Work with the bursary recipients to identify possible mentors and co-ordinate mentorship sessions
  • Book and manage appropriate making or rehearsal space at City Arts, liaising with other projects and users of the space, or secure alternative space if needed
  • Support with the production of bursary outcomes, such as exhibition installations or scratch performance events as needed
  • Co-ordinate the photography and documentation of the residency, to secure portfolio images for the artists and publicity shots for City Arts
  • Work with the Communications & Audience Development Manager to secure case study interviews
  • Work with the Communications & Audience Development Manager for press and online publicity
  • Feed into the ongoing curation of the City Arts Window Gallery, including supporting with the planned programme January – June, and suggestions and options for the programme July – September
  • Carry out other duties working with the wider City Arts team as appropriate

Person Specification

Applicants should have:

  • Experience of successful arts project management and delivery
  • Experience of supporting artists in the production of new work
  • An understanding of how to support marginalised communities
  • A track record of producing high quality creative outcomes 
  • Experience of supporting mentor/mentee relationships
  • Experience of monitoring, evaluation and report writing for funders
  • Awareness of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion practices and procedures
  • Awareness of Safeguarding practices and procedures
  • Ability to plan and organise workloads to meet project deadlines
  • Awareness of Health and Safety practices and procedures
  • Experience managing project budgets

In line with our safeguarding policy, City Arts will carry out a DBS police check on recruitment of the post.

UK Citizens Statement

City Arts is not currently licensed by the UK Government to employ non-UK citizens (with the exception of Irish citizens). Because of this, we can unfortunately not accept applications from people without UK or Irish citizenship.

Positive Action Statement

We particularly encourage applications from people from Black, South Asian, East Asian and Mixed Ethnic backgrounds, or backgrounds Indigenous to the Global South, and disabled people, who are currently under-represented in the City Arts workforce.

Diversity Statement

City Arts is committed to increasing the diversity of our staff, artists and freelancers. We believe that inviting and supporting applications from people with a diverse range of backgrounds, identities and life experiences strengthens the work that we do.  It leads to higher quality art and better outcomes for our participants and audiences.

If there’s anything about this recruitment process or the way we’ve promoted this opportunity that has created barriers to you applying, please let us know. We will do our best to support you and improve how we do things in future.

If you are interested in applying for this role, but have access needs which might make it difficult to undertake the work in the way we have described it, please make an application. If at the end of the recruitment process we offer you the role, we will work with you to find practical solutions to any barriers you might encounter. Your access needs will not be a factor in the decision to offer you the role.