Visual Arts Producer - 30 hours per week on an initial one year fixed term contract. Birmingham Hippodrome.
A great theatre needs great people. We can only thrive by having the right team on board in a fast-paced, constantly changing, creative workplace.
Presenting the best in musical theatre, ballet and opera, dance, drama, comedy and pantomime, we work successfully with some of the world's biggest international producers. With our resident partners Birmingham Royal Ballet and DanceXchange; with collaborators such as Welsh National Opera and Sadler's Wells; and with names like Cameron Mackintosh, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Qdos Pantomimes, and the National Theatre dull moments don't get a look in.
Average annual paid attendance of over half a million theatre-goers underlines our claim to be the UK's busiest and most popular single theatre. We are managed by a voluntary board of Trustees as an independent charity with no revenue subsidy from the public purse. In our main auditorium or Patrick Studio, in our conference spaces or restaurant, and in schools and communities, we make sure that everyone is welcome, we settle for nothing but the best and we bring flair to everything we do.
About The Role
This is an exciting new role giving you a unique opportunity to help shape and inform a unique, stand-out visual and digital arts programme for Birmingham. We want you to drive the Programme's development. This will involve working closely with the Artistic Director & CEO and Associate Director, Community and Festivals, to increase daytime and weekend footfall to the Hippodrome, enhancing the experience of existing audiences and most importantly attracting new visitors and audiences of all ages.
We envisage the programme to include a mix of visual and digital arts experiences - including temporary and touring exhibitions, archive displays, public art, community engagement, visual and digital arts programmes and commissioning opportunities.
You will curate, present and oversee the installation of an annual programme of 3-4 main exhibitions per annum and pop-up visual arts/digital content as well as develop a curatorial policy and assess technical needs for the presentation of work. You will ensure our own collection is well maintained and utilised too. You will also seek partnership opportunities with other visual arts organisations and artists and explore the potential for touring and temporary exhibitions. Important will be the ability to create a compelling visual arts offer that is audience development focused.
A graduate you will have a good wide knowledge of contemporary and modern art and be able to bring real flair and quality to what we do at the Hippodrome. Comfortable balancing both artistic and commercial imperatives you will have experience in a cultural or heritage setting and a successful track record in visual arts curation, producing, programme management and partnership working. You will have an understanding of installation and industry best practice, and expertise in commissioning art works.
Results focussed, you will also possess good communication, interpersonal and team skills.
To enjoy a new stage for your skills please visit our website via the link and apply online: https://recruitment.birminghamhippodrome.com/displayjob.aspx?jobid=67
At Birmingham Hippodrome we are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone.