Production Manager, Southampton City Council - Mayflower 400


  • Closes: 28th February 2020
  • Salary:  £21,600 is available which will cover approximately 75 days
  • Contact Emalene Hickman


Southampton City Council is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic freelance Production Manager to work closely with the Anniversary Director and Coordinator to lead the practical delivery of outdoor arts commissions, community and small-scale heritage events (e.g. talks, workshops) and ceremonial events commissioned by the council. The post-holder will also support a number of partners from the cultural and voluntary sector in the delivery of strategic events within the Mayflower 400 programme.

The Production Manager will be responsible for the development, installation, staffing, maintenance and related health and safety requirements, including generating event production plans and risk assessments for all outdoor works. You will lead on the financial management of the relevant project areas, including regular reports to the Anniversary Director. You will need strong relationship building and management skills, ensuring flawless liaison between venues, speakers, partners and artists. You will also liaise closely with the Senior Communications Officer and may also need to manage small teams of project specific interns and volunteers.

We are looking for someone with at least five years’ previous experience in similar roles, and ideally, a track record of coordinating professional arts projects. You will have an excellent understanding of presenting work within the public realm and be confident engaging with partners and other teams across the project to be able to manage negotiations effectively. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to manage your time effectively to reach tight deadlines.

A fee of £21,600 is available which will cover approximately 75 days’ work between mid-March and mid-December. You may be required to work evenings, weekends and bank holidays when necessary.

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Closing date: 
Friday 28th February 2020
£21,600 is available which will cover approximately 75 days
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