Vacancy: Trainee Regional Producer, Manchester

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Job opportunity: We are looking to recruit a regional events producer aged between 18-25 to deliver the Springboard Live 2017 Manchester programme.

Vacancy: Trainee Regional Producer, Manchester
4th November 2016

Job opportunity: We are looking to recruit a regional events producer aged between 18-25 to deliver the Springboard Live 2017 Manchester programme.

Brighter Sound is proud to be a partner in a brand new national programme – Springboard Live – which provides the opportunity for exciting new bands and artists across England to take part in a national tour promoted by a team of up-and-coming young event producers.

We are looking to recruit a regional events producer aged between 18-25 to deliver this programme in Manchester. Read on to find out more and how to apply.

If you don’t feel you fit the job description but would still like to be involved and develop some of these skills, we are also looking for a team of ten volunteers to form a production team (aged 16-25). If you think this could be you, please contact tunde@brightersound.com

Job description

As the regional producer you will be responsible for supervising and coordinating all aspects of the Springboard Live 2017 music event in your region, in partnership with Brighter Sound.

This includes shortlisting artists, liaising with venues and technical staff as well as facilitating a production team of ten 16-25 year olds over an eight-week period.

Job requirements

  • Highly creative
  • Some music event experience
  • Some experience of working with people aged 16-25
  • Great problem solver
  • Strong team leader
  • Able to listen and respond to ideas positively
  • Able to translate abstract ideas into solid plans of action
  • Lover of new music

Responsibilities

Create Event Concepts: You will facilitate group-ideation, collaborating with your production team, working in partnership with your venue and artists in order to generate creative concepts and new ways to produce live music. You will then, supported by your local music organisation, develop a plan for the execution of these ideas and support your production team in creating roles necessary to make it happen.

Coordinate Technical Needs: You will oversee all production and technical aspects of your event. This includes managing and supporting production team and liaising with artists and the venue’s technical team. You will plan and oversee sound-check as well and get-in; ensuring the set-up and working order of all audio-visual equipment and work closely with technicians to implement your vision.

Support production team: In partnership with your local music organisation, you will plan and deliver weekly sessions with ten 16-25 year olds, who form your production team. Together you will design the event concept, including the marketing and promotion strategy as well as the technical and logistical plan for the event. You will be responsible for ordering food and refreshments for these sessions, assisting with travel bursaries and be required to maintain regular contact with the national project manager.

Fee: Pay is £9.50 per hour. Working days are eight hours for a full day, or four hours for half. Over the project you will work a total of 56 hours (seven full days), for a full fee of £532.00.

Application Process

To apply for the role of Trainee Regional Producer for Springboard Live 2017 please produce a response, no more than two A4 pages, which will outline why you would like to undertake this role, what skills you would bring, and how you would like to impact on the programme, with relevant examples of past experience. Please include your contact details.

Please return all proposals to tunde@brightersound.com by no later than 10am on Wednesday 16 November 2016.

Please note – applicants must be available on Thursday 24 November to travel to London for a training day alongside the other regional producers.

For further queries, contact Tunde Adekoya at Brighter Sound on 0161 830 3899.

Brighter Sound is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. All posts are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced disclosure checks.