Creative Producer: Position Description
|Salary||$60,000 per annum (inclusive of superannuation at 9%)|
|Position Type||Fulltime: Initial 12 month contract with 3 month probationary period|
|Reports to||The Executive Board|
|Applications Close||29th April 2013|
Introduction: Outback Theatre for Young People (OTYP) is based in Deniliquin, NSW, with project operations spanning the Riverina Region of SW NSW including but not limited to Hay, Balranald, Barham, Moulamein, Griffith, and Deniliquin.
The Company has been operating for close to 25 years, and is becoming broadly recognised as one of Australia’s leaders in creating meaningful youth engagement opportunities alongside excellent artistic outcomes. Recently OTYP was the recipient of the Arts Hub People’s Choice Award, and initiatives have been acknowledged for their high calibre through Local Government Awards.
OTYP works with an Artistic Directorate Model, engaging Artists at the forefront of contemporary theatre practice and offering the company a broad reach across several communities concurrently.
Position: Outback Theatre for Young People is looking for an experienced and creative leader to take over the role of Creative Producer. The Creative Producer is responsible for overseeing the operations of the company, whilst initiating and nurturing partnerships with stakeholders and funders, managing the staff base and designing and implementing the artistic program in consultation with our project communities and artistic staff.
Package: $60,000 inclusive of superannuation, plus accommodation allowance of up to $150 per week and the use of company vehicle, Mac Book laptop and iPhone (for company related use). Up to $2000 will be reimbursed for relocation related expenses, which can be claimed after the probationary period is complete.
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, some weekend and evening work will be required. Outback Theatre for Young People does not pay overtime, rather overtime is accrued as leave to be authorised by the OTYP Chair.
Reports to: The Chair of the OTYP Executive Board
Term: 12 month initial contract with a 3-month probationary period
Location: the position is based at the OTYP head office, located in Deniliquin, NSW, three hours drive North of Melbourne.
Objectives: Effective and sustainable leadership and management of this innovative and evolving youth theatre company
Company mission: Outback Theatre for Young People is a professional, not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to engaging with young people from regional and remote communities to make distinctive contemporary theatre through collaborative processes.
Key internal relationships: The Creative Producer must maintain good communication and effective working relationships with the OTYP Executive Board and manages the work of the Development Manager (new position), Artistic Directorate, Bookkeeper and Guest Artists.
Key external relationships: The Creative Producer must maintain positive relationships with schools through teaching staff and principals, local government, young people and their parents, the external auditor, theatre and youth arts organisations and industry bodies, funding and philanthropic bodies and the media.
- Designing responsible and effective budgets for individual projects as well as the company as a whole and ensuring adherence to those budgets
- Overseeing the Bookkeeper’s work; receiving and paying invoices, processing payroll, completing BAS and other tax documents and maintaining MYOB accounts
- Evaluating, maintaining and updating the company’s banking arrangements.
- The Creative Producer performs the role of Company Secretary to the OTYP Executive Board
- Liaising with the Executive Board
- Arranging and documenting regular board meetings
- Fulfilling reporting requirements to ASIC and funding bodies
Human resource management
- Recruitment and contracting of Artistic Staff with Board approval
- Manage and facilitate the work of core staff, Artistic staff and Bookkeeper
- Identify and evaluate KPIs for staff.
- Work with the Artistic Directorate and Board to plan future artistic seasons
- Liaise with communities to ascertain the needs and interests of rural young people
- Work with the Artistic Directorate and Board to review and refine the company model.
Project design and supervision
- Work with the Artistic Directorate to design two-year residency-style youth theatre projects with strong artistic vision
- Work to respond to communities to design smaller scale projects, which maintain our relationships with local stakeholders and support sustainable arts practise in our communities.
- Implement preparation and consultation stages including engaging project partners
- Identify and monitor key project milestones
- Oversee project budgets
- Produce public outcomes
Funding and sponsorships
- Seek and secure adequate funding and sponsorship to deliver company activities
- Maintain good relationships with funding bodies
- Seek new funding opportunities particularly from philanthropic sources in association with the Development Manager.
- Acquit all grants fully and on time.
- Attend to general administrative needs of the company.
Publicity and marketing
- Produce press releases and communicate with media about company activities
- Ensure wide promotion of company activities
- Work with the Artistic Directorate to produce promotional materials including posters, fliers and programs
- Work consistently to maintain OTYP’s internet presence, through regular website updates, newsletters and a social media presence.
Documentation and evaluation
- In conjunction with the Artistic Directorate ensure all company activities are well documented
- In conjunction with the Artistic Directorate ensure all company activities undergo rigorous quantitative and qualitative evaluation
- Provide regular reports to the Board and funding bodies.
- Review and implement company OH&S policy
- Organise Working with Children Checks for all Employees
- Ensure OH&S incidents are recorded and immediately acted upon.
N.B. All OTYP employees are required to abide by the Outback Theatre for Young People Code of Behaviour Policy.
- Practical experience in arts management
- Sound knowledge of the youth theatre sector
- Practical experience or training in the design and delivery of large-scale theatre projects
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with people of all ages
- Proven administration, organisation and project management skills
- Sound financial management skills
- The ability to work autonomously, solve problems, respond to the unexpected, work under pressure and manage competing deadlines and priorities
- Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office applications
- Driver’s licence – manual preferred.
- Experience using MYOB
- Experience using Photoshop or other graphic design/desktop publishing software
- Experience with online platforms including: Social Media, Mailchimp and WordPress
- Digital video editing
Please send a resume with three referees and a cover letter addressing the essential requirements of the position to email@example.com
Due date: 5pm, Monday 29th April, 2013