22 days ago
  • LevelMid Level
  • ProfessionsProducer, Project Manager, Account Manager
  • TypeFull Time
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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Closing Date: 02-Jun-2024

We are looking for people to join our fantastic team at Somerset House Trust. As the home of cultural innovators, the Trust connects creativity and the arts with the broader society. We are currently recruiting for two new colleagues to join the Live Events team as Producers at a key period in Somerset House’s development as we gear up to marking our 25th anniversary in 2025. We are looking for a blend of skills and strengths across these roles to ensure that we continue to realise our ambitions for the delivery of the Live Events programme, both operationally and artistically.
Working with the rest of the Live Events team, the Producer will be responsible for a wide range of duties culminating in the successful delivery of Somerset House’s core public programme.
Somerset House pursues a ‘Step Inside, Think Outside’ spirit and is born from the creative community we nurture  - the experience and perspectives we host across background, age, race, and stage, and the intersections and crossovers we encourage.
What we are looking for:
  • Work with the rest of the Live Events team to plan and successfully deliver the programme of live events at Somerset House, delivering a world class audience experience
  • Ensure effective planning and communication with the Senior Producer on all projects undertaken by the Live Events team
  • Contribute to the development of the artistic programme, working with artists and partners to shape events and respond to creative briefs in-line with Somerset House strategic objectives
  • Manage and sustain effective, constructive and creative relationships with internal and external stakeholders as required (e.g. sponsors, artists, programmers etc)
  • Work closely with Development colleagues to deliver sponsor rights and funder expectations operationally
  • Deliver on all aspects of project advance, including project management, budget management, communications, visitor experience, ticketing set ups
  • Work with the Production Managers and Senior Producer to ensure technical production is in place as required for the project
  • Work with the Senior Producer to agree a budget and cashflow for projects, keeping accurate financial records and providing regular updates
  • Deliver events on-the-ground, assuming Event Management responsibility on some event days, supporting the Senior Producer and Production Manager during build, break and delivery and briefing wider teams and freelancers
  • Input into and provide updates on Event Management Plans and Risk Assessments
  • Work with PR & Marketing teams to support communications for events, including checking website copy and reviewing press release documents
  • Work with ticketing and box office teams on ticketing set ups and the online customer sales journey for events
  • Work closely with Development colleagues to deliver sponsor rights and funder expectations operationally
  • Manage relationships with Food & Beverage suppliers for pop-up food provision for specific events, in line with our Commercial Director’s F&B strategy, ensuring  hygiene, health and safety regulations are met and the best audience experience.
  • Contribute to the development of future programme ideas, liaising directly with artists and programming partners
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements with artists and suppliers
  • Contribute to departmental record keeping, including evaluation documentation, reporting and conducting research and analysis as required
  • Chair internal and external meetings for projects as required
  • Any other responsibilities as required in line with the role
  • Support delivery teams to ensure all events conform to Somerset House Access policies
  • Promote diversity and inclusion by fostering a collaborative environment and ensuring equitable opportunities for all team members and stakeholders.
Skills, knowledge & expertise required for the role:
  • Working as a lead producer on cultural events, activations and projects of scale
  • Working on site specific or outdoor events and installations across multiple artforms
  • Developing projects from concept to delivery
  • Managing complex budgets including financial reconciliation
  • Collaborating with production managers, technical production suppliers and internal departments such as Marketing, PR, Visitor Experience and Finance
  • Managing external stakeholders, including sponsors and partners
Skills & knowledge:
  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to build positive and collaborative working relationships with a range of stakeholders and suppliers
  • Strong project management skills, with understanding of the requirements of delivering large scale projects and events, including the advance and on-the-ground
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel and database management and event management software
  • Understanding of and ability to implement good practice
  • Keen knowledge of arts & culture and wider arts landscape
  • A commitment to Somerset House’s mission, values and goals
Benefits to working at Somerset House
Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Access to our external Employee Assistance Programme (CiC) for free 24/7 confidential advice and support, including up to 6 free counselling sessions per year where needed
  • Mental health support and guidance from our in-house trained Mental Health First Aiders
  • Hybrid working based on having 3 days in the office per week (pro rata if part-time)
  • Contribution towards eye tests and glasses
  • Trust life insurance scheme
  • Enhanced annual leave – 25 days plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Birthday leave - additional day leave
  • Extra day  - to celebrate anything of your choice
Other Leave
  • Sick leave – 20 days full pay, followed by 20 days half pay (pro rata & following 3 months service)
  • Emergency dependent care – option to use 25% of paid sick leave for emergency care of a dependent (pro rata & following 3 months service)
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • 8% employer pension contributions, no employee contribution required
  • Option for salary sacrifice
  • Interest-free loans
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to Work scheme
Discounts, offers and free stuff
  • The list is endless and includes tickets to Somerset House events and entrance to other London Heritage sites
  • Discounts in Somerset House cafes and restaurants
  • Discounts with various high street retailers and restaurants
  • Discount to local leisure centres
About Somerset House Trust
Somerset House hosts the UK’s largest and most exciting creative community right in the heart of London, and are always looking for new talent to join our team. We welcome 3 million annual visitors to share our unique combination of cultural events, the creative industries and history. This mix informs and powers our programme and organisational culture, making us a singular, compelling and inclusive place to visit and work.
Our Commitment to Anti-Racism, Diversity and Inclusion:
Somerset House is open to all and we value the unique skills of everyone.  Somerset House Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace, so if you’re a suitably qualified applicant, we encourage your application whatever your age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.
Somerset House is actively anti-racist, you can read about our Anti-Racism Pledge and the action we’re taking here.  We are working hard to ensure our people, our onsite community and our sector reflect, represent and include all of society.
With some recruitment stages, where candidates are equally qualified, we will seek to prioritise diversity to help us to increase representation across the creative economy and the Trust.
We anonymise all job applications to help avoid discrimination in the initial screening stage of our recruitment process. This reinforces our commitment to focusing on the skills and qualifications of all applications from the start.
Please get in touch if you have any questions or require any adjustments to be made during the recruitment process.
The Trust reserves the right to close a job before its application deadline.

Skills Required

  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Communication Skills

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