Programme Producer

Redhills CIO

Redhills CIO is looking for a Programme Producer to play a pivotal role in its arts and heritage engagement activities, funded by Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The Redhills Charity was established in 2021 to hold in trust and manage the Grade II listed Redhills Miners Hall in Durham. This exciting addition to the staff team will design and plan activities and events tailored to the needs and interests of the participants — from brainstorming ideas, scheduling events, and ensuring all necessary resources and materials are available. A multifaceted role, it requires a highly organised and creative individual with excellent project management and communications skills.

The postholder will join the charity at a critical point in its development, supporting the multi-million pound revitalisation of a building described by Historic England as one of the nation’s “100 Irreplaceable Places”. In 2022 the charity was invited to join the Arts Council of England’s national portfolio of regularly funded organisations and is playing a central role in a UNESCO World Heritage bid. The work of the charity represents a significant step for the coal mining heritage and people’s history nationally but is of particular importance to County Durham’s coalfield communities.

The Redhills project has secured multi-million pound support from National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), Durham County Council, Durham Miners’ Association and others to preserve the long term legacy of the miners’ hall. The renewed Redhills will use cutting-edge audiovisual technology to bring to life the rich history and culture of Durham’s coalfield. Building work at Redhills started in 2023 and is due to reopen to the public in late 2024.

Requirements

  • Proven experience in community arts, events, or arts/heritage.
  • Strong organisational, budgeting, and project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities

  • Review, and roll out the implementation of the NLHF Activity Plan and Arts Council 2024/25 Activity Plan
  • Work with the CEO and partners to roll out the Redhills artistic programme policy and planned activity in communities and at Durham Miners Gala.
  • Build strong relationships with colleagues ensuring effective communication and collaboration.
  • Develop concise artists’ briefs and agreements.
  • Oversee activity budgets, ensuring cost-effectiveness and adherence to financial constraints.
  • Act as account manager for artistic programmes working with colleagues to ensure monitoring requirements are met and regular assessments of programme effectiveness carried out with recommendations for improvements.
  • Plan and monitor the programme and engagement budget to ensure effective use of resources.
  • To be one of the designated safeguarding leads with responsibility for implementing and updating safeguarding policies and procedures.