Freelance Producers x 2

Closing date:


Borderlands is seeking two Freelance Producers to work with us to realise an inspirational creative programme with communities, artists and partners in South Tees from October 2023 – March 2024

Our Freelance Producers will work with Borderlands’ Creative Producer to deliver the programme.

Borderlands is commissioning and supporting diverse organisations and individuals to co-create arts projects in Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland between October 2023 and March 2024. The Freelance Producers will assist the Creative Producer to deliver a range of partnership projects.

There are a range of projects for which we are looking for Freelance Producers to support. These include:

Black PathMulti-partner project consulting & co-creating with South Bank and Grangetown communities to realise a new artwork/experience connected to/inspired by the Black Path Arts Trail
My Boro My Shirt A project with Eston Arts Centre and Fly Me to the Moon (Middlesbrough FC Fanzine) regenerating a community green space through creative activity
Community Commissions — mid-scale, one-off activities supporting communities to get involved for the first time in, or raise artistic ambitions via, new creative experiences
Canny Bash & Festival of Possibilities — large-scale, mass participation opportunities for participants and audiences in Middlesbrough & Redcar and Cleveland
Go & See Trips – a series of visits to see inspirational creative events/activity close to home and across the UK, co-commissioned by South Tees communities
Sheroes – exhibition of photographic portraits of inspirational female activists in South Tees at venues across the area and connected to local and international awareness days

New partnerships including:

Flower Patch CIC — pilot project in garden design to consult & learn about community vision for a wellbeing garden and artwork(s)/experiences
Public Health — connecting isolated people aged over 50 with creative activity
Little Cog — disability training & pilot performance project
…and others to be confirmed

Job Requirements

Essential Criteria
Previous experience of producing high quality, co-created arts and cultural projects
Previous experience of community engagement in creative projects
Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
Excellent ability to maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
Experience of budget management
Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
Excellent IT skills
Based in the North East with ability to travel within Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland

Experience working with volunteers in cultural sector
Experience of data collection and evaluation
Based in Teesside or surrounding area

We are interested in applications from early career and established producers.

Job Responsibilities

Work with the Creative Producer to plan for and report on project activity
Project manage an agreed number of projects, to be negotiated with the Creative Producer
Work with Community Engagement Coordinators to engage communities in all aspects of project delivery & decision making
Provide project administration including data & evaluation collection
Act as key point of contact for stakeholders in assigned projects
Communicate effectively with partners, artists, community groups and Borderlands team

Other duties as required and relevant to the role, to be agreed with Borderlands Creative Producer and Director

Budget £200 – £300 per day, based on 2 and 4 days per month between November 2023 and March 2024

Deadline 4 October 2023

℅ Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art Centre Square Middlesbrough TS1 2AZ

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The initial contract is for work until March 2024, with scope for this to be extended.

You can apply in written, audio or video formats. Please write ‘Freelance Producer’ in the subject line of your email. Written applications, please email with:
• CV with relevant experience (1 x A4 page maximum)
• A statement of up to 500 words to about why you’re interested in the role, how your skills
and experience would fulfil the key deliverables, and availability Oct 2023 – March 2024 Audio & video applications, email to a WeTransfer link with:
• CV of up to 2 minutes highlighting relevant experience
• A statement of 3-4 minutes about why you are interested in the role, how your skills and
experience would fulfil the key deliverables, and your availability Oct 2023 – March 2024

Contact Frances Arnold
Interviews 24 October 2023
Start date 6/7 November 2023

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