Participation Producer (Public Programming & Family)

Organisation: Southbank Centre
Salary/Fee: £35,000 – £37,000
Contract/Hours: Fixed term till 31 March 2022
Application deadline: Monday 27 September

Are you interested in contributing to a vibrant and diverse programme which strives to represent and be relevant to the people of London, empowering identifies and enriching the culturally rich landscape of the City? 

We are looking for a Participation Producer who will join the Public Programming team whose work strives to prioritise underrepresented voices and communities, developing artists and working with high profile artists and grass roots talent and organisations.  

The team take the role of programmers, creative producers and curators and work across both public spaces as part of the Free Programme alongside ticketed auditorium shows. 

The Public Programming team are also responsible for all free and ticketed shows for children aged 0-12 and their families. This includes lead programming for major festivals such as Imagine which takes place every year in February, as well as contributing family programming into other aspects of Southbank’s season. 

In the role of Participation Producer, you will conceive, develop and implement projects and programmes linked to and part of Southbank’s artistic programme with a particular focus on Family programmes. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of creating ideas for and working on public events and projects in an arts organisation and demonstrable experience of programming work for families. 
  • Has a proven track record of managing and producing complex projects on time and budget
  • Has experience of creatively producing and project managing performances and events, ideally with experience of working with both professional and non-professional artists
  • Has experience and knowledge of working with colleagues to implement audience development initiatives in order to diversify audiences and remove barriers to cultural participation
  • Has a flexible, creative and innovative approach to work
  • Is committed to working to ensure inclusivity in and access to the arts for all;
  • Has knowledge and understanding of the work that Southbank Centre programmes and experience of working with artists and running multi artform projects 
  • Has a keen awareness of the local, national and international context of arts
  • Has the ability to build and manage productive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders 
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills including tact and diplomacy, with experience of adapting their communication style to suit different partners, stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Is a team worker and has the ability to establish good working relationships with a wide range of colleagues and external customers 
  • Has experience of monitoring and working within defined project budgets
  • Has a good understanding and awareness of the key policy and legislative requirements related to live events including health and safety, access and safeguarding;
  • Has excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Has the ability to work at pace and respond to artistic themes and ideas
  • Is able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the role that diversity and inclusion play in the activities of the Southbank Centre as a whole and in the work of this particular job.

We welcome applications from people from a Black, Asian or Ethnically Diverse background or those who are D/deaf or disabled. If you wish to discuss reasonable adjustments such as a BSL interpreter for your interview for this role please indicate this on your application form. Interviews are currently taking place via Zoom or Google Hangouts but if you require support to access these platforms someone from the HRteam will be happy to assist you. If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or concerns you can also email and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements. 

By attracting people to work for us from a broad range of backgrounds with diverse attitudes, opinions and beliefs we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things. SC is a warm and welcoming place to work, with great aspirations and ambitions to create great and accessible work for all.  We pride ourselves in building a supportive environment to enable the development of our staff. 

If you feel you have just some of the required skills and experience but meet the person specification, we would still encourage you to apply; we are very open to continuing the training and development of individuals who are self motivated to acquire new skills and knowledge relevant to the role.