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Open Creative Producer position at Cavendish Arts Science

Application deadline: August 15, 2022, 11:59pm

About Cavendish Arts Science

Through collaborative interactions between art and science, the Cavendish Arts Science Programme investigates the world, mankind, and our place in it. In order to reimagine ways of studying the material and immaterial cosmos, we want to produce new artistic work that challenges traditional centering of voices and modes of knowing.

The opportunity

Cavendish Arts Science is seeking a Creative Producer who will collaborate with the Director to plan and carry out a creative program in line with Cavendish Arts Science’s core values. You will be in charge of planning everything from the creative content to choosing artistic contributors to handling logistics for the public schedule of events and engagements, which will include the opening of the Ray Dolby Centre at the Cavendish Laboratory in 2023. You will organize an extensive annual international Open Call to choose the artist fellows, and you will seek out and form partnerships with daring artists to take part in the program. In order to deliver carefully crafted artistic initiatives, you will engage with them and foster connections between artists and scientists. With a variety of stakeholders, you will be in charge of operational oversight of several overlapping program strands. You will also be accountable for collaborating with team members to deliver all project components on schedule, including any associated budgeting, production, and logistics. You will be an effective communicator and take part in creating a communications plan to guarantee broad program visibility on the global stage. You will be instrumental in expanding a network of collaborators both within and outside of Cambridge. You will also work well with the Cavendish Arts Science Programme’s staff of Creative Partners and Advisors, forging new artistic alliances that uphold the program’s guiding principles.

Candidate profile
–At least four years of experience as an arts producer—experience of devising, developing and delivering imaginative artistic projects across different artforms, including installation and performance in a variety of spaces.
–Demonstrated commitment to the ethos of Cavendish Arts Science—questioning traditional centring of voices and ways of knowing, working on artistic projects that are thought-provoking, disrupt convention and imagine new possibilities, and engaging with communities that are not privileged in the mainstream.
–Experience working with international contemporary artists across a variety of artforms, knowledge of international landscape of contemporary artists, international developments in contemporary art and art institutions, professional networks in the contemporary arts.
–Proven organisational skills, with experience in simultaneously coordinating multiple projects and conversations, and the ability to prioritise them.
–Experience of managing production processes and installation of artistic projects, including managing logistics, deadlines, overseeing budgeting, and managing team members as required.
–Track record of building strong collaborations with partners both in the contemporary arts and across other disciplines, ability to engage with a spectrum of artists, with those in other fields, with those both within institutions and beyond, according to a variety of working styles.
–Demonstrated ability to communicate with various stakeholders internal to the programme and with programme partners, and to convey the uniqueness of the programme to various external bodies, to the contemporary art world, to artists, and to the general public.

Further details

On a contractor (freelance) basis, the Creative Producer function is projected to take up about two and a half days per week. Working schedules will be adaptable to the needs of the project while making sure that enough time is spent in Cambridge to support the program. During the artist residence period, it is expected that you will spend a substantial amount of time on the property as well as whenever it is necessary to establish contacts, plan events, and coordinate engagements. Enquiries about the position should be sent to the Programme Director, Prof. Suchitra Sebastian ([email protected]).

Application submission
For forther details of salary and how to apply, download an application pack here. Applications to be sent to the Programme Administrator, Debbie Carminati ([email protected]) no later than midnight August 15, 2022.

Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge
Cavendish Arts Science
United Kingdom
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