Participation Producer (Public Programming & Family) – Fixed Term Southbank Centre

(This role is initially fixed term to 31 March 2022 with a review)

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.

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Posted: 10/03/2022

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 will be holding an online information session about this role and other advertised roles in the Creative Learning team on Tuesday 7 September 10:00 – 11:00. This will be an informal opportunity to hear about the Creative Learning programme and the roles, meet people from the team and ask any questions you have. This is an optional session and will not influence your application in any way. To book a place in this session please register your details via this google link: 


At Southbank Centre we aim to provide safe participatory and creative opportunities for all the children and young people who take part in our programme and visit our site. As this role will require you to work closely with children and/or vulnerable adults, you would be required to apply for a DBS check if you were offered the role. This is in line with our Safeguarding Policy and is a key requirement of this role. Southbank Centre | Jobs | Search here for your perfect career

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