State of Emergency Productions is seeking a dynamic project manager for our ambitious national and international touring project for 2016 ‘Where is home?’ with outreach workshops.

Freelance Contract 8 days per month
One year fixed term contract (based on 46 weeks per year)
Extension of contract negotiable on completion.
Contract commences July 2015
Fee: 13,800

Project Manager is responsible to:
The Senior Management Team (Artistic Director and Managing Director)

Essential Skills required:

Project management and administrative skills
Minimum of two years arts project management experience
Excellent arts administration and project management skills
Familiarity with Arts Council England’s Strategic Plan for the Arts
Excellent communication and written skills
Excellent computer skills
Experience of line managing artists
Efficient and thorough working practice
To be  the key first contact regarding management of productions, projects and tours
To research and develop national opportunities and partners for project delivery

Production and touring skills
Familiarity with UK venues/promoters and touring landscape
Tour booking skills (selling work to promoters/venues)
Creating rehearsal schedules and booking rehearsal studios
Ability to liaise and co-ordinate duties of production manager as and when required for events
Booking, buying and scheduling travel and accommodation
Knowledge of international touring

Financial skills
Managing project budgets and Excel spreadsheets

Human resources skills
Negotiating fees, contracts, terms and conditions etc
Strong communication, networking and people skills
Managing auditions and rehearsals

Education and outreach skills
Knowledge and experience of education, community and outreach work
Some familiarity with Government aims  and objectives for children and young people
Establishing and costing appropriate workshop, residency and masterclass events
Booking, selling and fundraising education and outreach events and projects
Efficient delivery, liaison and artist support in education/community work
Familiarity with good practice within educational or community contexts
Delivering feedback, evaluation and monitoring of education/community work

Fundraising skills
Familiarity with public sector funding systems and schemes: Arts Council (regional and national), British Council, Visiting Arts, local authorities, Lottery, government and international sources
Familiarity with private sector funding landscape: corporate sponsorship, patrons and private giving
Familiarity with fundraising with Trusts and foundations
Ability to research and  prepare  funding applications and proposals

Familiarity with Health & Safety, Disability, Equal Opportunities, access and discrimination issues
Familiarity with insurance and liability issues
Time management and project monitoring skills
To be a strong advocate of the organisation and promote the company’s brand and identity
To attend appropriate networking and industry meetings as a representative of the company when necessary

Please download and complete application form here and email the completed form and letter of application to

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Friday 24th April
Interviews: Week beginning 11th May
Job commences: July 27th 2015
Downloads: Job Description / Application Form