Assistant Producer (Freedom of Movement Festival)

Assistant Producer (Freedom of Movement Festival 2021) 

Short Term Contract (Jan 2021 – March 2021) 

£2300 fee (23 days f.t. equivalent)


We are seeking an Assistant Producer to:

  • Support the practical delivery of a mini three-day dance festival at the end of Feb 2021, parallel community photography workshops and a photographic exhibition.
  • Lead the marketing and promotion effort for the festival across, print, press, social media and online channels. 



Stanley Halls is seeking an Assistant Producer to work closely with the Venue Director, and the three lead dance companies Agudo Dance, Beeja Dance and Birdgang Ltd, to deliver a festival of dance over three nights 26th – 28th Feb 2021.  

In the two months up to the festival there will be a schedule of rehearsals to be managed, and material to be gathered to help drive a social media engagement campaign to promote the festival. The Assistant Producer will lead on the creation and delivery of an overall marketing strategy for the festival, working efficiently and effectively with limited budgets.  

Prior to the main festival, Vipul Sangoi will run a series of online community photography workshops involving local 1st and 2nd generation migrant and refugee communities. This photographic project will be inspired by the theme of the festival, celebrating ‘the freedom of movement’. The Assistant Producer will help manage the delivery of this project; assisting in community engagement, delivery and practical support.  

The Assistant Producer will help Vipul Sangoi in mounting the final photographic exhibition that will run alongside the main dance festival and will be open to the public 25th Feb – 14th March 2021. They will source, train and organise a rota of volunteer exhibition hosts for the exhibition.

The Assistant Producer will also work closely with an Evaluation Consultant and a small team of volunteer evaluation assistants to gather the necessary data, during both the main festival and the exhibition, for the creation of a project evaluation that they will deliver at the end of March 2021. 

Experience & Skills

Experience (2 years min) of working in performing arts production is key to this role. Specific experience of working within a professional dance context is strongly preferred; as is experience of delivering community arts projects. 

You will be capable of supporting the delivery of arts projects with a hand-on approach, and adept at engaging a broad range of people. You will be good with financial and logistical planning, with an eye for detail. Successful candidates will have experience of using social media and digital platforms to promote and market performing arts. Specific experience in delivering and marketing dance would be of benefit to candidates. 

It is worth noting that, due to the nature of the role, physical presence on site at Stanley Halls, and out in the wider community, will be necessary for the successful delivery of this project; though we will support home-working where possible / appropriate. Stanley Halls operates a wide range of measures on site to minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmission.  

We are an equal opportunities employer and actively promotes diversity in its staff. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation or age. We strongly encourage applications from the BAMER and / or LGBTQI+ communities.   

This short-term contract is funded by a Grant for the Arts from the Arts Council England.


Application Process

Please submit a C.V. and a personal statement detailing your experience and how it relates specifically to the role as set out in the job description to

All applications will be acknowledged and a shortlist of candidates will be interviewed on Wed 23rd Dec. (If you can’t make this date let us know in your application and we will try to find another time if we wish to call you for interview.)  

Submission Deadline 10am on Monday 21st December

Submission Email 

Interviews Wednesday 23rd December