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Deadline: midnight on 26th April 2022

We make musical, educational (mainly science-based) live shows and videos, and run workshops.  We have recently been awarded a £20k Arts Council project grant to R&D a new show for young people about climate change (working title Project Planet).  

We are seeking a new Company Producer to oversee this project and the company’s operations in general. It is our hope that the successful candidate will be able to stay with the company beyond the project’s end in late October 2022.

The role will involve a mixture of project management, fundraising, tour booking, marketing and scoping future opportunities.  Some of these jobs will be shared with other members of the company, and an exact job description and division of responsibilities will be developed according to the skills of the individual we recruit. We are looking for someone who can start immediately.

THE COMPANY

Ensonglopedia has been making shows since 2016, and was registered as a limited company in early 2019.  

Our Artistic Director is John Hinton.  He will be writing and directing Project Planet.  There is also a Production Assistant, a Creative Assistant, a Sustainability Consultant, a number of regularly-used freelance artists, a Board of Directors, and, we hope, a couple of volunteer marketing interns.  We are a very small company with very big ambitions.

Search YouTube for ‘Ensonglopedia’, and take a stroll through our website at www.ensonglopedia.com, to get a feel for our work.

THE PROJECT

Project Planet is a show for 7-11-year-olds about climate change.  It will be a two-hander, and will be Ensonglopedia’s first narrative play – all our previous live work has taken the form of gig-format solo shows.  It will be suitable for outdoor, indoor and online performance, in schools and theatres.

During this R&D stage, we’ll be hiring two actors for a fortnight of development, culminating in one or two public showings.  We’ll also be running a wide range of engagement activities in schools and other settings, which will feed into the show creation process.  We’re connecting with several environmental groups and University departments for fact-checking and other forms of support.

THE HOURS AND THE MONEY

The pay is £35 per hour, working roughly 8 hours per week until the end of October, with a total fee of £7000.  We very much hope to continue working with you beyond that, depending on the success of future funding applications and other earned income.  

This is a freelance position, predominantly working remotely.

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES

You must:

  • have experience of producing for an arts organisation
  • have a working knowledge of the mid-scale touring theatre sector
  • be positive, level-headed and brimming with ideas

DESIRABLE QUALITIES

Please tell us if you:

  • have experience within theatre for young audiences
  • have an interest in environmental issues and sustainable touring
  • have experience of fundraising within the arts
  • have an interest in science
  • are based in South East England

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our company, and we therefore welcome and encourage applications from members of all ethnic and social backgrounds, all gender expressions and identities, and the full spectrum of ability and disability.

Please email your CV and a covering letter explaining why you’d suit this role to everything@ensonglopedia.com, on or before Tuesday 26th April.

We look forward to hearing from you.