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Producer (Projects & Learning), IOU Ltd


IOU makes innovative and original art-work and finds inventive ways to present work in unexpected places for new and diverse audiences.  The company encourages people to explore their own imagination and creativity and helps to nurture and support a new generation of artists, technicians and producers. IOU is distinctive in the way it combines engineering, construction and new technology with the arts and performance based skills.

The Opportunity

IOU is seeking an experienced producer to support IOU’s programme of work and lead and expand the company’s talent development strand. The role is for a producer with experience and energy to bring to our small team and help realise the ambitious and complex projects we create. 

This is an important role supporting all areas of IOU’s activity.  The Producer will be responsible for IOU’s touring portfolio including fundraising and fee generation. Project management and fundraising assistance for new projects; producing and developing our talent development and learning strand. Other responsibilities include logistics, artist liaison, networking with emerging artist groups, building opportunities and underpinning audience development activity.

What we require of the successful candidate

  • Track record in producing cross-disciplinary projects for a diverse audience 
  • Experience in tour management including bookings and logistics
  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising, or wider income generating experience, and evidence of meeting fundraising goals. 
  • Ability to be inventive and tenacious in finding new routes to funding projects and able to identify and seize new opportunities while remaining appropriate to the company’s ethos and values. 
  • Ability to be open and enthusiastic to work in new and varied ways.
  • Knowledge of the sector and the arts and able to champion and articulate, verbally and in writing, IOU’s work. 

Application process

For information on how to apply download the job pack: here

Deadline: Monday 20 January 2020

Further information

IOU has a long-standing commitment to diversity in its programming, producing, staffing and community engagement. We actively seek applications from the widest range of applicants. Registered Charity No. 273527.

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Photo, Crowds enjoying Garden of Light, by TILT. Lumiere London 2016, produced by Artichoke, supported by Mayor of London. Credit Matthew Andrews 2016.

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