Producer in Residence Ref 10847

School/department: Media, Arts and Humanities
: Part-time up to 0.5 FTE (18.75 hours per week) Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
: Permanent
: 10847
Salary: Starting at £36,333 to £43,155 per annum pro rata
Placed on:
03 May 2023
Closing date: 25 May 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date
Expected Interview date:
To be confirmed
Expected start date
: as soon as possible

Job description

The University of Sussex is seeking a proactive, highly motivated, and creative professional for the role of Producer in Residence to work on an increasingly ambitious programme of public-facing talks, external and internal events (including student degree shows), commissions and festivals organised by the School of Media, Arts and Humanities (MAH).

The Producer will work closely with the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts as a key venue, in addition to venues in Brighton and Hove, and the South-East, as well as on the University campus.

The new role will work in partnership with members of the Education and Research Teams in the School to develop and foster relationships between the University and a range of existing partners in the cultural sector, including Brighton Pavilion and Museums Trust, the Towner Gallery, Charleston Farmhouse, Marlborough Productions, The Spire, South East Dance and the Brighton Festival.

Examples of current projects can be found here:

Working with external partners and University and School colleagues, the Producer in Residence will develop, produce, and deliver a programme of activity to support our students and researchers, especially those in Creative Practice and Drama and Performance.

The Producer in Residence will also work with colleagues across the School to support the delivery of our Public and Community Engagement Plan and contribute information for the University’s knowledge exchange and public engagement activity through formal research assessments including the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF).

Success in the role will result in raising the profile of the University, and especially the School of Media, Arts and Humanities, as an attractive destination for students on our creative courses, as an active partner with cultural organisations and creatives in the city and region, and stimulate public engagement with our outward-facing events.

The role holder will:

  • produce the annual Sussex Festival of Ideas (both University-facing in the Spring and within the Brighton Festival in May)
  • produce the 2023 Turner Prize Public Programme events at the University of Sussex
  • contribute to the planning and delivery of degree shows and other showcases for undergraduate and postgraduate student work 
  • contribute to the curation, programming and planning of projects and events
  • create high-level communications that help reach new partners and collaborators
  • develop funding opportunities that could enable the production of events in collaboration with partners, the wider cultural community, and other partners outside of the cultural community
  • contribute to the development of a dynamic culture of collaboration between the School of Media, Arts and Humanities and external partners

Events management and production experience including knowledge of the arts and cultural sector, ideally in Brighton & Hove, along with experience and demonstrable ability in the following areas would be an advantage:

  • effective and strategic production and project management
  • effective communications planning and delivery
  • ability to work with diverse and multiple stakeholders including students and researchers, external partners, cultural organisations, and freelance creative workers
  • successful fundraising experience from a variety of sources
  • working with budgets and experience of financial management
  • public participation in arts and cultural engagement
  • practice in cultural and/or creative organisations or networks

The successful candidate will be curious and enquiring with excellent creative problem-solving abilities and have an interest in the creative and cultural sector, well-developed interpersonal skills, and an ability to communicate effectively and persuasively.

Please contact Professor Mary Krell – with informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification 10847 [PDF 151.48KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOCX 65.11KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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