We're hiring... a YARD Arts Producer
Are you passionate about the relationships between people, culture and systems change?
MAIA is looking for an experienced Arts Producer, to deliver arts programmes that explore this at YARD, our neighbourhood residency space and cultural hub.
Full-time, salaried [3-year fixed term]
£26000 per annum
Location: YARD, Birmingham, B16
Reports to CEO + YARD Manager
Works closest with: YARD Manager + Community Producer
Ideal start: March 2022
5 wellbeing days, 3 CPD days, £300 annual wellness budget, birthdays off, 28 days annual leave + bank holidays
Through our work at MAIA, we look at the role of art making as a tool to imagine and advocate beyond our current paradigm. You’ll be exploring what this looks like at YARD. In this role, you’ll be leading on our Associate Artist initiative, an experimental arts school and a number of other projects that support the resourcing of this imagination work.
We’re looking for an experienced and confident producer, who is excited about working with artists from a range of disciplines. A people person, someone who is confident leading work, collaborating with others and hosting spaces. You will have previously led on projects from concept development, through to evaluation and aftercare and you have the flexibility to bring this experience into a small team in Ladywood, Birmingham.
Ideally, you’ll already be thinking systematically in and through your work. But you will be committed to exploring the ways that art and culture can enable this reimagining of the systems and structures around us. And you will be excited about facilitating pathways for this with our community of artists, neighbours and collaborators.
It’s important to mention that MAIA is trying to practice the world we’re collectively envisioning through our own organisation. As we grow, we will continue to iterate and learn together. You will be open to this philosophy and how we grow this practice; one that is rooted in collectivism, resource sharing and access.
Main Aims of this Role
- To grow capacity for artmaking, critical exploration and imagination practice in a place-based context
- To facilitate spaces and opportunities for artists, neighbours and communities to explore systems change and social justice
- To design, develop and deliver projects rooted in YARD’s core values: access, wellness, justice and joy
- To ensure the art projects at YARD are accessible, financially sustainable and are embedded in our neighbourhood
Access and Equal Opportunity
MAIA is a committed advocate of equity, justice and equal opportunity - we see this as integral to our mission. In transforming conditions and creating new paradigms for our society, we know this practice must be centred on the experiences of those who have been most oppressed by the current systems. This means we actively encourage applications from people racialised as Black, people of colour, trans and genderqueer people and disabled people. As a Disability-Confident Organisation, we are committed to interviewing all applicants who identify as D/Disabled.
Please see our Covenant for Accessible and Inclusive Community Building for more information.
Please see the Recruitment Pack for full details on the role before applying.
To apply, send a CV and accompanying one pager, that contextualises your experience and explains why you’re interested in this role.
Applications close 1st March, 5pm [DATE EXTENDED]. Interviews will be held 8-9 March.