We’re looking for an experienced and skilled Touring Festival Producer!!
Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios Ltd. is seeking an experienced Touring Festival Producer. The ideal candidate will have experience working on festival touring at a nationwide and beyond scale. This role is focused on touring vehicles and performers across England, and therefore we are seeking a Producer with technical production and touring experience. Experience with nightlife and youths (18-25) and STEAM (Science Technology, Arts and Mathematics) is a bonus.
You will work with us over the coming year to create, drive and embed the technical strategy supporting the programming strands for a nationwide festival project being commissioned by Festival UK* 2022.
Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios Ltd. are developing a cosmic adventure exploring immersive experiences, new technologies, science innovation, social media, youth culture and the power of radical imagination to change perspectives, dismantle boundaries and ignite the creative energy of towns across the UK.
The project is a large-scale hybrid public installation composed of immersive and live events that will visit a few cities for Festival UK* 2022 that is inclusive, pluralistic, playful, celebratory, and spectacular. The format follows an ecosystem of live events, digital experiences, and public realm interventions that will reach and engage millions of people across England, the UK and the world.
The contract will have specific responsibility for the technical development, management and delivery of the creative programming strands which support broad and pluralistic engagement and participatory programming targeted at 18-25-year-olds, nightlife and digital creators.
Responsibilities / Essential skills:
Strategise and deliver a touring motorcade across multiple locations in England
Working with scenic designers and builders to manifest creative designs
Working with hotel coordinator to manifest touring schedule
Review all technical and logistical schedules including artist planners, AV & LX (sound and light) designs and sound systems. From this information, prepare a power plan for all of the events’ needs, develop a system for running the power infrastructure for the event and prioritise having power up and running as soon as possible in all containers.
Plan and manage the distribution and balance of power supply across the different activities and times of the event.
Book all the equipment required to achieve the technical infrastructure.
Ensure the technical elements of the budget are kept within limits agreed with the Executive Producer and Festival Director. Maintain accurate records of any technical budget expenditure. Ensure all technical expenditure is signed off and approved by the delegated authority.
Work with the Senior Production Manager to oversee, negotiate and manage any regulatory requirements with local authorities and associate providers including road closures and use of public space.
Work with the Technical Director to develop technical schedules for installation and delegate tasks to technical crew and volunteers assigned to help in this department.
Weatherproof and make safe all power and electrical devices. Maintain the systems throughout the event.
Ensure that all cabling is installed efficiently for maximum usability, durability, and aesthetics: with care towards the look of the event and the high impact of weather, sun, container architecture, and public interaction.
Work with the Technical Director and Production Manager to ensure the festival meets all health and safety requirements and operates in a risk-free environment.
Provide the Festival Director, Executive Producer, Technical Director and all senior Producers with regular briefings on developments and progress in all areas of responsibility and keep them fully informed of any significant issues which may affect the festival’s activities.
Oversee the provision of power and the smooth running of all electrical equipment for all activity
Work with the Technical Director and Production Manager to ensure the smooth pack-out of all events, and the return of hired equipment/materials, and the return of sites to prior condition.
Work collaboratively with artists and contractors in order to realise their work onsite, within time constraints.
Report to the Executive Producer on all duties.
Respond to correspondence, emails, phone calls or requests in person and liaise with clients, performers, suppliers, tradespeople, and other parties as required.
Maintain company records, file keeping and other reports when required.
Ensure cleaning duties of the workplace and project space(s).
Miscellaneous errands and general administrative duties as required from time to time.
Any other tasks that the business or the people that you report to may require from time to time.
Attend meetings leading up to the festival tour to participate in preparation for the event as required.
Provide the Executive Producer, Festival Director and senior producers on completion of the activity with a report covering all areas of responsibility.
Experience in delivering touring festivals with multiple strands of production
Line Managing within a mid-sized team
Building and leading a complex Technical strategy for a touring festival
Well developed networks within UK festivals/venues
Flexibility to travel across England throughout the duration of the project
Strong experience in resourcing and budget setting
Strong financial and budget management skills
Experienced in reporting to Executive governance
Experience of working on Project Management software and Google Drive
A calm, pragmatic and problem-solving approach to tasks
Excellent written and spoken English
Deadline: Friday 10th September 2021 (End of the Day)
Interviews: Monday 13th September 2021
Intended start date: Monday 20th September 2021
This is a fixed-term position starting immediately until July 2022 with a trial period.
Salary: Competitive, Dependent on Experience
This job will be remote and based at The Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3PQ. Our offices are into a train carriage on top of a nightclub so you need to be at ease with unusual, original looking offices.
Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios is committed to equal opportunities employer and has a zero-tolerance policy against any form of harassment.