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Neighbourhood Festival Sites Producers

Freelance • 40 days between Jan-Sept 2022 • Birmingham

Job Overview

OPUS is seeking 6 enthusiastic Neighbourhood Festival Sites Producers as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival Sites delivery.

Are you looking to develop your experience in Outdoor Arts and Events? Do you have a passion to develop community arts projects and events within your local area? We’d love to meet you!


Birmingham 2022 Festival is a six-month arts festival aiming to disrupt the region’s cultural sector and inspire lasting change. Birmingham 2022 will include collaborative and original work by artists and communities and aims to entertain and engage at least 2.5 million people.

Birmingham 2022 Festival Sites are the FREE to enter festivals happening in the City Centre and across Birmingham neighbourhoods during Games time. The sites are the city’s own front room to the Games, where sports and culture go hand in hand. Enjoy big screen sporting action, innovative digital and live performances and food & drink in a fun and welcoming Brummie atmosphere.

Job Description

A producer is what people in the cultural sector call the do-ers, the organisers, the people who are able to make great use of their resources, contacts and co-ordination skills to achieve remarkable things.

The EmPOWer programme is for these people - the Producers of Wow - who are passionate about supporting and bringing communities together to have a positive impact for local people.

Birmingham 2022 is the first time that Festival Sites have been spread across the city in localised communities who typically face barriers to inclusion in cultural and sporting activity. After the excitement of Birmingham 2022 has ended, it is important that the relationships between the Neighbourhood Producers and local groups develop and have longevity post-Games. We hope to upskill, support with resources and bespoke training to raise community aspirations so that the community partners and the Neighbourhood Producers have all the tools to develop projects in the future.

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Position: Freelance- You must hold your own public liability insurance (we can support you with finding this) 

Location: Working from home, with on-site delivery in Birmingham. Some work and travel to partner offices required (Brindley Place)

Hours: 40 Days (avg 1 per week approx., flexibility is required)

Fee: £7000 + £500 bursary for training programme

Contract: Fixed term between Jan - Sept 2022. Must have good availability throughout late July / early August

Training: Skills development and masterclass sessions with guest speakers delivered by experts in professional development within the arts sector


Required Criteria

  • You will ideally live locally (within 20 minutes) and/or have connections to the area of the Festival Site location you are applying for (locations can be found in the full Recruitment Pack below)

  • You will have an interest in working as a performing arts/outdoor arts producer (experience desirable but not essential) or as a community organiser/co-ordinator/project manager etc.

  • Highly organised, reliable and confident

  • Passionate about connecting and collaborating with a diverse range of community groups and stakeholders

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How to apply

The closing date has now passed.

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Questions about the role?

We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have before applying. For an informal discussion, please contact

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