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ABOUT THE ROLE

Wild Yak is seeking a fantastic and experienced general manager and associate producer to join our small busy team. The job would require a superb and confident communicator who is able to manage and multitask on a highly varied portfolio of creative projects independently and in collaboration with the executive producer, Oliver King. The role requires an individual with excellent financial literacy, great IT skills and with experience of working within large scale budget management. The ability to create and deliver budgets and contracts is essential. Our work has a very strong international focus so an interest and the ability to travel is preferable. Experience in touring theatre, and/or arranging visiting international companies and artists would be ideal. We require a highly organised yet adaptable individual who has the ability to plan and prioritise a varied workload, meet deadlines and ambitious targets, with the flexibility to take up opportunities as they present themselves.


SUMMARY

Salary: £35-£40k depending on experience


Hours: Full time


Contract: Full time. Weekend and evening work may be required.


Location: Based in our central London office in Bloomsbury, but will be required to travel and work from production venues, in London in other parts of the UK and potentially abroad where necessary.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Negotiate and draft contracts with venues, arts organisations, rights holders, artists and creatives.

  • Research, negotiate and prepare rights agreements

  • Management and preparation of budgets for individual productions, workshops and readings as required and, together with the Producer, ensure that resources are managed effectively within financial constraints.

  • The preparation of investment documents and grant applications as required.

  • Initiate and oversee tour booking of live entertainment productions

  • Build and maintain relationships with artists, agents, clients, co-producers, creatives, investors, suppliers and arts organisation.

  • Execute and procure all things necessary for the proper and efficient running of each production in accordance with the plans, budgets and aims set by the producers.

  • Keep abreast of and advise on current Union Agreements and ensure company adherence to current rates and regulations.

  • Attend meetings with creatives, suppliers and production managers aiming to meet all departmental budgets and have excellent communication skills.

  • Lead on problem-solving for productions as required. Fast thinking when under pressure.

  • Lead on responding to production queries, reports and issues raised, escalating issues where required and reporting on resolutions.

  • Maintain excellent working relationships and liaise with ticketing, marketing, press, production and creative teams as necessary to plan and launch campaigns and organise on-sales.

  • Travel and work in different locations and in accordance with different venues requirements; to manage and coordinate our projects in venues and to deliver productions safely, efficiently, to direct their staff where required and in accordance with the venue’s standards.

  • Oversee the organisation of travel, visas, accommodation and per diems, for international artists and national and international productions.

  • Oversee auditions, rehearsals, previews and press nights as required.

  • Work with the producer and bookkeepers on the preparation of production accounts, financial statements and tax claims.

  • Work across a variety of cultural output and have the good relevant knowledge of each production.

  • Attend productions, screenings, readings and workshops as required.

  • Network and explore potential working partnerships for the future.

  • Other duties as may be reasonably required.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • At least 3 years of proven experience in a general management/producing position in a large organisation or similar.

  • Proven experience of writing and negotiating contracts with senior artists and production teams.

  • Proven experience of creating and managing budgets of significant complexity and scale.

  • Excellent numeracy, written and IT skills.

  • Experience of managing and negotiation royalty payments.

  • Significant experience of negotiation of rights licenses and commission agreements.

  • Outstanding communication skills and experience of dealing with artists, artists’ agents, clients, production teams and venues.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the live and recorded entertainment industry, and production processes.

  • The ability to work under pressure, multitask and think on your feet is essential.

DESIRABLE SKILLS

  • Experience with national and international touring and bookings would be ideal.

  • An enthusiasm for a large range of cultural forms, including theatre, dance, film and international work. A second language is helpful but not essential.

  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite

APPLICATION PROCESS

Wild Yak is passionate about diversity and equality. The heart of our work is a celebration and promotion of cultural output from all over the world. We actively encourage people of all backgrounds to apply for this position.


To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to info@wildyak.co.uk before Monday 14th November 2022.


Please provide the names and contact details of two people who can comment on your work professionally. Please indicate how long and in what capacity your referees have known you. Referees will not be contacted without your permission.

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