Immersive Arts Producer *CLOSED*

Salary: £33,000. Full time fixed term contract until 31 January 2027
Location:  Glasgow or remote
Reporting to: Producer

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 8 May 2024

Interview date: 21 May 2024. In person at CCA, Glasgow or on zoom.

Cryptic is seeking an experienced Producer with knowledge of immersive technology to support the delivery of the UK wide Immersive Arts programme in Scotland.

Cryptic is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to promoting diverse, equal and inclusive spaces.  We are committed to making our recruitment and employment inclusive and accessible. We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications from those who will bring balance to our team and to help us to continue to develop our working practice. We particularly welcome applications from backgrounds that experience racism, and/or who are disabled or neurodiverse, to whom we will offer an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the role.

Cryptic:

Founded by Cathie Boyd, and based in Glasgow but with a global reach, Cryptic presents and promotes the most dynamic talents of today and tomorrow as they explore new dimensions in live music, visual and sonic arts and performance, and the weird and wild areas where these disciplines intersect and cross over.

Immersive Arts:

Immersive Arts will convene, commission and support a new wave of artists to make and share extraordinary immersive work. The programme brings together two universities, four producing venues and UK-wide expertise from organisations with specialist expertise around inclusion, training, showcasing and research. The partners Pervasive Media Studio (Watershed, UWE Bristol, University of Bristol, England), Wales Millennium Centre (Wales), Nerve Centre (Northern Ireland), Cryptic (Scotland), Crossover Labs (Sheffield), Unlimited, XR Diversity Initiative and Immerse UK – are united by an ongoing commitment to support artists and reach audiences while building equity in the sector.

In three years, Immersive Arts will commission up to 200 artists to engage, experiment and explore the possibilities of immersive technology. We will create inclusive opportunities for artists of all backgrounds, from across the four nations and multiple languages of the UK to bring their creativity to the fore. Through an integrated programme of research, we will capture and share insight and learning about what works best for the wider sector. We will establish a powerful network of practice and exhibition within which a distinctive UK immersive arts sector can emerge and flourish.  We aim to act as a creative catalyst, raising profile and ambition, and generating a culture in three years that becomes the foundation for the next twenty.

Immersive Arts is supported by a new funding consortium: the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland, and Creative Scotland.

This role is one of four nation-based Producers on the new Immersive Arts programme. You will work together to support artists who are experimenting with new technologies – paying attention to regional context while combining forces to offer a coherent range of opportunity across many geographies, artforms, ideas and career stages. You will be based at Cryptic’s office at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, becoming part of the wider Cryptic team. The Immersive Arts Producer is responsible for the successful delivery of the programme across Scotland.

 Key Responsibilities

  • First point of contact for artists based in Scotland, brokering connections and signposting opportunity
  • Drafting briefing documents for our opportunities and supporting the assessment process for artists applying to our opportunities
  • Producing workshops, training sessions, peer to peer networking and public sharing events
  • Leading relationships with the artists attached to Cryptic as a producing partner, helping them to define their vision, identify audiences and ensuring access to structured and bespoke support.
  • Managing the Cryptic delivery budget in dialogue with Programme Partners
  • Feeding in local context to national programme and learning from partners to evolve our own practice in line with the aims of the programme.
  • Work with partners’ Communications Departments to contribute towards the production and publishing of marketing and publicity material.
  • Working with the Research Team and partners to support the evaluation and learning outcomes
  • Support the legacy of the programme through consideration of how learning can feed into other areas of work.
  • Represent Cryptic and the programme at events/receptions/conferences.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Artists on the programme are well supported and connected to opportunity so that participation has a positive impact on their career development
  • Work that the Artists on the programme create is original and relevant to audiences (as demonstrated through engagement and critical feedback)
  • Programme strands are well delivered; including production plans, contracting, risk assessments, health and safety (including safeguarding), budgets and cash flow
  • Commissioning opportunities are structured and communicated well and all agreed processes, principles and policies for decision making are implemented consistently
  • The principles of the programme and Cryptic are embodied and there is active learning where mistakes are made

Key Requirements

  • Experience of producing projects with artists who are experimenting with new technologies, specifically with knowledge of virtual, augmented and extended reality in the creation of artwork.
  • Experience of relationship management and working within partnership projects
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Good communication and networking skills in person, in writing and by telephone/online
  • Understanding of how artists work and the support that they need in developing new work

Apply

  • To apply please complete this form.
  • Please also ensure that you complete an inclusion form as part of your application, please follow this link.

Access

Cryptic will work with candidates to ensure their access needs are met during the interview process and will ensure access requirements are not a factor in decision making. We want to ensure that our application processes are clear and accessible to everyone. We have a number of ways we can support you to make your application including:

  • Guidance to applicants on the application process, this could include answering any questions you have about the role. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact crypticprojects@gmail.com or call 0141 354 0544
  • Access support is available for D/deaf and Disabled applicants, tailored to individual requests. Support includes Sign Language Interpreters for meetings and scribing support for applicants with dyslexia. Information is available in alternative formats on request including large print, Braille, Easy Read, audio.

If you have any access requirements that you would like us to know about or an Access Rider you would like to share, please include these in your application.

We are a Disability Confident Employer.

If you require further guidance and/or the application in an alternative format, please contact crypticprojects@gmail.com

Contract

Full time which will be offered on a three-month probation period after which a review will take place.

Hours

9.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday. Given the nature of this post some evening and weekend working will be required.

Place of Work and Flexible Working

Cryptic supports a hybrid working pattern with three days per week based at Cryptic office in Glasgow and two days remote, or this role could be fully remote. Work in other locations with project partners will be required. Cryptic is committed to flexible working with the aim of meeting both its and employees’ needs including home working or working in another location, some of the time, compressed hours and core hours with flexible start and finish times.  This post is not suitable for job share.

Holiday 

Cryptic’s holiday year runs from 1 January to 31 December. The basic annual holiday entitlement with pay is 20 days per year in addition to 11 designated public holidays.  Annually an extra one day’s holiday is accrued per full year of employment, up to a maximum of 5 days.

Overtime

No overtime is payable but will be given as Time off in Lieu in agreement with your Line Manager

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

We are striving to understand more about who applies to work with us. As part of the application process we have invited you above to complete our anonymous equal opportunities monitoring form, which will not be shared with anyone involved in the recruitment process.

Data Protection

We will need to collect certain personal data and special category data as part of your application. By providing information within your application, you are consenting to its use for the purpose of processing your application and assessing your suitability to the position applied for. If your application is unsuccessful, our policy is to delete/destroy the application six months after the closing date. If we feel that your details would be useful to keep for a longer period, should an appropriate position arise in the future, we will seek your permission to maintain these records for longer than six months.

We look forward to receiving your application and thank you for your interest in Cryptic.