KATE MCINTOSH IS LOOKING FOR A PART-TIME PRODUCER
Kate McIntosh is searching for an engaged and motivated producer to join her team at SPIN for the organisational and administrative preparation of her studio work, stage productions, touring and international distribution.
The producer who works with Kate is closely involved in the vision and design of longterm trajectories in her practice, and is the link between the artistic vision and the practical/technical realisation of it, as well as the supervision of this process.
The producer combines many qualities and so called hard competencies, such as financial, technical, HRM and organisational skills. But also needs competencies very much related to the artistic vision. It is vital that the producer knows how to deal with all the artists involved in the projects, to build and maintain good relationships with them, to understand the artists’ way of working, to put themselves in the shoes of the artists and to develop creative solutions – all this to ensure the artistic vision is realised. The producer will work in close collaboration with Kate, the administration staff at SPIN, and Kate’s senior producer and general manager.
IN THIS CONTEXT, THE POSITION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TASKS, AMONG OTHERS:
- Coordinating the transitions from artistic decisions to organisational procedures.
- Close cooperation with Kate, the SPIN administration, general management and the artistic and technical team in strategically developing the over-all artistic trajectory.
- Long term planning, preparation & budgeting of new productions.
- Fund raising through preparation of grant applications and co-production coordination.
- Budget management and controlling.
- Preparatory accounting.
- Cost research and calculation.
- Creation and maintenance of production and touring schedules in collaboration with the artistic team.
- Communication with partners, venues/festivals, collaborators (performers, technical director, technicians, etc.) and external services providers (transportation/shipping companies, travel agents, etc). on production and touring-related matters.
- Ensuring that all the agreed financial, technical and hospitality needs are met by the host venues and festivals
- Organisation and coordination of travel and accommodation.
- Contract management.
- Licences/rights of use management.
- Collaboration in the preparation of proofs of use, factual reports and funding evaluations.
- If necessary, supervision of production assistants, tour managers.
- Occasionally traveling with the crew of the production whilst on tour.
- General office duties.
- Humorous problem solving.
FOR THIS POSITION YOU SHOULD HAVE/BE:
- Professional experience in the field of production and tour management (or willingness to learn fast!).
- Solid experience in project management.
- Knowledge and interest in the fields of international performing and visual arts.
- Confidence in planning and controlling project budgets.
- Experience in communicating with venues/collaborators on contract negotiations and all organisational matters related to production or touring.
- Based either in Brussels (or vicinity) or Berlin (or vicinity).
- Fluent in written and spoken English (Dutch, German, French, or Spanish are extra plus).
- Confident handling of the usual MS Office and Internet applications.
- Independent, conscientious way of working.
- Planning and organisational skills.
- Open, appreciative and constructive communication style.
- Focused on attention to detail, proactive, solving problems resourcefully, efficiently and in a structured and thorough way of working.
- High degree of organisational and team skills, flexibility and thrive on light chaos.
- Be energised by being close to the heart of artistic practice and caring for the team and work conditions.
- Willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends in touring contexts.
- An initial freelance/interim engagement (May - December 2022) of ±1.5 day a week, for a total budget of 8.600€ net of VAT over nine months.
- Starting January 2023 (depending on funding), for Belgian residents we offer a 50% employment contract with remuneration in line with CAO, depending on length of service, gross part-time salary between 2386 EUR and 2964 EUR. For non-Belgian residents, a 50% independent engagement with with yearly gross remuneration of 24.000€ circa.
- The opportunity for regular, job-related further training.
- A great team with flat hierarchies.
- Flexible working hours according.
- Possibility of mobile work.
ABOUT KATE MCINTOSH:
After years of performing in professional dance and a punk-metal band, Kate McIntosh started directing in 2004, with the logistic support of Margarita Productions (2004–10) and then SPIN (2011–today). Her work has gained international recognition in performance circuits, touring regularly in Europe as well as Australasia, Asia and the Americas. Kate’s practice tests unusual forms of expression and presentation, blurring borders between several disciplines. Until 2011 she focused on stage works that were usually theatrical and humorous - playing with physicality, spoken text and misused objects to explore human-animal confusions, tangled narratives and multiple realities. In the period 2011–19, she created immersive and interactive environments, producing three different live works that involve audiences physically: Worktable (2011), All Ears (2013) and In Many Hands (2016). Most recently, her fascination with loud sound led her back to performance with the concert production To Speak Light Pours Out (2020). Kate’s works are highly detailed and sometimes peculiar to produce. They are subtly or explicitly concerned with political experience, and often focused on developing relations with (and between) audiences members. Read more here: https://spinspin.be/artists/kate-mcintosh/
SPIN is a cross-disciplinary production and development platform led by artists Hans Bryssinck (1977), Kate McIntosh (1974), Diederik Peeters (1973), artworkers Laura Deschepper (1992) and Sarah Parolin (1986), and beginning in 2023 also by artists Heike Langsdorf (1974), Anna Rispoli (1974), Marnie Slater (1980). SPIN is a Brussels organisation, with collaborators also currently active in Rotterdam, Berlin and Mexico City.
The organisation creates and develops production opportunities, tailor-made to the needs of the practices of its members, and deeply rooted in the local and international artistic context. SPIN also plays a role in the Flemish art field by fostering development that values the position of artists as essential interlocutors; cultivating and sharing specific knowledge, experience and capabilities that enrich the entire field; producing alternative learning environments and engaging the artistic community across the sector.
SPIN is an practice-centered experimental project, busy with collective non-hierarchical organisational models, alternative learning, self-organisation, fairer economies, resource redistribution, solidarity, mutualisation and kinship.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications from people with a relevant personal or professional background and experience are encouraged. We particularly encourage people who experience structural discrimination to apply.
INTERVIEWS IN THIS PROCESS TAKE PLACE ON AN ONGOING BASIS. AS LONG AS THE ADVERTISEMENT ON OUR WEBSITE IS STILL ACTIVE, YOU ARE WELCOME TO SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTS.
Please send your complete application (CV and motivation letter in English), to Sarah Parolin email@example.com with „Kate McIntosh Producer“ in the subject line. It is not necessary to include a photo with your application. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Sarah Parolin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data protection: We process the data you provide in your application in order to be able to process and respond to your application. If necessary, the data will be forwarded internally. If we are unable to consider you for the advertised position, we will delete your data after three months. You can revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future. More information on data protection at www.spinspin.be