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Opportunities  
Freelance Producer 

Constella is looking to hire a producer with experience in financial management and fundraising to join the Constella team on a freelance basis.

The full role description can be downloaded here: Freelance Producer- Role Description. 

Deadline for applications is the15th of September 2023

Key Accountabilities

 

Financial Management

Support Financial Management of Constella’s Connecting Stars Project and Constella productions

  • Maintain accounting ledger (cash based)

  • Budgeting and financial management (reconcile invoices and timesheets against budget or booking system, maintain accounts, process payments, …)

  • Assist in preparing financials for trustee meetings, independent examination of the accounts

  • Prepare client invoices and monitor payments

 

​Fundraising

Constella’s continued success is dependent on grant income, business sponsorship, donations and ticket sales. Therefore, we will require your assistance with writing grant applications and other fundraising initiatives

  • Assist in preparing financial requirements (company and project budgets) for Arts Council England, other grant providers and business sponsors

  • Prepare project financials – review requirements

  • Assist in drafting fundraising applications

  • Manage and maintain our fundraising database

 

Production support

In addition to providing financial and project management support, there will be opportunities to support production planning and delivery, involving:

  • Research

  • Maintain contact sheets and distribution lists for productions

  • Minute production meetings and follow up on agreed actions

  • Support the creative producer to plan and deliver productions

  • Support performances

 

General Administration and project management

  • Assist with the overall daily management of our Connecting Stars Initiative

  • Manage Connecting Stars  artists and care home bookings, using our booking application

  • Assist with issue resolution

 

 

Social Media Management

Constella relies on social media to generate interest in its projects and productions and it would be a plus if you also enjoy proposing and writing engaging content and posting social media updates on our various channels incl. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

    • Post regular updates on our social media accounts: e.g. photos of artists engaged, performances, funding target updates, successes.

  • Write monthly newsletters for our supporters

  • Media relations management admin

  • Constella Website

    • Update as and when required

Monitor/ analyse website visit data (if available)

 

 

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

 

Performing Arts

Passionate about the performing arts, including music, opera and ballet

 

Finance and Accounting

Accounting degree or some experience either as working as a finance assistant, a project office management or other relevant role is essential.

Experience and knowledge of booking software and accounting applications would be desirable.

Confident in preparing and monitoring budgets,

 

 

People Skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Flexible, tactful, responsive and calm approach

Understand needs of artists and customers and has the ability to instil confidence

 

Care home/ Social care sector

Interested in making a positive difference to the lives of care home residents

 

Other Skills

Proficient Microsoft Office User, good knowledge of Word & Excel

Familiar with Google Drive

Experienced user of Social Media: understands what works for which social media channel, how to write a post, analyse relevant data

Strong communication and organisational skills

Accuracy and attention to detail

Confident working independently, take initiative and excellent time management

Happy to take initiative

Flexibility to work varied hours, depending on demand

 

Location

Working from home,

Regular company team meeting via Zoom or in person 

Monthly team meeting in Somerset House

Production and rehearsal venues

 

Hours

min. 10h/ week; between 10am-4pm; ideally Thursdays, Fridays with a weekly virtual Constella team meeting on Monday mornings.

 

Remuneration

Hourly rate £12/h, negotiable depending on skills and experience

Interested applicants should send their CV with a short cover letter by the 15th September 2023 to:

info@constella.org.uk

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