Expression of Interest – Services of a Producer for ŻfinMalta National Dance Company.

Where: ZfinMalta, Valletta, Malta

When: November 2019

Deadline for applications: 15th November 2019 5.00 p.m. GMT+

ŻfinMalta National Dance Company creates and commissions extraordinary dance which engages and resonates with audiences, celebrating the spirit of Maltese culture in the contemporary world. We are looking for an experienced and entrepreneurial Producer with demonstrable experience in arts management including fundraising, project and finance management. The Producer will book and manage tours in the Maltese Islands and Internationally and will develop artistic productions and projects, work closely with Artistic Director, Paolo Mangiola to realise his vision for the company.

Services required

In the past four years, since its set up, ŻfinMalta has pioneered fresh thinking about contemporary dance in the Maltese islands. We work with the best dancers and choreographers from the Maltese islands and across the world to create innovative productions for our audiences, aspiring for everything we create to be world class artistic quality.

We are committed to producing work which shows the best that an outward looking, contemporary Malta can produce. We aim to ignite greater interest in dance in the nation through productions which resonate with communities across the Maltese islands.

Service Required: The services of a producer are required for 32 hours a week

Package: This is a contract for service for a 12 month period which may be extended for further 12 month period.

The contract provider shall be paid €20,000 excl VAT per annum payable in monthly instalments pro-rata.

Based: Company office, Valletta. The post holder will need to be based in Malta

Responsible: to The Board of Directors

Role: The Producer is a member of the Senior Management Team, together with the Artistic Director and the Administrator.

To implement the artistic vision with the Artistic Director

To be responsible for planning and developing specified artistic projects and for national and international touring.

To proactively identify and develop production opportunities.

To support the achievement of business, financial and audience development objectives.

To Travel in Malta and internationally when required. Some work will require to be carried out in the evening and on weekends, with adequate advance notice provided

Principal duties

•With the Artistic Director and the Administrator, to lead on artistic company planning and development, including productions, domestic and international touring, projects and partnerships

•To get ŻfinMalta booked at foreign Festivals / shows

•To originate ideas for artistic projects in collaboration with the Artistic Director

•To identify and develop local, national and international partnerships and performance opportunities including commissions and co-productions

•To identify and work with international agents

•To represent the company at Trade Fairs and Festivals

•To produce projects and productions from inception to completion, including writing artistic concepts, budgets, and project management in collaboration with the Administrator

•To provide information and papers for the Board as required

•To work with the Artistic Director and Board to identify fundraising prospects, write proposals, and to pitch and manage relationships with donors and supporters in line with Public Procurement Regulations

•To schedule logistical aspects of productions, projects and touring with support from the secretary and liaise with the Administrator, Production Manager and Artistic Coordinator

•To ensure realistic audience targets are set and monitor progress with the Administrator

•To contribute to the creation and roll out of the business plan together with the Administrator

•To help to maintain positive, productive relationships with Arts Council Malta and other stakeholders

•To abide by Maltese Public Procurement Regulations

This job description is indicative of the responsibilities and duties associated with this position. It is neither restrictive not inclusive.

Person specification

Essential

MQF level 7 qualification required preferably in the arts, business administration or cultural management

•At least three years’ experience in arts management, preferably within a producing environment

•Thorough knowledge of the performing arts

•Current knowledge of the arts environment in the Maltese Islands

•Current knowledge of public and private funding in Malta

•A track record of successful fundraising

•Experience of financial management and reporting, including creating and managing budgets and financial analysis

•Excellent written and communication skills

•Excellent people management skills

•Skilled negotiator

•Proven ability to work collaboratively with a range of partners

•A highly motivated team player

Desirable

•Experience of booking international tours

•Tour booking experience with dance companies

•Wide knowledge of the dance sector locally and internationally

•Experience of delivering a business plan or strategy

•Experience of working with marketing and PR specialists

•Experience of working with a Board of Directors

•Experience of applying to Creative Europe

•Languages

Selection ProcessThe Company / Person interested in providing this service shall be interviewed by a selection board.

To apply please send an email to vacancies@zfinmalta.org with your CV and a cover letter providing details of your previous experiences as well as how your skills and expertise will contribute to the growth of ZfinMalta. Max 500 words.

Deadline for applications: 15th November 2019 5.00 p.m. GMT+1

Interviews will take place during week starting 25th November in Valletta.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified close to the date.

For information kindly write to vacancies@zfinmalta.org

For further information, please visit http://www.zfinmalta.org/blog/2019/call-for-producer

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