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Creative Producer (maternity cover)

Puppet Animation Scotland is seeking someone with creativity, empathy and excellent project management skills to join our small team as Creative Producer to cover a period of maternity leave.

Puppet Animation Scotland is a Scottish-based creative organisation whose mission is to champion, develop and present puppetry, visual theatre and animated film in Scotland and internationally. Each year we produce two festivals, MANIPULATE and Puppet Animation Festival, alongside a year-round programme of artist development and community engagement activities.

The role of Creative Producer will be focused primarily on the producing and associate programming of MANIPULATE Festival 2023. It is a new interim position in the Puppet Animation Scotland team, created in response to a period of maternity leave for our AD & CEO Dawn Taylor. Our Festivals & Projects Manager will step up to the role of Interim Director, taking on most of the AD & CEO responsibilities, and therefore the role of Creative Producer will in large part be covering some producing work that would usually be undertaken by the Festivals & Projects Manager. However, they will also be tasked with finalising and further developing the programme for MANIPULATE Festival, which would usually sit with the AD & CEO. We are excited by this opportunity to diversify the curatorial voices which inform our programme and to bring in new, fresh perspectives. For more details of the exact duties please see our job pack.

We have put together a job pack to give prospective candidates a clearer idea of who we are, what it might be like to work with us, and what the role entails. We strongly encourage applications from those currently under-represented in the arts including the d/Deaf and disabled community; the LGBTQI+ community and people who identify as Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous, People of Colour, Biracial, Middle Eastern and North African or have mixed heritage. To find out who is currently on our board and staff team please see our team page here and find our #PullUporShutUp statistics here.

The deadline for applications is 10 December 2021 at 3pm. If you would like to apply or for more information, please download our Recruitment Pack. Please do contact Heidi on [email protected] if you have any questions at all.

International Artists’ Exchange Programme¬†

Please note that this previously advertised opportunity has been indefinitely postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Funding has been secured for the programme and therefore it is expected to proceed at a time in the future when it is safe and possible to do so. The opportunity will be re-advertised via our website and social channels when it is live once again.

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