Production Manager and Registrar
£35,340 per annum
37 hours per week
Closing date: Wednesday 25 May 2022, 23:59 GMT
Interviews: 7–10 June 2022
BALTIC is looking for a Production Manager and Registrar to lead on production of BALTIC’s artistic programme in close collaboration with the curatorial team and to effectively manage the Technical team. The Production Manager and Registrar will oversee the delivery of temporary exhibitions and performances, planning their production and installation to ensure they are delivered on time, within budget and to the highest possible standard.
We are looking for someone with significant experience of project managing complex exhibition projects and multi-faceted programmes involving multiple stakeholders in the arts or heritage sectors.
You will have high level experience of managing projects, a team and contractors to produce successful outcomes, taking responsibility for ensuring Health & Safety standards and a sustainable approach to work. You will manage the Technical team, contractors, liaise with artists, and internal colleagues, providing quality assurance for the delivery the programme.
You will plan, contract and manage the transport and insurance for all exhibitions and performance projects and will oversee effective management of financial resources, including budget setting and monitoring in close dialogue with the Head of Curatorial and Public Practice.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people both internally and externally and to build collaborative relationships across departments.
A highly organised and calm approach to work with the ability to plan and prioritise a varied workload and deliver agreed outputs to deadlines is essential. Clear thinking and solutions-focused – able to manage competing demands and conflicting objectives with the ability to think creatively to come up with solutions to problems.
You will have an understanding of the principles of equity and inclusion, and experience of proactively applying and promoting these in practice at work.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead opened in 2002 and is the largest non-collecting contemporary art gallery in the UK. Our mission is to create greater understanding of the world through outstanding, experimental and inspiring contemporary art which has power, relevance and meaning for individuals and communities. BALTIC is visited by half a million people annually from the North East, the UK and overseas. We are committed to keeping our admissions free, and to date we have welcomed over 8.5 million visitors.
Our mission is to create greater understanding of the world through outstanding, experimental and inspiring contemporary art which has power, relevance and meaning for individuals and communities. We value equity and courage, listening, accountability and sustainability.
Our programme of exhibitions and activities aims to expose and explore new ideas and fresh perspectives, triggering multiple points of view that are enriched through shared dialogue and alternative ways of seeing. This has the capacity to break down barriers, supporting individuals and communities to better understand and value each other at a local, national and international level.
BALTIC has an outstanding reputation among artists and audiences for commissioning and producing exceptional exhibitions that are conceptually rigorous, inspired by new perspectives and have the power to inspire new ways of understanding the world. We have four world-class galleries and a performance space. BALTIC’s technical team is internationally recognised for exceeding artists’ aspirations in realising exhibitions of considerable scale and impact in its 28,000 square feet of exhibition space.
BALTIC’s programme has a strong international focus and presents solo exhibitions by established artists such as Fiona Tan, Rodney Graham, Suzanne Philipsz, Lubaina Himid, Judy Chicago and Huma Bhabha, as well as mid-career artists including Caroline Achaintre, Adam Pendleton, Jasmina Cibic and Heather Phillipson and emerging talent such as Holly Hendry, Sofia Stevi, Ifeoma Anyaeji and Joy Labinjo. BALTIC’s group exhibitions tend to reflect on current issues and historical contexts, recent exhibitions include: Starless Midnight, Disappearance at Sea – Mare Nostrum and Digital Citizen: The Precarious Subject. Since 2018, BALTIC has commissioned contemporary dance and performance through its Live programme, and presents a programme of talks, workshops, screenings, and events, running alongside our exhibitions programme.
BALTIC’s reach is global – we regularly partner and collaborate with other institutions to co-commission new work, and present and tour exhibitions, most recently with Tate St. Ives, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, FRAC Reims and Camden Arts Centre, London.
Reports to: Production Manager and Registrar
- Working hours: Full time role (37hrs per week). Monday to Friday with occasional evening and weekend work compensated with time off in-lieu – we offer a flexi time scheme.
- Place of Work: Your usual place of work will be BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA
- Annual leave: You will be entitled to 25 days paid annual leave plus standard bank holidays.
- Benefits: 30% discount at BALTIC’s shop and discounted menu at BALTIC’s Café/Bar, Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme