Job Opportunity: Producer

About Jack Dean

 “Artists like rap storyteller Jack Dean make us excited about what they might do next”

– The Guardian

Jack Dean is a writer, performer, poet and theatre-maker who uses hip-hop, spoken word, comedy and theatre to investigate modern mythologies, contemporary social issues and the human condition. His current repertoire includes three full-length theatre productions. These include two shows for adults, Grandad and the Machine and Nuketown, along with Horace and the Yeti, an eco-adventure for children aged 3+. He has been supported by a range of funders, including Arts Council England, Literature Works, Seedbed and the Lush Foundation, and received commissions from Camden People’s Theatre, Apples and Snakes, Unlimited, Barnsley Civic, ARC, Bristol Old Vic and the Bike Shed Theatre, among others. He is producer and creator of the Infinite Hex and Fake Town fables storytelling podcasts. More information about Jack can be found at his website: .


The Role

Jack is seeking a Producer (individual or company) to support the management of a series of projects in 2018. This will involve:

  • Marketing, and project management for the tour of Nuketown in May/June 2018.
  • Fundraising, marketing, and project management for the production of new show Jeremiah, launching in September / October 2018.
  • Tour booking and fundraising for a summer 2019 tour of Jeremiah.
  • Managing Jack Dean & Friends, a planned Arts Council England-funded programme of audience & organizational development spread across all of 2018’s projects.


Person Specification


  • Strong communication skills, and ability to set and meet deadlines consistently and delegate effectively.
  • Extensive experience of UK tour booking for small-scale theatre work
  • Experience of successfully raising funds from Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts programme, especially of applications both under and over £15,000 in size.
  • Experience of delivering successful marketing campaigns for small-scale touring theatre work.
  • Ability to attend face-to-face meetings once a month in Exeter



  • Experience of raising funds from diverse sources, especially trusts and foundations and / or individual giving.
  • Experience of promoting digital content, especially podcasts and Youtube videos.
  • Experience of delivering audience development and / or organisational development projects.
  • Strong relationships with audiences and venues in the South West.
  • Production / company management experience on small-to-mid scale theatre



£100 per day on a freelance basis, based on an average of 1 day per week, to include all personal expenses. The initial contract will cover 15 days between January & April 2018, with the hope that the role will continue and expand beyond this timeline as more funding becomes available.




Deadline for applications: 5pm Sunday  5th November 2017


Interviews in Exeter: Week of 13th November 2017


Decisions: Week of 20th November 2017


Start: Early January 2018


How To Apply


Send a CV, a link to your website (if applicable) and a brief cover letter outlining your suitability for the role in relation to the Person Specification to Jack at


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