Creative Programme Producer

Job Description 

Role: Creative Programme Producer

Responsible to: Directors 

Salary: £28,000 p/a

Contract type:  Full time

Closing date: 15th November 2023 

Hours of work: 40 hours per week including breaks

About us

Centrala CIC is a non-profit organisation set up in 2009, and our mission is to achieve inclusion and wellbeing for Central and Eastern European migrant communities in England. We use arts & culture as our tools to advance social integration, understanding, respect and cohesion between migrant and non-migrant communities.

About Centrala Art Programme 

Centrala delivers high quality art programme promotion Central and Eastern Eruopena rt and culture in the UK. Our main project the  designed by us  programme of micro-artist research residencies specifically tailored for artists from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) residing in the UK. These residencies will serve as platforms for the artists to engage with local, national, and international audiences through a hybrid digital and public engagement program and to present their existing work during the exhibition. Our aim is to explore and shed light on current social, political, and community-centric topics that serve as catalysts for audience engagement and meaningful conversations. By delivering world-class cultural experiences to diverse audiences, we not only aim to enrich their lives but also foster new modes of creative practice that push the boundaries of artistic expression.

Job summary

This Creative Producer will act as organisational lead for Centrala;’s art programme with a main focus on delivering a ‘Hybrid Landscapes’ project, a 12-month program funded by Arts Council of micro residences focusing on research and artistic process of approaching Central and Eastern European identity in the UK. 

We are looking for someone who can work well in a team and already has experience of project management and a proven track record of working as a Creative Producer. This is a great opportunity for someone who believes in the transformative power of Arts and Culture – for someone committed to making a difference in parts of our community, helping and enabling underrepresented migrant artists to find sustainable career paths and fully realise their creative potential.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the program, including exhibitions and events, with a focus on achieving the project’s objectives and meeting KPIs related to visitor attendance and artist engagement.

Key Responsibilities

  • To work with the Director of Centrala and management team to ensure that all project events, exhibitions, workshops are achieved within agreed parameters. 
  • To build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and partners.
  • To ensure that project activities are delivered within agreed budgets and project milestones. 
  • To work within Centrala’s agreed finance and accounting procedures.
  • To maintain monitoring and evaluation frameworks to ensure that the project and its activities and events are properly recorded and evaluated. 
  • To ensure regular data collection and analysis to ensure the programme is on track to meet aims and objectives. 
  • To evaluate data and prepare material for quarterly & final reports for funders. 
  • Providing general support and advice to artists and community organisations involved in our project.
  • Coordinating marketing and publicity for the project, ensure audience development  objectives are met.
  • Coordinating production and presentation of creative outputs (such as workshops, exhibitions, events, etc.). 
  • Engaging and developing audiences 
  • Engaging migrant communities
  • Follow Centrala CIC’s policies and procedures, including health and safety, safeguarding of children and vulnerable groups, and equal opportunities. 
  • To contribute to the organisation development and overall work of Centrala supporting Central and Eastern European migrant communities
  • Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required within the scope of the role. 
  • Use your best endeavours to promote the interests of Centrala CIC at all times.
  • To support delivery of our actions around our Investment Principle work
  • Cultivate relationships with potential funders and stakeholders to look for opportunities for funding support
    where appropriate
  • Use a range of insight tools and data sets to better understand our audiences and the progress we make with our aims and objectives
  • Support the collecting of evaluation data and information across all our activities to enable us to evidence our impact and continually learn and support our reporting to internal and external stakeholders
  • Contribute to annual reports, business plans, funder reports and other evaluation and strategic documents as required.

Person Specification


  • Minimum 3 years e xperience of working in and across the arts, not-for-profit and public sectors.
  • Significant professional experience of managing and organising quality  cultural events and projects and a proven track record of achievements gained through forming and working in partnership
  • A strong creative outlook and experience of creative art programming
  • Experience of co-creation strategies and working with  audiences from marginalised migrant communities and engaging them to be part of project 
  • Knowledge of a wide range of arts forms, diverse cultures and current E artistic practice
  • Experience of commissioning or developing and contracting and managing artists and creatives
  • Experience of contracting and managing International artists and  creatives
  • Have good knowledge of the local and regional arts structure and E organisations as well as an understanding of the national structures and their priorities
  • Familiarity with Arts Council reporting and evaluation activity.
  • Experience of evaluating projects: collecting data and producing E evaluation reports
  • Creative Industries or cultural related degree
  • Excellent organisational skills including the ability to prioritise and juggle E multiple tasks
  • The ability to work in a changing environment and respond flexibly to E changing needs and demands, prioritising own work load and time management to meet tight deadlines
  • Can demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving and time E sensitive challenges
  • A confident leader with a team orientated approach, able to work across the organisation and demonstrate interest and be supportive of your work colleagues.
  • A commitment to sustainability and understanding of climate change agenda
  • A commitment to ensuring diversity, inclusion and accessibility
  • Confident and dynamic personality with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Flexible and adaptable – being able to work evenings and weekends when needed in line with the company needs
  • Experience of managing budgets and financial systems, collecting data.
  • Experience of working with a diverse range of public and voluntary sector organisations.
  • Excellent organisational skills, including time management and the ability to produce high quality, accurate work to deadlines.
  • Able to work on own initiative and to lead others.
  • Able to ensure the effective flow of information between key partners
  • Experience of leading and managing a team including freelancers in line with organisational objectives.
  • Interested and knowledge about Central and Eastern European art and culture 
  • Ability to understand the context of migration and representations in the UK 
  • Collaborative working within an organisation and with external partners.
  • Computer literacy 
  • Good understanding and experience in using project management software and tools 


  • A track record of successful fundraising from trust and foundations and D other non Arts Council England sources
  • Ability to speak one of the Central and Eastern European languages
  • Ability to  use creative design software 

To apply please email cv and cover letter to