Job Opportunity! – We are looking for a Freelance Participation producer to join the Fifth Word team

We are looking for a Participation Producer to oversee and deliver our exciting new intergenerational living history project “We Need New Stories” in partnership with Nottingham Libraries. “We Need New Stories” will work with first-generation Zimbabwean migrants in the Nottingham area: facilitating a series of conversations where they are either interviewed by their younger relatives, or local young people from the African diaspora. The interviews will then be dramatised, in a co-creation process where a professional playwright works collaboratively with each interviewee, to create dramatic monologues that tell their stories. The result will be an exciting pop-up digital installation, where the monologues are made available for anyone to listen to for free. The installation will launch initially at five Nottingham Libraries for the whole month of March 2023, and subsequently tour nationally with Fifth Word’s new production of ‘We Need New Names’ (an adaptation by Mufaro Makubika of the Booker-shortlised novel by NoViolet Bulawayo) over Spring-Summer 2023, to at least 5 theatre venues around the country.

About the Role:
We are looking for a Freelance Participation producer to lead on participant and volunteer recruitment, scheduling and arranging the young people’s training programme and oral history interviews, and to be the producer for the dramatisation and recording of the monologues.

Please refer to the full job description for more details about the role: click-here-to-download

Contract: Freelance

Timescale: From August 2022– June 2023

Fee: £9,500

The Participation Producer’s time can be distributed as they see fit, within the needs of the project; it is expected that the larger part of the total days will be spent over Sept 2022-Feb 2023 which will be the busiest period of project delivery for this role.

The fee breaks down as an expected total of 38 full days over an 11-month period (August 2022-June 2023).

Application deadline: Thursday 4th August 2022, 12 noon

We’d like you to apply for this role in a way that feels most comfortable for you. Please either send us a cover letter/email of no more than one page, or a video or audio recording of no more than 5 minutes, outlining why you are interested in this role and how your skills are suitable, along with your CV, to Please send videos or .mp4 format; please send audio recordings in .wav or .mp3 format. Please also complete our online Equalities Monitoring Form. The deadline for applications for the role is 12noon, Thursday 4th August with interviews taking place the following week.

We will prioritise applicants who are of African or Caribbean Heritage in order to ensure that the leadership of this project is representative of the communities and participants we will be working with.

We want to create and sustain a productive, diverse and inclusive working environment. We ask everyone who works with us to champion this ambition, and embed it in their day-to-day work. Our success in delivering this ambition is monitored through our Equality Action Plan.

Fifth Word is committed to implementing safeguarding through safer recruitment. All our roles require the successful candidate to complete a Disclosure and Barring Check and are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references.

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