Senior Producer

  • Location : Northampton , United Kingdom

  • Salary : £37000.00 per annum

  • Posted : 12/01/2021

  • Position: Full time

Job Description

The Senior Producer will work with the Artistic Director to develop and deliver Royal & Derngate’s artistic vision both onstage and digitally, collaborating with the Arts, Creative Learning, Production and Technical Teams to manage personnel, prepare contracts, control budgets and line produce all Made in Northampton productions. The Senior Producer will become an integral part of our management team.

You will be an exceptional communicator with the ability to multitask and work under pressure. You must have a passion for producing theatre in both the subsidised and commercial sector, a track record of championing artists, an interest in community engagement and a strong commitment to inclusivity, relevance and environmental responsibilities

Job Purpose

Work with the Artistic Director, Arts, Production and Programming Teams and with external Creative Teams to develop, co-ordinate and deliver Royal & Derngate’s artistic vision, through productions, projects, tours and events. The Senior Producer’s responsibilities will include line producing, personnel management, preparation of detailed budgets, budget control, contract administration and operational support for all Made in Northampton productions.


Essential Skills


  • Significant experience in theatre production, with a confident understanding of a wide range of producing processes including production, touring and project management
  • Contractual preparation and negotiation
  • An understanding of both commercial and non-commercial producing
  • Experience of UK touring on the small, mid and large scale
  • Evidenced and practical relationships with venues, companies, agencies and organisations within subsidised and commercial sector


  • Knowledge of UK touring and/or regional theatre
  • Familiarity with funding structures and policies
  • An appreciation of the technical aspects of theatre production
  • A strong commitment to representation and inclusion.


  • Ability to work with experienced artists at all stages of work
  • A strong track record of being able to manage a varied workload and deliver work under pressure and an ability to work on one’s own initiative
  • Proven ability to sustain positive internal and external relationships over a significant period of time
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Attention to detail, highly organised and good prioritising skills
  • IT literate (e.g. Word, Excel, Databases, Artifax, Tessitura)

Desired Skills


  • Working with UK Theatre, Musicians Union, Equity and other industry specific union agreements
  • Experience of working in a producing theatre
  • Experience of working in new writing
  • Working knowledge of commissions process and experience of negotiating contracts
  • An interest in the Creative Learning and Artist Development work


  • Knowledge of international touring
  • Understanding of theatre management
  • Interest in emerging artists

For the full person specification please refer to the attached job description

Closing Date: Friday 17th December 2021
Interview Date: Thursday 13th & Friday 14th January 2022 

How To Apply

Please submit a Covering Letter (no more than 3 sides of A4) stating your relevant experience, knowledge and skills for the role and your CV.

We are an inclusive organisation, committed to fair recruitment, and equality of opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from those whose backgrounds are currently under-represented in our workforce and in the Arts more widely. We want to encourage socio-economic diversity, as well as representation from ethnically diverse groups, people who identify as D/deaf and disabled and/or those who identify as LGBTQ+. 

As part of our commitment to being an inclusive employer, we would like you to complete an equal opportunities monitoring form. You will receive an email from us to acknowledge your application which will include a link to complete this.

Royal & Derngate are a PIPA (Parents and Carers in Performing Arts) Charter Partner, striving towards creating a more family friendly working environment. We encourage proposals from anyone who requires flexible working/job share/remote working around caring responsibilities, and anyone looking for a positive work/life balance.

For further information about Royal & Derngate and the role, please see attachments below (Large Print & Audio available)


About Company

Royal & Derngate Northampton is the main venue for arts and entertainment in Northamptonshire, with attendances for live events and films numbering 358,000 last year, and an additional 119,000 seeing its work on tour at over 100 venues. Named Regional Theatre of the Year in The Stage Awards in 2011 (and nominated again in 2016), the theatre won the UK Theatre Awards for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre in 2015 and Best Touring Production in 2016 for The Herbal Bed, and The Stage Ensemble Award and a Fringe First for Education, Education, Education in 2017. In 2019 Royal & Derngate was nominated for the UK Theatre ‘Excellence in Inclusivity’ Award. Alongside touring nationally and internationally Royal & Derngate’s Made in Northampton productions have transferred to the West End and Broadway as well as Shakespeare’s Globe, the National Theatre, The Southbank Centre and the Lyric Hammersmith. Productions transferring to London recently include Education, Education, Education, The Worst Witch, Our Lady of Kibeho, The Singing Mermaid and Touching the Void. The venue also presents a diverse range of visiting productions on both the Derngate and Royal stages, featuring musicals, dance, comedy and music, including a residency from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Last year the venue hosted the UK Musical Theatre Conference, Devoted & Disgruntled 14 and the International Teach First conference. Royal & Derngate’s award-winning, nationally recognised Get Involved programme engages with over 20,000 participants each year, including schools, families and communities in Northamptonshire and beyond, and its two-screen cinema welcomed over 78,000 audience members to the best in world, independent, British and mainstream film. Meanwhile, the theatre’s Generate artistic development programme supports hundreds of local and emerging artists and practitioners each year.


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