Location: Human Rights Action Centre, London EC2A 3EA
Hours per week: 35 hours per week
Salary details: £37,215 per annum
Closing date: Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 12:00
Interview date: Wednesday 4 March
The fight to protect human rights is as important as it has ever been. Amnesty International continues to grow our human rights movement in the UK and around the world to ensure everyone can know and claim their rights. We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Talent & Events Producer to join our committed and dynamic team.
Amnesty International UK is a national section of a global movement of over seven million supporters, members and activists. Collectively, our vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Our mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of these rights. We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion.
About the team
The Community Organising, Human Rights Education & Artist & Events Team (CORE) team’s purpose is to lead the implementation of the Impact of the Movement Strategy by enabling more people to know, claim and stand up for human rights as part of the Amnesty movement in the UK. The team is pivotal in Amnesty being able to achieve its ambition to be the most impactful grassroots campaigning movement in the UK.
The Artist Relations and Events Team sits within the CORE team and leads the strategic thinking to build a larger, more diverse and inclusive Amnesty movement in the UK through creating attraction nationally and locally by creating a programme of events and partnerships to embed our brand and communications principles to create a sense of welcome, inclusion, agency, community and belonging.
About the role
As Talent & Events Producer you will work within a small but busy team focused on increasing the impact of the Amnesty Movement and contribute to human rights change through maximising relationships with artists, creative partners and events Your specific role will concentrate on:
- Nurturing and Developing relationships with a portfolio of artists & influencers
- Leading on and/or support events & partnerships (largely focused around comedy & entertainment) which create visibility, attraction and a sense of community and belonging to new and existing supporters
- Identifying and managing talent and event opportunities which support our priority campaigns and organisational goals.
The role will include but is not limited to:
- Leading on, delivering or supporting the production of high-profile events designed to amplify Amnesty messages to key Amnesty audiences and strengthen relationships with influential people
- Managing relationships with a portfolio of artists & influencers
- Identifying and managing opportunities and activities for these artists
- Researching, identifying potential new relationships
- Supporting tactical artist cultivation project(s) and agreed campaign work
- Develop and implement communications plans to inspire, inform and motivate artist relationships. This includes responsibility for creating and distributing the artist newsletter.
- Managing and motivating, recruiting as necessary, a team of volunteers who are essential for delivery of our plans,
You will have demonstrable experience of working directly with and representing organisation(s) with celebrities/high profile artists, their managers, agents and publicists to deliver media and social media coverage, campaigning, lobbying, growth and awareness objectives. You will have significant experience of working on high-profile projects and events. You will have a strong interest in arts and entertainment and a background in production of live events or broadcast projects is essential. You will have excellent interpersonal skills with outstanding communication & negotiation skills, both written and verbal as well as excellent understanding of communications procedures when working with artists and agencies.
You will have an excellent ability to prioritise own work and manage conflicting deadlines, project / production management skills and have an ability to think creatively and inspire innovation. You can be flexible and able to move between tasks while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail and react quickly, meet deadlines, organise a busy workload and prioritise tasks. You will have experience of managing and developing support staff or volunteers. You will have significant experience of producing engaging and creative powerpoint presentations to a very high standard and of working with data and admin systems. You are a confident and enthusiastic team player and at the same time able to work unsupervised and use own initiative.
The role will report to the Artist and Events Manager and work withing a small, dynamic artist & events team.
Apply for this role
For further details about the role please click the 'apply' button. To apply, please complete an application form by midday on Wednesday 12 February. Interviews will be held at our Shoreditch office on Wednesday 4 March.
Amnesty International values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Applications for flexible working will be considered. Please note that to be considered for this role, the successful candidate must be able to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK.