Production Manager / Organisation Opportunity

Closing Date: Monday 08th August

Starting in August 2022 running until April 2023

Minimum 20 Days


If you’re a production manager / organisation with experience of delivering outdoor cultural events, in particular Light Nights, Street Arts Festivals, Christmas Light Switch Ons and community events we want to hear from you!

Over the next three years, Crewe Town Council’s vision is to develop an enhanced and varied events programme across Crewe. We are therefore looking for a production manager / organisation to support the development and delivery and come on the journey with us.

We are seeking a suitably qualified, skilled and experienced production manager / organisation to deliver a series of outdoor cultural events within Crewe (varying in scale from small to major) and across artforms in both outdoor, traditional and found spaces.

With appointments starting in July 2022 running until February 2023, with the possibility for further extension. This commission will be for a minimum of 25 days.

The role will undertake a combination of event project assignments, including working closely in support of the Event Team on assigned events, as well as solely leading on development and delivery of certain event projects.


The Role

  • Take on delegated project management responsibility in support of the Event Team for the production and event Operations aspects of assigned events, acting as the conduit of information between internal and external partners, from commission, through on-site delivery to completion, ensuring:
    • quality of experience for audiences
    • operational efficacy
    • diligence
    • and on-budget delivery throughout.
  • Scope and resource project production and event operations requirements for assigned projects, including but not limited to:
    • site infrastructure
    • technical production
    • event staffing
    • medical
    • traffic management etc
    • ensuring specifications are kept up to date and relationships with suppliers proactively maintained.
  • Coordinate artist and production partner advances for assigned events, as delegated by the Event Team.
  • Work proactively to ensure health & safety systems and processes are implemented and effectively maintained across event planning and during on-site delivery in line with company policy and national legislation.
  • Work in support of the Event Team to develop and maintain project budgets for assigned events ensuring diligent and accurate financial management throughout.
  • Develop, maintain, and monitor production schedules and timelines, ensuring event builds & breaks are efficiently coordinated and delivered.
  • Work closely with the Events Team Manager in preparation of Event Management Plans and associated risk assessments and operational plans for assigned events, ensuring that documentation is:
    • accurate
    • effective
    • and in line with organisational policy and national legislation
  • Work with the Events Team to develop accurate site plans and drawings for event activity, ensuring these are kept up to date throughout planning.
  • Arrange and lead Production meetings for assigned events, and attend and present at Safety Advisory Group as tasked by Events Manager.
  • Liaise with Stakeholders, Multi-Agency Partners and Agencies in delivery of assigned events, ensuring (where applicable) stakeholders are suitably briefed and integrated into event operational planning
  • Coordinate the delivery of robust and proportionate security measures for all assigned events, including (where appropriate) stewarding, accreditation, and crowd safety mitigations.
  • Recruit Event Specific Staff, Freelancers and Suppliers as delegated by the Event Manager.
  • Take on Command and Control responsibilities for assigned events as delegated by the Events Manager.
  • This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and team members will be required to perform duties outside of this as operationally required.


Person Specification

• Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the live events sector, at Production Coordinator/Manager level across varying scales and artforms.
• Experience working on live cultural projects in outdoor event settings in particular: light events, Christmas Light Switch Ons and Street Arts Festivals.
• Understanding and relevant qualifications of health & safety processes and legislative considerations in event management.
• Experience of working within the regulatory and licensing process surrounding live events, including attendance at Safety Advisory Groups, and preparation of Event Management Plans.
• Good operational knowledge of event infrastructure required to deliver events at varying scales.
• Experience of building supplier specifications from scratch including but not limited to, site infrastructure, technical production, event staffing, traffic management, medical etc.
• Excellent organisational and time-management skills and the ability to prioritise a diverse workload.
• Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office and a willingness to learn other computer-based tools.

• Health & Safety Qualification at minimum Level 3 or above (IOSH, NCRQ or NEBOSH)
• First Aid Qualified
• CAD Proficiency
• Full Driving Licence


The Application Process

Please submit an up-to-date CV and letter addressing your interest and:

  • Two references
  • Three examples of previous projects
  • Details of your day rate based on a minimum 25 days.

Please submit your application to with the email heading “Production Management Opportunity CTC” by Monday 8th August 2022 at 10am.


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