Producer (Adults & Communities)

  • Job Reference: 164939_MOA
  • Date Posted: 31 January 2024
  • Recruiter: Modern Art Oxford
  • Location: Modern Art Oxford, OX1
  • Salary: £11,997 to £30,000
  • Sector: Administration, Advert / Media / Entertainment, Education, Retail & Consumer Products, Charity, Creative Arts
  • Job Type: Contract, Part Time
  • Duration: Fixed Term 2 years

Job Description

Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK’s most exciting and influential contemporary art organisations, renowned for its bold and ambitious artistic programme that promotes diversity and internationalism and celebrates contemporary art as a progressive agent of social change.

Founded in 1965, it is the only public institution dedicated to contemporary visual arts in Oxford and plays a central role in the city’s cultural landscape.

About the Role 
The Producer (Adults & Communities) is a part-time fixed-term two-year role responsible for the planning and delivery, development and evaluation of Modern Art Oxford’s workshop offer for adult learners and community groups.

The position forms part of the Communities, Practice & Participation team and is managed by the Head of Communities, Practice & Participation. You will be working with the team to devise a series of informal and formal workshops throughout the year for a diverse range of community partners and working closely with the Head of Communities, Practice & Participation to develop a series of evening classes for Modern Art Oxford’s public programme, for adult learners of all interests and abilities.

Adults and Communities 
Modern Art Oxford offers unique learning experiences to meet the needs and interests of adult learners and community groups across Oxfordshire. Our projects and workshops are designed to offer both formal and informal experiences to develop artistic practice and engage with artistic research. Our community projects reflect the diversity of our vibrant city and celebrate life-long learning through meaningful art-making experiences.

Main Responsibilities 

  • To work with the Communities, Practice & Participation team to research and devise creative workshops for adult learners and community groups as part of the public programme at Modern Art Oxford, bearing participants of diverse abilities and background in mind.
  • To deliver excellent, accessible and inclusive workshops with a strong commitment to developing peoples’ creative potential through contemporary visual art practice.
  • To develop regular evening classes and short courses, working closely with the Head of Communities, Practice & Participation
  • To provide introductions for local community groups and visitors at specific events.
  • To work with colleagues to plan and manage project expenditure including processing invoices, monitoring expenditure and contributing to the preparation of estimates.
  • To undertake general administration including responding to bookings for community group sessions and evening classes, ordering materials, organising travel and hospitality for sessions, recording sessions through photographs and archiving.
  • To maintain accurate records on attendance and activities and to coordinate evaluation and feedback to inform best practice for the organisation and peers.
  • To update and maintain mailing lists and contacts relevant to Modern Art Oxford’s Adult Learning Programme including contacts with schools and local partners.
  • To collate and prepare information for reporting as required by the Curator, Communities, Practice & Participation.
  • To participate in staff team activities and attend professional training as necessary and as requested by the Curator, Communities, Practice & Participation.

Person Specification

We are looking for an arts professional (artist, curator, educator) with a strong interest in creative socially-engaged practice and with a minimum of three years’ experience devising and delivering workshops and projects with adult learners, from all backgrounds.  This role requires a highly proactive team worker who demonstrates the importance of effective, consistent communication in a dynamic organisation delivering a range of engagement activities.  It is imperative that the position holder is astute in observing safeguarding practices for all workshop participants in accordance with Safeguarding and Health & Safety policy, which includes risk assessments ahead of workshops.


  • A minimum of three years’ experience of arts education with adult learners
  • Experience of working collaboratively with charities and community groups
  • Demonstrable experience of working with diverse materials and media.
  • Creative, resourceful and responsive user-centred approach.
  • Self-motivated and collaborative.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • DBS checked and trained in safeguarding.


  • 25 days annual leave .plus 8 bank holidays (Pro rata)
  • An auto-enrolment pension scheme is in place with Legal & General. Under pension auto enrolment legislation, the employee will pay 5% (before tax relief) and the employer will pay 3% of qualifying earnings to the Legal and General plan.
  • A salary sacrifice scheme is available after 3 months employment.
  • Employees are entitled to a staff discount in the Modern Art Oxford Shop and Café.
  • There is an Employee Assistance Programme through Gemelli, and a series of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes through BHN Extras.

Closing Date: Friday 15th March 2024

Initial Interviews planned for 21st - 22nd March 2024

Location: Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP

Salary: £30,000 FTE (£11,997 actual)

Hours: Part time – Proposed working days Tuesday and Thursdays, subject to evening courses.

Contract: Fixed Term 2 years


If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website to complete your application for this position.

Modern Art Oxford is committed to creating equality of opportunity for all and we value diversity in our team. As part of our Anti-racism Action Plan, we welcome applications from people from the global majority who are under-represented in our sector.

No agencies please.