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Digital Winter Programme - Production Manager

£26,000 – £26,001
Midweight, Senior
Part Time, Freelance
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Job Description

We are looking for a technical AV Production Manager to take ownership over all aspects of delivering the AV, recording and live streaming elements of a three-month project on a part-time basis from ASAP until the end of Feb 2022.

This December, we are launching a Winter Digital Programme which will run for three months and broadcast 60 live events.

Our ambition is to:

  • Build exposure for emerging female, femme, non-binary, gnc, and trans DJ's and artists
  • Broaden access to our programme beyond East London & share our brand values celebrating lo-no cost good times with more people regardless of their location
  • Offer free, streamed entertainment option during winter that feels like going out
  • Build brand resilience and explore new forms of income generation and nightlife economy diversification which could be passed on and benefit other venues

We have been awarded Arts Council funding to deliver this programme and are recruiting for two key members to lead the project; Project Manager & AV Production Manager.

We have a £3k budget available for the AV Production Manager role and envision it would require appx 20 hours a week on a priority/ as-needed basis.

AV Production Manager

We are seeking a technically confident AV Production Manager to take ownership over all aspects of delivering the AV, recording and live streaming elements of this exciting project, meeting our ambitions of building exposure and excitement around an emerging generation of multi-disciplinary DJs and artists.

We imagine the role being best suited to someone who is familiar with us and based close to Ridley Road, E8 as the role will involve evening and weekend work.

Ideally, applicants would be experienced in setting up, troubleshooting and recording/ broadcasting live-streamed events either in-house at a company or independently, and be passionate about arts & culture.

This role would suit someone who is committed to promoting the work of emerging artists and who are happy to work independently within a small team.

Essential skills

  • Experience live streaming and recording events
  • Confident setting up and working with AV equipment
  • Technically literate and confident managing all internet, equipment, software and archiving
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Proactive and committed
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Availability for evening and weekend work

Desirable skills

  • Video editing
  • Content creation experience - short video interviews for IG Stories


Live Streaming/ Recording Artist events & DJ Sets

  • Ensure streaming goes live, functioning, good sound, everything backed up, charged.
  • Advise & manage entire live streaming process from internet requirements and equipment purchasing to publishing to backing up & archiving - with a mind to the urgency and budget of the program.
  • Setting up the venue for live streaming + creating workflows and supporting documentation
  • First point of contact for artists on the night
  • Accessible to team, train other members of staff how to operate, be on call during performances, set up any back-end processes required
  • Ensuring equipment is protected, maintained & stored appropriately
  • Create & manage artists release forms & any required signage for crowds if necessary
  • Managing uploading process

AV & Tech support:

  • Good at setting up and troubleshooting AV for broadcast and venue
  • Experience setting up AV for live music events and video projection

Editing (3 hours a week) - optional

  • Editing recordings to a master file to be uploaded to the archive (sometimes mixed in with or featuring looping content produced by commissioned artist).

Content creation:

  • Where possible, recording short video interviews with artists for social media


  • Sit in on a weekly meeting

About us:

Ridley Road Market Bar is a diverse and inclusive independent cultural venue, operating for 10 years in the centre of Dalston’s Ridley Road community. We provide a universally accessible space and contribute to cross cultural discourse in a uniquely egalitarian way.

Our cultural programme includes Live Music, Spoken Word, Poetry, Cultural Theory Lectures, & Social Dances. We cater for older community members e.g. a 1960’s Jamaican ska, Reggae & roots night, and young people with emerging DJs playing house, techno, disco and contemporary music.

We support female, non-binary and LGBTQ musicians & DJs and reserve our most coveted performance slots for these groups. We have actively supported several big name musicians and DJs through this policy, including DJ Haai, GreenTea Peng, and GCDJ who all held residencies with us for several years while they developed their artistic practice.