Contract type: Freelance

Estimated time commitment: averaging ~2 days a week over 4 months

Reporting to: Director, OKRE

Closing date: 28 May 2021

 

OKRE is a new global charity bringing together the entertainment industries, research sector and personal lived experience. The organisation’s activities are across four areas of work: Research, Network, Events and Funding.

 

We are looking for a Creative Producer (Events) to develop and deliver four OKRE Workshops. This role feeds into OKRE’s Network and Events streams of work. OKRE Workshops are designed to support and nurture creative exchange between professionals in the entertainment industries, the research sector and diverse lived experience. These four workshops will be focused on inspiring the creation of scripted entertainment across a range of genres. 

 

The ideal candidate will have a keen editorial eye and a good understanding of the process of content development. You’ll have strong professional networks, be able to communicate effectively with stakeholders in a range of settings and demonstrate a strong track record managing delivery of projects. 

 

Responsibilities: 

 

All work to be undertaken in close collaboration with the OKRE team. 

 

·       Plan, curate and deliver a programme of four workshops ensuring they meet key objectives

·       Build and nurture an international cross-sector community, facilitating connections across industries

·       Identify and develop industry partnerships for workshops 

·       End-to-end management of programme logistics, administration, resources and evaluation 

·       Track and report on progress and milestones for internal and external stakeholders

·       Confirm and prepare participants and speakers, gathering presentations and other materials. Maximise the value from events by ensuring all assets are collected and archived 

·       Ensure high standards of record keeping, documentation and data management

·       Be a brand ambassador and spokesperson, able to communicate key messages

 

Essential Requirements: 

 

·       Strong ability to build and nurture connections with diverse stakeholders, including at different levels of seniority 

·       Demonstrable experience leading and delivering strategic projects to a high standard

 

About you:

 

·       Calm and creative approach to problem-solving

·       Exceptional organisational skills

·       A keen eye for curating events

·       Used to working to strict deadlines and on own initiative

·       Excited about nurturing international communities across entertainment and research

 

To apply please send your CV along with a cover letter of no more than one page to officemanager@okre.org

 

About OKRE

 

OKRE: Opening Knowledge across Research & Entertainment is a new charity and unique, global hub of expertise bringing together research, entertainment and personal lived experience.  Through facilitating better cross-sector collaboration, OKRE supports the creation of compelling content that expands our understanding of the world. 

We work with a diverse range of partners including Wellcome, UKRI, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, BFI, BBC, UKIE, Bond: International Development Network, Science & Entertainment Exchange and Counterpoints Arts. 

 

OKRE’S four strand of work:

 

·       Research:  Bringing together a rich mix of expertise to improve understanding of how entertainment impacts on audiences and shapes perceptions and beliefs. 

·       Network:  A matchmaking service connecting experts from the fields of research, entertainment and the social impact sector, to inspire new ways of thinking.

·       Events: A year-round programme of events focused on exchanging ideas and improving collaboration by bringing together researchers, content creators and those with a range of lived experiences. OKRE as a hub of content would also communicate aligned stakeholder events. 

·       Funding: providing time and space for the development of innovative cross-sector ideas and collaborations. 

 

Audiences 

 

OKRE’s audiences are primarily professionals in entertainment, research and social impact. There is a public facing side to OKRE and an interest in maximising engagement to achieve our mission. 

 

·       Research: organisations funding or undertaking research in science, social science, humanities and the arts. 

·       Social impact: organisations whose primary focus is not research, but social impact and engagement related to research and direct lived experience. This includes charities, foundations, trusts, learned societies, museums and galleries. It also includes the corporate social responsibility departments of commercial organisations. 

·       Entertainment: we work with those funding, representing and creating scripted, nonscripted & interactive content. This includes film, broadcast (live and streamed), games, immersive (AR/VR), podcasting, radio and social media original content.