• Permanent
  • London SE1
  • 27,500 £ / Year

Southbank Centre

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  • £27,500 a year

Job type

  • Permanent

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability


London SE1


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  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Free fitness classes
  • Sick pay

Full job description

We are looking for a Producing Assistant to join our Arts Planning and Producing team on a full-time, permanent basis.


We will be holding an informal information session over Zoom on Tuesday 26th March at 12-1pm for anyone who is interested in learning more about the Producing Assistant role. You can sign up here.

About the role and the team:

The Producing & Event Management team work on festivals, events and seasons across the breadth of Southbank Centres artistic programme, including: Contemporary Music, Classical Music, Performance & Dance, Literature & Spoken Word, Public Programming – including Festival and Public Space programming. Recent and current projects and festivals include Imagine Childrens Festival, Chaka Kahns Meltdown, Marina Abramovic Institute Takeover, London Literature Festival, South Asian Sounds, and many more throughout the year. We care about our artists, our audiences and local residents with our location in the heart of Lambeth and we have a considerable programme of events available free at the point of entry bringing people together, and bringing unbeatable cultural experiences to underrepresented audiences.

Working closely with the Head of Producing & Event Management, Producers and wider artistic team, this role is instrumental in providing producing support for festivals and events, including Artifax set-ups, event on sales, event contracting, payment processing, artists visas, travel and accommodation, event delivery support and any other duties as required.

The majority of the Southbank Centres artistic events take place Wednesday to Sunday and the post-holder should expect to work some irregular hours during evenings and weekends as required. Time off in lieu (TOIL) is available for extra hours that are necessary to work.


Role objectives

  • To provide effective and proactive logistical, administrative and producing support on Festivals and Events at Southbank Centre, working closely with the Head of Producing & Event Management and the Producers.
  • To provide efficient and courteous support, and be an informed point of contact, to all those involved with the Producing & Event Management team, including, but not limited to; internal colleagues, artists, partners, producers and promoters.
  • To provide administrative and event support to the Event Managers as required.

Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre is Europes largest arts centre and one of the UKs top five visitor attractions, occupying an 11-acre site that sits in the midst of Londons most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. The site has an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Southbank Centre is made up of the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery as well as being home to the National Poetry Library and the Arts Council Collection. It is also home to six Resident Orchestras (Aurora Orchestra, Chineke! Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Philharmonia Orchestra).

Our Artistic Mission

Southbank Centre exists to provide great artistic experiences for everyone. Through art, we invite our visitors to enjoy shared cultural encounters together. To gaze. To listen. To be moved. To discover a new idea or a new perspective. We are proud that for the last 70 years, the performances and exhibitions here have moved millions. We have provided a home for art and for artists. A community centred on art, where everyone, no matter their job, helps make the experience.

We present work for everyone and we welcome applications from people from a Black, Asian or Ethnically Diverse background or those who are D/deaf or disabled. By attracting people to work for us from a broad range of backgrounds with diverse attitudes, opinions and beliefs, we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things. We remain committed to creating a place where as many people as possible can come together to experience bold, unusual, entertaining and eye-opening work.


At the Southbank Centre we believe in:

Creating welcoming spaces

  • Because upholding respect, safety and belonging is at the heart of vibrant teams and communities.
  • This means us all taking responsibility for shaping and protecting a kind, compassionate and inclusive environment for others.

Making wonderful experiences together

  • Because we all contribute to amazing artistic moments at the Southbank Centre.
  • This means us all understanding and valuing the different parts we play in creating enjoyment and success.

Sparking new thinking

  • Because different views and thought-provoking conversations inspire innovation, learning and growth.
  • This means everyone having a desire to learn and being open to evaluating how they think and work.


SC is a warm and welcoming place to work, with great aspirations and ambitions to create great and accessible work for all. We pride ourselves in building a supportive environment to enable the development of our staff.


As well as working at one of London’s most popular and engaging sites the successful candidate will also benefit from the following:

  • a min 5% pension contribution (going up to 8% depending on employee contribution)
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid working model (3 days office working, 2 days from home)
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced family leave benefits
  • Discount at all onsite retail, food and beverage vendors
  • Free staff tickets for SC events
  • Free entry to Hayward Gallery
  • Free/discounted entry to other institutes such as the Tate
  • Free staff yoga


If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or concerns you can email hrteam@southbankcentre.co.uk and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 on the closing date for the job posting.


To apply for this job please visit careers.southbankcentre.co.uk.

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