Part time Assistant Creative Producers for Horizons Festival 2023

CAN and HOME are recruiting two part-time Assistant Creative Producers for Horizons Festival 2023. We’re particularly interested in hearing from people with lived experience of migration as this group is under-represented in the creative workforce.

The Horizons Festival, developed by CAN and HOMEworks with international communities and artists with lived experience of migration, including forced migration, in Greater Manchester.

The festival programmes exciting and thought-provoking performance, dance, music, theatre, visual art, cinema, and discussion – presented live and online – to showcase the talents of international artists who have made Manchester their home, and new migrant artists from the UK’s art scene.

2023 sees the Horizons Festival enter a new and exciting phase of development, and the festival will run between Friday 16 June and Saturday 17 June.

We’re looking for two passionate, creative, and organised people with lived experience of migration to work with us as part-time Assistant Creative Producers and help us on this journey.

It’s been a tough time for artists and communities, so now is the moment to make sure the diverse communities of Manchester have a voice through art, and have access to exciting creative opportunities.

We want to build a team that will help us to make the Horizons Festival the best it can be. If you have fantastic creative ideas, are highly organised, brilliant at relating to people, and are committed to social justice, you could be the person we are looking for, and we’d love to hear from you.

Each of the two Assistant Creative Producers will shadow and be mentored by staff members at CAN and HOME. Each organisation will take lead responsibility for a Producer.

Salary: £120 per day or £15 per hour 

Amount of days: 28-30 days

Deadline for applications: Monday 12th December Nov 2022 12 noon

Interviews will take place at HOME on Monday 16th January or Tuesday 17th January.

Start date: Monday 6th February 2023

Assistant Creative Producer Job Description


  1. Working with community groups and/or artists to develop events for Horizons Festival;
  2. Working with a staff team at CAN and HOME to develop events for Horizons Festival;
  3. Supporting partnerships with arts and non-arts organisations and artists, 
  4. Supporting day-to-day coordination of projects, with HOME and CAN teams; 
  5. Producing contracts/agreements for artists and partner organisations;
  6. Making sure projects meet CAN and HOME vision, mission and values;
  7. Working with the Lead Producers at CAN and HOME to market the creative events, making sure we communicate with our audiences, participants and other key people.
  8. Communicating and liaising with partners, venues, participants, artists and making sure the programme runs to schedule. 
  9. Preparing and scheduling regular meetings, project notes and recommendations that can be shared with the staff teams;
  10. Supporting the running of a budget and petty cash.


  1. A passion for creating powerful and accessible arts and cultural work, which addresses social justice issues;
  2. Excellent communication skills and the ability to build trust with members of the community;
  3. Interest in arts and migration;
  4. Experience of working with a team to produce programmes and events;
  5. Ability to create written content;
  6. Experience working to deadlines including last minute changes when needed;
  7. Hands on experience of putting on events.
  8. Lived experience of migration
  9. Right to work in the UK
  10. Registered self-employed or be prepared to register. Support can be offered to register self-employed if needed.  
  11. Based in Greater Manchester
  12. Hold a current DBS check or be happy to have one done.