Vacancy: Community Producer: Programme & Production

Application deadline:

Midnight, Sunday 31 July 2022


Key info:

Turf is Croydon’s homegrown art space; a registered charity set up and run by local artists to support creatives and our local community. Find out more about what we do, our team and our space, visit

This is a role to primarily support Turf’s role in 2023’s Croydon Borough of Culture. Turf is one of a number of Culture Hubs in the borough. We’ll be working to develop & support a community-led programme of projects and events for 2023, and in the lead up during 2022.

The core aim of this role is to facilitate Turf and our partner organisations in managing and delivering upcoming programmes, leading into and spanning the 2023 Borough of Culture year. You’ll lay the groundwork for this, working with all partners connected to us as a hub, including Club Soda, Conditions, Fashion Meets Music & SLiDE.


Pay & terms:

Contract: Part-time fixed term freelance contract of 21 months, with a 6 month probation period

Pay: £1800 per month (£150 per day)

Hours: 12 days per month, between Wed-Sat (our opening hours)

Application Deadline: Midnight, Sunday 31 July 2022

Interviews: 10-11 August 2022

Start date: Week commencing 15 August, 2-3 days of training.

This role will work in partnership with the Community Producer: Development & Fundraising role.


Person spec:

  • Personal connections to & active knowledge of Croydon are essential.
  • An affinity with Turf’s aims and ethos. We strive to be welcoming, kind, accessible and curious, conscious of our duty to the public and those we work with.
  • Experience of curating and project managing medium scale arts & culture events.
  • Experience in managing medium-large project budgets.
  • Strong digital and written literacy. Letting us know what tools you’re familiar with would be great!
  • Efficient, well-organised, and reliable.
  • You’ll have an active interest in arts and culture with an awareness of current arts and socio-political discourses (i.e. you like to interrogate things and ask questions!). 
  • Turf is an artist-led space, so we’d love to hear about your artistic practice if you have one.
  • You’ll be great at communication and collaborating. You’ll be patient, kind, curious and able to work with individuals and organisations from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of experience.

Key deliverables:

  • Working in collaboration with the Community Producer: Support & Development and other Borough of Culture partners to ensure consistency and interconnection across the programme.
  • Manage the curation, planning & delivery of events and projects in 2022 & 23 at Turf and cross-borough with partners, locations and the Council.
  • Work with the Turf Projects team and key partners Club Soda, SLiDE, Thrive, Conditions and Croydon Partnership, to collaboratively develop an interconnected thematic approach to their public programmes.
  • Work along-side Turf’s Learning Leads to further develop and interconnect links with local schools and educational institutions within Turf and BoC partner programmes including connecting potential partners together.
  • Work alongside Turf’s Access Lead to make sure projects & events have a creative approach to access.
  • Work locally, and across the borough, to support the provision of arts and culture in public spaces like parks – particularly work with environmental themes.
  • Ensure streaming & hybrid delivery and thorough & creative documentation of events and projects to make sure that they can wherever possible be accessed remotely and continue to be engaged with post-2023.
  • Programme logistics – managing budgets, artist contracts, funding agreements, overseeing install & de-installs, transportation, insurance.

Essential things to know about working at Turf:

  • Turf is a registered charity with a board of trustees. You’d need to align with Turf and the Charity Commission’s policies on finance management, code of conduct, conflict of interest, health and safety, equal opportunities & safeguarding.
  • We have a nonhierarchical team structure, which means;
    • We have mutual accountability processes and collaborative decision making on major decisions. We check in with each other weekly and have both a team review and a board meeting quarterly.
    • We’re all paid equivalent to the same day rate (£150 per day).
    • We all share in front of house duties, though we also work in some working from home as possible.
    • We also share various rota tasks e.g restocking the loo roll!
  • As an artist-led space, 10% of our time can be used as ‘Wiggle Time’ – wiggle room to spend on activities which are of benefit to both our practices and Turf. It’s a bit like paid personal development time, but geared towards ensuring our practices are interwoven into Turf.
  • Key tools we use are; Google Drive/Sheets, Xero, Asana, Slack.


Please apply by midnight, Sunday 31 July to:

We’re very flexible on how you apply;

  • Email us a CV & cover letter.
  • Send us a video intro to you and why you’re interested.
  • Another format!

We don’t have a format we prefer, and your format won’t impact our consideration of your application, so send whatever you’re comfortable with.