Production Manager
University of Sussex
United Kingdom

Production Manager

School/department: Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts - Communications, Marketing and Advancement Division
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week including some weekends and evenings
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 6044
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum
Placed on: 30 August 2022
Closing date: 11 October 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 21 October 2022
Expected start date: 25 November 2022 (or as soon as possible following interviews and offer).

Job description

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA) is a multi-disciplinary performing and creative arts hub for the University of Sussex and the wider community. The centre presents a public programme of music, film, dance, performance, installation, festivals, discussion and debate.

The refurbishment of this Grade II* listed building, including brand new technical facilities, has provided a major venue on campus for students, staff and the wider community.

The post holder will be responsible for delivering world-class events at ACCA in collaboration with internal and external users. S/he will lead the ACCA’s production and technical team to deliver all production and technical aspects of events and performances in ACCA and its associated spaces.

The role requires excellent organisation; advanced planning skills; solution-focused problem solving; diplomacy; patience; resilience; excellent management skills and team spirit.

The successful applicant will have excellent up-to-date knowledge and experience of working with lighting, sound, stage platforms, rigging, AV systems and equipment for production, including their operation and control systems. S/he will be heavily involved in every aspect of the delivery of events and performances, and therefore will have at least three years’ experience of supporting users with initial risk assessments, and logistically planning and supporting the technical requirements of events and their associated technical and production needs.

Please contact Laura McDermott, Creative Director on for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 6044) (PDF 107KB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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