Senior Creative Producer – Collections in Verse, Poet in the City

This is a one-off opportunity to lead Collections in Verse, a collaborative programme between Poet in the City and the British Library. In this job, you will create, produce and lead poetry shows and commissions inspired by British Library exhibitions in libraries and community spaces across the country. Based at Poet in the City with regular working at the British Library, this is a unique opportunity to work with two leading literature organisations of very different sizes; you will benefit from a small creative producing organisation and the resources of a national library.

You will be a confident all-rounder and self-starter, who is equally at home creating dazzling poetry events, supporting artists and delivering participatory programming, as working as a fundraiser, evaluator and project manager. You must be happy to work independently and take initiative, as you’ll be travelling around the UK to bring this exciting programme to life.

This project is changing how both organisations work, and so we and our partners at the British Library are very excited about this programme – we’re really looking forward to welcoming someone to the team to collaborate with us.

Working hours: 3 days per week (0.6 FTE) to be agreed; 9.30am – 5.30pm weekdays with some evenings and weekends for performances.

Wage: £30,000 pro-rata to £18,000 0.6 FTE

Download the full job pack by clicking here.


How to apply:

Step 1: Application Form

Applicants will be shortlisted for interview on the basis of the application form. CVs will not be considered. Please make sure to use the application form to make explicit the connections between the skills and experience and the person specification outlined above.

Application forms should be submitted by email to by MIDNIGHT on Monday 31st December using the subject line SENIOR CREATIVE PRODUCER APPLICATION.

You can find the application form in the job pack.

On completion of your application, please fill in our online Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form here.

Step 2: Assessment and Interview

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Creative Assessment Day delivered by Poet in the City and the British Library, which will be held on Monday 14th January 2019 and successful candidates from this stage will be invited to 2nd round interviews shortly afterwards. Please keep checking our website and we will confirm the exact dates shortly.

We want to make this process as open as possible, so if you have any questions at all please do just get in touch. You can call the Poet in the City office on 0207 014 2812 or email Sarisha with enquiries on