Could you be our next assistant producer via the kickstart scheme?

Two white women in white outfits and pink wigs sit side by side. They are part of a performance with barbie dolls and red melting ice.
Image: Paul Blakemore

We’re seeking an Assistant Producer to help produce Submerge Festival!

Submerge are looking for an Assistant Producer to join our team via the Kickstart Scheme; a 6 month paid job with a local employer, funded by the Government. It provides a fully-funded job opportunity for young people to gain experience of working in some of Britain’s most exciting companies.

The Assistant Producer will be part of a small team, supported by Submerge artistic director Mike Pony to deliver projects to the highest possible standards. We currently manage two queer-led event and festival brands; you’ll be working as an assistant producer across these two brands to support our producing team in the smooth delivery of all our projects.


We are looking for an all-rounder who is interested in developing their skills in all aspects of festival and event producing, and who is hard-working, enthusiastic, and passionate about the work we do. You’ll need a practical mind and great communication skills and to have an interest in getting to know more about all aspects of event and festival production. You’ll enjoy being organised, using your imagination, learning new things, and you’ll feel confident working under your own initiative, as well as working as part of a team.

You’ll be working across our various projects helping make sure they run smoothly. You don’t have to have done any producing before, but we would like you to have an interest in queer arts and culture – whether that’s live performance, music, films, game, visual art, drag or any other aspect of arts and culture; we’d like to hear from you!


Title: Assistant Producer (Kickstart)
Fee: National Minimum Wage
Hours: Flexible – 25 hours per week.
Location: Manchester (Homeworking & some in-person work/meetings/training)
Additional Employability Support: Provided by The Factory Academy
Responsible to: Submerge artistic director
Application Deadline: Monday 14th February 2022 (9am)
Interviews: TBC
Ideal Start Date: Immediate


Deadline to apply: 9am, Monday 14th February 2022
To find out more about the role and to apply, please visit this link.
Download the Job Pack

Submerge Festival 2022 is generously supported by Arts Council England.