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Creative Producer


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Role Title:         Creative Producer

Reporting to:    Chief Executive

Fee:      £200 per day

This is a freelance opportunity to support the UKAHT team in delivering our ambitions to bring Antarctica and its past to life for an increasingly diverse audience.

You will develop and deliver high quality projects in support of the aims of our overarching programme Antarctica In Sight; a combination of creative collaborative projects and programmes delivered both in person and digitally. The programme will develop our audiences and our impact and will deliver the aims of Antarctic Heritage for the Future, our ten-year strategy.

  • Using your own creative initiative and network, work with the UKAHT team and a range of creative, education and science partners to develop ideas and projects for Antarctica In Sight.
  • Develop existing and new audiences and partnerships to mutual benefit.
  • Oversee the development and delivery of projects, managing sub-contractors and partnerships appropriately.
  • Manage project budgets and support the fundraising efforts to secure project funding.
  • Negotiate subcontractors’ fees and contracts and issue contracts with the Administration Manager and ensure the terms are honoured on all sides.
  • Ensure good coverage and promotion of the programme through liaison with the PR & Media team and taking on elements of promotion where necessary.
  • Provide regular reporting to the UKAHT team, Board of Trustees and relevant committees.
  • Develop evaluation strategies to ensure the programme is achieving its aims and that evidence of impact is gathered.
  • Attend team meetings to ensure the smooth flow of information and ideas sharing.

The role will be necessarily flexible to deliver the programme effectively and the time commitment will be planned around the needs of the programme. We envisage a commitment averaging 2-3 days per week. The role will be largely home based, but we would warmly welcome you in the office in Cambridge.


  • You think and work creatively, inclusively, collaboratively and to achieve maximum impact.
  • You can develop an effective network of partners to deliver creative projects greater than the sum of their parts.
  • You are an excellent communicator and networker and able to build strong relationships with partners locally, nationally and internationally.
  • You have a demonstrable track record of delivering impactful projects and programmes, both digital and in real life.
  • You are organised, self-starting and focused on high standards of delivery with excellent project management skills.
  • You understand the symbiotic relationship between project development, audiences and fundraising.
  • You are a fast-paced, multi-tasker able to work proactively and sometimes reactively.
  • You are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion through your practice.
  • You are passionate about Antarctica, eager to communicate that passion and you embrace the opportunity of creative engagement with facets such as science, heritage and the environment to develop and diversify our audiences and create impact. 


  • Agree an ambitious and deliverable programme of creative content and activity for Antarctica In Sight, including both small-scale and larger projects for different audiences.
  • Establish relationships with project partners to scope and devise projects which achieve the aims of the programme.
  • Deliver the agreed programme of projects to time and to budget.
  • Establish and maintain the evaluation framework to gather the evidence of impact.
  • Work with the Head of Development to identify and, where appropriate, secure external funding in support of the programme.
  • Work with UKAHT colleagues and the PR & Media team on the marketing and communications for the programme.
  • To appoint and manage sub-contractors to assist with programme delivery.
  • To collaborate with the Antarctic Operations team where the programme intersects with the Antarctic operation.
  • Communicate effectively at all levels to ensure messaging in clear, everyone is engaged, informed and contributing appropriately.


  • Location - Home working with occasional planned meetings at the office at High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET
  • Fee - £200 per day
  • Time commitment - Flexible but we anticipate a time commitment of on average 2-3 days per week as the programme demands. This contract is for two years in the first instance.
  • Expenses - All reasonable travel costs incurred as part of the role will be reimbursed as per UKAHT policy.
  • Probationary period - The appointment will be subject to a three-month probationary period to ensure mutual satisfaction
  • Termination Notice period - Upon completion of the probationary period, the period of notice will be eight weeks by either party.

We are committed to equal opportunities and to learning how to increase the diversity of our people. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and encourage applications from people currently underrepresented in the Polar regions, including people from diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities or those who identify as LGBTQI+.

We also welcome flexible working arrangements.

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