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Polly Thomas

Undershed Producer

Closing Date: Wed 22 May, 17:00 BST

On this page

  1. Before you apply
  2. Job description
  3. Application process
  4. Working at Watershed
  5. Hours
  6. Watershed Values


Please apply online, or alternatively, download the application form in Word and email it to hr@watershed.co.uk.

Do get in touch if you would like any of this information, or wish to apply, in another format.

Please do not include your CV as it will not be considered. Please put all relevant information on your application form.

Before you apply

Watershed's first value is Inclusive – We listen to and learn from our community, creating equity and addressing harm where it occurs. The information below lays out some of the steps we are taking to create a more inclusive recruitment process. Many of these steps are new to us, so feedback and questions are very welcome.

You may not have worked in a cultural organisation before, or in an organisation like Watershed. Please still consider applying as many other sectors offer transferable contexts.

If you are from a background that is underrepresented in the culture sector - for example you are from a community that experiences racism or you are a disabled person (as defined by the Equalities Act 2010), or you did not go to University or had free school meals as a child - and you would like support to articulate how your experience is transferable to this role, you can book time with us to discuss it. We will ensure the person you meet is not involved in the recruitment process. Please request this by emailing hr@watershed.co.uk (we will not ask you to disclose your background).

We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications from those who bring balance to our team. Watershed welcomes the whole person to work, and we understand that each of us brings our experiences, our backgrounds and our own unique lens to what we do. Supporting our staff means they are not appointed to represent specific groups or organisations.

Job description

Undershed Producer
£35,910 per annum (pro rata)
Part time
Contract type
3 days
In the building only, hybrid working is not available for this role.

Purpose of job

Watershed is opening a new immersive space in 2024. Undershed will be a different kind of gallery, a place to be together and explore. Operating alongside our film programme, it will be home to curated exhibitions of art works that use technology to actively involve the audience.

The Producer will work with the Undershed Curator and wider Watershed team on the planning, design and delivery of the programme. The Producer will manage all technical aspects of the programme in the lead-up to and throughout the exhibitions and oversee the smooth running of the space. They will also work with our Talent Development, Pervasive Media Studio, Research and Film Hub teams to ensure that Undershed creates and connects into opportunities to develop the wider creative community.  

Main responsibilities

  • Support the Executive Team to recruit the Undershed Curator and Curatorial Panel and devise an annual programme for Undershed.
  • Project manage the physical and digital install and de-rig of exhibitions. Troubleshoot any technical or logistical issues that arise with the exhibition. 
  • Work with the Curator and Communications team to produce bespoke interaction guidance for audiences.
  • Liaise with the Talent Development, Studio, Research and Film Hub teams to support aligned events, residencies and projects.   
  • Attend weekly Operations meetings to represent Undershed activity and to oversee the design and build of Undershed exhibitions.
  • Liaise with Watershed ICT and projection teams regarding equipment requirements for Undershed and arrange any hires required for additional tech or kit for the exhibition. 
  • Liaise with wider Watershed team regarding production and experience design of the exhibition and arrange any purchases or hires as required. 
  • Work with the Communications team to create a Undershed specific audience feedback survey and oversee the evaluation process. 
  • Collate briefing documents for each work, including health and safety information and guidelines for interacting with the public. Organise and deliver a front of house Staff briefing. 
  • Manage the Undershed budget, keeping it updated with all expenditure.
  • Create and share inventory including tech, production design and signage.
  • Act as an ambassador for Undershed at relevant events. 

Key performance indicators

  • Contributes positively to the delivery of Watershed’s creative vision, values, business model and profile. 
  • Undershed’s programme of events are well regarded, delivered, documented and attended. 
  • Productive collaborations are formed with the wider Watershed team; existing and new partners and freelance collaborators as well as funders and sponsors. 
  • Watershed is represented enthusiastically and professionally at public and industry events. 
  • Financial records are up to date and budgets are within their set limits each year 

Essential criteria

  • Experience of managing a venue, exhibition or comparable space 
  • Demonstrable interest in working with XR and immersive technologies. 
  • Strong attention to detail and a proactive approach to checking the accuracy of information 
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to act as an ambassador to Undershed and deal effectively with people at all levels. 

Application process

Closing date:

We will be conducting short interviews with all applicants who meet the essential criteria. A shortlist will then be invited to a longer second interview.

First round interview / presentation (if relevant): -

Second round interview: -

Working at Watershed

Find out more about staff benefits, our values and more about our approach.


Watershed will work with candidates to ensure their access needs are met during the interview process and will ensure access requirements are not a factor in decision making. 

Equal opportunities monitoring

We are striving to understand more about who applies to work with us. At the end of the application process we invite you to complete our anonymous equal opportunities monitoring form, which will not be shared with anyone involved in the recruitment process.

Opening hours

At full operation, Watershed is open seven days a week, including Bank Holidays (Christmas Day and Boxing Day are the only exceptions). Watershed is a public building, which operates a diverse range of cultural and commercial activities. The post holder will need to be comfortable working in this environment.


3 days per week

Watershed Values

As a registered charity and social enterprise, Watershed has well-established brand values. We seek to apply our values in everything we do and ask staff, partners, suppliers and collaborators to do the same.

Our values are:

  • Inclusive We listen to and learn from our community, creating equity and addressing harm where it occurs
  • Transparent We share our approach openly and clearly, working at a pace which enables everyone to participate who wishes to
  • Responsible We use our resources generously and sustainably, considering our impact on future generations
  • Kind We are careful and caring with ourselves and with others
  • Hopeful We celebrate culture, creativity and wonder as paths to a better future

Watershed is a Social Enterprise Mark holder. Social Enterprises are businesses whose products and services create both social and environmental benefits.

Closing Date: Wed 22 May, 17:00 BST

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