Creative Producer opportunity with our Sheffield Curriculum Adventures

Create Sheffield

We are looking for a freelance Creative Producer to work on our Sheffield Curriculum Adventures project. 

Creative Producer Freelance Contract

Project: Sheffield Curriculum Adventures

June 2022 – December 2023

Fee: The role is a fixed fee of £12,500 for 50 days work

Closing date for applications is Monday 6 June midday 2022.

Create Sheffield has been awarded funding from IVE to deliver a new schools-based project in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Museums which will enhance learning for children in the city. The aim of this pioneering project is to explore how place-based learning, within the context of a 15-minute neighbourhood, can build the cultural capital of children and young people.

It will focus initially on schools and local communities in Shirecliffe as a pilot to creating a Sheffield Curriculum extending in other parts of the city. The project learning will be linked to 3 other Local Cultural Education Partnerships within Yorkshire & the Humber, where similar collaborative projects are taking place that share the same objectives.

As a result of the project in Sheffield, there will be an expansion and localisation of the Create Sheffield pool of arts and cultural practitioners, and more opportunities for children and young people to define and engage with the culture on their doorstep. 

The results of this pilot will influence the creation of the future Sheffield Curriculum.  It will offer opportunities for professional development for teachers and trainee teachers and embed youth voice in both design and research of the Sheffield Curriculum Adventures.


  1. To explore how schools can interpret the concept of cultural capital within their local context and based on the needs of their pupils at 3 different Key Stage levels.
  2. To identify how cultural capital can be developed through place-based learning by undertaking a curriculum mapping process to create 6 Sheffield Curriculum Adventures.
  3. To examine how the history, socio-economic context, needs and resources of the locality (i.e., the 15-minute neighbourhood) offer opportunities for place-based learning through participatory mapping.
  4. To co-create a model for Sheffield Curriculum Adventures to integrate place-based learning within the curriculum based on the people, places, cultures, and knowledges of the 15-minute neighbourhood.

Creative Producer key responsibilities

The role of Producer will be responsible for leading the project development and delivery from overseeing an idea to finished content. They will work to deliver the project focused on the aims, outcomes and objectives outlined in the funding application.

They will be supported and managed by the Create Sheffield Manager, who will in turn report to the Board of Trustees. The Producer will be supported by a Project Steering Group, made up of Partners (including the evaluator and one Trustee).

In collaboration with the Create Sheffield Manager they will draw up plans within agreed timeframe, guidelines and procedures for submission to the Project Steering Group.  They will report quarterly to IVE, which will be shared with Create Sheffield Trustees.

Role Specification

Terms and Conditions

Freelancers are required to obtain and maintain personal Public Liability Insurance and an up to date DBS check. The individual will be personally liable for their own tax deductions and national insurance contributions.

For more information

Please contact or telephone 0114 250 7417 and speak to Margot Walker – Create Sheffield.


Please submit your CV with a covering letter which supports your application with details of two references and a completed Create Sheffield equal opportunity form to


Closing date for applications is Monday 6 June Midday 2022.

Interviews will be held in person at Learn Sheffield’s offices in Albion House, Sheffield on Thursday 9th June 2022.


The successful candidate will be subject to, satisfactory references and an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note a schedule of payments will be agreed on a freelance basis, you will be responsible for making your own tax and national insurance payments.