Borealis establishing new production team – looking for producers

Applications closed May 24
2 project positions
Duration: August 2023

Borealis is looking for 2 producers who will form the production team for the festival, and who will share all production related tasks. The production team will be part of the festival’s core team, which make a fantastic festival in March, and associated events throughout the year.

The production team will be responsible for the progress, development and implementation of Borealis’ artistic programme and projects, in close collaboration with the Artistic Director and the rest of the staff. The production team will contribute to Borealis’ values and artistic visions being safeguarded, and ensure that Borealis present projects with a high degree of professionalism and responsiveness from the first brainstorm to rigging and evaluation.

Borealis has a permanent small core team throughout the year, and festival staff in the period from November until the festival in March, in addition to around 100 volunteers during the festival. The newly hired producers will be part of the core team.

Day to day tasks will be varied and challenging, and requires independence, accuracy, initiative and the ability to work well with others. You must have an interest and understanding of the music and art we present, and have experience with production, preferably in alternative arenas or for alternative art forms. You must be able to take an active role and take responsibility for the progress of both artistic and practical projects.

Working language is Norwegian and English, and you must have good written and oral presentation skills in at least one of these languages.

Place of work is Bergen and evening and weekend work will occur.

The production team will solve different and varied tasks related to planning, implementation and follow-up of events and areas of responsibility in close collaboration with artists, performers, partners, suppliers, arenas, the festival team and other employees.

This may include, but is not limited to, tasks such as:

  • Development of projects in close collaboration with Artistic Director and artists
  • Obtaining technical info and needs, and contacting technical suppliers
  • Management of Borealis’ equipment
  • Making itiniraries and rehearsal schedules
  • Travel booking
  • Mapping of volunteer needs
  • Mapping and organisation of the festival’s transport & logistic needs
  • Execution of events
  • Further development of digital production tools
  • Lead and train parts of the festival staff
  • Responsibility for project budgets and gathering offers

Borealis wants to be a workplace that sees and utilises the potential of the individual employee, and work tasks and areas of responsibility will be adapted to the best candidate. Personal suitability may outweigh formal competence, and other qualifications than the following:

  • Broad cultural expertise and interest in experimental music, stage productions and various cultural expressions
  • Ability to work independently, structured and with an eye for detail
  • Good at multi-tasking and ability to ensure progress
  • Experience as a cultural producer, technical producer or concert organiser
  • Good technical understanding of sound, light and stage
  • Good computer skills and familiar with the use of digital tools
  • Positive and solution-oriented team player
  • Knowledge of AV production and streaming is an advantage

Applicants must recognise themselves in our core values: generous, curious and challenging. Borealis wants diversity in the workplace that reflects the population in terms of gender, age, functional ability and cultural and ethnic background, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

  • Varied, meaningful and challenging tasks
  • High pace in a social and good work environment with good colleagues in an exciting field of work
  • Good opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Pension scheme

The 2 positions advertised are a reorganisation of a temporary position and a vacant project position. Both will be employed until August 2023 with the possibility of extension in a permanent position after this period.

Both positions are advertised with a position percentage between 40–80% in order to find the best possible combination of competence and people. Feel free to state in the application what position percentage you prefer.

Application deadline: Tuesday 24.5.2022
Interview: week 22
Start-up: as soon as possible/August 2022
Please fill out the application form and attach a formal application letter and your CV.

Borealis presents a challenging artistic programme through an annual international festival of experimental music, and associated activity throughout the year. The festival saw the light of day in 2004 and presents groundbreaking music and art from Bergen, Norway and around the world, through concerts, talks, performances, exhibitions, film programmes, installations, radio, family events and workshops.

Borealis should be a place for new experiences where a diverse audience always
feel welcome. Borealis brings the world to Bergen, and Norwegian performers and artistic projects to the world.

Borealis is dedicated to representing the society we exist in, both on, in front of and behind the scenes, by making conscious choices about having gender balance and ethnic diversity on the programme. The organisation and our work must reflect our basic ethical awareness of diversity, inclusion, social equality and sustainability.


Contact person: Tine Rude
Postion: Managing Director
Phone: 959 05 376