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Dance Consortium: Executive Director

Deadline: 22 Apr 2016

Salary: £50,000 - £60,000

Role: Executive Director

Company: Dance Consortium



Dance Consortium is the only consortium of large-scale theatres working together to enable audiences across the UK to experience extraordinary contemporary dance from around the world.  Dance Consortium champions global artistic excellence and since it was founded in 2003, has toured a range of companies from as far afield as Australia, China, Europe and the USA.   Alongside the touring programme, we also support the development of our member theatres’ capacity to present large scale dance as well as drive talent development initiatives. For the first time we are now seeking a permanent Executive Director to enhance our role and impact in the UK and the international dance scene.

Join us and you will provide executive leadership for our work covering our programme of touring, audience development, dance education and talent advancement, as well as forge links with partners for whom international dance can complement their aspirations. You will lead the team of DC contractors, leverage the unique experience and expertise of members, explore opportunities for new initiatives and partnerships, and develop our educational role.  You will also encourage a more proactive approach to fund-raising. Important will be your ability to keep abreast of developments and trends in the dance industry and associated arts guaranteeing our role as a proactive player within the sector and the establishment of the Midlands as a dance hub.

An experienced arts manager, you are a confident advocate for international dance and have a strong understanding of the issues facing large scale theatre venues and audience development in UK. You have a record of providing strong but facilitative and collaborative leadership and can demonstrate a strong awareness of and commitment to serving diverse audiences. An effective communicator, you have excellent financial planning, analytical and negotiation skills as well as a network of relevant contacts in arts and cultural policy arenas. Critically you are committed to the value of dance as an artform and industry.

If you have the drive and vision to take us to the next level please email Glen Ivison at for an application pack.

Deadline for applications is Friday 22 April. Interviews will be held in Birmingham on Monday 9 May.  Should second interviews be necessary, they will be held in Birmingham on Monday 16 May.