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AGELESS Festival

Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd July 2022


Dance is universal. Dance transcends age.

Ageless is a two-day festival on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July 2022 that explores the reimagining of age through dance. The festival aims to bring together industry professionals, communities (including older people and families), and artists working in a variety of contexts to share practice, watch performances/ films and participate in a variety of classes, workshops and talks. 

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Ageless will take place across three venues in Leeds City Centre. Featuring dance performances and practices from renowned UK and European artists. Ageless celebrates those dancing into older age and is for anyone with a curiosity about dance and age.


In order to ensure the smooth running of the festival, Yorkshire Dance is looking to recruit a group of exceptional individuals (over 18 years old) to support the delivery team during the festival itself. The festival runs from 9am – 10pm on both days (shifts will be broken down into 9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm and 5pm – 10pm). They will have a range of responsibilities which will include stewarding, facilitating of various activities around the buildings, assisting in workshops and helping to look after artists. You will have the opportunity to see how Yorkshire Dance runs during a busy event and may get the opportunity to watch some of the performances available. Volunteers will receive travel expenses and refreshments during their shift.


Please send a copy of your CV (if you have one), and a small paragraph on why you are interested in volunteering at AGELESS 2022 to lizzjohnson@yorkshiredance.com no later than Sunday 22nd May by Midnight.  Alternatively, send a short video outlining your work history and what interests / makes you suitable for the role. Applications can also be handed in to reception or posted to Lizz Johnson, Yorkshire Dance, 3 St Peter’s Buildings, St Peter’s Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH.

Successful applicants will hear back by Friday 27th May and be required to attend an induction meeting week commencing 13th June, time/ exact date TBC (it will be between 9am-5pm). If you are unavailable during this time, please highlight this in your application.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
Kirsty Redhead on kirstyredhead@yorkshiredance.com , or by ringing 0113 2595703


Please note: Volunteers will not be required to work every day of the festival, and some roles will require evening work. Please highlight when you are available within your application.


Benefits of working at Yorkshire Dance


  • Hybrid working including time in the office and at home (if required).
  • Training opportunities both relevant to your role and the organisation (e.g. the full staff team have recently undertaken training in anti-racism, Dementia Awareness and Trans Awareness)
  • Pension scheme
  • An annual Go See Fund to purchase tickets for dance performances (and complimentary tickets for most performances run by Yorkshire Dance).
  • Membership of the professional bodies (where relevant)
  • Maternity and sickness pay in line with our policies
  • Tech scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Bus to Work scheme (discounts on First Bus and Trans Dev)
  • Eye care


Recruitment Statement

Our jobs are open to all.

We recognise the positive values of diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Our jobs are open to all and we particularly welcome applications from people with a disability, people of African or Caribbean heritage and people of South, East and South East Asian heritage, as they are currently under-represented at Yorkshire Dance.

We will commit to interviewing people who are ethnically diverse or have a disability who meet the essential criteria of for the role.

We operate a transparent scoring system, applying a score against each response the candidate gives to the essential skills and experience required by this role. If you would like more information about the scoring system please contact us on:admin@yorkshiredance.com.

There is a tick box on the application form which asks: Do you wish to be considered for this role due to experiencing racism or a disability?  [  ]

Please tick this box if relevant to you. We will never ask for clarifying or supporting information at application stage. Information collected within the equal opportunities form is kept separately and anonymously and does not form part of the selection process.

If you require support in completing your application, or would like to receive or submit the application in an alternative format, please contact our Administrator Lizz on: admin@yorkshiredance.com




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