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Dance Development Artist (Older People)
Three vacancies

Locations: Leeds, Bradford & Doncaster
Salary: £23k per annum (pro rata)
Hours: Part-time, 3.5 days per week (26.25 hpw)
Contract: Fixed term for 2 years

Yorkshire Dance and darts (Doncaster Community Arts) are looking to recruit three Dance Development Artists to be part of an exciting two-year project in partnership with One Dance UK.

Dance On is funded by Sport England as part of the Active Ageing Fund which aims to increase physical activity in inactive adults aged 50+. Yorkshire Dance and One Dance UK are working closely with Public Health in Leeds, Bradford and Doncaster to engage over 450 older adults in dance sessions in their communities. The programme aims to improve older people’s mental and physical health and reduce social isolation through dance.

Each Dance Development Artist will work intensively in local communities with older people and partner organisations to engage inactive people in fun, social and accessible dance programmes. The programme will include providing a range of dance styles and creative approaches, which can be inclusive of people with disabilities or long-term health conditions.

The Dance Development Artist’s role will be instrumental in forging and sustaining strong community partnerships where Dance On sessions and dance groups can establish and flourish longer term. The role will be a combination of dance delivery in the community, and local development with partners and stakeholders.

Working with our partners in the public and private sectors and our team of skilled freelance dance practitioners, the roles will be responsible for the smooth running and quality assurance of the Dance On activities and events.

The Dance Development Artists for Leeds and Bradford will be employed by Yorkshire Dance and for Doncaster by darts (Doncaster Community Arts). One Dance UK leads the overall regional programme.

You will need to demonstrate an aptitude for working across diverse communities and bring a highly motivated and organised approach. The role may include some evening and weekend work.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.


Please download an application pack:

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Closing date: Friday 29 June 2018, 9.00am
Interviews: Tuesday 10 and Thursday 12 July

Yorkshire Dance and darts (Doncaster Community Arts) support and promote equal opportunity for all.

Programme funded by Sport England.

York and North Yorkshire Dance Hub
Rural Steps Project Manager

Locations: Skipton, Ingleton, Northallerton, Thirsk, Harrogate & Scarborough
Fixed fee: £4080 (£120 per day)
Hours: Part-time, 34 days

The York and North Yorkshire Dance hub following a successful submission to Arts Council England and working alongside a range of project partners across the North Yorkshire region are seeking to appoint a project manager who will oversee the preparation, development and delivery of the ‘Rural Steps’ youth dance programme commencing early July 2018.

The project will initiate and/or develop on existing youth dance work in and across 6 specific locations in the region – Skipton, Ingleton, Northallerton, Thirsk, Harrogate & Scarborough.

The project manager will provide a central role in facilitating the 6 appointed dance artists to deliver the creative outcomes for the project. This will include taking a strong organisational role in communicating with a wide range of existing and new stakeholders, identifying and managing existing resources and importantly identifying organisations and venues that could provide the best working environment available for the youth dance work to take place in.


Please download the application pack:

Rural Steps Project Manager application pack

Submit a written application evidencing how you believe you meet the specific requirements of the post together with an up to date CV. Your CV should also provide the contact details of 2 referees.

Closing date: Friday 29 June, 6.00pm
Shortlisted candidates will be notified by no later than Wednesday 4 July, 6.00pm
Interviews will take place in York (venue TBC): Wednesday 11 July between 11.00am – 4.00pm

For further enquiries please contact Steve Purcell, ynydancehub@gmail.com


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