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We are currently recruiting for new members of our Board of Trustees and Front of House staff.


Front of House

Salary: £12 p/hour pro rata

0 hour contract – with the ability to work evenings and weekends.

Do you have a passion for the arts and want to work in a busy performing arts venue? Are you confident in customer service and admin? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment as part of a friendly team?

Yorkshire Dance are looking for someone to provide Front of House managing all reception duties.

This is a great opportunity to gain a rounded experience of admin and operations in a busy arts organisation, including (but not limited to):

  • Reception including face to face and telephone customer service.
  • Facilities support including setting up and taking down spaces.
  • Event support including bar work.
  • Box office including selling tickets and merchandise.
  • Health & Safety.
  • Admin and Data inputting.

About Yorkshire Dance

Each year Yorkshire Dance supports 200 local dance artists, hosts 4 dance festivals, runs 4 sub-regional dance networks and delivers 1,500 weekly community dance sessions for over 1,500 participants. Dance sessions take place in our studios, in community centres and care homes throughout Leeds and Bradford. You can find out more about our current programmes on our website and social media.

Main duties

Reception

  • Ensure a warm welcome to all visitors to the building, maintaining high standards of customer care.
  • Deal with general enquiries on the telephone and at reception, taking messages for staff, dance tutors, visiting artists and participants as required.
  • Sell tickets for classes, performances and festivals using our CRM system (Salesforce. Full training will be provided) and running reports of takings as necessary.
  • Generate income through promotion of Yorkshire Dance events and services and active selling of tickets and merchandise whilst upholding the highest standards of customer care.

Facilities Support

  • Ensure the security and safety of all building users and that signing in procedures are followed.
  • Assist with the preparation of hired spaces including setting up and clearing away furniture and equipment in studios and meeting rooms.
  • Serve refreshments as necessary, including setting up and clearing away catering for internal and external hires.
  • Checking facilities within the building to ensure all public areas are clean, tidy and free from obstruction.
  • To manage and report on any building incidents or accidents, including fire and security.
  • Be a named First Aider

Event Support

  • Support Yorkshire Dance regular and ad-hoc events as required, including managing welcome desks and supporting workshops/talks/exhibitions.
  • Act as an usher and/or manage the bar during performance events and festivals.

 Admin

  • Support Yorkshire Dance staff with administrative and marketing tasks.

Read the full Job Description here

Benefits

Yorkshire Dance offers a supportive work environment, in addition to a range of benefits including:

  • 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
  • Sickness pay in line with our policies

How to apply

To apply please send your application form explaining how your skills and experience meet the person spec.

Email your completed application form to admin@yorkshiredance.com. The closing date for this role is: Friday 3 May 2024, 12.00pm.

Interviews will take place at Yorkshire Dance in Leeds City Centre (or over Zoom if required). The interview panel will include Alisha Robinson (Operations Manager Maternity Cover) and another member of the Yorkshire Dance team.

If you would like a version of any of the application material in an alternative format such as a printed version, large print or if you wish to make a video application, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do all that we can to support your application. Please call us on: 0113 243 9867 or email admin@yorkshiredance.com


Members of Yorkshire Dance Board of Trustees

Voluntary position covering out of pocket expenses

Are you someone who is passionate about the arts, dance and its impact in the community to create positive change? Would you like a chance to use your skills to help the community? Are you interested in creative thinking, strategic planning and expanding your network within Yorkshire?

As a Trustee, your role will be to:

  • With the board and executive team, set the organisation’s strategic aims, be a critical friend and ensure the necessary financial and human resources are in place for us to meet our objectives.
  • Provide leadership of the organisation within a framework of prudent and effective controls which enable risk to be assessed and managed.
  • With the board and executives, set the organisation’s values and standards and ensure that its obligations to its stakeholders, key funders and others are understood and met.
  • Keep the executives of the organisation up to date with any changes/trends within your field of expertise which might impact the organisation directly or indirectly.
  • Represent the organisation at various events and networking opportunities and be an advocate, where appropriate.

Further information

Trustee Role Pack Feb 2024

Please download our Trustee role pack to find out more. Browse our current Board of Trustees here. If you would like to have an informal, confidential chat about this opportunity, or have any queries, please contact Yorkshire Dance’s Creative Director, Hannah Robertshaw.

How to apply

There are three ways to apply. Send a covering letter, an audio recording of up to 4 minutes (MP3 file ) or a video application of up to 4 minutes (MP4) using WeTransfer.

Please explain why you are interested in becoming a Trustee and outline how your skills and experience meet the Trustee Profile in the role description pack. Please include your CV and email to admin@yorkshiredance.com with the subject ‘Trustee Recruitment’.

We are now recruiting for trustees on a rolling basis, so please get in touch if you are interested in joining out board.


About Yorkshire Dance

Each year Yorkshire Dance supports 200 local dance artists, hosts 4 dance festivals, runs 4 sub-regional dance networks and delivers 1,500 weekly community dance sessions for over 1,500 participants. Dance sessions take place in our studios, in community centres and care homes throughout Leeds and Bradford. You can find out more about our current programmes on our website and social media.


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 for permanent staff 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 D/deaf, disabled and neuro-diverse people, 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 by emailing 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 would like a version of any of the application material in an alternative format such as a printed version, large print or if you wish to make a video application, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do all that we can to support your application. Please call us on: 0113 243 9867 or email admin@yorkshiredance.com

 

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