Jobs at Cheshire Dance

Emerging Dance Development Artist

£16,000 pro rata at 0.6 (3 days per week)
One Year Fixed Term Contract

Cheshire Dance, a specialist in dance participation and artist development, is seeking a dynamic individual with a passion for dance and its transformative qualities to take on a new role of Emerging Dance Development Artist within our team.

The Emerging Dance Development Artist will play a key role within the organisation, supporting and contributing to Cheshire Dance’s Artistic Programme and Vision through both practical delivery of dance, project management support and development work. The selected artist will have a strong commitment to developing their own artistic practice and dance development skills.

This role will suit an early career artist or artist transitioning in to a Dance Development role and they will be fully supported to develop their knowledge and practice within the wider dance sector.

The individual will share Cheshire Dance’s commitment to excellence, equality of opportunity, inclusive practice and the Creative Case for Diversity. Cheshire Dance is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity across our workforce and our artistic programme. 

For more information please refer to the Job description and Person Specification on our website:

For an application pack, please contact Jane Atherton on 01606 861770 or email

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Jane McLean on 01606 861 770 or email

Application deadline:                  5pm on Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Notification of Interview:                        by 9th January 2017
Interview date:                              23rd or 24th January 2017 - candidates will only be
required for one day and this will include taking part in a practical session as well as a short interview
Anticipated Start Date:               February/March 2017

Cheshire Dance is part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio and receives regular investment from two local authorities.  It is a registered charity no.1020584.  It strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer, is Positive About Disabled People and has achieved a Hear by Right award, recognising the voice of young people.















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