Jobs at Cheshire Dance

**Dance Development Artist for Cheshire West & Chester Borough**

Cheshire Dance seeks an inspiring community dance artist to join a growing organisation.

£23,347 (0.8 FTE) pro-rata, permanent contract

Part time 28 hrs per week - Time Off In Lieu system operates. 20 days annual leave + days for Christmas closure + Pension + NHS matched maternity benefit.

Deadline: 8th July at 12pm

Interview Date: 16th/17th July



Cheshire Dance is looking for a highly motivated dynamic individual who is passionate about dance and its value in society.  The successful applicant will join a vibrant dance ecology and successful organisation.  They will have previous experience of; dance development in community and education settings, delivering and leading high quality activity, initiating and managing projects, responding to and influencing partnership priorities and establishing new dance opportunities. 

They will be an advocate for the transformative power of dance and be able to collaborate with partners to achieve shared goals, transferring their skills and knowledge into the role.  In addition, they will value their own creative practice as they will others, be a natural organiser and a great communicator.

Cheshire Dance values diversity in its workforce as it does in its artistic programme and can support the professional development of the post-holder.  We aim to attract a mix of applicants from different backgrounds, going further than simply reflecting the stakeholders and geographic areas we currently serve.

Cheshire Dance is a registered charity that leads the artistic provision and support of dance across the area, ensuring everyone has access to dance and can benefit from its transformative power.  It engages participants and audiences of all ages, abilities and other Protected Characteristic groups.  It employs experienced artists, renowned for their person-centre and inclusive practice and it partners with organisations across the arts, voluntary and public sectors.  Cheshire Dance co-designs, produces and promotes bespoke projects and events in response to need and artistic ambition.  It programmes Continuing Professional Development opportunities and additionally supports more than 30 regular groups.

Cheshire Dance is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and a founding partner of Dance Consortia North West.  Other key partners include Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East Councils and a wide range of arts, health and voluntary organisations.

For an application pack please email or call 01606 861770.


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