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Dance City

Archived: CEO/Artistic Director

£55 – £65k

Dance City is the North East’s leading development organisation for dance, which exists to lead and support a thriving dance ecology in the region.   We present an exciting programme of performances in our theatre dedicated to dance – from contemporary to ballet bringing leading choreographers to Newcastle.  We also commission artists to make new works which premiere in our theatre every year.   We offer over 100 weekly classes in more than 40 different styles of dance – open to all ages and all abilities in our state of the art studios in Newcastle and Sunderland.  Dance City offers formal dance training through our Training Academy for talented young people ages 10 through to post graduate level.

We seek a new CEO/Artistic Director to lead us in our next phase of strategic growth and development.   The CEO/Artistic Director will provide inspirational artistic leadership along with the strategic vision to build and develop the organisation, ensuring a sustainable business model that will successfully serve our audiences and community for decades to come.    The appointee will be a key figure in Dance in the region and nationally, leading a core team of 30 as well as nearly 100 engaged freelancers.

Ideal candidates will have experience of successfully leading in comparable environments, delivering organisational vision and change by leading, motivating and managing a customer focused team.    Knowledge and experience of the dance sector would be ideal, as would the ability to work collaboratively with external stakeholders, including in generating income and fundraising.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit www.minervasearch.com/dancecity.    Please send applications, in the form of a CV and cover letter, to dancecity@minervasearch.com by midday on 15 January 2020.

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