Artistic Director Application 2020

Phoenix Dance Theatre is looking for an experienced and talented Artistic Director to join our diverse team.

Following the appointment of Sharon Watson to the Northern School of Contemporary Dance we are seeking to appoint her successor. Sharon was in post for 11 successful years and has left an incredible legacy.  As the company enters its 40th year in 2021, we are looking for the next Artistic Director to take on the next phase of artistic leadership at Phoenix Dance Theatre.

You will have significant experience of making work on professional dancers as well as knowledge and experience of the national and international contemporary dance world – the major influences, trends and emerging talent. Experience of middle-scale touring and an understanding of the needs and requirements of a company operating within this field is also essential to this role.

You will be required to work alongside the newly appointed Executive Director/CEO.

Phoenix Dance Theatre is based in Leeds’ cultural quarter on Quarry Hill, in a state of the art dance hub. The space is shared by Phoenix Dance Theatre and Northern Ballet.

How to apply

Please complete our application form at the bottom of this page. You will be required to upload a cover letter that is no longer than two sides of A4 explaining why you would like to work for Phoenix Dance Theatre and what skills you will bring as the company prepares for its 40th birthday. Download our recruitment pack including job description and person specification by clicking here.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Friday 2nd October

Interviews: Once the closing date has passed, the interview panel will invite shortlisted candidates to interview and carry out some work with the company. This interview date is to to be confirmed.

Once you have submitted an application, we would appreciate if you could complete our anonymous Equal Opportunities Monitoring form so that we can evaluate our recruitment practices. The form can be found here