Phoenix Dance Theatre is recruiting for two leadership roles

17 Aug 2020

Phoenix Dance Theatre is looking ….


We want to find the next Artistic Director who will join the long line of talented artistic leads at Phoenix.


We are also seeking an established leader who can take on the role of a

part time Chief Executive Officer.


Together with the Board and the Executive Director, these two roles will provide the artistic and strategic leadership of Phoenix Dance Theatre.  It is important that we build a great senior leadership team to develop and implement the company’s vision which will build on the expansive legacy and achievements of the company and spearhead the organisation into an exciting new stage of its development as it enters its 40th year.


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.

The newly appointed Artistic Director and the existing Executive Director, Charis Charles will report into a new Chief Executive Officer.  This new role has been designed to provide over-arching leadership of the company, to develop broader relationships across the uk and internationally and to provide longer term vision, stability and opportunity.  This is an exciting part-time opportunity (initially for a two year period) for an established leader to work with an internationally respected dance company which encapsulates the diverse spirit of multicultural Britain.

Phoenix Dance Theatre’s mission is to inspire and entertain through dance, and to develop new audiences for dance, whilst enriching and embodying the spirit of a multicultural Britain.  In making these appointments, we are keen for these roles to truly represent the culturally important roots of the organisation.  Phoenix has a rich Caribbean history which must be treasured and built upon into the future. As a repertory company, Phoenix Dance Theatre tours nationally and internationally presenting critically acclaimed dance productions to audiences throughout the uk and beyond – reaching up to 20,000 people and engaging with up to 6,500 people through the Company’s extensive education provision. Phoenix Dance Theatre is the longest-standing contemporary dance company outside London and one of a few mid-scale contemporary dance companies to employ a permanent company of dancers.

Full Job Description Packs with further information are available below:

Chief Executive Officer Job Description

Artistic Director Job Description

Application forms for both roles can be found here:

Chief Executive Officer Application Form

Artistic Director Application Form