The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) are looking for an enthusiastic Head of Artistic Programme and Development to lead the operation and development of the Step into Dance programme.
Salary range: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum
Fixed-term contract: 3 years
Hours: full-time (34.5 hours per week)
The Royal Academy of Dance is a dynamic organisation dedicated to advancing standards of dance education and teaching, and to promoting and investing in the development of dance worldwide. Through partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation, the Academy provides an inclusive secondary school dance programme, involving extra-curricular classes and performance opportunities (including SEN) in 200 schools across London and Essex.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Head of Artistic Programme and Development to lead the operation and development of the Step into Dance programme. Your role will be responsible for quality assuring and enhancing the standard of the programme in participatory schools. You will also be involved in the recruitment, selection and training of freelance dance teachers. With a small team, you will mount a wide range of performance opportunities for students participating in classes and dance companies and be responsible for promoting the programme widely.
Educated to degree level in Dance, Performance or Choreography (or equivalent professional experience), you will have substantial experience of working on an arts educational project and participation, direction and/or management experience of a specific dance project. You will have strong project and people management experience, including the management of a small office-based team. You will have personal experience of dance teaching and teacher training and will have also previously mounted successful medium to large scale public performances.
Knowledge and understanding of community outreach in London and different dance genres is important, together with good IT skills and all round first class communication skills in English. You will need the ability to inspire and establish effective working relationships with a wide variety and number of stakeholders. This is a varied, fast paced and exciting artistic role and so the ability to think and work creatively is a must.
The successful post holder will need to be able to travel extensively throughout London and Essex, including working during some evenings and weekends. An offer of employment in this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
This is a rewarding and challenging role within the Royal Academy of Dance, which is a forward thinking, equal opportunities employer. Additional benefits to the salary include 25 days paid holiday per year (plus bank holidays), BUPA cash plan, pension scheme, season ticket loan, cycle to work and childcare voucher schemes.
How to apply
To apply for this role please visit the Application guidelines and forms page. CVs are only accepted in support of a completed application form. No agencies please.
If you are selected for interview you will be required to submit filmed footage of yourself teaching a dance class or leading a workshop for young people or adults in your preferred dance genre or dance subject AND an example of a dance/theatre piece you have choreographed. Full instructions will be given to selected applicants.
Closing date: 10 April 2017 before 12.00 noon
Interviews: 10 May 2017