Programme Manager (Performance & Events)

Salary Scale: £25,500 – £27,000 pa

DanceEast is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and experienced Programme Manager to manage DanceEast’s programme of performances, projects and events ensuring high quality, effective and efficient delivery within and beyond the Jerwood DanceHouse; as well as building relationships with artists and companies, project funders, partners, venues and others.

You will be an experienced and creative dance professional with artistic flair and knowledge of national dance developments; have a track record in the management of high-quality performance programmes; and a background in building audiences for dance. You will have knowledge and understanding of national tour booking and tour management; and expertise and interest in a range of digital tools, new technologies and programmes. You will be educated to degree level in dance, or equivalent , with strong advocacy skills.

Further information can be found here:

To apply, the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form should ideally be completed electronically and emailed to or sent by post to Bill Armitage, Head of Operations & Resources, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich IP4 1DW, marked “Private and Confidential”. Please note that CV’s will only be considered when attached to a fully completed Application Form.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Noon on Friday 27th September. Applications received after this time will not be considered. Successful applicants will be invited to an interview at the Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich on Monday 7th October, and candidates should be available on this date.


Our Volunteer Ushers help us to create a safe and friendly environment, so that we can deliver a varied programme of exciting, innovative and educational works performed by both world renowned companies and community groups.

Ushers don’t just check tickets, they work as part of a wider Front of House team during performances and events; providing excellent customer service, acting as a point of contact for our audiences, and essentially supporting health and safety procedures in the event of an emergency.

Ushering at DanceEast is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people and experience a diverse programme of performances from both up and coming and internationally established artists.

Most ushering shifts last between 2 and 4 hours; the majority of which would be spent in the theatre watching the performance and staying vigilant to report any potential issues, such as unauthorised filming or photography. As a general rule we would like prospective ushers to commit to 2 or more shows a season, this ensures we maintain a good standard of customer care. Each season we host a variety of events and performances, we send our ushers a list of upcoming performances and rota these shows on a voluntary basis dependant on your availability.

As a thank you Volunteer Ushers receive one complimentary ticket to a DanceEast performance of their choice (subject to availability) per 5 events ushered.

For further details or to apply please download our role description and application form and return to Jane Arkley-Crouch, Customer Services Manager at DanceEast via email or post Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1DW.

Enquiries for further information welcome via phone on 01473 295230 or email (as above).


DanceEast hosts a diverse programme of classes and children’s dance courses, from Hip Hop to Musical Theatre. If you have dance experience and are interested in growing your skills by assisting a professional tutor in a class environment, this could be the voluntary post for you!

Tutor Assistants commit to one or more classes which take place weekly throughout term time (terms run in line with local schools), many stay with their chosen class term after term, building a great rapport with our tutors.

For further details or to apply please download our Tutor Assistant – Role Description and Tutor Assistant – Application Form and return to Chrissie Moore, Creative Team Co-ordinator, at DanceEast via email or post FTAO Chrissie Moore, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1DW.

Enquiries for further information welcome via phone on 01473 295230 or email (as above).


DanceEast is a passionate advocate for dance and strives to support students in their professional development.

DanceEast offers work experience to Year 10 students and work placements for young people aged 16 – 25.

All requests are carefully considered but acceptance is not guaranteed, because placements are scheduled to support our current schemes of work.

DanceEast is committed to equal opportunities and actively welcomes applications from those who are currently under-represented within arts organisations. We are happy to consider adjustments to placements and/or the application process to accommodate those with disabilities or additional needs.

Find out how to apply here.


We are always looking for new freelance technical staff to join our technical department at DanceEast. Ideal candidates will have experience working in professional live events, with a understanding of the techniques used in performing arts and dance. If you are interested in joining the Technical Team, please complete the Technical Team Questionnaire Form and return to


We are always looking for new dance artists / teachers to join our cover list or connect with us for any future opportunities. The ideal dance artist / teacher will have experience of working in community engagement, have appropriate dance teaching/facilitating experience and relevant teaching qualification, and be based in the Eastern region. Please send your most up-to-date CV and a statement of interest to



We use cookies to help improve our website. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.