Each work experience placement will include an insight into several departments with the organisation including Front of House, Technical, Marketing, Development and the Creative Team. Successful applicants will be set creative tasks and will have the opportunity to speak to staff about careers in dance and the arts. This is an office-based role and is recommended to those who are interested in finding out about what it means to “make dance happen”. The placement will not be primarily based in the studio or engaged in dancing and potential applicants should take this into consideration when applying for a placement.

Please note that students should apply for work experience directly, rather than parents or schools applying on their behalf.  Applicants may submit a video application, answering the questions verbally if this is preferred.

Please fill in the relevant application form to apply for work experience at DanceEast in 2020. Please note that applications cannot be considered after the closing date: 14 February 2020.

The application form should ideally be completed electronically and emailed to: work.experience@danceeast.co.uk with “Work experience application” in the subject line; or sent by post to Work Experience, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich IP4 1DW.

Please select the correct application form:

DanceEast also offers technical work experience for students who wish to learn more about lighting, sound and stage management. Applicants for technical work experience must be aged 16+ and interested in concentrating on technical theatre work. This placement is highly practical and is likely to involve evening work.

The technical work experience form should ideally be completed electronically and emailed to work.experience@danceeast.co.uk with “Technical work experience application” in the subject line; or sent by post to Work Experience, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich IP4 1DW.

DanceEast also accepts requests for work placements from undergraduate and post-graduate students, aged 18 and over. Applications are considered throughout the year.

DanceEast requires a formal letter of application for work placements from undergraduate and post-graduate applicants.

Please include the following in your formal letter:

Your letter of application should ideally be completed electronically and emailed to: work.experience@danceeast.co.uk with ‘Request for work placement’ in the subject line; or sent by post to Work Experience, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich IP4 1DW.

Good luck!

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