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We are always looking for people who have a love for dance and a desire to share it with the community. If that sounds like you, take a look at our current vacancies below where you can find all of the information you need, including job descriptions, application forms and deadlines.

Salary: £23,857

DanceEast are currently seeking a highly organised and efficient Programme Coordinator to provide organisational and administrative support for the Creative Programme to ensure the effective delivery of performances, residencies, projects and events within and beyond the Jerwood DanceHouse.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual with a knowledge of and a strong interest in dance. You will have strong IT skills and be able to manage multiple tasks and prioritise effectively.  You will have an eye for detail with good interpersonal, communication and numeracy skills. This post would suit someone with an interest in developing a career in dance management or producing.

For an informal conversation about the role contact for an informal conversation.

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.

Completed applications must arrive at DanceEast by Noon on Wednesday 24th April. Successful candidates will be invited to an interview at the DanceHouse on Friday 3rd May, and candidates should be available on this date.

Rate of Pay:  £21.53 per hour + travel expenses

Location: DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich, IP4 1DW

The DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training is currently looking to recruit a musician (percussionist) to accompany contemporary dance technique classes delivered by dance tutors to young people aged 10-18 years old.

Based at the Jerwood DanceHouse in Ipswich, the DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training is one of the National Centres for Advanced Training in Dance for 10-18 year olds with exceptional talent and potential in dance. The Musician will join the wider team of musicians to accompany the high-level dance technique classes across the CAT programme.

A contribution towards travel expenses, if outside 10-mile radius of the Jerwood DanceHouse, is available, capped at £40 per return journey.

Contract Details:

  • Tuesday evenings, 5pm-8pm (3 hours per week)
  • 10-week Summer Term: Tuesday 24 April to Tuesday 3 July 2024 (one week half term, Tuesday 28 May)
  • Two 1.5-hour classes, back-to-back
  • Initial commitment is a 10-week contract with scope for additional hours/work beyond the Summer Term.


  • Proficiency on preferred instrument (drum/guitar most common) with ability to play a wide range of musical styles
  • Strong improvisation skills to create original music and adapt in the moment to changes in choreography/movement phrases
  • Ability to follow cues, tempo changes, and movement phrases provided by dance tutor
  • Ability to complement movement quality through music
  • Excellent rhythm, timing, and musicality
  • Ability to work collaboratively with dance tutors and young dancers, being attentive to choreography and movement phrases
  • Passion for dance and movement, and interest in the development/education of young people is preferable.

You should possess an enhanced DBS certificate (dated within the past two years), or we willing to obtain one, which DanceEast can facilitate.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to 

Rate of Pay:  £12.82 per hour, inclusive of holiday pay

We are currently recruiting for Tutor Assistants to support various DanceEast activity, including workshops, events and most notably our children’s Creative Dance classes. If you have dance experience and are interested in growing your skills by assisting a professional tutor in a class environment, we want to hear from you!

Further information on the role can be found here.

For an informal chat about the Tutor Assistant role, please contact or

If you would like to express an interest in becoming a DanceEast Tutor Assistant, please email a CV and covering letter to

We review applications on a rolling-basis, so we recommend an early application.

Our Front of House Ushers help us to create a safe and friendly environment, so that we can deliver a varied programme of exciting, innovative and educational works.

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 the safe evacuation of the building 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 problems, 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.

If you would like to gain experience, see new & established artists work or help us to deliver inclusive dance classes & events, find out more now by contacting us at


DanceEast hosts a diverse programme of dance courses and classes, 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. As most of our Tutor Assistant opportunities involve working with children or vulnerable adults a DBS check (formerly CRB) would be necessary.

If you would like to gain experience, see new & established artists work or help us to deliver inclusive dance classes & events, find out more now by contacting us at


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