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Careers

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: £28,500 – £30,500 depending in experience

DanceEast are currently seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic Programme Manager.

We are looking for a dance specialist with experience in managing community, participation and events programmes with and for different audiences; a knowledge of national dance developments, in particular in the areas of youth and community dance and health and wellbeing. We can offer an exciting and welcoming work place with opportunities to make a creative contribution to the work and the team, playing a key role in making our programme excellent, inclusive and impactful.

Further information can be found here:

To apply, the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form should ideally be completed electronically and emailed to HR@danceeast.co.uk 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 July. Successful candidates will be invited to an interview at the Jerwood DanceHouse on Wednesday 31 July or Thursday 01 August, and candidates should be available on these dates.

Salary: £11.44 per hour

DanceEast is seeking to recruit a part-time Sales & Admin Assistant, working 50-70 hours per month, to be agreed.

Come and join our friendly team and play your part in promoting DanceEast’s year-round programme of activities, developing audiences and supporting fundraising. We are looking for a candidate with excellent communication and customer service skills, ideally with experience of working in a customer facing role.

Further information can be found here:

To apply, the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form should ideally be completed electronically and emailed to HR@danceeast.co.uk 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 10am on Monday 5 August. Applications received after this time will not be considered. Successful candidates will be invited to an interview at the DanceHouse on Monday 12 or Wednesday 14 August, and candidates should be available on these dates.

Salary: £32,000 – £35,000 depending on experience

DanceEast has launched an ambitious new fundraising strategy for 2024-29, which outlines a mixed-income approach to growing contributed income through mid- and major-level individual giving, legacies, and a targeted approach to securing investment from trusts, foundations, statutory and lottery funders. It also includes the launch of a major new initiative to establish a flexible endowment for DanceEast, to future-proof the organisation’s finances and to provide a level of independence.

We are looking for an experienced Development Manager, with demonstrable success in raising funds from various sources including individuals, trusts, and foundations, to work alongside the Head of Communications and Development and lead a complementary portfolio of fundraising activities. The post would suit an established fundraiser who wants to be at the heart of driving change, and who is eager to deliver a significant financial impact for one of the UK’s most vibrant, impactful, and established dance organisations.

For an informal conversation about the role contact bryony.hope@danceeast.co.uk.

Further information can be found here:

To apply, the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form should ideally be completed electronically and emailed to HR@danceeast.co.uk 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 Tuesday 9 July. Successful candidates will be invited to an interview at the Jerwood DanceHouse on Monday 15 or Tuesday 16 July, and candidates should be available on these dates.

Need a creative boost?

As part of We Are Ipswich (WAI), DanceEast is participating in the Boost Bursaries scheme which will create paid work experience opportunities for individuals to further their professional development within an arts organisation in Ipswich.

Boost Bursaries are open to creatives aged over 18 who are at the beginning of their careers, with little to no previous professional experience in the arts. What exactly the work experience looks like will be tailored to the experience and ambitions of the individual – there are no limits or requirements.

How to apply

Boost is open with a rolling application process running until April 2025. If you want to find out more about what this opportunity might look like with DanceEast, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with sophie.oconnor@danceeast.co.uk for a chat.

You can also read more about the scheme here: www.easternangles.co.uk/news/boost-creative-career-bursaries

DanceEast hosts a diverse programme of dance classes, from Hip Hop Dance to Over 50s Contemporary, as well as an exciting programme of outreach and engagement projects. We’re always looking for experienced local and regional dance tutors to join our growing workforce and we’re particularly interested in hearing from dance artists with experience and training in Hip Hop Dance (and other Street Dance styles including Locking, Popping, House, Krump and Breaking).

If you would like to find out more about opportunities to work with us, you can get in touch for an informal chat and/or send your CV to hayley.lemon@danceeast.co.uk

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

We are regularly looking for Tutor Assistants to support various DanceEast activity, including workshops, events, school holiday clubs, and classes. If you have dance experience and are interested in growing your skills by assisting a professional tutor in a class environment, or supporting the running of events, we want to hear from you! We are particularly interested in hearing from people who live in Ipswich and the surrounding areas.

If you would like to find out more about opportunities to work with us, you can get in touch for an informal chat and/or send your CV to hayley.lemon@danceeast.co.uk

 

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 volunteers@danceeast.co.uk

 

DanceEast hosts a diverse programme of dance classes, from Hip Hop to Ballet. 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 volunteers@danceeast.co.uk

 

Three smiling members of staff
A happy man leading a group rehearsal
A happy lady leading a group in the ballet studio

"Working at the DanceHouse allows me to spend the day doing what I love, with like-minded people around me."