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Dance Heritage Project Manager, Dance City (Dance North Ltd.)

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Job Summary

The Dance Heritage Project Manager role is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to create our project, titled Call and Response.

Job Description

We are seeking a Project Manager to join our Artistic Team.

The Dance Heritage Project Manager is a pivotal role supporting Dance City's three cornerstones of Arts, Health and Learning. You will lead on managing an innovative dance heritage project, supporting Dance City's strategy to protect the North East's diverse dance heritage, working with Dance City's Artistic Director.

Our ambitious business plan sets the tone of the work we would like to be doing to make the deep impact with our communities. We are at once about the North East and the world. Through our project, titled Call and Response, we will map and share the connections between our region's unique dance heritage and the migrants and diasporas who have helped to shape this heritage.

Call and Response takes place in the lead up to Dance City's 40th anniversary in 2025. The project will inform new ways of working with communities, focused on collaboration and co-creation. The activities will involve the sharing of diverse dance genres, including breakdance, Northumbrian folk dance and ballet, through dance, workshops, oral histories, and stories. Our project's aim is to bring diverse communities together to document their dance heritage, leading to the creation of a digital dance archive.

HOW TO APPLY

For an Application pack, and information on how to apply, please visit please visit the Dance City Jobs and Opportunities page on our website.

Please note that whilst this advert displays an expiry date, this is a rolling recruitment process and we therefore advise early application!

Job Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience of working in the cultural or heritage sector.
  • At least three years' experience of programming or producing work in venues and community locations
  • Experience of managing events.
  • Advanced skills in collaborating with diverse stakeholders and communities.
  • Experience of recruiting and managing volunteers.
  • Experience of managing a programme or project budget.
  • Experience of planning programmes involving communities and volunteers. Experience of preparing reports complying to funding stakeholder standards e.g. Heritage Lottery Fund. Strong ability to manage interactions with a wide variety of individuals, including project participants.
  • Qualified First Aider or willingness to be trained...

This list is not exhaustive, please view the Application pack that includes a full Job Description and Person Specification.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead on the development of a year-long project to ensure the delivery of project outputs including heritage workshops and talks, masterclasses, a teacher CPD day, holiday activities, a careers day, a digital archive, a physical exhibition, a dance performance and the project evaluation
  • Convene and Chair regular project Steering Group meetings
  • Recruit and manage a team of volunteers to work on the project
  • Work with current project collaborators and new partners to develop tangible outcomes for dance heritage in the North East
  • Management and monitoring of project budgets - allocating resources and ensuring the highest standards of accountability as required by line manager...

This list is not exhaustive, please view the Application pack that includes a full Job Description and Person Specification.

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How to Apply

For an Application pack, and information on how to apply, please visit please visit the Dance City Jobs and Opportunities page on our website.

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