Dance Development Artist



Deadline: August 5th, 2024

Dance Development Artist for Cheshire West and Chester Borough

£21,438 (0.8 of £26,797 Full Time Equivalent)

28 hours per week: Time off in Lieu (TOIL) system operates


Cheshire Dance is looking for a highly motivated and dynamic individual who is passionate about dance and its value in society, to take on the role of Dance Development Artist for Cheshire West and Chester Borough (CwaC).  

The Dance Development Artist is part of the Cheshire Dance core team, working in partnership with CWaC Council. The majority of the work will take place in this borough, however, there will also be Cheshire-wide initiatives and regional projects that the postholder will be involved in.

The successful candidate will manage all aspects of the development and delivery of Cheshire Dance’s regular programme and the Development Plan for CWaC and will initiate and manage projects responding to partnership priorities. They will explore new dance opportunities for specifically targeted groups and populations within the Borough and will advocate for the transformative effects of dance.

An ideal postholder will be a confident and clear communicator who is highly organised and able to work independently. They will be committed to developing their own creative practice valuing awareness, authenticity, enquiry, flexibility, diversity and ownership, and keen to support a large pool of artists, participants and partners.

Cheshire Dance values diversity in its workforce, as it does in its artistic programme and will support the professional development of the post-holder.  We aim to attract a mix of applicants from different backgrounds, going further than simply reflecting the stakeholders and geographic areas we currently serve. We particularly welcome expressions of interest from under-represented groups in dance and the arts.

For more information, please Download our Dance Development Artist Information Pack before submitting an Application Form. Please note applicants are able to apply via written application, video or voice recording in response to the prompts on the application form.


Completed applications should be sent to by Monday 5th August 2024


Key Dates:


Application deadline:                        Monday 5th August 2024

Notification of interview:                 Friday 9th August 2024

Interview:                                            Monday 19th August 2024

Start Date:                                          September 2024 – exact date to be negotiated



Download: Dance Development Artist Information Pack



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