Candoco seeks Director of Youth Dance Programme

Closing Date: 2 January 2020

Candoco Dance Company

Location: London

Remuneration: £30,000 pro rata



We are looking for an engaging and experienced dance practitioner to lead our newly re-launched youth dance programme.

Part-time, 16-hours/2-days per week, FTC for 12-months (with the possibility of extension) £30,000 per annum (pro-rata)

Thank you for your interest in joining Candoco Dance Company.

This is a really exciting time for the company. We are about to open The Lost Thing, a musical reimagining of the popular book by Shaun Tan in a co-production with the Royal Opera House; and in Spring 2020 will be performing our repertoire in Poland, Taiwan and New York as well as dates in the UK. The adventure continues as we work towards our 30th anniversary in 2021…

For further information about the company please take a look at our website.

The Director of Candoco’s Youth Dance Programme will work with the Artistic Co-Director, Senior Producer and Creative Learning Producer to develop the vision for Candoco’s Youth Dance programme, ensuring that this flagship activity is fully integrated into Candoco’s wider vision for learning and fits holistically with the artistic mission of the company. They will be responsible for shaping the curriculum for the Youth Dance classes, the programme development of Candoco Youth Dance Company and will be responsible for the delivery of the programme and line-management of the Youth Dance team. They will also manage relationships with partner venues, parents and participants.

For further information about the role, please download the Recruitment Pack along with the Application Form

The deadline for applications is midday on Thursday 2nd January 2020, with interviews taking place in w/c 27th January 2020.

Candoco is made by the people we work with – our staff, our dancers and our artists; and we are thrilled that you are interested in joining our team. We want to work with people with different experiences, skills and stories, as this is how we continue to learn, grow and thrive. We recognise the lack of representation with regards to race, ethnicity and disability in the arts and strive to be part of the solution. We strongly welcome applications from those with lived experience of disability and guarantee an interview to applicants identifying as D/deaf or disabled that meet the essential criteria in the person specification. We are open to proposals of how this role might be fulfilled if the proposed structure presents barriers to any applicant.

For us; the most important thing is to understand how you want to make a positive impact on our team and help us expand perceptions of what dance can be, and who can do it.

We look forward to hearing from you.

If you have any questions about the role or would like to request reasonable adjustments for the application/interview process (including video or audio applications), please do not hesitate to contact Natasha Wort, Administrator, on 0207 704 6845 or