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YORKSHIRE DANCE is recruiting!



Location: Leeds
Salary: £14,040 pa (£7.20 ph)
Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week
Contract: 12 months fixed term (to September 2017)

This is a unique opportunity for a recent graduate at diploma level to work closely with Yorkshire Dance’s Youth & Community team and gain a broad, hands-on introduction to all aspects of inclusive dance practice, administration and project co-ordination.

Based at our offices in Leeds city centre, you will support the delivery and management of an exciting and varied range of dance activities and special projects working with young people and community groups. You will also have the chance to develop key administrative and co-ordination skills, vital for a future career in this area.

You will need to demonstrate an aptitude for working with young people and community groups and a highly motivated and organised approach. The role will include occasional evening and weekend work.

The internship is paid at national living wage (£7.20 ph). We envisage the role starting in September 2016.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To apply, please download an application pack:

Y&C Intern job pack 

YD Application Form – Interns

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

or request a pack by email from

Sorry, we can’t accept CVs.

Closing date:     Monday 15 August, 10am
Interviews:       Wednesday 31 August in Leeds

Yorkshire Dance is an equal opportunities employer, who is actively seeking to employ people currently under-represented in the creative and cultural sector. This includes young people, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.

Yorkshire Dance is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Leeds City Council.

What does Yorkshire Dance do?

Yorkshire Dance champions the value of dance and its development in Yorkshire. We do so by raising standards, increasing knowledge and understanding and fostering creativity and innovation.



Working hours per week (including college if applicable): 30
Working days: Monday to Friday: 30 hours a week, normally between 8.30am and 5pm.
You may be expected to work some evenings and weekends

Hourly rate / Total weekly wage:
Age 18-20 – (£5.30 an hour) £159 per week
Age 21-24 – (£6.70 an hour) £201 per week
Age 25 and over – (£7.20 an hour) £216 per week

An exciting opportunity for a creative and organised individual, aged 18 or over, to start a career in the Arts and Cultural sector. You will be joining a fantastic team at Yorkshire Dance based in the heart of Leeds city centre.

You must have a keen eye for detail, a ‘can-do’ attitude; good communication skills which will be built on during the apprenticeship, and enjoy organising events. Above all, you should have a broad interest in the arts and be willing to learn.

You will be involved in every aspect of the day to day operations of the building and company, from the provision of comprehensive administrative support services to assisting with event management, maintenance of the building and promotion of services. During the apprenticeship, you will work towards a Level 2 qualification in Supporting Cultural Venue Operations. (NB. Funding to support this qualification is not available to graduates from Higher Education).

To apply, please visit Leeds City College website where you will find a job description and details on the application process.
You will need to register on the website before you can apply.

If you have any queries or need any help with you application, please contact Tawanda at the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team at Leeds City College on 0113 308 7921 or

Closing date: 31 August 2016
Interviews: 7 September 2016

Yorkshire Dance supports and promotes equal opportunity for all.

Yorkshire Dance is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Leeds City Council.



We have a number of volunteering opportunities at Yorkshire Dance. An extra pair of hands is always welcome to support our busy team with large events such as Fresh, our annual youth dance platform, or our regular programme of performances Friday Firsts.

If you would like to get involved, please send a CV to along with a short statement as to the kind of work you are interested in, have a good look on our website and see what interests you most.


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