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Assistant Facilities Manager

Location: Leeds City Centre

Salary: £14k – £15.5k per annum, based on experience
Hours: Monday to Friday, 08.30 – 17.00 and will include some evening and weekend work
Contract: Full time, permanent

Do you enjoy meeting people, solving problems on the move and making sure everything runs smoothly?

Can you offer strong building and events management experience? Would you love to work in a high profile creative arts organisation?

If yes, then we would love you to become part of Yorkshire Dance’s professional facilities management team that make our busy, cultural venue and dance studios a fun place to meet and work. Based at our venue in Leeds city centre, you will bring excellent communication skills and take pride in providing a first class level of support. You will work well with a wide variety of people and have strong diplomacy and negotiation skills. Full training in our box office and facilities procedures will be given.

To apply, please download an Job Pack here, fill in the Application Form and the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form and return both forms to admin@yorkshiredance.com. Sorry, we can’t accept CVs.

Closing date:     5 June 2015, 10am

Interviews:       12 June 2015, in Leeds

Yorkshire Dance supports and promotes equal opportunity for all.

Yorkshire Dance promotes the value of dance and its development in Yorkshire. It is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Leeds City Council.

Consultant to develop the Leeds Dance Hub

The Leeds dance organisations have an ambition to establish themselves as a Dance Hub and the best place for dance in the UK outside London.

Arts Council England (ACE) has an ambition to establish Dance Hubs in Leeds and Birmingham to provide a greater focus for dance outside of the Capital and South East of England.

The Executive Board of Leeds City Council (LCC) has already endorsed Leeds as a “City of Dance” and is keen to support the next steps towards creating a Dance Hub.

The reality as to what it means to be a Dance Hub is open for discussion and interpretation amongst the dance organisations who are excited about the possibilities that this may bring to dance in the North.

Current Situation

There are a wealth of major dance organisations currently in Leeds and the lead organisations (Steering Group) are Northern Ballet, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Yorkshire Dance, DAZL, RJC Dance, Balbir Singh and educational establishments the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Leeds Beckett University.

Whilst this is an impressive range of dance provision, it is acknowledged that there is room for more and the current infrastructure is well placed to take things further. The dance community have established the Leeds Dance Map and information relating to the participating organisations can be found at http://www.cityofdance.co.uk/

Northern Ballet has been requested by ACE to take the lead in establishing the Dance Hub on behalf of the dance community.

It is now necessary to recruit an experienced consultant to work with the sector, to look beyond the obvious and carry out in-depth work with the organisations to identify an exciting future for dance in the city of Leeds and the wider North.

The Role

The consultation will be for a period of approximately 6 months on a part time basis. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate significant experience in the dance sector and have the gravitas to understand and express the views of the various directors, whilst being able to achieve consensus in areas where there are likely to be diverse opinions and priorities.

Timescale

Closing date for tenders – 13 June 2015
Applicants will be notified if shortlisted for interview – 20 June 2015
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview – w/c 29 June 2015.

It would be expected that the consultancy would be completed by 31 January 2016.

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Volunteering

Yorkshire Dance is currently recruiting volunteers for The Dance Leeds Made. Over a week in June, the project will bring together five different groups of dancers and self-confessed non-dancers to create an exciting pop-up performance happening inside Trinity Leeds shopping centre.

Tim Casson brought the project The Dance WE Made to Leeds in January. Tim invites members of the public to be his choreographer and develops movement based on conversations with them. This is then performed at the end of the day as a dance that a certain place has created. Here is the video made for Leeds.

Tim also worked with 3 local artists, both in the studio and at Trinity Leeds, delivering The Dance WE Made on a larger scale. Here is the video they created.

At the end of the month Tim will return with the even bigger project, The Dance Leeds Made!

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us both on-site at Trinity Leeds and at Yorkshire Dance to work with both the artists and community participants to ensure the smooth running of the performances. We are looking for a variety of volunteers those who are available on Friday 5th June and/or Saturday 6th June for rehearsals and performances at Trinity. As well as some that are available throughout the week Saturday 30th – Saturday 6th June to work more closely with the different groups taking part. Roles will include: chaperoning, crowd control, group assistance, photography, assisting choreographers.

If you are interested in volunteering please send information about your previous experience in volunteering, your particular interest in this project and your availability throughout this week to Kate Thomas, katethomas@yorkshiredance.com

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