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Location: Leeds
Salary: £12,305 pa pro rata (£6.31 ph)
Hours: Part-time – 30 hours per week, flexible
Contract: Fixed term to 31 March 2015

This is a unique opportunity for a recent graduate at diploma level to work closely with Yorkshire Dance’s Youth & Community Department and gain a broad, hands-on introduction to all aspects of Youth and Community Dance practice, administration and 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. 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 a highly motivated and organised approach. The role will include occasional evening and regular weekend work.

The internship is paid at minimum wage (£6.31 ph). The hours will be part-time flexible, usually over 4 days per week. We envisage the role starting in May 2014.

This paid internship has been created as part of the Creative Employment Programme. The Creative Employment Programme is an Arts Council England fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities in England for unemployed young people wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector.

There are certain criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for a Creative Employment Programme funded internship. At the time of applying you must be aged 18 to 24 years old and you must be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus. These eligibility criteria have been approved by the Department of Work and Pensions.

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

To apply, please download an Application Pack, Application Form & Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form or request a pack by email from Sorry, we can’t accept CVs.

Closing date:     Wednesday 23 April 2014
Interviews:       Tuesday 29 April 2014

Yorkshire Dance is an equal opportunities employer, which 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.

Creative Employment ProgrammeYorkshire Dance is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Leeds City Council. Our apprenticeship and intern opportunities are supported by the Creative Employment Programme with funds from Arts Council England and National Lottery.


Yorkshire Dance Intern Opportunity

Leeds Metropolitan University and Yorkshire Dance are delivering a two week research project, Thinking Dance which culminates in a Symposium, Questioning the Contemporary in 21st Century British Dance Practices, from 7 – 18 July, 2014.

We are looking for an intern who can support the project coordination of the event in the lead up and during the two week programme.

Description of the role

As Intern your role will be to deliver administration and coordination support, as well as provide hands-on events support. You will work alongside the Creative Producer at Yorkshire Dance, Symposium Project manager Laura Griffiths and Curator Beth Cassani. You will have a proven interest and commitment to working in the arts, be able to work on your own initiative and also under instruction and have excellent communication skills.

Applicants must be age 19 or older and have a proven interest /commitment to working in the arts, and currently studying or have studied in Higher Education.

Remuneration: £50 per day
Period of internship: 14 days commencing on the 12th May – 25th July 2014
Hours of internship:  0930-1730 (flexible working hours are also available)

Download a full job description here.

Please email your CV and covering letter to no later than Monday 28 April at 5pm.


Studio Operations Apprenticeship

A fantastic opportunity for a creative and organised individual, aged 18 to 24, 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; good communication skills, keen on organising events, and be willing to learn. Above all, you must bring a real interest for the arts.

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 service to assisting with event management 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).

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 – (£5.03 an hour) £150.90 per week
Age 21 and over – (£6.31 an hour) £189.30 per week

To apply, please visit the National Apprenticeship 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 Georgina Dutton at the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team at Leeds City College on 0113 216 2251 or

Closing date:      17 April 2014
Interviews:         8 May 2014

Yorkshire Dance supports and promotes equal opportunity for all.

Yorkshire Dance is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Leeds City Council. Our apprenticeship and intern opportunities are supported by the Creative Employment Programme with funds from the National Lottery


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We are always delighted to hear from people who would like to volunteer some of their time to help us out in our building, with our work in the community of Leeds and at major one-off events around Yorkshire. Volunteers play an important role at Yorkshire Dance. We aim to offer a position that provides the volunteer with a challenge, opportunities to develop skills, and plenty of fun, in return for a commitment in time. Send us your CV and a covering letter, explaining why you’d like to volunteer and when you are available by email to or by mail to our postal address. Please note, we may not be able to offer a volunteer position to all applicants.

Yorkshire Dance is pleased to accept work experience students who can offer a minimum of 6 weeks (full-time). If you are able to do this, please send a covering letter and CV either via email to or by mail to our postal address. Tell us why you want to do work experience with us, what you hope to get out of it, and how it relates to your future plans. We will then contact you to arrange an interview. Please note, we may not be able to offer a work placement to all applicants.


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