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National Youth Dance Company coordinator

National Youth Dance Company coordinator

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 07/07/2022
Outreach / Partnerships / Community Engagement
Permanent position
£20,000 to £30,000 per year

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm on Wednesday 6 July 2022

Interviews: 13/14 July 2022

Salary: £24,569


Are you passionate about nurturing young talent? 

Sadler's Wells is a world-leading creative organisation dedicated to dance in all its forms. Our mission is to make and share dance that inspires us all. 

We are looking for a Coordinator to support the delivery of all aspects of the National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) including workshops, residencies and performances. You will also liaise with NYDC dancers and creative teams, attend residencies and national tours and contribute to the online presence of NYDC.

You will have strong project delivery skills, with previous experience of engaging young people in dance. You will also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, administration experience and be willing to work away from home while NYDC is on residency or on tour. 




  • Coordinate NYDC residencies and national touring, including organising accommodation, catering and travel for company dancers, staff and creative teams
  • Liaise with NYDC company dancers and creative teams on residency and touring plans and logistics
  • Attend NYDC residencies and national tours, staying with the company to provide day to day coordination and working alongside the NYDC Company Support Team to provide maximum support for company dancers
  • Coordinate NYDC nationwide workshops and recruitment, including administrating applications, planning workshop logistics and organising travel and accommodation when required
  • Compile appropriate documentation and evaluation of projects as required by line manager or funders
  • Support the preparation of funding applications and development plans

Communications and web

  • Ensure the NYDC website is kept up to date
  • Monitor and contribute to social media for NYDC


  • Live, breathe and role model our organisational values of Excellence, Collaboration, Inclusion and Innovation, being aware of the influence and impact you can have at Sadler’s Wells
  • Represent Learning & Engagement and NYDC at internal meetings as appropriate
  • Carry out all administrative work generated by the above activities
  • Maintain essential communications
  • Respond to general departmental email and telephone enquiries and act as a point of contact for external queries
  • Attend occasional staff meetings, training sessions and other events which may take place outside normal working hours
  • Keeping up to date with developments in the arts and dance education sectors
  • Undertake other duties as may be reasonably required
  • At all times to carry out duties and responsibilities with regard to Sadler’s Wells’ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Health and Safety Policies. This may include providing assistance with evacuation procedures or building searches in the event of an emergency at any of Sadler's Wells’ premise


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Experience of working on programmes or projects that engage young people in dance
  • Experience of administration in dance or arts/education sectors
  • Project delivery skills including planning, scheduling, delivery and evaluation
  • Experience of developing content for websites, blogs and social networking sites as tools for engagement with users
  • Excellent IT skills: able to effectively use a range of software applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Zoom, and database and web software
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to adapt working style to different people/groups from both the community and professional world
  • Good literacy skills: Excellent written and spoken English [or British Sign Language if primary language]
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as on own initiative
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends and travel around the UK as required
  • Availability to work in residential settings, usually during school holidays (approximately 4 weeks a year)
  • An interest in arts education issues and in developing strategies to increase new audiences for the arts
  • An ability to work in a busy environment and prioritise a varied workload


We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.


Years of experience

  • Junior

Salary range

  • £20,000 to £30,000 per year