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Project coordinator, Talent Development

Project coordinator, Talent Development

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 04/03/2024
Outreach / Partnerships / Community Engagement
Fixed term contract

Closing date for applications: 4th March 2024 at 11.59pm

Salary: £30,500 per annum

Working hours: 9am - 5pm / 10am - 6pm, Monday to Friday (Some evening and weekend work will be required and time in lieu will be given in accordance with company TOIL policy)

Contract: Fixed term contract up to 18 months

Location: London 

Start date: As soon as possible


Play a key role in coordinating innovative dance projects and nurturing emerging talent across New Adventure's Talent Development programme.

New Adventures is an iconic and ground-breaking British dance-theatre company, famous for telling stories with a unique theatrical twist.

They take pride in nurturing new and emerging dancers, teachers and choreographers, supporting them to develop as performers and artists. From training to professional practice and approaching career transition, the company offers support and development through a comprehensive programme of projects, classes, workshops and initiatives.

In this role, you will work closely with the Take Part team and Dance Artists to support in delivering Matthew Bourne’s artistic vision by coordinating a range of projects across New Adventure’s Talent Development programme.



  • Coordinate the company repertoire workshops in liaison with the Take Part Creative Director
  • Book dance artists to deliver company repertoire workshops in conjunction with the Resident Artist and Take Part Creative Director
  • Booking travel and accommodation for dance artists, guest artists and project participants as needed
  • Booking rehearsal studios for talent development projects as needed
  • Keeping Talent Development project schedules up to date and distributing the internal three month Take Part project update
  • Maintain an overview of the Talent Development project schedule, trying to avoid clashes and ensuring adequate staffing of all projects
  • Working with the Finance Manager and Take Part Creative Director monitor Talent Development project budgets including providing regular updates on project income and expenditure forecasts
  • Maintain positive relationships with external partners and stakeholders for Talent Development projects
  • Carrying out research and collating source materials for projects as needed
  • Source costumes and props for Talent Development projects as needed
  • Working with the Operations Manager, ensure that all artists delivering projects and workshops have an up-to-date DBS check and recent signed health form
  • Working with the Operations Manager, ensure that all artists are contracted in a timely manner including ensuring contract deal memos are sent in a timely fashion to all artists this includes agreeing on contract terms with freelancers and dance artists
  • Ensuring that Risk Assessments are in place for all Talent Development activity
  • Assist with the administration of the annual company auditions
  • Ensure that feedback is sought from all Talent Development project leaders and participants
  • Maintain and update Talent Development project records on the company CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system, including uploading historic data
  • Support the team in collating data from the contracted artists for reporting purposes e.g., travel information
  • Work with the Communications Team on copy for Talent Development projects and public messaging and ensuring that Talent Development project information on the New Adventures website is up to date


Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Experience of planning and administrating projects
  • Experience of creating or understanding risk assessments
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience of successful budget management
  • Understanding of the dance and formal education landscapes in the UK
  • Understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Access
  • Understanding of and commitment to Safeguarding
  • Understanding and experience of the needs of working with artists
  • The ability to empathise and communicate with people from all walks of life
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • A proactive attitude and the ability to effectively prioritise
  • Able to work as part of a team and independently
  • A passion for dance
  • Strong IT skills


To apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will not be accepted)
  • Once submitted, you can no longer amend your application, so proof-read carefully
  • Do not contact the company directly
  • Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at this address:

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, disabled people, those undergoing gender reassignment / transitioning and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

If the successful candidate for this opportunity is from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries, they will also participate in a Creative Access support programme that sits alongside workplace training. This includes a programme of induction training, monthly masterclasses, wellbeing support, buddying / mentoring and more.

Level of experience

  • Mid-Level