Creative Access
Project manager

Project manager

locationIpswich, UK
ExpiresExpires: 12/08/2022
Fixed term contract
£31,000 to £40,000 per year

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 12th August 2022

Salary: £31,500 per annum pro-rata at 60% full-time equivalent

Term: Fixed term contract until 30 November 2024

Interviews: 17th August 2022


This is a great opportunity for the right person to make a real contribution to fast-evolving developments in dance education.

With funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, DanceEast is looking for an experienced and creative Project Manager with an interest in dance education and the applications of digital technologies to the cultural sector. Tasked with overseeing the Digital Primaries project – the Project Manager will lead this innovative project to develop the delivery of dance in primary schools, through a live co-teaching model. 

The successful candidate will lead on all internal and external relationships with the project team and partners; alongside responsibility for managing budgets and project plans. Working closely with other Creative Team members, they will embed the project into DanceEast’s wider programme. Possessing strong communication skills, applicants should have experience of successful partnership working, be highly organised, and demonstrate a solution focused approach.


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a wide range of people
  • A strong advocate, able to motivate and mobilise networks, represent an organisation, communicate a vision, and inspire confidence among existing and potential peers and stakeholders
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and prioritise while thinking and acting strategically
  • Reliable, responsible, and conscientious 
  • An outgoing and positive personality
  • Commitment to excellence in all forms of dance practice and engagement 
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion and best practice in promoting equality of opportunity, inclusive practice, and representation of a broad range of artists
  • Commitment to living locally, able to travel regionally, nationally, and internationally, and to work evening and weekends as required
  • Educated to degree level in dance and/or dance teaching qualification, or equivalent professional experience 
  • Artistic flair and experience in developing community participation and events programmes in a range of settings, for different audiences and groups - capable of inspiring, raising aspiration and promoting engagement
  • Knowledge of national education developments at primary level as well as dance developments, in particular in the areas of youth and community dance and/or blended and online learning
  • Understanding of the processes of dance training, creation and performance, and experience of developing projects and programmes with young people, including young people with disabilities or specific learning needs
  • Experience of settings and meeting strategic objectives and/or targets, project planning, budget setting, contracts and logistics, and of project delivery on time and within budget
  • Track record in relationship building and working in partnership with a range of educators, funders, agencies, organisations, and individuals
  • Experience of assessing impact, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on projects and relevant skills and expertise in this area
  • Experience of effective team working with colleagues in partnerships and within and beyond an organisation
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills with sound IT skills
  • Understanding of Safeguarding and best practise
  • Good numeracy skills with the ability to prepare, manage and monitor budgets

You may be experienced in working with children, schools, or tech – but not necessarily all three. If you want to find out more about the role, do please get in touch with to for an informal conversation.

Further information can be found here:

To apply, the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form should ideally be completed electronically and emailed to or sent by post to Bill Armitage, Head of Operations & Resources, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich IP4 1DW, marked “Private and Confidential”. Please note that CV’s will only be considered when attached to a fully completed Application Form.

Completed applications must arrive at DanceEast by Noon on Friday 12th August. Successful candidates will be invited to an interview at the DanceHouse on Wednesday 17th August, and candidates should be available on this date.

Fields of study

  • Performing arts / TV

Years of experience

  • Mid-Level

Salary range

  • £31,000 to £40,000 per year

Required skills

  • general knowledge