Director of Dance

Key details

Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for: ISTD syllabi, Examiners, artistic projects and events

Line manages: Heads of Faculties and Artistic Project Managers

Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum

Location: London

Closing date: 3rd April 2019

Initial interviews with Prospectus: 8th – 17th April 2019

Panel interviews at The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing: 25th – 26th April 2019


Role purpose

The Director of Dance is a newly created position that will play a vital role in shaping the ISTD of the future. Working in close collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer the post holder will lead on the artistic development of ISTD by nurturing and supporting the existing Faculties to ensure the continued success of all genres.

As a member of our Senior Leadership Team, you will actively pursue opportunities for new artistic growth and advancing the artistic and educational standards of all dance syllabi in line with ISTD’s mission and the business plan. With key responsibility for overseeing the Faculties’ programme of syllabus development, you will create initiatives to increase the demographic diversity of the ISTD membership and their students, working in partnership with the Education and Membership Directorates.

We are looking for a candidates with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of dance training methodologies and / or curriculum development and significant team management experience. With comprehensive understanding of best practice and a proven commitment to increasing demographic diversity in dance participation, you will offer personal credibility and substantial leadership experience needed to set and maintains artistic standards across ISTD work streams.

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