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Citymoves Dance Agency - Job Vacancy


Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO in Aberdeen have a vacancy for the following role

Part time Temporary Dance Development Manager

(15 hours per week) 0.4 FTE for 8 month fixed term contract

The role attracts a salary of £30,000 (pro-rata - £8,000 for the 8 months part-time)

Role profile, relevant to the job is available on request by calling our office 01224 984159, or by emailing citymoves@citymoves.org.uk.

Specific focus projects for the role include; coordination of Dancelive Festival of Contemporary Dance and Summer Camps, plus generic dance development manager functions).

Those interested in applying should send a full CV and cover letter explaining what has interested them in the position, and why they believe they would be the best candidate to appoint to carol.benzie@citymoves.org.uk.

For more information please contact: Carol Benzie, Chief Executive, carol.benzie@citymoves.org.uk or call 01224 984159 / 07584 325068

Closing date for applications will be noon on Monday 23rd March 2020.

Interviews are planned for Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd April 2020, and will involve a short presentation.




Length of Contract Temporary 8 month contract

Hours per week 15 hours (0.40 FTE based on 37.5 hour week)

Salary £30,000 FTE (pro-rata for 15 hours = £8,000 pa)

Location Citymoves Dance Agency – 2 locations in city centre (walking distance)

Responsible to Chief Executive

Citymoves Purpose

Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO; Leading positive impacts through dance in the North East of Scotland.

Citymoves Key Aims

1. To increase and encourage participants in dance for all ages and abilities, building a dance community

2. To support and nurture dance talent, growing a network of dance artists

3. To grow audiences for dance and develop a curiosity for the art form

4. To be a dynamic organisation, delivering dance related projects that identify and respond to local needs and national practices

5. To lead collaborative practice and forge strong relationships and partnerships locally, nationally and internationally

6. To promote the physical, mental and social benefits of dance for overall well being, ensuring access and inclusion for all.

Role Aims

This temporary position will be primarily be focused on the coordination of our annual DanceLive Festival of Contemporary Dance which takes place in October 2020, and the organisation and coordination of our summer camps, along with other generic dance manager duties and responsibilities, such as liaising with freelance tutors, participants and other partners relating to dance projects, as is necessary in a small team.

Key Responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to:

- Plan and implement dance projects in response to organisational, regional and national priorities.

- Develop partnerships and innovative approaches to dance which contribute to sustainable dance development in Aberdeen and the North East.

- Identify alternative funding opportunities and apply for such, and monitor, evaluate and report to funding bodies and partners on outcomes as appropriate.

- Manage and plan the work of dance tutors, placements and volunteers, supporting and encouraging them to develop their own practice.

- Have general understanding of health and safety and risk assessment processes.

- Observe or participate in projects to ensure the quality of work and desired outcomes are being achieved to the highest professional standard.

- Maintain contact and be liaison person for a number of our freelance tutors and artists.

- Contribute to organisational planning and review and be objective in evaluation of opportunities and tangible or social outcomes.

Knowledge and Skills

The post holder would ideally be able to demonstrate an understanding/experience in the following:

- Degree or equivalent in dance. In this instance, equivalent would be the demonstration of progression and success in delivery of projects in the field of dance.

- Experience of leading dance activities and dance projects in various settings.

- Experience of initiating and organising participatory activities for community groups.

- Experience of developing community dance.

- Experience of successful fundraising and managing budgets.

- Awareness of child protection, GDPR and health and safety requirements/legislation relevant to the work of Citymoves.

- Experience of gathering evidence through evaluation to demonstrate the benefits and broader impacts of dance based work.

- Knowledge and positive working experience and approach to equality, diversity and inclusion in dance projects.

Requirements of the Job

- Ability to organise and prioritise own workload, and that of others in order to achieve deadlines.

- Ability to reflectively analyse situations and challenges and come up with creative solutions.

- Ability to produce accurate and timely reports.

- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

- Ability to supervise and guide the work of others and manage communication on. performance in a clearly understandable manner, whilst maintaining positive relationships.

- PVG/Disclosure Scotland check will be required.

Organisational Behaviours

- Relates well to others and works with them to help meet their needs.

- Builds rapport effectively.

- Responds to and acts on feedback.

- Communicates information clearly and concisely.

- Actively seeks ways to continually improve all of the services and projects which we deliver.

- Works collaboratively across service/ team/ organisational boundaries to deliver excellent customer service.

- Takes a positive approach to work and is flexible and willing to accept change.

- Demonstrates honesty and integrity in their decisions and actions.

- Manages time well.

- Makes colleagues feel valued and supported and shows respect for all.

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