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Head of Dance (Maternity Cover)

Maternity Cover - 6 months fixed term (potentially up to 1 year)
Salary: £38,745 pa plus pension and benefits
Full-time (36 hrs per week)

Creative Scotland is the national development agency for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries. We want people to work with us to support Scotland’s cultural strength and to celebrate the success of Scotland’s creativity both at home and internationally.

We are looking for an inspirational and confident Head of Dance to lead on Creative Scotland’s work in this area and to join our energetic and dedicated team who are focussed on supporting the arts in Scotland. You will lead on the strategic development of dance across Scotland, the UK and internationally in support of Creative Scotland’s 10 year plan and our role as a funder, advocate, influencer and development agency. A critical role in the support and development of dance in Scotland, it involves working collaboratively with a range of partners, organisations and individuals to develop strategic partnerships as well as working across a number of funding programmes.

Our ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of all aspects of dance in Scotland, in the UK and internationally alongside experience of working in dance at a senior level, with a track record of successful project management. You will have expertise and knowledge in dance development and/or working with choreographers, dance organisations, venues and festivals. You will be able to demonstrate the skills to develop and manage a range of funding programmes, including undertaking assessments and budget management. Extensive knowledge and experience of the arts and creative industries in Scotland, combined with excellent interpersonal skills, is essential.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 12 noon on Monday 22 January 2018.

Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on Friday 2 February 2018. If selected for interview you will be expected to be available on this date.


Head of Dance - Information Pack

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Head of Dance - Application Form

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