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Jobs at Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet is a powerhouse for inventive dance. Based in Leeds and loved nationally we are a busy touring ballet company performing in 40 theatres across the UK with our full-length and children’s ballets, giving more than 150 performances per year to more than 150,000 people. Thanks to the recent Arts Council funding announcement we are bringing the highest quality dance to even more parts of the country.

Whether based on tour, or at Northern Ballet HQ in Leeds, a career with us allows you to become part of an ambitious world-class arts organisation. Please see below for current vacancies.

Northern Ballet is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

We are looking for a Project Manager to work in our busy learning department, to manage and administrate current education and engagement programmes. The selected candidate will be responsible for maintaining and building on current relationships with partners whilst developing new learning programmes that excite and engage audiences and participants with ballet, music and dance.

F/T position 35hrs a week

Salary   £20,850 P/A

Closing date for applications 9am Monday 27 April.

Interviews will take place in Leeds on Friday 1 May.

Northern Ballet is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Work experience could inspire you to pursue a career in the arts.   At Northern Ballet we aspire to offer this opportunity to more young people across Leeds and Yorkshire.

Work experience is for young people of school age (usually in Years 9, 10 and 11) and can take place at any time in the academic year.

It provides you with an opportunity to spend a week at Northern Ballet gaining a broad experience of working in an arts organisation.

The focus of the experience is on the non-performance areas of the company and during the week you will spend time in different departments including; Technical, Communications, Development, Wardrobe, Learning and the Academy.

We are looking for young people who are enthusiastic about the arts and want to learn more about working behind the scenes at a cultural organisation.

To apply please fill in the application form here and send it to or to know more about work experience please call Diane on 0113 220 8000

We also offer apprenticeships and internships. For further information about our current vacancies please look at our jobs page.

Northern Ballet Sinfonia is looking to recruit a Principal Flute.

Northern Ballet Sinfonia is one of the North’s leading orchestras. Playing for Northern Ballet’s extensive national tours, the Sinfonia performs the highest quality music throughout the UK.

Well known for the annual Classical Fantasia concert at Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds, the Sinfonia is also engaged in other ‘out-of-pit’ activities including commercial recordings.

The Touring Ballet Contract is based on 20/22 weeks work during the year.

Audition will take place in Leeds, date to be announced.

Applications for the posts, together with CV, should be received by Thursday 30 April, addressed to:

Barry Collarbone
Orchestra & Concerts Manager
Northern Ballet
Quarry Hill
Leeds LS2 7PA

Tel: 0113-220-8000, Fax: 0113-220-8001