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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.

Northern Ballet’s communications department is responsible for selling more than £3million of tickets annually for the Company’s full-length, mid-scale and children’s ballet performances in 40 theatres, reaching an audience of more than 150,000 people.

We are looking for a Head of PR to create and implement Northern Ballet’s PR strategy to raise and enhance the Company’s reputation and profile through the media and through carefully selected, nurtured and implemented partnerships, contributing to the successful delivery of our challenging targets.

You will have significant professional experience and a proven track record of delivery at a high level.

This position is offered full or part-time with a minimum requirement of 3 days or 21 hours per week. Please state in your covering letter whether you are applying for the position full-time or part time.

Salary £28,000 per annum pro rata

Closing date Monday 2 February 10am

Interviews Leeds W/C 9 February

To apply please download an application form. CVs are not accepted. 


We are looking to appoint an exceptional

Deputy Head of Lighting (£29,500 + touring allowance)

to join our busy and high-achieving Technical team. The successful candidate will have experience in large scale weekly touring theatre and be a resourceful, dedicated and reliable team player.

CVs not accepted.

Closing date Friday 23 January 2015.

Interviews W/C 2 February in Leeds

Northern Ballet tour the UK and overseas extensively each year. Our repertoire is a mix of both classical and neo-classical works as well as imaginative narrative full-length ballets.

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.