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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 Wigs Manager to run the efficient operation of Northern Ballet’s Wigs department, on tour and at base, to the highest possible standards.

You will have exceptional interpersonal skills and two years’ touring experience at a similar level.

  • Closing date Friday 5 June
  • Interviews W/C 8 June
  • Start Date 20 July 2015

Salary £27,000

To apply please complete the application form, downloadable below. 

We are looking for a Research & Data Officer to join our busy Development Team on a fixed term contract to cover a period of maternity leave. The Research & Data Officer is an important part of Northern Ballet’s Development Team, which generates income from a range of different sources in support of the Company’s artistic, learning and outreach work, and our Academy.

The Research & Data Officer has primary responsibility for producing detailed research profiles, monitoring fundraisers’ prospect plans and analysing data from our CRM system to identify new prospects and giving trends. This role is central to increasing capacity across the Development team and provides background information and profiles on companies, trusts and high net-worth individuals. The post holder will have the opportunity to work on small scale fundraising projects. We are looking for an individual who, coupled with strong data management and research skills, has excellent communication skills and the ability to multi-task.

Fixed Term Contract (12 months maternity cover) – full-time position 35hours a week

Salary £22,000

Closing date for applications Monday 8 June 2015 at 9am

Interviews will take place in Leeds week commencing Monday 15 June 2015

The Leeds dance community is looking to appoint a consultant to work with them in establishing a Dance Hub in Leeds.

This piece of work, expected to take up to 6 months, will create a Vision and 3 year strategy, agreed amongst the Leeds-based dance companies, with clear actions, milestones and resources identified with direction towards a 10 year Vision and strategy established.

A detailed brief available for download below.

Closing date for tenders 13 June 2015.

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.