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Leeds Dance PArtnership

Vacancy: Programme Coordinator

Leeds Dance Partnership (LDP) supports and celebrates dance in Leeds and beyond, led by world-class organisations and independent dance artists based in the city. We support building Leeds reputation as the UKs main centre for dance outside of London.

We are now looking for a Programme Coordinator, working with us on a freelance basis through until December 2021.  This is an exciting time to join the LDP team, with the recent appointment of our new Partnership Director and a year of exciting and ambitious projects ahead.  

Based at Northern Ballet’s headquarters, the Programme Coordinator will work alongside the Director to develop, manage and support our programme activity of commissions and events which support our vision of ‘Leeds is Dance’. Working closely with our partner organisations, working groups and networks, this is an exciting role which is key to the success of Leeds Dance Partnership.  

The ideal candidate will be experienced in coordinating successful cultural programmes/activities and will have worked in the performing arts or cultural development sector with some knowledge about dance.   You will have excellent organisation, budgeting, time-management and administrative skills coupled with the strong communication and interpersonal skills needed to sustain relationships with a range of partners, stakeholders and individuals.

This post is offered on a freelance basis working 2.5 days a week through until December 2021  

The post-holder will be commissioned by Northern Ballet.

  • Pay £180 per day

 How to apply

To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter (maximum of 2 pages) addressing the job description and demonstrating how you meet the criteria to

Please mark your application for the attention of Dawn Wilson, HR Manager.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority applicants in line with our work to improve representation in the sector. 

An Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form is available below. We would be grateful if you could submit a form along with your CV and covering letter.


  • Pay: £180 per day
  • Closing date for applications: Sunday 24 January 2021, 5pm
  • Interviews take place: week commencing 1 February 2021 
  • Find out more about Leeds Dance Partnership at
  • The post holder will be employed by Northern Ballet.