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Jobs at Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet is a powerhouse for inventive dance, creating and touring narrative dance at various scales nationally and internationally. Bold and confident in our approach, we engage, involve and move our audiences. We reach a diverse range of people through passionate storytelling, a mastery of classical dance technique and an absolute commitment to our leading role as an international ambassador for world-class dance.

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.

Planning Manager

We are now looking to recruit a Planning Manager. You would be responsible for tour booking and planning, negotiating with our partner venues, ensuring that our position is maintained and strengthened through your expert communication and negotiation skills. You will hold an overview of activity across all internal departments at Northern Ballet ensuring we maximise every opportunity. We are looking for an individual with previous arts management experience with a knowledge of project management, budgeting, scheduling and exceptional attention to detail.

Closing date: 9am Thursday 8 September
Interviews: Wednesday 14 September in Leeds

Salary: £28,000
Holidays: 5 weeks per year + Bank Holidays
Contract: Permanent, 35 hours per week

Development Manager: Trusts & Foundations

Northern Ballet is looking for an experienced, methodical and motivated individual to join our highly successful Development Team. Managing our Research and Data Officer, you will deliver and grow our Trusts and Foundations fundraising programme and play a central role in this ambitious, bold and creative team with huge plans for further growth in the coming years.

Closing date: Noon Monday 5 September
Interviews: w/c 12 September in Leeds

Salary: £27,000
Holidays: 5 weeks per year + Bank Holidays
Contract: Permanent, 35 hours per week

Work Experience at Northern Ballet

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 Dawn on 0113 220 8000

We also offer apprenticeships and internships.