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Dance Base Scotland

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you’ll be responsible for ensuring our beautiful Edinburgh Centre is a home for dancers and dance lovers from all backgrounds and is an asset for the organisation and dance in Scotland.

This includes the delivery of face to face and online classes in a wide variety of dance styles, supporting our award-winning Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme and developing new year-round performance opportunities in the building. You’ll also be responsible for generating income through appropriate commercial hires and other partnerships.

You’ll agree and deliver financial and non-financial targets and ensure that the building is maintained to the highest standards.

Much of this will be a team effort, requiring particularly close collaboration with the Artistic Director and Head of Marketing & Communications. As a member of our senior team you’ll help set the direction for the organisation, reimaging our role in supporting dance and dance artists in Scotland and making sure that our public, professional and engagement activity all works together as an effective whole.

As a senior representative of the organisation you’ll be expected to represent Dance Base and advocate for Scotland’s dance sector far and wide.

About you

You’ll have a passion for dance in any or all forms, and an understanding of how it can be a source of joy, health and wellbeing for so many.

You’ll have dealt with complex projects and situations and be entrepreneurial in finding new ways to deliver objectives and solve problems, building partnerships to do so. You’ll be no stranger to financial and project planning, as well as managing people.

You’ll understand the benefits that diversity and difference bring, actively seeking out new perspectives and ideas with a track record of removing the barriers that people and groups face.

You’ll be ready for the next step in your career and believe you could contribute to the future of arts leadership. You probably don’t have everything that we’re looking for in the job description, but you’re already excelling at many things, and have the ability to learn quickly.

We particularly encourage people from underrepresented communities to apply, including but not limited to disabled people, those who are D/deaf, Black/+ People of Colour, those from minority ethnic communities, those who are  part of the LGBT+ community, and all those who feel their voices are not commonly represented.

Full details and application forms can be found at

the Dancebase website