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Siobhan Davies Studios

Salary: £45,000 pa (full time equivalent) 
Contract: Fixed term for five years from April 2021, subject to success with Arts Council England NPO application Fixed term for five years from April 2021, subject to success with Arts Council England NPO application
Location: Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George’s Road, London, SE1 6ER

New Leadership

This is a dynamic time for Siobhan Davies Studios both artistically and organisationally. We are proposing a future that makes the most of our resources. We want our building, funds and staff capacity to respond flexibly to the needs of a diverse community of artists pushing the boundaries of dance and choreography. This arises from Siobhan Davies’s desire to hand on leadership of the organisation and ensure a strong future, bringing the wealth of independent dance practice to audiences.

We seek to ambitiously reimagine the way we work by deepening and expanding the role of artists in the leadership of the organisation, providing more agency to the artists that we work with. The Artistic Director/s will bring expertise and enthusiasm to make the most of this exciting moment for our audiences, artists and stakeholders.

We want to hear from creative practitioners, either working alone or in partnership, who are excited to be part of the evolution of our organisation in a rapidly changing environment. The organisation is prepared to work flexibly with practicing artists ensuring they are able to continue making their own work if that is their ambition. We aim to recruit the new artistic leadership in time for them and the Executive Director to prepare the Arts Council England National Portfolio application for the years 2022-2026.

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV along with an Expression of Interest letter (no more than 2 pages A4) outlining how our Purposes relate to you and your career or artistic practice, and how they would inform your leadership of the organisation to alexn@siobhandavies.com with ‘AD 2020’ and your name in the subject line.

To help us monitor our equal opportunities policy, we would be grateful if you could complete the equal opportunities monitoring form (.doc).

As part of our mission to reduce our carbon footprint, digital communication is preferred. However, if this is not possible, please send your CV and expression of interest letter in a clearly marked envelope with the reference ‘AD 2020’ to:

Siobhan Davies Studios,
85 St. Georges Road,

The deadline to submit your Expression of Interest is 12 noon Monday 16 March 2020

Download the job pack

Longlisted applicants will have the opportunity to come to Siobhan Davies Studios for an informal Knowledge session to learn more about the organisation and context of the role with Damaris McDonald, Executive Director and Lauren Wright, Programme Director. These sessions are not compulsory and not part of the assessment process. They are designed to provide information to candidates to help with their applications. Longlisted candidates will be invited to submit full applications including more detailed proposals for how they would lead SDS into the future.

Recruitment timeline:

6 April 2020 – Longlisted candidates informed
w/c 27 April – Knowledge sessions bookable at Siobhan Davies Studios
26 May – Deadline for full applications 
5 June – Shortlisted candidates invited to interview
15 or 16 June – First stage interview
25 or 26 June – Second stage interview
July 2020 New Artistic Director/s announced

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role with Damaris McDonald, Executive Director; Lauren Wright, Programme Director; or Emma Gladstone, Chair; please contact alexn@siobhandavies.com to arrange a call.