Job Vacancy: Artistic Director

We are seeking an exceptional and experienced individual who will provide artistic leadership for Candoco in accordance with our vision to produce creatively ambitious and high-quality contemporary dance. They will work in partnership with the Executive Director to achieve the artistic and strategic objectives of the Company and enhance our reputation as the world’s leading company of disabled and non-disabled dancers.

Applicants with either direct experience or the potential to fulfil this role are welcome, as we recognise the value of transferable skills from applicants with a strong track record as a dancer, producer or choreographer who have demonstrated a capacity for leadership. The Artistic Director is someone who will be able to continue Candoco’s pioneering and inspirational vision, have a curiosity in exploring different ways of working, and enable performers, artists, choreographers and participants associated with the company to realise their full potential. They will act as Candoco’s ambassador to a wide diversity of audiences, championing the Company’s unique approach to dance and ensuring that our bold and exciting commissioning strategy and programme of work is secured into the future.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

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Candoco is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from disabled people. Any disabled applicant who meets the criteria of the person specification will be invited to interview.

Closing date for applications: 10am, Friday 21 April 2017


First round interviews: Tuesday 9 May
Second round interviews: Wednesday 17 May

There will be an opportunity to visit our studio and meet the dancers on Tuesday 16 May

Please contact Executive Director Jo Towler on or 020 7704 6845 if you have any queries about the position.

We are keen to ensure that everyone applying has an equal experience when attending for interview. Should you have any queries about, or wish to make us aware of, any support required to attend an interview or to work at Candoco, please contact Joanne Lyons, General Manager, on or 020 7704 6845.