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Development Manager
Salary range £30 – 34k (full-time)
Part-time considered

Dance Umbrella, London’s leading international dance festival, has established its reputation through the risk and rigour of its programme.  Over the past 38 years the festival has brought to London audiences a multitude of exceptional artists from 32 countries to over one million people in London.   It has shown work at 55 different venues from Smithfield Market to the British Library, from Whitechapel Art Gallery to a Baker Street bathroom showroom, from canal long boats to Alexandra Palace Ice Rink. 

Appointed in 2013 CEO & Artistic Director Emma Gladstone has refreshed the mission by expanding the definition of contemporary dance to include the widest range of movement - be it flamenco, hip hop, ice skating, parkour, aerial work, or skate boarding.

Dance Umbrella aims to be a creative catalyst that develops not only artists and audiences, but the art form itself.

‘Experimental ice-dance at Alexandra Palace, Rocío Molina outside her 'flamenco' niche, hip-hop's Harlem history and fresh, child-friendly choreography: a new director has Dance Umbrella moving in the right direction’ - The Guardian  2014

About the Post
We are seeking to recruitanexperienced Development Manager to join our small and dynamic team based at Somerset House, London.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone seeking to develop their career and gain more experience across all aspects of development at a senior level. This is a particularly exciting time for the organisation as we embed our new artistic vision and start to shape our ambitions for the coming 4 years.

The Development Manager will work alongside the Artistic Director & CEO and Executive Director to deliver the current strategy, build on its initial success, and grow it to meet future ambitions.  The fund-raising target for this year is £182,290 and next year it is £165,000.  We have achieved 86% of this year’s target and 22% of the 2017/18 target to date. 

The successful candidate will have proven experience of raising income from Trusts and Foundations and Individuals; work with Corporate Sponsors is desirable. You must be passionate about developing dance and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. You will have a demonstrable track record of planning and achievement, be a confident communicator and have loads of ideas.

NB The role is 5 days/week but working arrangements may be flexible to suit the candidate subject to mutual agreement.

Hours                                                                    Full time
Contract                                                               Permanent with 6 month probationary period
Salary                                                                    £30,000 - £34,000 per annum depending on experience

To apply for this post please send a CV, covering letter detailing your relevant skills and experience and a completed Equality Monitoring Form

Applications by email to Zsuzsanna Posta at
For an informal, confidential, discussion about the role please contact Anu Giri, Executive Director on 020 7257 9380.
Application Closing Date: Wednesday 2 November, 5pm. (We will contact candidates that have been shortlisted for interview by 4 November)
Interview date: Thursday 10 November 

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