Director of Dance

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance wishes to recruit a new Director of Dance at a particularly exciting and significant time for the world-renowned conservatoire. Trinity Laban is one of the UK’s largest conservatoires and the only one which combines the disciplines of music and contemporary dance. 

Situated in the Stirling Prize-winning Laban Building in Deptford, South East London and the nearby Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, Trinity Laban is a leader in the education of professional dance, music and musical theatre artists. A forward thinking and outstanding Higher Education Institution, our purpose is to advance the art forms of music and contemporary dance, seeking new means of artistic education and expression, embracing innovation, experimentation and excellence and bringing together talented performers and creators to train, perform, collaborate and research in inspiring spaces.

In the fast-changing world of higher education, the post of Director of Dance at Trinity Laban is a hugely significant role in UK performing arts education. Building on Trinity Laban’s already well-established artistic and educational profile, the new Director of Dance will make a significant contribution to our continuing mission to redefine the future of dance education and training in the UK.  The role represents an exciting opportunity to maximise creative influence and innovative leadership and will suit an ambitious, versatile and talented individual with a well-established professional profile and extensive networks in the dance world.  Proven interest and experience across our Faculty of Dance’s distinctive portfolio, together with experience of leading effective change and promoting and encouraging organisational innovation, are all essential for this role. 

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience of conservatoire training and a track record of achievement and experience in successfully leading large teams and managing budgets at a senior level within a significant cultural or academic organisation. A persuasive communicator with an ability to influence by collaboration, authority and personality, our new Director of Dance will inspire, engage and motivate through high levels of personal gravitas and integrity, joining the Trinity Laban Executive team in steering the Conservatoire to ever greater achievements as we take forward our ambitious aims. 

As an equal opportunities employer we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

For more information and to download the applicant pack, please visit www.searchhigher.com/dance . For an informal discussion or to apply for this post, please contact Mark Holleran or Paula Keville of SearchHigher at: m.holleran@searchhigher.com  / p.keville@searchhigher.com or call 024 76575 129. 

Closing date for applications: Monday 2nd July 2018 

Interviews will be held in London during the week commencing 16th July 2018