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London’s oldest but still most vital festival of contemporary dance” The Guardian

Dance Umbrella is London’s international dance festival. Every October we invite artists from around the globe to share their choreographic visions of the world, reflecting how it is now, and dreaming of how it could be. Throughout the year we also run digital talks, make films, support creative learning projects and help pioneering artists do research.

Since 1978, Dance Umbrella has presented more than 739 artists from 34 countries to over one million people and commissioned over 80 new works at 72 venues.  These have ranged from Smithfield Market to Battersea Power Station, from canal long boats to car park rooftops, and from major theatre stages to outer London parks.

Artistic Director and Chief Executive Emma Gladstone has an ambitious vision is to take dance out and bring audiences in by expanding definitions of contemporary dance to include a wide range of dance and movement styles.  This includes reaching out to new audiences through the commissioning of new work, developing partnerships with non-dance venues, and establishing an Orbital touring network with arts centres in outer London boroughs.

Integral to all Dance Umbrella’s work is our overarching goal to entice audiences, nurture artists, innovate practice, and deliver excellence.


Post holder

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to provide office administration and digital communications support. Their role is to oversee the day to day operation of the office, providing admin support across all departments, and along with the Head of Marketing, lead on delivering Dance Umbrella’s digital communications.

This is a 3 days per week post, salary £21,000 per year pro rata.

20 days holiday leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays.

See full job description here.


Key dates

Deadline for applications:             12:00pm Wednesday 13th February 2019

Interviews:                                     Tuesday 26th February 2019


How to apply

Please apply in writing telling us:

  • Why you want to work with DU
  • Details of the qualities and experiences you would bring to the role
  • Earliest available start date
  • The names of two referees (only contacted after seeking permission)

Please also include your CV (max 2 pages), covering letter and completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

All applications should be marked APPLICATION FOR ADMIN AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER and be emailed to:

Zsuzsanna Posta at