Phoenix Dance Theatre is Recruiting for Artistic Director

Location: Leeds
Deadline: Friday 2 October, 12noon

Following the appointment of Sharon Watson to the Northern School of Contemporary Dance we are seeking to appoint her successor. Sharon was in post for 11 successful years and has left an incredible legacy.  As the company enters its 40th year in 2021, we are looking for the next Artistic Director to take on the next phase of artistic leadership at Phoenix Dance Theatre.

This application pack contains the details of the role and some contextual information about the company. To find out more, we recommend visiting the Phoenix Dance Theatre website.

Phoenix Dance Theatre is an inclusive employer. We value difference and recruit by merit based on fair and open competition. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and from all sectors. We are particularly committed to supporting applications from black and ethnic minority applicants. We will support any access requirements you may have during the recruitment process and ensure that reasonable adjustments are in place as required by the Single Equalities Act 2010.

The closing date for applications is Friday 2 October, 12noon. Once the closing date has passed, the interview panel will invite shortlisted candidates to interview and carry out some work with the company.

To submit your application please send a Cover Letter along with your CV, outlining your approach to delivering the artistic vision of the organisation and what relevant experience you have to complete the role. Please refer to the job description and person specification in your application. 

If you require any access support if selected for interview, please inform the PDT team via email: or telephone: 0113 2368 130. During recruitment, the selection panel will be shortlisting based on what qualities, skills and experience you may bring to the role. The attached job description is an overview of the type of work the successful candidate will undertake and is not an exhaustive list. Please refer to the job description in your application.


£42,000 – £47,000 (per annum)


Download the Phoenix Dance Theatre Artistic Director job description

Complete the Phoenix Dance Theatre Artistic Director application form