Director of Dance
The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is a registered educational charity and membership association. Our mission is to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms: to promote knowledge of dance; provide up-to-date techniques for members and maintain and improve teaching standards.
With approximately 7,000 members in over 65 countries worldwide, ISTD conducts over 150,000 examinations each year. We have just been listed by Ofqual as one of the top 20 largest awarding organisations in England and are in the top five for delivery of performing arts examinations.
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
Director of Dance
£55,000-£65,000 per annum
ISTD aspires to be a world leader in dance education, setting the bench mark for best practice through our extensive syllabi and teacher training. We are committed to becoming a dynamic, future-focused organisation that promotes the social, cultural, physical and educational benefits of dance for all.
The Director of Dance will play a vital role in shaping ISTD of the future. Working in close collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer the post holder will lead on the artistic development of ISTD by nurturing and supporting the existing Faculties to ensure the continued success of all genres. As a member of our Senior Leadership Team, you will actively pursue opportunities for new artistic growth and advancing the artistic and educational standards of all dance syllabi.
We are looking for candidates with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of dance training methodologies and /or curriculum development and significant team management experience. With comprehensive understanding of best practice and a proven commitment to increasing demographic diversity in dance participation, you will offer the personal credibility and substantial leadership experience needed to set and maintains artistic standards across ISTD work streams.
This is an exceptional opportunity to play a pivotal leadership role in organisation with a proud history and a brand that stands for the pursuit of excellence in the dance world.
To read full details of the role, and to find out how to apply, please visit our designated microsite.
If you wish to have an informal discussion, please email our retained advisors Alex Williams , firstname.lastname@example.org or Roberta Giubilini, email@example.com at Prospectus or call them on 020 7691 1920.
Closing date: 3rd April 2019
Initial interviews with Prospectus: 8th – 17th April 2019
Panel interviews at The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing: 25th – 26th April 2019
These dates may be subject to change and applicants will be advised in advance should this happen.
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing is committed to achieve greater diversity and welcome applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.