Project Management Intern

Salary: National Minimum Wage

Contract: 6 months, 30 hours a week

DanceXchange is offering a paid internship opportunity for a bright and motivated individual interested in embarking on a career in the arts. Based in the centre of Birmingham, with some of the best dance facilities in the UK, DanceXchange creates exciting opportunities for people of all walks of life to engage in dance, as participants, performers and audience members.We also co-produce International Dance Festival Birmingham, one of the largest dance festivals in the world.

This internship provides excellent hands-on learning and experience of project management in a busy arts organisation and during a high profile festival – and will be extremely valuable for those interested in a career in the arts. It involves assisting the Programme Manager for Recreational and Pre-vocational Dancer to manage participatory dance performances, activities and events as part of International Dance Festival Birmingham and other projects – and includes administration, event management, budgeting, evaluation and working with people.

Funded by the Creative Employment Programme, this opportunity is aimed at young unemployed people aged 18-24 who are currently claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance. Candidates must be reliable, responsible, conscientious and committed, with a good standard of literacy and numeracy, good organisational skills and excellent people skills – as well as an enthusiasm for the arts. See our person specification below for further details on eligibility.

To apply:
 Read the Job Description and Person Specification carefully to ensure you meet the criteria for this opportunity – and check your eligibility with your Job Centre Adviser before applying, quoting Job Centre LMS reference number ERG/32530 and Universal Credit reference is PRO-057715.

 Download a DanceXchange application form and equal opportunities monitoring form.

 Complete both forms, answering all the questions, and explaining how you think your experience and skills match our job description and why you think you are suited to this post

 Submit both forms by email to, or by post to: Recruitment, DanceXchange, Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB

Closing date for applications is: Friday 15th January 2016, 6pm

If shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview during the week beginning 25th January
We regret we are unable to interview all applicants, so if you have not been contacted by 22nd January, please assume your application has not been shortlisted. Applications made through recruitment agencies will not be accepted.