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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 7000 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

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 in line with ISTD’s mission and recently created three year business plan (2019-2021).

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 an organisation with a proud history and a brand that stands for the pursuit of excellence in the dance world. 

To find out more information please visit our designated site: https://www.istd-careers.org/

If you wish to have an informal discussion, please email our retained advisors Alex.williams@prospect-us.co.uk Alex Williams or Roberta.giubilini@prospect-us.co.uk Roberta Giubilini at Prospectus or call them on 020 7691 1920.  


Closing date: 3 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 achieving greater diversity and welcome applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.