Closing date: 29.06.2021 11:59pm

DanceXchange (dx) is seeking a proactive and passionate Participation Producer to join our team, to help deliver our vision for Critical Mass, Birmingham International Dance Festival 2022, and future region-wide participation legacy projects.

Key Details


£26,000 – £28,000 per annum


Closing date for applications is Tuesday 29 June 2021, 11.59pm.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 8 July 2021, on Teams.


Fixed Term, July 2021 – July 2023, full time


The Participation Producer will co-ordinate, produce and deliver agreed programme areas within Critical Mass in close collaboration with a wider creative team, and will also produce key aspects of BIDF’s substantial participatory programme, and future legacy projects. The role will have a particular focus on region-wide participation projects, ensuring meaningful, inclusive, and inspirational participation experiences for all.

We would like to hear from producers with extensive experience of partnership working in youth and community settings, and a proven track record of developing, producing and managing large-scale participatory dance performances and events, ideally in outdoor locations. You will need excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills; highly developed organisational and administration skills; strong budget management skills; the ability to work effectively under pressure; and a collaborative, proactive, positive and self-motivated approach. If you feel you fit our brief, we’d love to hear from you!



Critical Mass is an ambitious 14-month long inclusive dance participation project that sits at the heart of the Games’ cultural plans. Generously supported by the Spirit of 2012 (the 2012 Olympic legacy fund), the project will see 300 young people, from across the West Midlands, with and without disabilities, come together through a sustained process of dance and skills development workshops, before taking centre stage at a number of high-profile events during the 2022 programme, including the opening show of the arts festival, and the Games’ Opening and Closing Ceremonies.


Produced by DanceXchange, BIDF is a major biennial festival which takes over the city’s theatres, streets and squares with show-stopping performances and engaging choreography.  For more details visit here

Following its postponement in 2020 due to Covid-19, BIDF has returned this June with an exclusive all-digital programme, which will be followed by live editions in Autumn 2021 and Summer 2022, featuring an outdoor programme, local touring, youth engagement and co-productions.

dx thrives on the passion, creativity, and commitment of all the people we work with and we are committed to celebrating difference in all aspects of our makeup, governance and work output. We strive to be an inclusive organisation. We recognise the positive values of diversity, promote equality and challenge all forms of discrimination. We actively welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply for this role. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates reflecting a broad range of voices, opinions, and experiences across age, class, disability, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

We are a flexible employer and happy to discuss the possibility of flexible start and finish times or compressed hours. We’re also open to adapting or phasing your contract, to enable you to complete or deliver projects you are already committed to. Please talk to us about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise to consider your request.

For further details of the role, person specification, and how to apply, please download our Participation Producer Application Pack.

Once you have read the Application Pack, please fill in DanceXchange Application Form and Equal-Opportunities Monitoring Form and send to

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 29 June 2021, 11.59pm.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 8 July 2021, on Teams.

dx is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community.  Registered charity no. 1045364. Registered company no. 2784677

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