Closing date: 13.12.2021 12:00pm

DanceXchange (dx) is looking for a motivated and energetic Programme Manager for Performance and Artist Development (Maternity Cover) to help deliver our vision for DanceXchange’s public programmes and Birmingham International Dance Festival 2022.


Key Details


£27,500 per annum

Contract: Fixed term, January 2022 – February 2023, full time.  Maternity Cover


Deadline for applications: Monday 13 December 2021, 12 noon

Interviews: Thursday 16 December 2021 on Zoom

DanceXchange is an internationally known Birmingham-based dance agency that presents and produces some of the best UK and international dance; supports artists to create and develop their work; nurtures talented young performers, choreographers and leaders; and engages people of all backgrounds in dance activity. We’re passionate about dance and we want everyone to enjoy the positive transformations it creates.


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. BIDF presents a dynamic mix of international and UK dance, celebrates talented young artists, reaches out to new audiences, and involves people of all backgrounds as participants and volunteers. BIDF is a powerful cultural asset for the city – connecting people with great dance, creating a vital space for artistic dialogue and exchange, and showcasing Birmingham as a world leading destination for dance.


The Programme Manager will work with the Head of Artistic Programmes on the development, production and delivery of DanceXchange’s public performance programme including events within Birmingham International Dance Festival that will take place in summer of 2022. They will also work on the development and delivery of Artist and Professional Development initiatives both online and live.

We are seeking applications from individuals with a good knowledge of the performing arts, a proven track record in managing and delivering performances and events, and a good understanding of the needs of creative practitioners, performing artists and touring companies. You will need excellent interpersonal and communication skills; highly developed organisational and administration skills; the ability to problem-solve; and a collaborative, proactive, positive and self-motivated approach. If you feel you fit our brief, we’d love to hear from you!

DanceXchange 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.

For further details download the Job Description and Person Specification Pack

To apply, please complete a DanceXchange application form and an  Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form by 12 noon on Monday 13 December 2021 

You may provide a video/audio file (max. 5 mins) instead of completing the ‘How you meet our brief’ section of our application form.  Please include ‘Programme Manager Application’ in the subject line.

Closing date for applications is Monday 13 December 2021, 12 noon

Interviews will take place on Thursday 16 December on Zoom

dx is an equal opportunities employer who is actively seeking to employ people currently under-represented in the creative and cultural sector.  Registered charity no. 1045364. Registered company no. 2784677