General Manager

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance

What can you receive?
£35 - £45k pro rata


11 October 2023

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance seeks to appoint an experienced General Manager to work with Artistic Director Shobana Jeyasingh CBE and a newly appointed Executive Producer on the JEYASINGH WORKS project, a three-year programme of work beginning in late spring 2024 and ending in summer 2027.

The company would like to hear from highly motivated individuals with experience of working in a busy producing or presenting environment and with budgets and contracts. A consistent presence and commitment will be required but the company can consider a flexible approach to working patterns for the right candidate.

About the role The General Manager will report to the Executive Producer and work principally with them and with Shobana as the leadership team. There are no line management responsibilities but the General Manager holds the key unifying role in the company, liaising regularly with the freelance Finance Manager, Head of Development and marketing and communications consultants. Liaison with creative and production teams will be required when shows are in preparation or on tour and some administrative support for the Chair and board of trustees will be required.

The role is positioned at 0.5 and envisaged as five half days each week – preferably mornings. The General Manager will be expected to work principally from the company’s fully accessible base at Somerset House, London WC2.

Person Specification

  • Experience of working in a pivotal role in a busy creative/production environment o A self-motivated, solutions-driven practical thinker
  • Used to working with small teams and limited resources to realise big ambitions o Confident with finance
  • IT literate
  • A good working knowledge of HR systems and processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • A team worker
  • A completer with keen attention to detail

Who we are looking for

The General Manager will have experience of working in a busy live producing/presenting environment. A highly motivated self-starter with strong communication and co-working skills, they will be used to managing budgets and financial transactions and enjoy being part of creative and production teams. While it’s not essential to have a background in dance, an understanding of the distinctive nature of contemporary dance production and presentation will be an advantage. The General Manager should have the legal right to work in the UK and be based close enough to Somerset House to be there regularly. The role may involve some travel within the UK and, due to the nature of live production and touring, will require flexibility around working hours.


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