Head of Movement

Head of Movement

Salary/ Grade: £29,301 to £32,004 pa pro rata- Grade 6


The Theatre and Performance Subject is expanding its portfolio of degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 2015 saw the launch of BA Acting (in partnership with Theatre Royal Plymouth) as well as our new MA/MFA Performance Training. To support this growth we are seeking to appoint a Head of Movement who can teach across our Dance, Acting, Theatre and performance degrees. You must be able to teach advanced contemporary dance technique on the BA Dance degree and oversee the dance training across all stages of this programme. As a highly skilled teacher and experienced movement practitioner you will also be required to provide training classes and workshops in movement and/or body based practices to our acting, theatre and performance students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

You will need to evidence a deep and sustained engagement with a specific area of movement training and be capable of demonstrating its application through innovative and inclusive teaching strategies. You will also be required to contribute to other activities as appropriate, such as providing training workshops and/or to offer mentorship to students in their creative and artistic projects.  We are particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate a strong engagement with the creative industries and who are able to contribute their knowledge and experience of contemporary fields of performance practices (and production) across the curriculum.


This is a part post working 18.5 hours on a permanent basis.


For an informal discussion, please contact Ruth Way Associate Head of School Performing Arts by email  although applications must be made in accordance with the details shown on the front of this Bulletin.


Closing Date : 12 midnight, Tuesday 11 April 2017


Interviews are anticipated to take place on the 5 May 2017


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