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Vacancy: Archive and Records Manager

Northern Ballet is the UK's foremost narrative ballet company. We tell unexpected stories that move audiences across the country and online. We aim to reach as many different people and places as possible with our passionate storytelling, mastery of classical dance technique and live music.

In 2021 the historical archive of Northern Ballet was donated to the University of Leeds Special Collections, to be made accessible to any researcher via the Brotherton Research Centre.

We now have an exciting opportunity to join us as Archive and Records Manager. You will provide specialist knowledge and experience of archive and record management, to ensure the company’s current and archival records are managed and made accessible. You will ensure the collection is catalogued, managed, and stored in line with best practice. You will spend time working with colleagues at both Northern Ballet, and the University of Leeds Special Collections to find opportunities to share the rich archive with the public.

We are happy to consider flexible working for this role, with 10.5 hours per week over 2 days. You will spend time working from Northern Ballet Head Quarters and the University of Leeds Special Collections, as well as the possibility for some remote working.

  • Salary: £9,000 per annum (full-time equivalent £30,000 per annum)
  • Hours: 10.5 per week (1.5 days)
  • Closing date for applications: Tuesday 4 January at noon
  • Interviews: in Leeds or online, on 24 or 25 January


A copy of the full job description is below. To apply, please begin by completing the application questions also found below. Once you have completed the questions, you should submit them, along with your CV and covering letter, through our online portal. Failure to submit all three documents will result in us not being able to consider your application. If you any difficulties in submitting your documents, please contact hradmin@northernballet.com.

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Northern Ballet strives to understand, respect and champion diversity in all its forms and believes in embracing diversity within our workforce, repertoire and practices. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from groups who are under-represented in our organisation. This includes, but is not limited to, people of African or Caribbean heritage, people of South, East and South East Asian heritage and disabled people.