MDI Merseyside Dance Initiative
Inspiring people through dance


As a small charity with mostly part-time staff, your help really counts.


Artistic Director – Full Time
Salary: £32,233 - £35, 229

Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI) is a strategic, dance development organisation situated in Liverpool. We develop dance as an art form and as transformational community practice.

We are recruiting a full time Artistic Director. This is the leadership position of MDI that integrates artistic vision and strategic management, and works closely with the Board of MDI to ensure the organisation is a catalyst in the promotion of dance excellence and leadership locally, nationally and internationally.

We are looking for someone with:
• A high degree of credibility, respect and profile across the cultural sector
• Understanding, knowledge and experience of dance in and beyond the UK
• A track record of artistic leadership and senior management in the arts

MDI is at a pivotal point and the post holder will be joining the team in an important and exciting time in the organisation’s development. Creating a new vision for the organisation moving forward will be integral to this post.

This is a full time position although job shares and flexible working will be considered. MDI encourages applications from diverse backgrounds.

Deadline to Apply: Tuesday 5th June, 5pm. 
Interviews Take Place: Wednesday 4th July. 

MDI is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Download the full job description and application pack here.  Completed applications should be returned to 



As a small charity with mostly part-time staff, your help really counts.

There are opportunities to volunteer with MDI through the year, whether it’s working at events such as showcases and festivals or helping out in our office as we plan for projects. As well as gaining work experience and new skills, it’s a chance to make new friends and support us in our work.

If you think you would be interested in helping out please email or phone us on +44 151 708 8810.

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