1x Movement Director (South) - Reimagine

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Welcome to Derby Theatre

We’re pleased that you’re interested in one of our new vacancies – Movement Director (South) for the Reimagine CMAT Musical – and that you have decided to find out more.


Job Title(s) - 1x Musical Director (South)
Project - Reimagine CMAT Musical
Department - Creative Learning
Location - Derby/Derbyshire/Staffordshire
Responsible to - Reimagine Producer, Artistic Director for area (North or South)
Key relationships - Artistic Director & Director for the area (South), Writer, Musician/Composer, Reimagine Assistant Producer, CMAT Lead, School Teachers, Venue Technical Team.
- Movement Director (South), £1850 - inclusive of planning, preparation and delivery with 5 schools for the rehearsal period and performance day. Plus travel expenses.


There are 15 south schools and 10 North Schools, the Artistic Director(s), Director(s) & Movement Director(s) will each work with a number of schools, 10 young people from each, to independently direct/choregraph certain scenes/songs over the space of 3 weeks. The school music teachers will have worked with their students in advance of rehearsals starting to teach them the songs. The schools will then come together on Tuesday 28th June 2022, to perform together on the Main Stage at Derby Theatre (South) and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton (North).

As the Movement Director you will be responsible for choreographing the dances collaboratively with the young people, following the artistic vision of the Artistic Director for your allocated area, to ensure cohesion across the schools performing together. You will be responsible for the individual needs of your groups, supporting their creative journey in dramatising their co-created script and songs.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with young people and be able to choreograph varies styles as the songs are yet to be written, however it is likely that there will be a ballard, an upbeat 2step garage song and a pop/afrobeat song.

You should be a creative visionary with a passion for and experience in delivering community arts projects, specifically in empowering young people to be the leaders of their own stories.




W/C 23rd May’22 – Planning meet with your Artistic Director & Movement Director.

Movement Director (South) Rehearsal Dates

W/C 6th June’22 to W/C 20th June’22 

- Tuesdays 9:30am-11:30am – St Edwards, Swadlincote
- Wednesdays 9:30am-11:30am – St Joseph’s, Derby
- Wednesdays 1pm-3pm – Saint Mary’s, Derby
- Thursdays 9:30am-11:30am – St Alban’s, Chaddesden
- Thursdays 1pm-3pm – Saint George, Derby

Tuesday 28th June’22 – Performance Day at Derby Theatre & Pavilion Arts Centre.


Please write an expression of interest, no longer than one A4 page, stating your interest in the position and how you fit the essential criteria for the position. Or if you prefer a video or audio file of no longer than 3 minutes, to be sent using MP4 format and no larger than 10MB. Send along with a current CV and a completed equal opportunities form to reimagine@derby.ac.uk stating in the subject the role you are applying for.

For an informal chat with the Reimagine Producer about the role please email reimagine@derby.ac.uk to organise.

Application Deadline: Tuesday 3rd May 2022, Midnight

Interview Date: Monday 9th May 2022

We aim to actively champion and celebrate diversity in all its forms. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all of those we work with and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We positively encourage people living with a disability, people of African or Caribbean heritage, South Asian heritage, East Asian heritage, West Asian heritage, Central Asian heritage, South East Asian heritage and people of Middle East and North African heritage and those who have experienced racism. By the term ‘those who have experienced racism’, we are referring to individuals who have experienced discrimination based on the colour of their skin, race and/or their culture.