Dance House Helsinki, opening in Ruoholahti in 2020, is searching for a Director.
The tasks of the Director of Dance House are, among others things, to create the optimal operating conditions for the house, increase the visibility of dance art and to build strong relationships with cooperation partners and social operators and decision-makers.
The chosen Director is expected to have good knowledge of the cultural field, and to have proven experience in business management, especially in comprehensive specialist organisation management.
This position as the public face of a new cultural organisation that is currently being built will be challenging and, in addition to good strategic management skills, requires creativeness and strong management skills with regard to personnel and specialists.
“We are searching for an open-minded and innovative leader who recognises the cultural and social potential of dance and who can strengthen its position through Dance House’s operations,” explains Sanna Rekola, Chairperson of the Helsinki Dance House Association.
The recruitment process is being handled by a tendered recruitment company, Mercury Urval, that has experience in demanding leader recruitments also in the cultural field.
See application from here.
During the spring 2018, Dance House will also start the recruitment process for a Programme Manager. The Programme Manager will be responsible for the programme and will work in cooperation with the Director. The Programme Manager will be responsible for the comprehensive development of the programme and managing the programme planning team.
Furthermore, a Marketing and Communications Manager will be recruited during this year and preparations will be made to recruit a person responsible for the technical aspects of the house at the beginning of the following year.
After choosing the new Director, Hanna-Mari Peltomäki, who has led the Dance House project since 2011, will leave her post.
“This is a natural point in time to change the leader. It is time to hand over responsibility to new people. My own objectives for Dance House have been realised: the project has received a political decision and the construction work of the building started last summer. The next leader’s task is to see the construction project to completion and start operations,” says Peltomäki.
The construction work for Dance House is to due to start in the summer 2018 and the house will open its doors at the Cable Factory, in the Ruoholahti district of Helsinki, in 2020.
Further information concerning the position is available from the consultants at Mercuri Urval:
Leila Suontila, tel. +358 40 707 8137. The best times to call: 13 February 2018, 13–15, and 15 February 2018, 8–10.
Pasi Lepistö, tel. +358 50 490 3670. The best times to call: 20 February 2018, 13–16, and 27 February 2018, 14–16).
Dance House Helsinki is the first space in Finland devoted entirely to all forms of dance. Internationally, this is a unique operating concept that offers audiences the possibility to see domestic and international, versatile, high-quality dance art throughout the year.
The spaces at Dance House skillfully combine new and old architecture and create a lively, active and international cluster for dance culture at the Cable Factory in Helsinki.