Join the team


Find out how you can join the Hope Mill Theatre team through our recruitment opportunities below:

We’re hiring:HMTS Early Years Dance Tutor

Contract hours:  

9.15 – 11.30am Saturdays in Term Time


£25 per hour  


2nd August 2023 5pm

How to Apply

Please send an Expression of Interest and CV to Naomi via

Hope Mill Theatre School is seeking an exceptional Dance and Early Years Tutor to join our existing team. The Theatre School is based in Ancoats, Manchester and is part of Hope Mill Theatre and The Factory of Creativity CIO.

Launched in June 2021, Hope Mill Theatre School provides young people aged 2-18 with access to affordable drama training in singing, dancing and acting in the heart of the North West. Fifty percent of places at the school are fully funded. 

Classes take place between 9.15am and 11.30pm on Saturdays during term time. The first class is aimed at 2-3 year olds and their parent/carer and the second is a Tap/Ballet/Jazz class for 4 – 6 year olds. The school runs twelve-week terms in line with the Manchester school holidays. There may also be teaching opportunities at the HMTS Summer School in August.

HMTS Tutors are responsible for the planning and delivery of classes in liaison with the Principal. As well as preparing students for shows. Tutors will be required to communicate effectively with the other Subject Leads and the Principal. Tutors will also be required to write student reports once a year.

All Tutors should have a passion for, and strong knowledge and experience of Musical Theatre, their subject area, and be enthusiastic about training the next generation of performers. Tutors should be personable and approachable and maintain and inspire the high standards of Hope Mill Theatre. Tutors should have a strong knowledge of Child Protection protocols and be willing to undertake further training and a DBS check.

HMTS are open to all applicants and particularly welcome applications from individuals from the Global Majority, LGBTQIA+ Individuals and Disabled individuals


Education and Qualifications

Degree or dance school training in subject area – Essential

First Aid Certificate – Desirable

Teaching Qualifications – Desirable

DBS Check/Willingness to undertake a DBS Check – Essential


Extensive practical experience of performance – Essential

West End or equivalent credits – Desirable

Previous teaching experience – Desirable

Experience of preparing students for exams – Desirable

Extensive knowledge of Dance technique – Essential

Experience of working with Children and Young People – Essential

Extensive knowledge of Child Protection policy and procedure – Essential

Skills and Abilities

Ability to work within a small team – Essential

Ability to inspire students to achieve their potential. – Essential

Highly organised – Essential

Ability to communicate effectively with the Principal and other staff members – Essential

Personal Qualities

Enthusiasm and flexibility – Essential

Sympathetic to students needs – Essential

Passionate about Musical Theatre – Essential

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