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Artistic Director
On fixed term (up to 4 years) with an option to renew

City Contemporary Dance Company Limited (CCDC) is Hong Kong’s first full-time professional company pioneering in contemporary dance. Over the past 40 years, CCDC has inspired and elated audiences in Hong Kong and around the world with its superb modern dance performances. With the departure of its Artistic Director Dr. Willy Tsao in December 2019, the Board of CCDC is seeking candidates interested in a rewarding career in the arts for the following position:

 

Artistic Director

On fixed term (up to 4 years) with an option to renew

 

Together with the Managing Director and the Director of CCDC Dance Centre, the Artistic Director is one of the top three executives in CCDC. Reporting to the Board of Directors, he or she is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision of the Company, and for making major artistic decisions relating to the development of the Company based on its success in the past 40 years. For further information of the Company please visit www.ccdc.com.hk

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • To conceive, develop and implement artistic programmes to realise the vision and missions of the Company;
  • To lead and manage the Artistic Department to ensure continual top-notch team performance in a creative working environment;
  • To further develop the Company’s strength in reflecting Hong Kong’s cultural identity, and to enhance its international image through regional collaboration;
  • To discover, recruit and develop choreographers and dancers to nurture new talents;
  • To create and implement development strategy with the Managing Director and Director of CCDC Dance Centre
  • To create at least one new artistic work in each dance season;
  • To represent the Company in networking with funding bodies, local and overseas partners, sponsors, professionals in the dance sectors and other artistic disciplines;
  • To advise on the CCDC Dance Centre’s education and outreach programmes in conjunction with the Director of CCDC Dance Centre and Assistant Artistic Director (Education).

 

Qualifications:

 

The ideal candidate should be an inspiring leader and team player with vision and passion in strengthening CCDC’s position as a prominent international cultural institution. He or she should possess the following:

 

  • A portfolio of works of high artistic quality, and extensive knowledge of the international contemporary dance scene;
  • The ambition to nurture young artistic talents;
  • A strong local and international network with which to share the CCDC vision and missions;
  • The ability to multi-task and work in a rapidly changing environment;
  • The readiness to work in irregular working hours since frequent travels are required;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, and proficiency in Chinese is an advantage.

 

Interested parties are invited to send a full CV and a cover letter stating 1) reasons for applying, 2) present and expected salary by email to adsearch@ccdc.com.hk on or before 26th November 2019. All enquiries and applications will be handled in strict confidence, and unsuccessful applications will be destroyed after the recruitment process is completed.

 
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