Moving in November is the oldest and most significant contemporary dance festival in the Helsinki area. Each year, the festival introduces international and topical dance works in its program. The festival has had a pivotal role in developing the contemporary dance scene in Finland.

Moving in November is an independent festival with a visionary and bold program that is organized in collaboration with local partners. The organization behind Moving in November is Tanssiareena ry / Dance Arena association. Its member organizations are Esitystaiteen keskus ry (Center for Performance Art), Nuoren Voiman Liitto and University of the Arts / Theatre Academy Helsinki.

We are seeking an Artistic Director or a curatorial team with strong knowledge in Finnish and international contemporary dance, international networks, teamworking skills and experience in management. Good conceptual and communicative skills as well as motivation to develop the festival and international performance scene in Helsinki will be beneficial in this position. The festival’s working languages are English and Finnish.

The Artistic Director will be responsible for curating the program and the artistic vision of the festival. Together with the Executive Producer, they are responsible of the festival’s production and partnerships. The team takes part in the festival’s strategic planning that is led by the Dance Arena board.

You can apply for the position as an individual or a team. The position is part-time, and the annual salary is 15 000 € (for both individual, or a team) The Artistic Director is a contractual 3-years fixed-term position. The current Artistic Director is in charge of the 2019 festival programme.

The festival wishes that the new Artistic Director could work together with the current Artistic Director for a transition period of approx. 1 month between September and December 2019.