Sadler's Wells

The role

The principal responsibility of the Learning & Engagement Intern is to provide administrative and logistical support in the delivery of Sadler’s Wells’ community programme activity, supporting associate schools, companies and staff.


  • Assisting with organising and coordinating logistical arrangements for our Associate schools, Elders, National Youth Dance Company and other learning and engagement activity
  • Assisting with events on and off site
  • Assisting with the preparation of welcome packs
  • Assisting with additional requirements for partnership organisations
  • Sorting incoming and outgoing mail and coordinating responses
  • Taking phone calls and responding to emails
  • Assisting in the administration of records and processes
  • Demonstrate a commitment to equality and inclusion
  • Presenting a welcoming, courteous and efficient service to all visitors to Sadler’s Wells, artists and colleagues

About the employer

Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading arts organisation, dedicated to presenting, producing and touring dance made today in all its forms. Sadler’s Wells commissions, presents and produces more dance than any other theatre in the world – from tango to hip hop, ballet to flamenco, Bollywood to cutting-edge contemporary dance. With an innovative, year-round programme of performances and learning activities, this is the place where artists come together to create dance, and where everyone is welcomed to experience dance and be inspired.

Dance has the ability to connect with people both intellectually and emotionally and Sadler’s Wells’ vision is that dance is part of everyone’s life. They want to make sure that dance continues to have something new to say but also that it continues to stimulate the way we think about the world around us.

Over half a million people come to their theatres in London each year, with many more enjoying their touring productions at partner venues across the UK and in cities around the world. Sadler’s Wells Theatre has been located in Islington since the 17th century. The modern day theatre comprises a main auditorium (1,500 seats); the Lilian Baylis Studio (180 seats); three rehearsals studios; bars, a café, facilities for private and corporate entertaining and offices for Sadler’s Wells’ staff. The second theatre building and West End home, the Peacock (1,000 seats), is subject to a unique agreement whereby Sadler’s Wells and the London School of Economics jointly manage it, with the LSE presenting its lectures to students during the day and Sadler’s Wells presenting theatre at night.

Essential requirements

  • Familiarity with the Arts and Cultural sector
  • Experience of administrative processes Experience of working with Word, Excel, Outlook software programmes
  • Ability to pay meticulous attention to detail and maintain accuracy whilst handling a varied workload
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Confidence in dealing with people from a variety of different backgrounds
  • Friendly and welcoming personality
  • Reliable and punctual Interest in the work of Sadler’s Wells and/or the performing arts

Desirable requirements

  • Knowledge and relevant experience of Arts Administration
  • An understanding of the needs of artists and artistic companies
  • Experience of working with people from a variety of different backgrounds

How to apply

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