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Do you love to dance and love people? Apply for the Artistic Director role at a unique company! Join this iconic dance company and help make an impact on the arts scene in Milton Keynes, UK. Contact us today! 

MÓTUS has an exciting opportunity for a driven and ambitious individual with an interest in working with an arts charity who are at an exciting stage of their development.

MÓTUS is seeking to appoint an Artistic Director (AD) to provide the artistic leadership of MÓTUS by developing and implementing the company’s vision which will build on the founders and MÓTUS’ amazing legacy and achievements.

The new AD will spearhead the organisation into an exciting new stage of its development.


You will:

  • set the artistic programme, build partnerships and collaborations with artists, companies, funders, stakeholders, audiences and all those who engage with MÓTUS and its varied programmes

  • listen to the needs of local, regional, national and international artists, companies and service users

  • be an advocate for dance and its benefits locally, regionally and nationally

  • be a changemaker, a creator a leader who creates meaningful dance experiences for everyone

  • be expected to work with the General Manager and board of trustees, to bring all projects to fruition

MÓTUS is offering a fee of £14,000 for an Artistic Director to work 2 days a week for 20 weeks (c. £350 per day) to develop a programme. It is planned that further funding will be sought in the coming months to extend the duration of the AD role.


Over the past 12 months, MÓTUS has been delivering the programme of our founder artistic director Helen Parlor, who sadly passed away early in 2023. To keep MÓTUS on sure footing, an Artistic Director is required to provide future focus for the charity.

The trustees are looking for an individual to bring their own artistic vision to the charity to offer a structured programme which will be of value to Milton Keynes and offer appeal to our funders going forwards.

Applications close 15 April 2024.

Please download the application pack:

Artistic Director Job Pack 

(a version without images is also available here for those who wish to print the pack: Plain Job Pack)

Enquiries about the role can be made to 

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