Studio Volunteers

Apply by Wednesday 11 January 2023, 5pm

Adult Street Dance Classes at The Talent House. Photo: Will Hartley

We are looking for enthusiastic and proactive Studio Volunteers to support our Street Dance Classes at East London Dance.

  • Hours: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, 6pm – 10:30pm 
  • Fee: Un-paid
  • Basis of Contract: Letter of Agreement

East London Dance (ELD) is committed to supporting and equipping young people to become creative leaders and a voice for social change. We offer a range of activities for that are designed to improve health and well-being, develop dance skills, build confidence and resilience, and provide clear pathways for progression into employment and/or training. Co-design of our programmes by the people whom they are for is at the core of our business plan and DNA.

Purpose of the post 

As a Studio Volunteer you will support the Duty Manager during our Street Dance Class programme at The Talent House. Volunteers will welcome guests and artists into our building from the reception pod, provide assistance and information in a friendly, professional manner and deliver excellent customer service. Other duties include, studio set ups, check-in participants for classes, support East London Dance’s social media and support closing of the building.

Studio Volunteers can take part in Street Dance Classes free of charge once duties have been completed on shift. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be welcoming and approachable to customers, working alongside ELD staff to ensure the smooth running of all classes.
  • Support the Duty Manager with building and class operations, studio set-ups and close downs.
  • Check-in participants for classes.
  • Support communications by generating social media content.
  • Ensure all areas of The Talent House are always presentable.
  • Promote ELD membership, classes, events, and hiring of studios.
  • Keep up to date on all ELD programme and events.
  • Attend training where required.
  • Once all duties are completed prior to classes, volunteers can attend the Street Dance Classes free of charge during their shift as agreed with the Duty Manager.

Person Specification


  • Committed with excellent time management skills
  • A good team player who is friendly and proactive
  • A self-starter, able to take the initiative and make decisions 


  • Knowledge of London’s dance class offer and scene, especially east London’s
  • Knowledge of professional dance artists and companies
  • DBS checked within 1 year and on the update service

How to apply

To apply send a CV (including two named referees) and short cover letter responding to the key responsibilities and person specification in this job brief with the subject header ‘Application for Studio Volunteer’ to:

Application deadline: Friday 6 January 2023.

Interviews will be conducted as necessary and ideally with an immediate start. Early applications are encouraged. 

If you would like to have an informal, confidential conversation about the role with Laura Goodwin, Classes & Membership Coordinator in advance of applying please contact

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We welcome and celebrate all protected characteristics and wish to build an inclusive staff team that reflects the rich diversity of our UK communities.

East London Dance is committed to widening access to working in the arts and value the positive impact that difference has on our company. We are therefore particularly interested in hearing from people who are underrepresented in the sector, such as those who identify as D/deaf and/or disabled, those from low socio-economic backgrounds, people of African or Caribbean heritage, South Asian heritage, East Asian heritage, West Asian heritage, Central Asian heritage, South East Asian heritage, people of Middle East and North African heritage* and those who have experienced racism. By the term ‘those who have experienced racism’, we are referring to individuals who have experienced discrimination based on the colour of their skin, race and/or their culture.

*#BAMEOver – A Statement for the UK, Sept 2020

We guarantee an interview for those who identify from the global majority who meet our minimum essential criteria. In using the term ‘Global Majority’ we refer to people who identify as Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as ‘ethnic minorities’.


DateApplication deadline: 6th January 2023