Arts Manager Jobs – British Council

Job Title:   Arts Manager
Organisation: British Council
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. British Council Uganda is based in Kampala and offers a full range of programmes including examinations, project management on behalf of other donors, and its own grant funded projects. British Council has operated in Uganda since 1952 and its aim is to build cultural and educational relations between Uganda and the UK.  

Job Summary:  The Arts Manager will support Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa, Country Director Uganda, and the wider British Council team, to deliver an engaging Ugandan arts programme that works within British Council’s East Africa Arts programme and builds knowledge and understanding between the UK and Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project Management  
  • Work with Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa, Country Director Uganda, and the British Council’s UK arts advisors to plan, deliver and monitor, and evaluate the East Africa Arts programme in Uganda.
  • Manage activities to agreed timelines, budget and performance indicators.
  • Oversee the creation and management of contracts for Ugandan stakeholder groups.
  • Work with multimedia partners to document and communicate all arts activities widely both online and in print.
  • Identify and record Ugandan cultural partners for the British Council to engage with through the East Africa Arts programme.
  • Maintain strong connections with Uganda’s creative sector, and work with the Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa and Country Director Uganda to  broker relations between the UK and Ugandan art sectors.
  • Support British Council’s cultural partners to deliver East Africa Arts projects in Uganda and in communication with the UK and East African art sectors.
  • Work with Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa to secure and manage monetary and in-kind sponsorship for Ugandan East Africa Arts activity.
  • Manage, communicate and coordinate with key cultural, media and financial stakeholder groups in Uganda.
  • Strengthen the British Council’s position as the key organisation for international collaboration between Uganda and the UK.  
  • Reach new audiences for the East Africa Arts programme through the delivery of digital and print communication strategies in Uganda.
  • Establish audiences for the East Africa Arts programme through British Council Uganda Facebook and Twitter page.
  • Manage Ugandan digital arts content and ensure content is well communicated across East Africa Arts social media and press channels.
  • Communicate with Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa and the British Council UK communications team to ensure East Africa Arts is well represented and reaching new UK audiences.
  • Generate and edit press releases for Uganda’s East Africa Arts programme. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Ugandan media/journalists/communicators.
  • Identify new media partners to maximise the reach and promotion of the Ugandan and East Africa Arts programme.
  • Review, summarise and archive, online and printed press highlighting and related to East Africa Arts.  
Equality, diversity and inclusion and Child Protection standards 
  • Support Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa, and Country Director Uganda, to ensure project delivery and activity reflect British Council EDI policy.
  • Ensure that child protection policy and standards are followed and maintained for all relevant projects.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the British Council Arts Manager job placement should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in the arts.
  • A minimum of three years’ recent professional experience managing and producing projects in the cultural sector.
  • English at proficiency level.
  • Must have the rights to live and work in Uganda.
  • Good knowledge and use of social media for the promotion of cultural activities.
  • Ability to work effectively with tight deadlines.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the British Council in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent, proceed with the online application.

Deadline: 27th August 2018

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