Arts Manager East Africa Employment Opportunity – British Council


Job Title:    Arts Manager East Africa

Organisation: British Council

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda 


About US:

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between
people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and
the English language. We work in two ways – directly with individuals to
transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger
difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all
over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and
connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate
in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a
high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.
Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and
nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and
the best of the world with the UK. These connections lead to an understanding
of each other’s strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This
builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when
official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100
countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791
million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.


Job Summary:  The
Arts Manager will support the East Africa Arts Programme Managers and the wider
British Council team, to deliver an engaging East Africa Arts programme
including key areas of work as required across Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda that
works to British Council’s East Africa Arts programme and builds knowledge and
understanding between the UK and East Africa..


This role requires a clear understanding of project management,
monitoring and evaluation and team management and the ability to build and maintain
relationships with stakeholders in the cultural scene and beyond, in order to
deliver effectively. You will make a major contribution to the successful of
the British Council’s East Africa Arts programme and ensure effective delivery
and impact of the East Africa Arts programme. You will report to Programme
Manager East Africa (Operations Lead) and in Country Country-Directors whilst
working closely with arts stakeholders in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.  As with any business that experiences peaks and
troughs of activity, there is likely to be a need to work outside office hours
from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

 The successful candidate will need
to possess the following requirements:

knowledge and use of social media for the promotion of cultural activities;

organisational skills and attention to detail;

to work effectively with tight deadlines.

proficient in spoken and written English

post-secondary school qualification or comparable experience

of complex project management

of financial and narrative reporting

of monitoring and evaluation

of working with arts sector



in relevant field

with an innovative approach to the use of digital and social media to connect

of working with both large and small organisations



Additional Information: Role holder must have existing rights to live and
work in Uganda


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online through the British Council online
application system at the link below.




Deadline: 25thOctober


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