British Council Job Vacancy in Kenya,September 2015 : Head of Arts


To be the entrepreneurial and management lead for the British Council’s arts programme in Kenya and East Africa

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
(All will be in line with our Equality Diversity & Inclusion, Child Protection and other overarching corporate policies)

Lead the British Council’s arts programme in Kenya, extending its impact across our target audiences and strengthening its position as the key organisation for international collaboration between Kenya and UK
20% of the post is allocated to oversight, advice and leadership of the arts programmes in Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Where appropriate identifying synergies and cross-country working
Ensure that the annual arts plan is created and implemented in line with regional/country strategy and as agreed with the country director and the regional director arts
Lead, inspire and develop the Kenyan arts team in the design and delivery of a high quality, high profile programme which reaches a wide audience and achieves national impact
To work with the Business Development Manager and Head of Programmes to set and achieve stretching targets to increase the impact and scale of our arts work through partnership funding (inc in-kind contribution)
Develop, implement and be accountable for a fundraising strategy for the programme – developing innovative projects and new approaches that will attract individual and institutional donors and partners
Work closely with the communications team to ensure maximum profile and impact for the programme, particularly with online audiences
Be a champion for UK culture and position the British Council as cultural partner of choice
Manage the Kenya arts programme budget

Other important features or requirements of the job

Frequent national and regional travel
Infrequent overseas travel
Regular attendance at evening and weekend events
Fluent spoken and written English

Qualifications and Experience

Degree level qualification in the arts or cultural management
At least five years’ recent professional experience at a senior level in a creative, producing, programming or management capacity in the cultural sector
Experience of leading teams

How to Apply

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