Theatre & Dance Showcase Coordinator
Region
UK
Country / Territory
England
Location
London
Department
Arts
Job Category
Arts
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Location London Pay Band 6 Position & Duration: Indefinite
 
Details

 

The Organisation

The British Council was founded to create ‘a friendly knowledge and understanding’ between the people of the UK and wider world by making a positive contribution to the countries we work with, and in doing so making a lasting difference to the UK’s international standing, prosperity and security. The programs we use to do this are wide-ranging and cover the arts, education, English, science and society.

The Arts

The Arts Group works with the British Council’s global network of offices to achieve significant impact and change by finding new ways of connecting and seeing each other through the arts. Our aim is to see stronger creative sectors across the worlds that are better connected with the UK.

We believe arts and culture are vital to prosperous, secure societies, and that offering international cultural connections and experiences strengthens their resilience.

We are uniquely able to make a difference thanks to our extensive and diverse networks in the UK and internationally, enabling us to respond to the individual context of each place we work in. Our arts programme aspires to transform lives, building on the UK’s cultural and artistic strength and diversity.

The global Arts team consists of seven specialist art form teams and three cross-disciplinary teams (Creative Economy, Cultural Skills and Culture and Development) based in our London headquarters who work closely with Arts Managers based at British Council offices in the devolved UK countries (Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and overseas regions (Europe, Wider Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, East Asia and the Americas). Please click here for the Art Vision

The Team

In the Theatre & Dance team we use our connections and understanding of the UK contemporary theatre, dance, outdoor and live-art sectors to advise and support our international colleagues on working with these art forms within cultural relations programmes and provide a link to the UK. Together we develop projects to encourage showcasing, collaboration and professional exchange. We work in partnership with performing arts organisations and practitioners to build relationships between the sector in the UK and around the world.

Equality Comment

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

We have an excellent opportunity for

To provide administrative and web support, sector liaison, and project assistance to ensure the smooth running and satisfactory delivery of Theatre & Dance showcases and other department work.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following essential knowledge & experience

  • Experience of raising the profile of an organisation by leveraging relationships with key stakeholders and influences within the sector
  • Demonstrable communications experience including campaigns
  • Experience of identifying opportunities for developing and delivering effective communications strategies using a variety of channels

Some of the main duties include (Please see Role Profile for full details)

  • To support the Showcase Manager on the design and delivery of the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase in consultation with the Theatre & Dance Programme Managers and Director Theatre & Dance
  • Update the Theatre & Dance and Edinburgh Showcase websites (projects, blogs, Artists & Companies) and maintaining the Twitter feed and other social media channels
  • Provide administrative support to the Theatre & Dance department and project support for UK and global projects such as the Edinburgh Showcase and Shakespeare Lives
  • Reviewing work, keeping abreast of current trends and researching availability of suitable productions and practitioners for inclusion in our cultural relations programmes
  • Respond to enquiries about international touring and the work of our department. Provide market intelligence and explaining the opportunities for the UK theatre and dance sectors to engage with our programmes.

Equality Comment

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

 

For further information please see the documents below:

Role profile

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British council behaviours

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Benefits

· Generous pension

· 32 days annual leave

· Flexible working policy

· Childcare vouchers

· Season ticket loan

Equality of Opportunity (UK

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.

If you are interested and feel you are suitable for the role, please apply before Sunday 31st July 2016 at, 23:59 UK time.