Arts Manager - Tanzania
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Dar es Salaam
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 6/G Location: Dar es salaam Contract type: 2years Requirements: Existing rights to live & work in Tanzania/ Country – appointed terms & conditions Closing date and time: 26th March 2018 (23:59 UK Time)
About the Job:

East Africa Arts is the British Council’s framework for working between Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia and the UK. Working predominantly with 18 – 35 year old, the programme: connects new audiences to new art; shares skills of creatives; and ignites partnerships between the creative sectors of the UK and the East African region.  

The Purpose:
The Arts Manager will support Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa, Head of Programmes Tanzania, and the wider British Council team, to deliver an engaging Tanzanian arts programme that works within British Council’s East Africa Arts programme and builds knowledge and understanding between the UK and Tanzania.

Main Accountabilities:

Project Management:

  • The post holder is expected to work with Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa, Head of Programmes Tanzania, and the British Council’s UK arts advisors to plan, deliver and monitor, and evaluate the East Africa Arts programme in Tanzania; 
  • S/he will manage activities to agreed timelines, budget and performance indicators as well as oversee the creation and management of contracts for Tanzania stakeholder groups;
  • Work with multimedia partners to document and communicate all arts activities widely both online and in print including Identifying and record Tanzanian cultural partners for the British Council to engage with through the East Africa Arts programme.
  • The Arts Manager will maintain strong connections with Tanzania’s creative sector, and work with the Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa and Head of Programmes Tanzania to  broker relations between the UK and Tanzanian art sectors;
  • Reach new audiences for the East Africa Arts programme through the delivery of digital and print communication strategies in Tanzania; 
  • Establish audiences for the East Africa Arts programme through British Council Tanzania Facebook and Twitter page;
  • Manage Tanzanian 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;
Equality, diversity and inclusion and Child Protection standards:
  • Support Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa, and Head of Programmes Tanzania, 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.
See highlights of what we require of the successful candidate:
Arts Manager, Tanzania.pdf
BC Behaviors.pdf
BC Core Skills.pdf

 Further details:

If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by 26th March 2017 (23:59 UK Time)

Our Equality Commitment:

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 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, and Arts as a function is absolutely committed to this.

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.