Arts Programme Officer (IDN-1437)
East Asia
Country / Territory
Job Category
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade H
Vacancy Description
Contract: 12 months’ fixed-term contract (Renewable) | Salary: Payband H (From IDR 6,670,000 per month) | Start Date: 2 April 2018 | Deadline for Applications: 20 February 2018 (23.59 UK time)

Arts Programme Officer (IDN-1437)

We are looking for an Arts Programme Officer who will be responsible for delivering administration and logistic support directly to the Arts team and leads on creative documentation of projects. The individual will work with the team, the Indonesian arts sector (taken to include theatre, dance, music, visual arts, design, literature, film and creative economy), colleagues in the UK and the British arts sector to effectively administer arts programmes and partnerships under the UK/Indonesia Season 2016-18 banner. That would include implementing projects on the ground for Network Building Programmes as well as Showcasing Programmes which would be highlighted in UK/Indonesia Festival every year. The individual will also need to do outreach to collectives and communities to participate in the programmes.  


To be considered, you must have experience in office, project or event administration preferably within the arts and creative industries or international context with professional interest in the Indonesian arts sector. You need to have strong experience of project and financial implementation. You must be able to communicate effectively and appropriately to a wide range of audience, include senior figures. Proficiency in both English and Indonesia is essential.

For more information please see Role profile and British Council Generic Behaviours 


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If you prefer to use the British Council application form to apply, kindly download the respective form here:

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If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 20 February 2018 (23:59 UK Time).


About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.


About UK/Indonesia 2016-18

The British Council has launched UK/ID, its new, high impact programmer in the arts and creative industries, which is set to run until the end of 2018. Indonesia and the UK are two hugely creative countries that currently see very little cultural exchange between them, but have a vast amount to gain from getting to know each other.


Indonesia’s creative spirit has a community-centered culture, a Do-It-Yourself ethos and a brilliant sense of humour, all of which will excite UK artists and audiences; while Indonesia’s young population, enthusiasm for live music and affinity for digital technology offer huge opportunities for some of the UK’s cultural strengths.


Enquiries about the post can be sent to the East Asia Regional Recruitment team ( based in Singapore.


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