Head of Arts - Mexico
Region
Americas
Country / Territory
Mexico
Location
Mexico City
Department
Arts
Job Category
Arts
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade F
Vacancy Description
Pay Band: F / Location: Mexico City / Contract: Indefinite / Monthly Gross Salary: $40,551 MXN / Post holder must already have the right to work in Mexico.
 
Details

ABOUT THE JOB 

As our next Head of Arts you will be responsible for:

  • Developing and delivering the British Council’s strategy for the Arts in Mexico, building upon existing programmes and integrating our Arts offer with other British Council projects and programmes.
  • Developing and maintaining networks and relationships with Arts organisations in Mexico, the UK and the Americas, with a view to developing partnerships to deliver programmes and meet impact and income targets.
  • Leading the Mexico Arts team and managing project delivery through partners and/or local delivery teams.
  • Planing, promoting, monitoring and evaluate Arts programmes in Mexico and, as required, in the Americas according to corporate values, standards and guidelines.
  • Working alongside other Heads of department in the planning and delivery of the Mexico Country Plan.        

 

ABOUT US  
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. 

Our Arts programme now centres around fostering collaborative links between the cultural sectors in both countries, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship, innovation and social inclusion.

We work with emerging talent and innovative players in Mexico and the UK, developing initiatives that encompass the British Council’s global strategy, our regional focus areas and local needs.
 

ABOUT YOUR BEHAVIOURS OR COMPETENCIES 

Performing successfully in this position will require much more than a suitable academic and working background, therefore, we are looking for you to demonstrate the behaviours (competencies) that are key to our organisation, such as: Making it happen, Working Together, Connecting with others, Creating shared purpose, Being accountable and Shaping the Future.  


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JOB (for a complete list of requirements, please review the documents attached below):

You should have: 
  • Solid knowledge, background and experience of working with a range of high-level strategic contacts in the Arts sector, preferably in both Mexico and the UK, and/or with international donors.
  • Proven ability to plan, monitor, implement and evaluate complex projects or programmes 
  • Proven ability to manage human and material resources to maximise business benefits 
  • Experience of supervising project managers, delivery partners and consultants 
  • Experience of strategic planning and implementation of business growth plans 
  • A university degree in relevant field 
  • The ability to operate in English and in Spanish (both written and spoken) at a business level. Non-native speakers of English or Spanish should demonstrate a CEFR C1 level in their non-native language.               

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?  

Because you will be joining an organisation that works with 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.

Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. In the Americas, we have offices in 13 countries.
 
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?   
Role Profile Head of Arts
British Council Behaviours
British Council Core skills

HOW TO APPLY?  
Click on the apply button, and follow the instructions. 

WHAT IS YOUR DEADLINE? 
Make sure to apply before the closing date: January 20, 2019 at 23:59 UK time.

HOW LONG DOES THIS PROCESS TAKE? 
  
After reviewing applications, you could be shortlisted for an interview or not. In either case you will be notified.  After the 1st interview, there could be a second interview stage or assessment. Once that is done, the panel makes a decision, we run a reference check process and then an offer is extended. In every stage we provide feedback via e-mail. We thank you in advance for your patience.  
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect 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.   

The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989.