Arts Temporary Support
Region
South Asia
Country / Territory
Nepal
Location
Kathmandu
Department
Arts
Job Category
Arts
Pay Band
Contractor
Vacancy Description
Contract: Three Months (Possibility of Extension) | Region: South Asia | Country: Nepal | Location: Kathmandu | Department: Arts
 
Details
The British Council Nepal is looking for an Arts Temporary Support to facilitate delivery of calendar year activities, in support of the Arts Officer and Manager, while helping set up this year's WOW Festival.

CONTEXT AND ENVIRONMENT

The Nepal Operation

The British Council has been working in Nepal since 1959, starting with a Library at Kantipath and now offering services in 5 cities in Nepal. The main activities are Examinations, Grant-funded (GPF) and FCR project management for development services. 

In Nepal, the Arts SBU has the following focus areas:  
  • Empowering women and girls: supporting the economic empowerment and the profile of women and girls in society through creative and cultural experiences, skills development and expanding link s and networks with the UK.
  • Fostering community cohesion: bringing interactive content and untold stories about cultural heritage to communities and young people whose engagement with museums and heritage sites is limited.
  • Skills and leadership: supporting the development of a professional arts sector in Nepal.

Main Responsibilities are, but not limited to:
  • Managing its communications strategies and post-engagement legacy content on the organisation’s official page with support from the Marketing and Communications team
  • Liaising with and managing partners, curators, participants, vendors and related stakeholders during the planning and implementation of Arts projects, focused on Women of the World Festival which will be delivered in November, 2019 
  • Supporting project management by updating and organising stakeholder database, project files and folders ·     
  • Supporting in the day-to-day tasks of the department including procurement, project

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • Communicating and Influencing: Is creative and adaptable in communications; able to use a range of non-standard and creative approaches to inform, and persuade others, extending beyond logical argument to influence decisions and actions in a way which is inclusive and engaging
  • Planning and Organising: Is methodical; able to plan own work over short timescales for routine or familiar tasks and processes
  • Art Understanding and related skills: Is acquainted with art forms, media and history. Basic knowledge of graphic designing and photography/videography will be an added advantage

If you are interested to apply, for further information please see the documents below: 

British Council Behaviours
BC Core skills
Role Profile

Closing date:  UK time: 23:59, 22 September 2019

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. British Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its partners to share this commitment. 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.