Project Manager, Arts & Culture – Amman, Jordan
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Country / Territory
Job Category
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade G
Vacancy Description
Contract Duration: 1-year renewable Location: Amman, Jordan Contract type: locally appointed Pay Band/Grade: 6/G Salary: 900 JOD with 2 additional months in Dec & June Closing date: 25 January 2020 Post holder must be a Jordanian or eligible to work in Jordan and have a work permit.


Role Purpose

To manage the British Council Jordan’s work in Arts and Culture - maximising our impact and growing the arts portfolio (by attracting investment from within the organization and from external partners and donors); ensuring that our programmes are relevant to the needs of the arts community in Jordan, delivering tangible impact relevant to the needs of Jordanian youth and society, and aligned to the priorities of the British Council globally, regionally and in-country. To develop and implement partnership and external relations strategies (maximizing the role of marketing and digital approaches) with a diverse range of stakeholders, partners and influencers in Jordan and UK.

Function Overview

Our work in the arts aims to build mutually beneficial relationships between the UK and Jordan by developing the capacity of, and our relationships/advocacy with, key networks and cultural institutions with a focus on young people and women, and sustainable connections to the UK. It also aims to support the development of more pluralistic and inclusive societies by enabling access to spaces and platforms where the past, diversity and difference are explored, whether through preserving cultural heritage, participatory and community arts or cultural exchange.


Our Arts and Cultural Development portfolio includes the interface between Arts and Creative Economy both as an opportunity to increase economic participation and resilience and for women in particular as well as means to broaden the creative scene and partnerships between Jordan and UK.


British Council Jordan is also a member of the EUNIC (EU National Institutes of Culture) Jordan Cluster and post holder will build on relationships, synergies and opportunities from membership of this network to advance our Arts programme and proposition in Jordan.


The British Council’s regional arts strategy is guided, as it evolves, by the following approaches: connecting with and listening to the arts sector on the ground in the region; acknowledging the special value of the arts as a space for debate and experiment both in the UK and in the region; supporting ways for the cultures of the Middle East and North Africa to represent themselves and tell their own story to the UK, and making connections in the region for the UK’s cultural practice.


Please refer to the role profile attached below for further details 

Role Profile

British Council Core Skills

British Council Behaviours


If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 25 January 2020

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