British Council Arts Manager Jobs in Kenya

British Council Arts Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.

  • We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world.

  • We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities.

  • We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

  • Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise.

  • We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK.

  • These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share.

  • This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained.

  • We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.

    Role Purpose

  • As the Arts Manager, you will support the East Africa Arts Programme Managers and the wider British Council team, to deliver an engaging East Africa Arts programme including key areas of work as required across Kenya that works to British Council’s East Africa Arts programme and builds knowledge and understanding between the UK and East Africa.

    Challenges & Accountabilities

  • This role requires a clear understanding of project management, team management and leadership skills and the ability to contribute to planning and strategy of the East Africa Arts programmes in order to deliver effectively.

  • You will make a major contribution to the successful of the British Council’s East Africa Arts programme and ensure effective delivery and impact of the East Africa Arts programme.

  • You will be responsible for supporting
    communication strategies as well as building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders in the cultural scene and beyond including the private sector, media and donor organisations.

  • The post holder will maintain records and reports for all programme activities using the British Council and should have strong attention to details.

  • You will have clear communications skills and the ability to reach new audiences for the Arts programme through the delivery of digital and print communications strategies across Kenya and the UK.

  • You will also manage Kenya digital arts content and coordinate with Programme Managers East Africa to ensure content is well communicated across East Africa social media and press channels and share content from the East Africa Arts programmes in Kenya with internal stakeholders.

  • As with any business that experiences peaks and troughs of activity, there is likely to be a need to work outside office hours from time to time.

    Essential Requirements

    The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:

  • Relevant post-secondary school qualification or comparable experience

  • Good knowledge and use of social media for the promotion of cultural activities;

  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail;

  • Ability to work effectively with tight deadlines.

  • Be proficient in spoken and written English

  • Experience of complex project management

  • Experience of financial and narrative reporting

  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation

  • Experience of working with arts sector

    Desirable Requirements

  • Degree in relevant field

  • Have an innovative approach to the use of digital and social media to connect audiences.

  • Experience of working with both large and small organisations

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; British Council Arts Manager Jobs in Kenya

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