Temporary Arts Assistant

The British Council

The British Council has had a presence in Nepal since 1959. The British Council office in Nepal has been active in improving the teaching and learning of English, education sector projects and partnership programs, education promotion, UK examination and policy dialogue activities. British Council has also delivered range of Skills programmes in South Asia.

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Contract
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : As Per Job Detail
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    Job Category Admin & Management
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    Job Qualification : Related Field
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    Posted Date : Jun 24, 2022

Job Description

SBU Context:

The British Council’s work in arts creates new relationships between artists, organisations and audiences to develop stronger creative sectors around the world. We help artists to break new grounds, support creativity and innovation, increase capacity by building skills to support livelihoods and cultural enterprise, extend safe spaces for creative exchange and contribute to research and policy.

We work towards three outcomes:

  • Cultural Exchange: UK’s Arts, Culture and Creative sectors are connected to audiences, and stakeholders
  • Creative Economy: The Arts, Culture and Creative economies in the UK and in Nepal increase their economic value
  • Response to Global Challenges: Communities and societies internationally benefit from an environment and ecosystem which encourages creative expression, contributes to the development of social and cultural capital, promotes cultural diversity and protects cultural heritage

In Nepal, our activities align to regional focus areas and are delivered through the following programmes:

Inclusion: We plan and implement programmes that promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the arts and society particularly focusing on the inclusion of women/girls and gender minorities, disabled people, and marginalised groups

Heritage: Work to promote heritage and culture in Nepal and the UK

Creative Economy: We mobilise UK expertise to help realize a strong cultural enterprise in Nepal, including work in the crafts and heritage sector.

Work Details:

British Council Arts team is recruiting an Arts Assistant to support the Arts Team to

  • Coordinate with partners, artists, consultants and other vendors to deliver activities for young people, schools
  • Support project management by documenting meetings, actions, reviews etc.
  • Support day-to-day clerical tasks under the guidance of the Head of Arts
  • Support the implementation of communication strategies, evaluation framework and post-engagement reviews
  • The Arts team delivers a range of original multi-media content throughout the year. Our preferred candidate should have interest in arts, writing and in culture and development
  • Support in the communication of Arts programmes and activities by working with the Communication Team

Required Qualification & 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
    • To be able to work and communicate remotely making use of digital communication tools is integral. The British Council makes use of Microsoft Teams as the primary communication and project management platform with additional Office applications.
  • Planning and Organizing: 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.

How to Apply

Location: Kathmandu

Department: Arts, Nepal

Contract type: Consultant

Closing date: 03 July 2022- Sunday

To apply: Please fill in the attached Application form and send it to hr@britishcouncil.org.np

The application form must be named in this manner: Full Name_Arts Assistant Temp_Date

To be considered for this job, you must already have the right to live and work in Kathmandu. Please be aware that for this role, we are not able to sponsor working visa.

Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement

The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment.  We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability.  All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.

The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.

We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.

Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.