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The British Council is currently seeking an Arts Program Coordinator. Please see the job listings below for details, as well as the Core Skills and Behaviours documents for review.

Arts Program Coordinator

We are seeking an Arts Program Coordinator to aid in the development and delivery of Arts programs in our Washington, DC office. The start date for this position will be July 31, 2017. Please see the included Role Profile below for more details.

Job Description:

The Arts Program Coordinator will be an integral part of the team, assisting with a variety of tasks, including:

  • Providing support to the development and delivery of new and existing Arts programs in the context of the current global economic, social and political climate.
  • Contributing to raising the profile of British Council work in the Arts in the USA in order to demonstrate the relevance of the UK to the USA in the 21st century and contribute to the strengthening of the transatlantic relationship.
  • Contributing to the forging of new and the maintenance of existing partnerships and relationships, in order to increase the impact of British Council programs in the USA and across the region.

In line with British Council corporate policy:

  • Work effectively with colleagues in the US and the region and the Arts team in the UK to develop and deliver new and existing Arts programs.
  • Provide financial and administrative support to Head Arts Programs.
  • Be responsible for capturing and communicating the impact and evaluation from feedback on program activities.
  • Be responsible for procuring and managing internal and external resources for program activities.
  • Ensure that all Arts activities are run to the highest professional standards.
  • Identify and implement improvements to project delivery and share any successes and learning points with other colleagues and teams.
  • Support the building of productive networks in the US.
  • Acquire and maintain an excellent and up to date level of sector knowledge.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • Previous experience of managing events.
  • Previous administrative experience.
  • Previous project management experience.

The jobholder must have an adaptable and energetic approach, with a willingness to learn and work flexibly across the whole Corporate Services Team, in areas outside of their core job, to help others at busy times, when there are vacancies and at other times of pressure. Portfolios and responsibilities can also be adjusted within the Corporate Services Team so the successful candidate will be one who is flexible and open to change and continuous improvement. All staff in the Corporate Services Team pick up ad hoc tasks and new work which may emerge unexpectedly and the jobholder will be expected to be part of this flexible approach and embrace new work enthusiastically.

Under US State Department requirements, the Mission may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or G visa holders. If you hold a visa other than a G visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Mission. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.ukinusa.com. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

The starting yearly salary will be $39,000 USD. The British Embassy Network offers a strong benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.

Please submit your resume and cover letter here. The deadline for applications is May 29, 2017. 

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