To work with the local arts lead, Arts cluster lead (Nigeria) and regional and global Arts team to deliver programmes, audiences and partnerships which contribute to the British Council’s cultural relations programme through the arts and creative industries. 


Location Sierra Leone
Duration 1 year fixed term
Closing date Wednesday 27 December 2017

Role overview

The Arts Project Manager will work in three strategic business areas; arts, English, education and society. 

Arts staff works to develop international opportunities in specific priority areas:

  • Building creative partnerships, networks and collaborations
  • Showcasing contemporary UK arts in Sierra Leone and vice versa
  • Developing skills and leadership in the creative sector
  • Harnessing the power of arts in achieving international development goals.

Sierra Leone will have a programme aimed at strengthening artistic exchange and collaboration between Sierra Leone and the UK in key arts sub-sectors as part of a wider cluster.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Project planning and delivery 
  • Managing people and finances
  • Marketing, communications and evaluations
  • Provide Market Intelligence and Information
  • Maintain and develop close understanding of links with the sector in Sierra Leone.

Main duties will include:

  • To implement a portfolio of largescale and local arts projects with the support of internal project officers, UK project managers and/or external delivery partners to meet agreed project targets
  • To be the dedicated point of contact for large scale projects with regional/UK  project managers for projects managed
  • To manage relationships with project partners, and representing the project to other external stakeholders
  • To ensure that all project activity reflects key equal opportunities and diversity issues.

 Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Project Management Qualification
  • At least three years’ recent project management
  • Experience of working in a creative, producing, programming or management capacity in the Arts sector in Sierra Leone, ideally with international links
  • Proven ability to identify, develop, and manage relationships with major partners and stakeholders
  • Planning and delivery of events to specific groups of people
  • An understanding and appreciation of current trends and practice in at least one art form in Sierra Leone
  • An understanding of digital tools, online marketing, community management and development.

How to apply

Apply on our jobs portal. You will find more information about the job as well as information on British Council beahviours and core skills required for this role.