Arts Intern Job at British Council Nigeria

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Arts Intern Job at British Council Nigeria

British Council Nigeria invites applications form suitably qualified and interested applicants to the fill the following vacant positions.

Job Title: Arts Intern Job at British Council Nigeria

Date: 31-Dec-2022

Location: Abuja, Sub Saharan Africa, NG

Company: British Council

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.

 

Arts Intern Abuja

Role Purpose

The British Council would like to offer students / graduates an experiential learning opportunity to gain real world experience through an internship programme. The practical experience an intern gains is expected to complement the theoretical knowledge he/she has gained during their studies. The intern is expected to both learn from and contribute to the workplace during the internship period, in turn providing an opportunity to increase employability skills. An outcome being that students and graduates are more employable and successful because of the skills they acquire.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of Arts Project Managers, the intern(s) duties will include:

  • General support with organizing events
  • Data collection and reporting for events to support British Council corporate Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks.
  • Updating and managing the contact database for all art contacts
  • Assist in the completion of project reports
  • Any other task as reasonably requested by the Project Manager or a senior member of the team

 

Learning and development opportunities for the intern

  • General understanding of the work and mission of the British Council and how it contributes to the development of the Nigerian Creative Economy
  • Insight and hands-on experience in monitoring and evaluation of large-scale projects, contact management and arts management in a formal setting
  • Becoming familiar with working in an International Organization and in a multicultural environment

 

Requirements:

Essential: The ideal candidate should:

  • Be a recent graduate (graduated within the last 4 years) with excellent organisational skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Be computer literate with proficiency in the use of MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Have an interest in project planning and implementation

Desirable:

  • Experience in development of statistics, charts in Excel and Web 2.0 tools.
  • Experience in organising local and/or international events
  • Experience working with artists or within the arts space
  • Experience in managing mailbox; attending to queries in a professional and timely manner

 

Duration: 6 months (January 2023 – June 2023)

Remuneration and benefits:

  • The intern will be paid equivalent N130,000 per month
  • Health Insurance (HMO) will be provided for interns who are on 6 months or more
  • Group Life Insurance will be provided for all interns during throughout the duration of their internship.

Contract Type – Locally Engaged

Location – Abuja

Requirements – All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in country of application.  The British Council will not facilitate/sponsor visa applications and work permits.

Closing Date – 31 December 2022 (23:59 South Africa Time)

 

Note:

This is a short-term intern position; intern roles are not a prelude to longer term employment with the organisation. If opportunities for further paid employment arise, these will be advertised and interns who apply will be considered against the same criteria as other applicants.

Necessary adjustments will be made for staff with disability where necessary.

  

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.

 

Please note:

Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website.

Our ‘ASK HR’ email is only to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the careers website.

Emails with supporting statements and CV/Resumes sent to this email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Visit British Council Job Portal to apply. CLICK HERE TOAPPLY ONLINE.

If you have any problems with your application please email [email protected].

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