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Call for Applications: Project Manager, ARThinkSouthAsia

Job Title: Project Manager
Deadline: 15 February, 2018
Contract: 1 Year (full-time)
Location: New Delhi
Submit applications to applications@khojworkshop.org

About ARThinkSouthAsia

ARThinkSouthAsia is a management, policy and research programme in the arts and cultural sector. Initiated in 2010 by the Goethe-Institut in India, supported by the British Council since 2013 and the Piramal Art Foundation since 2014, the programme is dedicated to founding and supporting a cadre of arts managers committed to the cause of capacity building in the South Asian region.

The development of a robust cultural infrastructure in the region is crucially dependent on the emergence of such a cadre of cultural professionals. Given that a large part of cultural production occurs within the not-for-profit sector driven by committed and passionate individuals who are looking to develop strategies for sustainability, that the rise of privately funded initiatives in the cultural sector such as festivals, theatres, galleries, auction houses, art funds, private museums and cultural foundations require trained art personnel, and last but not the least, that public sector institutions need revitalization and professionalization – it is clear that innovative cultural management within the cultural sector, as well as conversations around the role of cultural policy, the creative industries, and their role in our burgeoning cities and peri-urban areas, have become not just important, but necessary in South Asia today.
The programmes are aimed at the arts and culture sector in the wider South Asian region – encompassing Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – thereby developing an incredible network of peers across countries. to know more about our visit www.arthinksouthasia.org

Responsibilities:
• Plan and co-ordinate the successful planning and implementation of ARThinksouthAsia’s flagship 2-week residential workshop programme in Delhi and master class and short courses to take place in India and South Asia
• Manage all practical arrangements for the programmes from conception to final realisation in close co-ordination with the Project Director
• Prepare budgets, applications and study material. Handle communications, coordination of logistical arrangements, as well as liaising with vendors, partner institutions, faculty and participants

Requirements:
• Prior work experience in cultural management or related fields
• Masters or Bachelors degree in relevant fields
• Co-ordination, planning and organisational skills with an eye for detail
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office – particularly Word, Excel, Power point.
• High level of initiative and the ability to identify problems in advance of challenges, and propose workable solutions
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral in English, basic knowledge of Hindi
• Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
• Ability to work on more than one task simultaneously
• Needs to travel when necessary

Remuneration: Negotiable – dependent on skills and experience of applicant

To Apply: Please send a letter of application accompanied by a CV and 2 references by email to applications@khojrowkshop.org

Deadline to receive applications: 15 February 2018