The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. In Brazil, we are a not-for-profit subsidiary. 

We currently have a vacancy for an Arts Project Manager in our Rio de Janeiro office. 


Location Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Salary R$ 6.062,00 plus benefits
Duration Indefinite
Closing date Domingo, 14 de Julho de 2019

Role overview


As our next Arts Project Manager you will contribute to plan, manage and deliver a portfolio of arts projects in line with the British Council Brazil´s arts strategy, developing and maintaining partnerships in line with the British Council Brazil´s arts strategy. 

You will also have to manage a network of internal and external service providers and partners to meet the targets of the British Council arts programme in partnership with leading arts organisations and professionals in Brazil and the UK (including museums, theatres, dance companies, orchestras, arts centres, film producers, festivals, literature fairs, independent producers).


You should have: 

  • Extensive and deep networks within Brazil’s arts and creative industries sector.
  • Sound experience of managing & delivering projects in the arts sector (at least three years).
  • Experience of working with funders.
  • Portuguese and English (both written and spoken) at IELTS level 6.0 / CEFR B2 or equivalent ( Non-native speakers of Portuguese may be required to take a Portuguese language test).


As we all know, performing successfully in a post requires more than a suitable academic and working background; therefore, we are looking for you to demonstrate the behaviours that are key to our organisation, such as: Making it happen, Working together, Being accountable, Shaping the future, Connecting with others, Creating shared purpose.


Because we work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. 

Brazil is an important trading and cultural partner for the United Kingdom, as the largest country in Latin America with a population of 210 million. 

The British Council in Brazil engages annually with audiences of around 2m people through a range of educational services, cultural and artistic exchanges with the UK. Its fundamental purpose is to promote cultural relationships and understanding between people of different cultures. 

How to apply

Please visit our e-recruitment page to learn more about the post and its requirements and apply online.

Please note that the deadline for application is 14 July 2019 at 23:59 UK time (19:59 Brasilia time).

Only applications submitted through the online system will be accepted. No additional information will be provided to candidates at this stage.

Fluency in Portuguese and English is mandatory. Applications must be presented in English. Candidates will be interviewed in English as well. 


This is a locally-engaged post. Candidates must have the right to work in Brazil by the time they submit their application. The British Council is not able to support or sponsor work visa applications from non-Brazilians. 

Due to internal policy, former members of staff who left the organisation under a redundancy process are not eligible to apply within 2 years from exit date.  

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and the development of positive policies to promote equal opportunity and diversity in employment. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. 

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