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 a Project Officer Arts in our São Paulo office. 


Location São Paulo, SP
Salary R$ 4.235,00 plus benefits
Duration 12 months fixed-term contract
Closing date Domingo, 14 de Julho de 2019

Role overview


As our new Project Officer Arts you will be responsible for supporting the management, promotion, and implementation of the British Council Arts programme, by providing logistic and administrative support leading to the successful delivery of projects and events, sector targets and objectives, and promoting an audience-led approach to delivery. 

Activities also include monitoring and evaluation of project data support, amongst others. 


You should have:

  • Experience working with projects’ implementation, preferably in the Arts field.
  • Experience using contacts’ database.
  • Experience in organising and promoting events, including contact with suppliers, organisation of guest lists and rsvp, and events’ report.
  • Experience creating projects’ presentations.
  • Experience writing reports of projects, and using M&E tools.                   


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 (competencies) 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 over 200 million. 

The British Council in Brazil engages annually with audiences of around 2 m people through a range of educational services, cultural and artistic exchanges with the UK, developing greater knowledge of the English language, providing teaching and training services and administering examinations from the UK. 

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. 

The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters – everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989.