Job Description and Terms of Reference
Creative Economy Consultant
British Council Indonesia (Arts)
Introduction – What is British Council
The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We are a Royal Charter charity, established as the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.
Our 7,000 staff in over 100 countries work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year through English, arts, education and society programmes.
Through our arts work we aim to:
- Present and exhibit the creativity and innovation of the UK via global arts showcasing events
- Build creative entrepreneurship and cultural leadership skills, resulting in increased opportunity around the world for artistic expression and economic growth
- Promote international development and the empowerment of individuals and communities through the arts
- Attract new and increased funding from sponsors and partners.
This is a new role within our arts team, focused on the development and delivery of activities to support the creative economy, in alignment with the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding for Creative Industries between UK and Indonesia. Our creative economy work is in partnership with key stakeholders including the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.
For more information, please visit British Council Creative Economy site or call our office on +62 (0)21 515 5561. You can also keep in touch with the British Council through our News and Updates page, Twitter, and Facebook.
A Focus on Creative Economy work in 2013 and 2014
In 2013-14, Indonesia has been chosen by the British Council as a focus country for Creative Economy work, along with Nigeria and Brazil. This involves additional resources, a more ambitious programme and a more strategic approach. The work will be categorized within three strands:
Influencing Policy to encourage broad, systemic change through cultural policy development projects.
- Developing leadership and management support the professional development of cultural leaders and give them access to wider networks
- Encouraging Entrepreneurship develop relationships with the next generation of innovators; support regional hubs, and broaden the links with the global creative entrepreneurs network
The role: Creative Economy Consultant
We are creating a specialized senior role to work with us to develop and deliver a programme of activities relating the above three strands, alongside our arts work, and in close collaboration with the local team and the UK advisor. The role can be filled on a full time or a part time basis and will be initially for one year (possible extension). On day to day work the role will report locally, but at key agreed points the role will liaise and update the Regional Arts Lead and the Creative Economy Adviser (UK).
- Building strong relationships with a wide range of partners
- Analyse/better understand the local creative economy landscape (with particular reference to key sectors and current policy
- Develop links with key persons in the priority sectors that have been identified
- Create long-term links between local and UK partners (to continue beyond the focus years)
- Managing projects and Creative MoU administration
- Work with colleagues to refine strategies and plans and implement a range of capacity-building activities to deliver on our objectives
- Contribute to the ongoing evaluation programme, recording targets, outputs and outcomes in the appropriate systems
- Liaise with all parties to ensure successful delivery of projects
- Ensure appropriate project records are maintained and archived
- Work towards future sustainability after the 2 year investment cycle is over
- Act as the main co-ordination contact for UK-Indonesia Creative Economy Memorandum of Understanding in BC Indonesia office, supporting the Joint Working Group and production of any reports relating to the MoU
- Securing match funding
- Raise matched investment or sponsorship to boost the impact of our CE funds, ensure any related agreements are appropriate, viable and adhered to
- In-depth knowledge of Indonesia creative industry and creative economy sector, and preferably a good knowledge of UK’s creative industry and creative economy sector.
- Strong relationships with a wide range of local stakeholders and understanding of local (and regional) CE context
- Good business development skills
- Good project management skills
- Good financial and communication skills
- Good networking and partnership-building skills
- Ability to spot opportunities and take initiative
- Ability to work under pressure within an international team
How to Apply
Please send your application letter along with your latest CV / Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 April 2013 at the latest.
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