The Bhavan is a uniquely interesting place to work. It is one of only a few places outside India that teaches and nurtures the understanding of the whole spectrum of classical Indian arts in the age-old traditional Indian way. As you enter a music classroom in The Bhavan you could be walking into a classroom at a music school in any Indian city. You will see racks of tabla or mridangam drums, or neat rows of sitars or vinas. Pupils sit on the floor at the feet of their teacher, and on a table next to the teacher is a picture of their own teacher as a mark of respect. Master sitar player Ravi Shankar said “If there is one place in the UK where Indian art and culture is taught and practised in the true traditional sense, it is without doubt The Bhavan”.

We are looking for individuals who enjoy the thrill of education, who enjoy working as a team to create a satisfying experience for our students, and who find the idea of working in a musical and dance environment invigorating.

Current Openings:

Administrative Manager

The Bhavan, the largest centre of classical Indian arts in the UK, is looking for a new Admin Manager to join their team.

The Admin Manager will assist The Bhavan’s Executive Director in all aspects of The Bhavan’s administration, including managing all The Bhavan’s processes and policies, as well as HR, and all admin relating to the Board of Directors. A key part of this role will be managing fundraising and grants for The Bhavan, including Arts Council England.

To be successful in this role previous office management experience is essential, along with experience in grant applications and fundraising, ideally with Arts Council England. A strong passion for Indian arts and culture is desirable.

Suitable candidates will also have a combination of excellent team working and interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic and flexibility, as well as being a highly organised self-starter.

All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.

Job type: Permanent

Hours: Part-time, 30 hours a week

Salary: Dependant on experience

Closing date: Monday 18 June 2018

Apply with CV to:

The Executive Director,

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan UK

4a Castletown Road, LONDON W14 9HE.

Tel. 020 7381 4608, E-mail:

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