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.
(Part-time 22.5 hours per week)
£25,000 PRO RATA PLUS PENSION
We are looking for an experienced arts marketing professional who will lead The Bhavan’s marketing and communications activities including audience development, media and PR, publications and social media networking, and who will develop with other key staff members The Bhavan’s brand position, implementing a strong visual identity and advocating our external profile and reputation.
The Bhavan is the largest centre of classical Indian arts in the UK. It aims to preserve and encourage the teaching and understanding of Indian art and culture as an integral part of the culture of the UK. The Bhavan is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England. The Bhavan's expert teachers and visiting performing artists are dedicated to sharing classical Indian arts and culture - dance, music, languages, yoga, art, art history - in an authentic way. They delight audiences at our centre in West Kensington and inspire our students to value their communities and commit to their own development be it personal, artistic or spiritual.
Closing date: 9.30am on Friday 29 September
Interview dates: Monday and Tuesday 16 and 17 October, late afternoon and early evening.