Opportunities at Attakkalari

Attakkalari is seeking an exceptional Education Manager to build sustainable partnerships and work towards developing educational projects and programmes to meet the overall strategic objectives of the organisation..

Job Title: Manager Education and Programmes




Bengaluru, India

Purpose of the job


The job holder is expected to build sustainable partnerships and business growth across Attakkalari’s Arts in Education initiative. Work towards developing education projects and programmes to meet the overall strategic objectives of the organisation

Main opportunities/challenges

  1. The business growth and sustainability of the Arts in Education initiatives of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts
  2. The co-creation of projects and programmes with international cultural agencies, national funding partners, corporate establishments, artists and choreographers from India and internationally
  3. The use of new media and digital marketing tools effectively to reach new audiences
  4. The delivery and evaluation of projects and programmes in the highest standards

Main responsibilities


Business, Delivery and Partnership Development

To look at the overall business growth of the Arts in Education initiatives of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts which comprise Diploma and other certificate courses, Mobile academy and the Community Dance Programme

To design and deliver innovative projects and programmes beginning in the local level at Attakkalari in Benglauru moving onto national projects

• Identify and seek prospective partners/funders primarily for Attakkalari’s education initiatives and converting them into business/revenue

Deliver projects through the highest standards of project and delivery management thereby meeting the organisation’s strategic goal

In charge of the programme development of the organization, ensuring strategic financial planning and gaining the maximum visibility for the organisation at national and international levels.

Financial management

  • The person should have knowledge of drawing budgets and conducting financial analysis for projects
  • Planning and successful management of new grant applications
  • Have a very strong understanding of financial reporting, managing costs and expenses and identifying ways of closing financial gaps through practical on the ground solutions
  • Ability to interpret internal financial planning and reporting systems as well as demonstrable capacity in reporting of data accurately across various meetings and focus groups

Stakeholder relationship and people management.

  • Keep a well-defined relationship with existing and prospective partners, partner-funders and collaborators to ensure sustainability
  • Work on a well-defined plan with internal stakeholders and colleagues to reach the targets set out to the post holder
  • Work with the Attakkalari Resources team to ensure financial compliances and risk management as per the organisations business policies and the person should have the ability to foresee business risks. host the ability to foresee business risks

Monitoring and Evaluation

    Work with internal teams to integrate evaluation metrics across all projects and programme verticals and host the ability to report and implement them clearly

Applicant’s competencies – will be used for shortlisting and the interview

  1. Minimum 5 years work experience in Arts Management in India or abroad
  2. Has hands-on experience in large-scale Arts in Education initiatives
  3. Has experience in fundraising and ensured business growth of organisations/departments with measurable evidence
  4. Experience of partnership and stakeholder management across large-scale projects and programmes
  5. Hands-on experience of project and financial management of large-scale arts projects.
  6. Robust working knowledge of financial management, budgeting, financial reporting of projects and programmes
  7. Experience of working across diverse teams with effective goals being generated and known to be a team player
  8. Writes and communicates clearly and holds thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programmes, digital and digital marketing tools and controls

HR information

Shortlisting and Interview
In-station candidates shortlisted for the interview will be notified by HR of their face-to-face meeting
• Outstation candidates shortlisted for the interview will be invited for a zoom call.

Commitment timeline is at least 2 years with a probation period of 3 months.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, skills and capabilities.

Last date of submitting application

25th July 2021



Attakkalari has opportunities for people in Bangalore and elsewhere, who are interested to learn a new trade, gain experience and be part of a committed team in delivering many exciting projects. You should be adventurous, a team player and always ready to learn and try out new things. It offers the opportunity to work in various contexts with several artists, professionals from other disciplines, and national and international organizations broadening your horizon.

For further details of the job opportunities and to register your name please contact

Raising Funds and Developing Partnerships

Photography Credits: Divya Babu & Sanjay Arora