Opportunities at Attakkalari

Opportunities to lead national and international projects in performing arts at Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bengaluru, India's leading contemporary dance organization. Be a part of innovative and path-breaking dance education initiatives, festivals and productions, and gain unparalleled skills and experiences.

Job Title: Senior Manager –Productions and Partnerships


Programmes – (Productions, National & International tours, Festivals)


Bengaluru, India

Purpose of the job

The job holder is expected to Identify avenues for growth and expansion as well as potential partners and new sources of grants.

Main opportunities/challenges

The development of Attakkalari partnership programmes and fundraising.

The co-creation of production and programmes with international cultural agencies, national funding partners, corporate establishments, artists and choreographers from India and internationally

Main responsibilities

Production and dissemination

Responsibilities include leading the production and dissemination works of the national and international co-productions involving Attakaklari Dance Company and Attakkalari India Biennial (South Asia’s largest and most important festival of contemporary dance )

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

Have well-defined working knowledge of drawing budgets and financial analysis for productions and Programmes.

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 on ground solutions

Ability to interpret internal financial planning and reporting systems and demonstrate the 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 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 3 years work experience in Arts Management/ Production/ Fundraising in India or abroad
  2. Candidates must have the initiative, independent decision-making capabilities, creativity, leadership qualities and entrepreneurial flair to work in this position.
  3. Have hands-on experience in large-scale production initiatives
  4. Have experience in fundraising and ensured business growth of organisations/departments with measurable evidence
  5. Experience of partnership and stakeholder management across large-scale projects and programmes
  6. Hands-on experience of project and delivery management of large-scale arts projects.
  7. Robust working knowledge of financial management, budgeting, financial reporting of projects and programmes
  8. Experience of working across diverse teams with effective goals being generated and known to be a team player
  9. 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 telephonic or Skype interview


Commitment timeline is at least 2 years.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and capabilities.

Last date of submitting application

Sunday, 31st July 2018



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.

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