Programme Leader / Assistant Programme Leader, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Escola Britânica de Artes Criativas

Two 1.0 Full-Time permanent appointments 

We seek to appoint a Programme Leader and an Assistant Programme Leader to build and launch our Foundation Diploma in Art & Design programme. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced and dynamic individuals to set up and lead a high calibre, internationally facing Foundation programme, within the context of a vibrant and dynamic school of creative arts in the most vibrant hub for business, culture and innovation of Brazil today: São Paulo. 

EBAC is establishing the Foundation programme, following the successful model of the British Higher School of Art & Design ( in Moscow. BHSAD is our partner institution and has been at the forefront of Art & Design education in Russia over the past 13 years. The BHSAD Foundation programme was established shortly after the founding of the School in 2003 and follows a UK Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design programme specification. 

The Foundation programme will start in February 2017. The programme will grow year over year to become one of the largest programmes at EBAC and the only one of it’s kind in Brazil. This year we expect the cohort to be around 100 full time students studying and working in dedicated studios, printmaking, photography, and computer labs. 

A team of experienced lecturers and subject specialists consisting of international and local full time and part time staff, contribute to the learning experience of students on Foundation and help to create a culturally rich and vibrant course. 

Teaching & Learning is in English with the primary objective of the course to prepare students for progression onto one of our six and ambitious BA (Hons) Degree programmes validated and accredited by our partner institution the University of Hertfordshire. The BA (Hons) courses that will launch in February 2018 are: Graphic Design, Illustration, 2D Animation & Character for Digital Media, Visual Effects for Film and TV, 3D Computer Animation & Modelling and 3D Games Art & Design. 

The posts
We are looking for applicants with several years experience of leading or making a significant contribution to the leadership of FE Art and Design programmes, either specifically on Foundation or other equivalent pre-degree / HE preparatory courses. 

Applicants will be ambitious and highly motivated, possess excellent communication skills and be team players with the ability to inspire, lead and manage staff and students. EBAC will be the first school in Latin America to provide a BA (Hons) degree, in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire. We aim to build an international reputation as a provider of high quality, innovative and creative undergraduate programmes for Latin American students. 

Note that for these posts the post holders will only be involved with the British undergraduate programmes delivered in English. You don't have to speak Portuguese. 

Grade: Senior Lecturer 

Salary rate: 36,000–45,000 GBP. Monthly salary will be paid in the Brazilian Real equivalent of the agreed GBP monthly salary rate. Brazilian Income Tax is currently set at a flat rate of 27,5%. 

Additional benefits:
The School provides visa support, medical insurance, flights, re-location assistance including finding accommodation, Portuguese language classes, and 30 days annual leave. 

Place of work:
São Paulo, Brazil. The School is located in the Vila Madalena district, an upper middle class neighbourhood and an epicentre of the local creative economy attracting professionals from all parts of the country. 

Start Date:
if successful the candidate will be expected to be settled in São Paulo before the start of the 2017/18 academic year and suggest that you arrive during the week of 1st January in order to find accommodation and subsequently be ready to start work at EBAC on Monday 9th January 2017. 

If you would like to apply:
Please visit our vacancy page at for a full overview, including job descriptions and details as to how to apply. 

Closing Date: 24 Oct 2016, 9am GMT 

Interviews: Interviews will be held in the UK at the University of Hertfordshire on Tuesday 1st November. Alternative interview arrangements can be made if necessary.