Work with us

We believe in the value of identifying and unlocking potential, and we look forward to meeting people driven by curiosity, integrity, and an interesting perspective on life. If the work we do inspires you, submit your CV and cover letter to talent@alserkal.online. We look forward to learning more about you, and to exploring a potential future at Alserkal Initiatives.

Essential Functions & Objectives

A unique opportunity to further develop Alserkal’s position as a socially responsible cultural enterprise dedicated to cultivating a creative economy and fostering creativity, talent and discourse. The position plays a key role focusing on client projects delivering content-driven programmes and initiatives. The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that all elements relating to the programming projects are accounted for and delivered.

This is a project based position until the completion of the client project, expected to be 30 November 2022, and is based in Riyadh.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Management

Alserkal Advisory specialises in building multi-disciplinary programmes addressing themes pertinent to contemporary dialogue. We believe in artistic interventions conceptualised and designed with critical engagement and content in mind, becoming an empowering place for both local and extended audiences. The Project Manager is responsible for successful delivery of prorgammes for the client.

  • Act as project manager for client projects, handling all planning, coordination, execution and budgeting.
  • Execute ambitious, experimental, and innovative interdisciplinary projects that bring together visual arts, music, performance, design, dance, theatre, commissions, public events, and special projects.
  • Manage planning and logistics for any cultural production projects, ensuring deadlines and budgets are in place, and that all elements of the project are running on schedule and delivered in a timely manner
  • Responsible for the delivery of strong A to Z events management offering.
  • Ensure all purchase orders are routed through the company ERP (SAGE) and follow the approved authority matrix and company procurement policy and process.
  • Forecast and manage project budgets, payments and prepare and present weekly / monthly budget reports as required
  • Liaise with and coordinate all contracts and logistics with partners, external curators or artists
  • Assist with logistics of Advisory projects, including travel and hospitality
  • Plan, brief and liaise with Marketing, Operations, and Finance teams to ensure the smooth delivery of all programmes
  • Prepare progress reports for each project and debrief / post-event reports for all programmes and projects as agreed with the Directors and with the client

Required skills + experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in a fast-paced, high-volume environment in a related field
  • Educated to a Bachelor’s degree level or equivalent and holding relevant professional qualifications.
  • Arabic speaker preferred
  • A proven track record in project management and the delivery of projects with budgets exceeding AED 1,000,000
  • A demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to arts and culture within MENA and Internationally
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent budget-keeping and reporting skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Work experience in the GCC or wider region desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to develop positive, cooperative relationships across functional boundaries.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work within an ambiguous constantly changing environment

Position type and expected hours of work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, from 10am to 6pm. Saturdays and overtime might be required during intense periods and/or during special projects and events.

This job description summarizes the main key responsibilities of your role but there may be other reasonable requests made and other responsibilities included from time to time.

Apply: talent@alserkal.online


About Alserkal

Alserkal is a socially responsible and forward-thinking cultural enterprise dedicated to developing sustainable models for homegrown initiatives with a commitment to nurturing alternative ideas and impactful research with regional relevance. Founded in 2007 by Emirati businessman and patron Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, Alserkal is renowned for its ground-breaking artistic productions, experimental approach and for the creation of culturally meaningful spaces that inspire and shape communities. Alserkal has three primary areas of activity: cultivating a creative economy in Dubai and building a collaborative network of civic-cultural institutions through its renowned cultural district, Alserkal Avenue; providing advisory services to public and private sector entities; and, supporting public artist commissions, residencies, research grants and educational programmes through its non-profit, Alserkal Arts Foundation.

Alserkal has transformed the cultural landscape of Dubai and the UAE through the creation of a thriving, region-specific community of over 70 contemporary art galleries, visual and performing arts organisations, designers and entrepreneur-led businesses at Alserkal Avenue, providing an essential platform for the development of creative industries in the region.

Alserkal utilises its collective expertise in arts initiatives and cultural production, heritage creation, community building and engagement, as well as urbanism and planning for creative industries, to guide public and private sector entities in developing sustainable and responsive business models.

About Alserkal Advisory

We are a multidisciplinary practice comprised of Alserkal’s founding team in addition to thinkers, researchers, and specialists in diverse fields from multiple geographies. Our advisory practice helps develop cultural production and establish spaces for polyphonic voices. We challenge conventional business practices, embracing a conscious approach to reimagining cultural destinations and crafting audience-specific public programmes that resonate with our communities, while also assessing our impact on society, the environment, and local economies.

Our work is collaborative and process-based, enabling a shared authority for cultural ideation through critical thinking and social agency. Our intellectual labour is grounded in an ethos of care and long-term cooperation with our artists, writers, practitioners, partners, and clients. While we seek to innovate and re-imagine artistic interventions, we are also mindful of the importance of developing strategies that ensure their longevity and sustenance.

As an independent and privately owned practice, proudly born in Dubai, we work unhindered by agendas. While working to achieve our partners’ cultural ambitions, we remain culturally sensitive to the traditions and histories of our region and beyond. This lived understanding of regional and local dynamics constitutes a cornerstone of our research-driven, context-sensitive approach to any project we pursue. We select projects diligently, ensuring our expertise and clients’ expectations align to produce meaningful, history-making outcomes that reflect our thinking, values and ethos.

Job description

The Senior Marketing Executive is a fixed-term contract position to support the Senior Marketing Manager to deliver marketing plans across Alserkal Initiatives: Alserkal Avenue, Alserkal Arts Foundation and Alserkal Advisory, as well as for key events. This role is responsible for ensuring that marketing plans are executed on time and on budget, alongside coordination between internal and external stakeholders. This position will support the always-on marketing function for the business units, including the coordination of digital marketing initiatives and press and PR support. This role will be the main point person for ensuring that content is shared on relevant channels in an effective and timely manner, and that the marketing campaigns set by the Senior Marketing Manager are implemented accordingly. Strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills and the ability to multi-task within a high-stress environment are crucial components of this position. The Senior Marketing Executive will work closely with the rest of the marketing team on the process from start to finish, ensuring that content on channels is engaging to audiences, on-brand and relevant.

This full-time position reports directly to the Senior Marketing Manager, and is for a fixed 6-month term.

Responsibilities include:

Marketing

  • Day-to-day coordination with social media agency on Alserkal Initiatives and Alserkal Avenue channels
  • Work with social media agency and internal team to ensure posts are on-brand and on-message, uploaded on time and with minimal errors
  • Implement marketing and communications activities for: November Art Week, Quoz Arts Fest, March Art Week and Ramadan at Alserkal Avenue
  • Implement marketing and communications activities for Alserkal Advisory projects, and Alserkal Arts Foundation commissions, exhibitions and programmes
  • Liaise with various teams within the organisation to gather content for social media, and ensure the content supplied is accurate and on-brand
  • Ensure digital marketing plans set by the Senior Marketing Manager are executed in a timely manner
  • Monitor paid digital advertising campaigns, including paid social media and Google Ads, content, creating reports and sharing learnings
  • Liaison with freelancers, community members, partners and agencies as required

PR & Communications

  • Coordination with PR agency, supporting the Senior Marketing Manager
  • Fielding any press enquiries and liaison with PR agency, building and updating the press database, ensuring this is accurate
  • Coordination support for international press trips in November, January and March, including but not limited to creation of schedules for press visits, flights and local transportation, dining, and liaison with members of press on a press trip
  • Press tours of the Avenue as required for visiting press
  • Creating press packs for key events at Alserkal Avenue and projects by Alserkal Arts Foundation and Alserkal Advisory

Knowledge & Education

  • Educated to a Bachelor’s degree level or equivalent and holding relevant professional qualifications in Marketing/Communications/Public Relations/Business Management or similar
  • Experience working within arts and culture would be an added benefit
  • 7+ years’ experience in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Experience in digital marketing, and social media
  • Experience with PR and media
  • English fluency, Arabic a strong plus

Required skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively as part of a team
  • High levels of self-motivation, with the ability to work within an environment subject to change
  • Resilient and comfortable working under pressure
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to multitask, simultaneously manage multiple projects at once, while ensuring highest quality execution possible within the initial deadlines set
  • Well spoken, with great presentation and communication skills
  • Able to proof read and copy edit content
  • Strong ability to find and utilise creative and innovative solutions in appropriate ways
  • Confident and decisive with focus on desired results
  • Well-informed about the art, design, and culture world

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position. Days and hours of work are Sunday through Thursday, from 10am to 6pm, with Saturdays and/or overtime required during busy times or leading up to projects.

Essential Functions & Objectives

A unique opportunity to further develop Alserkal’s position as a socially responsible cultural enterprise dedicated to cultivating a creative economy and fostering creativity, talent and discourse. The position plays a key role focusing on client projects delivering content-driven programmes and initiatives that are rigorous, experimental, and multi-disciplinary and which generate cross-cultural exchange. The Programmes Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that all elements relating to the programming projects are accounted for and delivered.

This is a project based position until the completion of the client project, expected to be 31st December 2023, and reports directly to the Special Projects Director.

Key Responsibilities:

Cultural production and Project Management

Alserkal Advisory specialises in building multi-disciplinary programmes addressing themes pertinent to contemporary dialogue. We believe in artistic interventions conceptualised and designed with critical engagement and content in mind, becoming an empowering place for both local and extended audiences. The Programmes Project Manager is responsible for the full cycle of cultural production from ideation to delivery for the client.

  • Act as project manager for client projects, handling all planning, coordination, execution and budgeting.

  • Execute ambitious, experimental, and innovative interdisciplinary projects that bring together visual arts, music, performance, design, dance, theatre, commissions, public events, and special projects.

  • Manage planning and logistics for any cultural production projects, ensuring deadlines and budgets are in place, and that all elements of the project are running on schedule and delivered in a timely manner

  • Ensure all purchase orders are routed through the company ERP (SAGE) and follow the approved authority matrix and company procurement policy and process.

  • Forecast and manage project budgets, payments and prepare and present weekly / monthly budget reports as required

  • Liaise with and coordinate all contracts and logistics with partners, external curators or artists

  • Assist with logistics of Advisory projects, including travel and hospitality

  • Plan, brief and liaise with Marketing, Operations, and Finance teams to ensure the smooth delivery of all programmes

  • Prepare progress reports for each project and debrief / post-event reports for all programmes and projects as agreed with the Directors and with the client

Required skills + experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in a fast-paced, high-volume environment in a related field
  • Educated to a Bachelor’s degree level or equivalent and holding relevant professional qualifications.
  • Arabic speaker preferred
  • A proven track record in project management and the delivery of projects with budgets exceeding AED 1,000,000
  • A demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to arts and culture within MENA and Internationally
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent budget-keeping and reporting skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Work experience in the GCC or wider region desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to develop positive, cooperative relationships across functional boundaries.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work within an ambiguous constantly changing environment

Position type and expected hours of work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, from 10am to 6pm. Saturdays and overtime might be required during intense periods and/or during special projects and events.

This job description summarises the main key responsibilities of your role but there may be other reasonable requests made and other responsibilities included from time to time.

Apply: talent@alserkal.online


About Alserkal

Alserkal is a socially responsible and forward-thinking cultural enterprise dedicated to developing sustainable models for homegrown initiatives with a commitment to nurturing alternative ideas and impactful research with regional relevance. Founded in 2007 by Emirati businessman and patron Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, Alserkal is renowned for its ground-breaking artistic productions, experimental approach and for the creation of culturally meaningful spaces that inspire and shape communities. Alserkal has three primary areas of activity: cultivating a creative economy in Dubai and building a collaborative network of civic-cultural institutions through its renowned cultural district, Alserkal Avenue; providing advisory services to public and private sector entities; and, supporting public artist commissions, residencies, research grants and educational programmes through its non-profit, Alserkal Arts Foundation.

Alserkal has transformed the cultural landscape of Dubai and the UAE through the creation of a thriving, region-specific community of over 70 contemporary art galleries, visual and performing arts organisations, designers and entrepreneur-led businesses at Alserkal Avenue, providing an essential platform for the development of creative industries in the region.

Alserkal utilises its collective expertise in arts initiatives and cultural production, heritage creation, community building and engagement, as well as urbanism and planning for creative industries, to guide public and private sector entities in developing sustainable and responsive business models.

About Alserkal Advisory

We are a multidisciplinary practice comprised of Alserkal’s founding team in addition to thinkers, researchers, and specialists in diverse fields from multiple geographies. Our advisory practice helps develop cultural production and establish spaces for polyphonic voices. We challenge conventional business practices, embracing a conscious approach to reimagining cultural destinations and crafting audience-specific public programmes that resonate with our communities, while also assessing our impact on society, the environment, and local economies.

Our work is collaborative and process-based, enabling a shared authority for cultural ideation through critical thinking and social agency. Our intellectual labour is grounded in an ethos of care and long-term cooperation with our artists, writers, practitioners, partners, and clients. While we seek to innovate and re-imagine artistic interventions, we are also mindful of the importance of developing strategies that ensure their longevity and sustenance.

As an independent and privately owned practice, proudly born in Dubai, we work unhindered by agendas. While working to achieve our partners’ cultural ambitions, we remain culturally sensitive to the traditions and histories of our region and beyond. This lived understanding of regional and local dynamics constitutes a cornerstone of our research-driven, context- sensitive approach to any project we pursue. We select projects diligently, ensuring our expertise and clients’ expectations align to produce meaningful, history-making outcomes that reflect our thinking, values and ethos.

Alserkal Advisory is part of Alserkal, a cultural enterprise based in Dubai, that was founded by Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal.

Essential Functions & Objectives

A unique opportunity to work closely with the Alserkal Advisory team and its local, regional and international partners in the management, production and installation of upcoming commissions. A multi-faceted position, this role will work encompass internal as well as client based projects.

This is a fixed term position till 31st December 2023 and will report to the Alserkal Advisory Special Projects Director across the various projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Alserkal Advisory team to create short lists of curators, artists and potential commission venues, based on the commission brief.

  • Manage outreach to potential curators and artists

  • Create and oversee detailed project timelines that take into account all aspects of design, production and installation,with adequate approval points incorporated, both internal and external.

  • Support Alserkal curators and any guest curators, artists and designers in producing and installing commissions

  • Oversee the procurement of all quotations for shipping and handling of artworks as required.

  • Work closely with the Projects and Facilities Manager and the Production team to research, secure and oversee all vendors required for the production and installation.

  • Ensure vendors are aware of and comply with financial and procurement terms

  • Liaise between curators/artists / Alserkal team and client team to ensure all plans and drawings are approved by engineering and meet safety standards.

  • Ensure all approvals are taken on time, particularly for client-based projects, thus ensuring project timeline is managed. This includes internal approvals, client approvals as well as any authority approvals that may be required.

  • Ensure the projects are produced and installed as per the final approved specifications.

  • Responsible for maintenance and up-keep of the for the duration of the commission.

  • Manage vendors to ensure they deliver their work as promised, on time and on budget.

  • Manage all contracts related to the commission, which includes liaising with legal and finance departments.

  • Keep track of budgets to ensure costs are managed. Budget reporting will be minimum bi-weekly.

  • Ensure all purchase orders are routed through the company ERP (SAGE) and follow the

  • approved authority matrix and company procurement policy and process.

  • Coordinate schedules (and local transportation, if needed) for the artists and curators while they are in Dubai / ensure all schedules are cleared with AA management.

  • Troubleshoot any issues that arise with the commissions.

  • Plan and manage de-install, coordinating with all relevant AA team members and outside vendors.

  • Manage workers and, when necessary, coordinate and track their cash payments from petty cash; ensure receipts are retained and work with the curator and Alserkal’s finance team to reconcile petty cash at the end of each project.


Project scope

Public Art Commissions

  • Three commissions in the Emirate of Dubai in 2023

  • One commission at Alserkal Avenue in the Fall of 2023

Required skills + experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in a fast-paced, high-volume environment in a related field

  • Educated to a Bachelor’s degree level or equivalent and holding relevant professional qualifications.

  • A proven track record in project management and the delivery of projects with budgets exceeding AED 500,000

  • A demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to arts and culture within MENA and Internationally

  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills

  • Excellent budget-keeping and reporting skills

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Work experience in the GCC or wider region desirable

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team

  • Ability to develop positive, cooperative relationships across functional boundaries.

  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work within an ambiguous constantly changing environment

Position type and expected hours of work

This will initially be a part-time position, until the projects gain traction at which point it will be converted to full working days. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, from 10am to 6pm. Saturdays and overtime might be required during intense periods and/or during special projects and events.

This job description summarizes the main key responsibilities of your role but there may be other reasonable requests made and other responsibilities included from time to time.

Apply: talent@alserkal.online

About Alserkal

Alserkal is a socially responsible and forward-thinking cultural enterprise dedicated to developing sustainable models for homegrown initiatives with a commitment to nurturing alternative ideas and impactful research with regional relevance. Founded in 2007 by Emirati businessman and patron Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, Alserkal is renowned for its ground-breaking artistic productions, experimental approach and for the creation of culturally meaningful spaces that inspire and shape communities. Alserkal has three primary areas of activity: cultivating a creative economy in Dubai and building a collaborative network of civic-cultural institutions through its renowned cultural district, Alserkal Avenue; providing advisory services to public and private sector entities; and, supporting public artist commissions, residencies, research grants and educational programmes through its non-profit, Alserkal Arts Foundation.

Alserkal has transformed the cultural landscape of Dubai and the UAE through the creation of a thriving, region-specific community of over 70 contemporary art galleries, visual and performing arts organisations, designers and entrepreneur-led businesses at Alserkal Avenue, providing an essential platform for the development of creative industries in the region.

Alserkal utilises its collective expertise in arts initiatives and cultural production, heritage creation, community building and engagement, as well as urbanism and planning for creative industries, to guide public and private sector entities in developing sustainable and responsive business models.

About Alserkal Advisory

Alserkal Advisory is a multidisciplinary practice comprised of Alserkal’s founding team in addition to thinkers, researchers, and specialists in diverse fields from multiple geographies. The advisory practice helps develop cultural production and establish spaces for polyphonic voices. The Advisory challenges conventional business practices, embracing a mindful approach to reimagining cultural destinations and crafting audience-specific public programmes that resonate with our communities, while also assessing our impact on society, the environment, and local economies.

Alserkal Advisory has three principal areas of expertise: cultural production, including audience- specific programming, flagship events, and public art commissioning; developing cultural institutions and destinations, ranging from establishing not-for-profit entities to building sustainable communities; and policy-making for creative industries, including guidance and support on infrastructure and government/economic licensing. Clients include Expo 2020 Dubai, ICD Brookfield and Swatch.

Content Manager
The ideal candidate will have experience in commissioning multimedia pieces, be passionate about storytelling and a fresh perspective on how to deliver key messages.

Job description

We are looking for an experienced Content Manager to join a dynamic and fast-paced team to take on editorial responsibility for alserkal.online, alongside the creation of all content for Alserkal and its initiatives. The role demands someone who thrives in a high-intensity position environment and who has a strong track record of delivering editorial projects from concept to publishing. The ideal candidate will have experience in commissioning multimedia pieces, be passionate about storytelling and a fresh perspective on how to deliver key messages.

This full-time position reports directly to the Director of Marketing at Alserkal.

Responsibilities include:

Editorial management

  • Develop and deliver a content strategy for alserkal.online, outlining a clear content journey from website to social media, newsletter and offline touchpoints
  • Editorial management of alserkal.online, including planning the editorial calendar, commissioning work to freelancers, writing articles and managing video and podcast production
  • Ensure content calendar is followed, with deadlines being met consistently
  • Review visitor analytics to alserkal.online, making suggested changes and improvements based on statistics
  • Management of the freelancer roster to ensure diverse forms of expression and a variety of perspectives are delivered
  • Work with the marketing director to ensure that strategic objectives for the marketing team and the organization are being met through alserkal.online

Corporate Communications Content

  • Work with Marketing Director to develop key messages and message houses for Alserkal and its initiatives as well as key messages for spokespeople as required
  • Responsible for corporate communications, including drafting and editing letters, speeches, corporate profiles, case studies and any other writing that may be required from the organisation
  • Storyboard brand videos, documentation and social media content for corporate communications, creating narratives and working with a team to bring the concept to life, and with Head of Brand on brand alignment
  • Handle copywriting of press materials, including but not limited to press releases, interviews, statements and speeches
  • Review and edit copy created by other members of the team
  • Ensure style guide is regularly reviewed and maintained, and being followed in all communications
  • Assist Marketing Director in ensuring tone of voice is implemented across our brands and subsidiaries, training new team members and auditing across the team

Digital Content Creation

  • Development of engaging content to build the Alserkal brand and all its initiatives across a variety of communication channels, from social media to newsletters, website and any other owned or earned media.
  • Support the Head of Brand & Design in the development of event and brand campaigns.
  • Copyediting for all brochures and exhibition catalogues, where content is supplied by sub-brand teams.
  • Support the Head of Brand on the development of signage, wayfinding and visitor experience, where required.
  • Creating engaging content to build the brand across digital including text and video content for social media, content for newsletters, and any new channels.
  • Develop copy for presentations, copyediting and proof reading against required, often tight, deadlines.

Team Management

  • Work with third party freelancers and agencies as required, writing briefs, reviewing proposals and ensuring work delivered is as per contract

Knowledge & Education

  • Educated to a Bachelor’s degree level or equivalent and holding relevant professional qualifications in Writing/Marketing/Communications/Public Relations/ or similar
  • Strong editorial, copywriting and content creation experience
  • Experience of developing and managing multimedia content
  • A demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to arts and culture within the MEASA region
  • 7+ years’ experience in a fast-paced, high-volume environment

Required skills

  • Proven editorial skills, with experience of creating an editorial calendar, and responsibility for the process from start to end
  • Affinity for strategy
  • Budget management skills
  • Strong reporting and analysis
  • Strong writing skills, and able to adapt tone of voice to different subjects
  • Multimedia management, eg development of videos and podcasts
  • Ability to develop and balance key messaging
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively as part of a team
  • High levels of self-motivation, with the ability to work within an environment subject to change
  • Resilient and comfortable working under pressure
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to multitask, simultaneously manage multiple projects at once, while ensuring highest quality execution possible within the initial deadlines set
  • Confident and outgoing, used to networking and substantial experience in outward facing roles
  • Well spoken, with great presentation and communication skills
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial in their approach, always looking for ways to improve our offering
  • Enthusiastic and engaged, actively seeking feedback on his/her performance and behaviour in order to continually improve the performance, and seeking out opportunities to learn, grow and develop.



Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, from 10am to 6pm, with Saturdays/Sundays and/or overtime required during busy times or leading up to projects.

Essential Functions & Objectives

The Alserkal Programmes Manager plays a key role in shaping the profile of Alserkal through the development of public programmes, multi-disciplinary initiatives and related projects involving members of the Alserkal Avenue community. The position plays a key role within a newly developed Special Projects team that will focus on increasing the visibility of Alserkal Avenue as a creative community and the region’s foremost destination for contemporary arts and culture. The role will work closely across Alserkal central teams to help deliver the organisation’s strategic goals by increasing financial sustainability and audience growth while maintaining and growing its position as a leading arts and culture programmer in the region.


This full-time position reports directly to the Special Projects Director.

Key Responsibilities:

Alserkal Programming & Community Activations

• Ideate, develop, manage and execute an exciting and rigorous year-round, multi-disciplinary public programme of talks, workshops, performances, film screenings and tours.

•These are experimental, and innovative interdisciplinary projects that bring together visual arts, music, performance, design, dance, theatre, commissions, public events, and special projects that engage Alserkal Avenue’s community and beyond.

•The activations must take into account the art galleries and creative spaces within Alserkal Avenue to ensure alignment and consistent programming that promotes the Avenue as the foremost creative community in the region.

•Ideate and manage a robust and engaging Ramadan programme that activates the Avenue at least twice a week during the Holy Month, in collaboration with our community members.

•Work closely with the community relations team to develop activations based on community feedback and needs.

•Ensure community-led activations are successfully executed keeping in mind a focus on footfall and commercial promotion of community members’ products and services.

•Build relationships with all community members with a view to create public programming that highlights their offering and draws attention to their concept while also appealing to the general public

•Liaise with internal teams on warehouse takeovers by partners, educational institutions, design initiatives, etc.

Special Projects

•Manage and ideate content for Quoz Arts Fest, including an overarching theme and activations through the two-day festival.

•Ideate, manage and execute programmes that feed into Alserkal Avenue community events such as Alsekral Art Week (in March and November) to ensure at least 10 activations by Alserkal Avenue during such special projects.

•Ideate and introduce new projects and activations that attract new and returning audiences to Alserkal Avenue.

•Work closely with Special Projects team to develop sponsorship opportunities and proposals for projects.

•Work closely with the Director of Special Projects to ideate and manage programming by Alserkal outside of Alserkal Avenue.

•Develop and manage collaborations with other organisations on engagement activities alongside the Special projects Director with a focus on content creation and control.

Project & Team Management

•Take charge of the delivery of all Alserkal Programmes, acting as the project manager and overseeing all programmes from concept through to execution, including project plans, deadlines, team assignments and progress reports.

•Manage team members, providing guidance, setting goals and managing day-to-day workload.

•Create and manage a process for content collation, including but limited to writing the concept notes for programmes, briefing the marketing team on themes and inspirations, and assigning deadlines as required.

•Coordinate with Marketing, Special Projects Team and Facilities Manager, to ensure successful implementation of public programmes.

•Oversee and share programmes calendar and coordinate with wider community programming and special projects calendar to avoid any clashes in scheduling.

•Work with Community Relations Manager to ensure all community members are aware of the events calendar and that any programmes they may have are incorporated to the extent possible.

•Manage any compliance-related matters associated with Alserkal-led Programmes

•Manage budgets and petty cash floats related to community events.

Required skills + experience

•5+ years’ experience in a fast-paced, high-volume environment in a related field

•A proven track record in project management and the delivery of projects with budgets exceeding AED 300,000

•An in-depth understanding and appreciation of the current public engagement and positioning of Alserkal Avenue

•A demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to arts and culture

•Attention to detail and efficient problem solving

•Educated to a Bachelor’s degree level or equivalent and holding relevant professional qualifications.

•A demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to arts and culture within MENA and Internationally

•Excellent organisational and administrative skills

•Excellent budget-keeping and reporting skills

•Excellent writing and communication skills

•Work experience in the GCC or wider region desirable

•Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team

•Ability to develop positive, cooperative relationships across functional boundaries.

•Self-motivated, with the ability to work within an ambiguous constantly changing environment

Position type and expected hours of work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, from 10am to 6pm. Saturdays and overtime might be required during intense periods and/or during special projects and events.

This job description summarises the main key responsibilities of your role but there may be other reasonable requests made and other responsibilities included from time to time.