Art Dubai and its associated fairs and events are always looking for driven, excellent arts enthusiasts and professionals to join our growing team based in Dubai, UAE. In general, we tend to look for employees with strong English language skills and preferably also Arabic as a first or second language. UAE Nationals and those resident in the UAE are encouraged to apply. Written and spoken French / Russian / Farsi / Hindi / Urdu are also desirable.

Please note that we offer a limited number of traineeships between November-March each year, in the lead-up to the fair. These (highly-sought-after) positions offer the opportunity to take on a key role at the fair at an early stage in your career and gain highly valuable experience. Please check back to this page and follow us on social media as these positions become available over the next few months.

Meanwhile, if you would like Art Dubai to keep your CV on file for future vacancies…

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REQUIREMENTS: Full-time, permanent position from April 1, 2017


Art Dubai is looking for an Exhibitions Coordinator to join its growing and dynamic team, located in Dubai, UAE. The role involves working alongside the International Director, plus additional exhibitions projects which come up year round. Art Dubai typically hosts 90+ galleries each year across Contemporary with galleries present tightly curated solo or group shows and Modern which presents museum-quality works by masters from the Middle-East, South Asia and Africa .

The Exhibitions Coordinator would identify and liaise with dynamic, suitable galleries, curators and artists; prepare all research and exhibition materials, including images, texts, catalogue entries; update websites, contracts and manuals; work with contractors to prepare for all aspects of exhibitions held each March at Art Dubai. Accuracy, and strong research and administrative skills, are absolute requirements, as is experience of working within a gallery, fair, or museum environment. The role spans both the commercial and the non-commercial, and involves liaison with a wide diversity of contacts and colleagues, from gallery directors and artists, to shipping agents and contractors, to critics and educators. The ideal candidate will have a strong and active interest in the artworld, particularly the arts scenes of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Dynamic, outgoing, diplomatic and enthusiastic, s/he will be a team player and be able to multitask; must have the ability to remain calm under pressure; and be willing to work long/irregular hours during certain points in the year. The role requires fluent English and excellent communications skills, and preferably a second language (Arabic preferred).