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 residents in the UAE are encouraged to apply. Written and spoken French / Russian / Farsi / Hindi / Urdu are also desirable. We also list a range of job opportunities within the arts and cultural sector from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

Please note that we offer a limited number of professional development opportunities, in the lead-up to the fair, including Internships, Traineeships, Volunteer and Apprentice Artist programmes, and a tailored course focusing on education tours at the fair. These (highly-sought-after) positions offer the opportunity to take on a key role at Art Dubai at an early stage in your career and gain highly valuable experience. Please check the links below and follow us on social media as these positions become available over the next few months.

Job Openings at Art Dubai Group

Position: Communications & PR manager

Organisation: Dubai Design Week

Requirement: Full-time, permanent

Deadline for application: 15 June, 2018

This role is responsible for providing communications and PR execution throughout the design and art divisions at the Art Dubai Group; specialising in media relations, generating press coverage and developing content for internal as well as external channels including digital and print materials. This role also provides a point of contact for stakeholders such as exhibitors and partners for the company’s portfolio of events in relation to communications commitments.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Position the group’s events in accordance with the key messages and goals in the region and internationally
  • Implementing the key messaging for the respective accounts; the distinguished tones of voice, styles, and objectives
  • Overall communications coordination, across marketing and PR channels including liaising with appointed PR agencies
  • Copy writing and content development across the events portfolio
  • Assistance on event photography/videography briefings and scheduling
  • Consistent content management and development
  • Fulfilment of sponsor communications obligations and campaign support
  • Coordination of press collateral and materials in collaboration with production team
  • Develop press relations, contacts and media coverage across prior to, during and post events
  • Support key stakeholders and develop opportunities
  • Year-round support on communication angles, including execution and research
  • Liaison with target publications and for activations, media partnerships and cross promotions
  • Manage and evaluate media planning and media buying strategies
  • Press tracking and reporting on coverage and statistics across all PR and marketing channels

The candidate must have the following:

  • 2-4 year’s work experience executing and managing PR and communications channels and strategy
  • Excellent English written and verbal capabilities
  • Experience with Photoshop or InDesign
  • A strong eye for detail, visual esthetics and interest for design and the cultural scene
  • Ability to keep learning and adapting the strategy in a highly dynamic company
  • A team player able to multitask in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Good relationship building skills and motivation to maximize opportunities
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and/or InDesign preferred
  • Strong communication skills and a team player

It will be demanding role with excellent opportunities to grow in a very dynamic company.

Candidates should email with the subject “Communications and PR manager – your name”.

Position: Event and Production Manager

Organisation:  Dubai Design Week, Art Dubai Group

Requirement: Full-time, temporary contract (August – November)

The Event and Production Manager is a key role at the centre Dubai Design Week 2018 (12-17 November 2018). The delivery of the programme at the event’s hub venue, Dubai Design District provides complex and rewarding challenges; working directly with the creative community, exhibitors, clients and stakeholders from Dubai and around the world to produce and manage exhibitions, installations and live events.

Suited to an events professional with 5+ years of operational experience, the role offers the opportunity of working in one of the most dynamic sectors in the UAE and to further develop a range of skills and experiences across varied formats and scales.

Main responsibilities:

  • Event planning and operational planning; working closely with the programming teams to ensure logistics are in place to ensure well thought-through and timely delivery of projects
  • Overall site-management during build, live and breakdown periods
  • Working with stakeholders including clients, venue management, licensing authorities and contractors to communicate requirements and enforce timelines, venue compliance for overall event production
  • Ensuring all relevant licences, approvals and paperwork are in place for multiple activations on-site at events according to venue and health and safety requirements
  • Appointment and on-site management of appointed contractors such as security, cleaning teams, AV, buggies, catering etc for on-site delivery of agreed requirements
  • Budget management: sourcing of quotes, overall monitoring and management of costs
  • Print production management, including print production of marketing collateral, on-site signage
  • Providing responses to in-bound enquiries, to ensure timely responses to information requests via email, phone
  • Systems management, including maintaining paper and digital files relating to all relevant aspects of event production

Qualifications and skills:

  • Professional qualifications / experience
  • Large-scale event management experience (+5 years)
  • Educated to degree level or similar
  • Production and project management experience

Personal skills and competencies:

  • Great problem solving ability
  • Calm under pressure and can-do attitude to delivering in challenging situations
  • Ability to focus on delivery of multiple projects at once
  • Organised with strong attention to detail
  • Personable team player with an ability to deal with a wide variety of situations and people
  • Excellent English, written and verbal skills

Beneficial, but not essential:

  • Interest in design and creative industries
  • Trained in design software packages
  • Knowledge of Dubai’s cultural landscape

To Apply:

Please supply a CV of no more than two pages and a cover note that explains in no more than 500 words how your skills and experience match the requirements of this role. Email to with the subject line ‘Event and Production Manager’.

About Art Dubai Group:

Mirroring Dubai’s identity, the Art Dubai Group produces some of the world’s most globally diverse cultural events within the arts and creative industries, with an extensive year-round programme of activities that aims to grow the cultural fabric of Dubai.

With a team of 34 full-time members of staff specializing in art, design, event management, business management and consultancy, communications, sponsorship, sales and VIP relations.

Art Dubai is a joint venture initiative between Dubai Government entity, Dubai International Financial Centre and private investors, Middle East Fairs Ltd.

Position: Partner Programme Coordinator

Organisation:  Dubai Design Week, Art Dubai Group

Requirement: Full time, Internship

Through direct supervision by the project head, the role is responsible for coordinating all external content for Dubai Design Week and assist in the overall management of the Partner Programme.

Main responsibilities:

  • Information flow with partner network and respond to general Take Part enquiries
  • Collect and review full detail partner submission forms
  • Maintain partner master sheet of events
  • Collect event content and images from all partners
  • Liaison with the communications team for marketing and PR channels
  • Liaison with the web team for digital content and SM channels
  • Coordinate delivery of promotional materials across the city
  • Update and maintain partner database
  • Support partners during the event and compile feedback

Qualifications and skills:

  • University graduate
  • Work experience or strong interest in design
  • Organisational skills, strong attention to details and customer-oriented
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • A team player with flexibility in juggling tasks and ability to meet deadlines

Candidates should email 


Position: Student Tours Coordinator

Organisation: Dubai Design Week

Requirement: Full time, Internship (26 August – 30 November 2018)

Location: Dubai, UAE

Through direct supervision by the project head, the role is responsible for coordinating the school and university group visits to Dubai Design Week and to assist in the overall management of the student educational tours. The candidate will have direct contact with teachers/professors/student coordinators.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Outreach to new schools and universities
  • Manage student tours online registration and respond to general enquiries
  • Plan the tour itinerary and manage time slots
  • Update the Teacher’s Handbook
  • Update and maintain school and university database
  • Recruit tour guides and brief them on programme and schedule
  • Welcome student groups during the Design Week
  • Collect student and teacher feedback

Qualifications and skills:

  • University graduate with work experience
  • Organisational skills, strong attention to details and customer-oriented
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • A team player with flexibility in juggling tasks and ability to meet deadlines

Candidates should email

External Job Openings

Art Dubai lists a range of job opportunities within the arts and cultural sector from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. If you would like to advertise a job with Art Dubai, please contact

Position: Visitors’ Relations Manager
Organisation: Sharjah Art Foundation
Location: Sharjah, UAE
Apply Here:


One month internships give participants an introduction and overview of Art Dubai. Each participant will engage in three or more departments within Art Dubai, developing skills that relate to the overall planning of the fair. Internships are aimed at students, recent graduates, or those who have experience in other fields and are looking to gain experience and insight into the planning and operations of Art Dubai.

Department areas include:

  • Events Management
  • Commissioning and Curatorial
  • VIP Relations
  • Communications (Marketing and PR)
  • Gallery Management
  • Education
  • Sponsorship

Internships run from April to November. Candidates are to email their CV and completed Internship Form to  with the subject “Summer Internship 2018- your name”.


The Traineeship placement is an intensive three to six month programme, where trainees gain direct experience in one department in the lead up to the fair, as well as hands on experience during the fair in March.

Traineeships at Art Dubai are aimed at young professionals who have completed internships within the art world, or for those who have experience in other fields and are looking to make a switch to the art world. This unique opportunity gives individuals the opportunity to gain real hands-on experience working alongside the Art Dubai team, and to take on areas of responsibility through the three to four month period in the lead-up to the fair. The role also includes regular meetings and mentoring by senior members of the Art Dubai team. One third of the interns have been Emirati and the remaining came from countries from across the Arab world as well as Iran, India, Peru, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Lithuania, among other countries.

Department areas include:

  • Events Management
  • Commissioning and Curatorial
  • VIP Relations
  • Communications (Marketing and PR)
  • Gallery Management
  • Education
  • Sponsorship

Traineeships run from November to April. Applications for the next edition of the fair will open in September 2018.


Apprentice Artists will work closely with a lead artist as part of the Sheikha Manal Little Artists Programme. The apprentice artists will help the lead artist in devising and developing the programme of workshops, while having the opportunity to discuss and absorb ideas, and develop a practice that includes teaching/learning. The Apprentice Artist programme takes place during the fair in March.

Applications for the Apprentice Artists are now closed.


The Education Tour Guides are aimed at individuals interested in arts education. Guides will gain skills in planning and developing education tours as well as hands on experience conducting tours for a range of education groups at the fair in March. The education tours consist of School Tours, which is aimed at Secondary, College and University groups; and Discovery Tours, which is aimed at children 5-17 years, and is part of the Sheikha Manal Little Artists Programme.

Applications for Discovery Tour Guides are now closed.


The Volunteer Programme invites arts enthusiasts to get involved in all aspects of the fair and experience its programmes first-hand. Our dedicated volunteers serve as the ambassadors of the event and play a vital role in ensuring the successful execution of the event.  On-site volunteers are given capacity building opportunities that involve working with galleries, manning welcome desks, interacting with guests and audiences, providing information to visitors and other specialised tasks within different programmes and areas.The Volunteer Programme takes place during the fair in March.

Applications for the next edition of Art Dubai will open in December 2018.