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TRAINEESHIPS



Art Dubai’s Traineeship Programme was initiated in September 2007. Since then, over 400 students and recent graduates from over 40 nationalities have participated in the scheme, many of whom have gone on to further work opportunities within Art Dubai and its extensive network of partner organisations.


Traineeship opportunities are only available for those 18 years old and over, and based in the UAE.





The Traineeship programme offers intensive three to six month placements, during which trainees gain direct early-career experience in the production of Art Dubai in the lead up to and during the fair.


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 for a career change. This unique programme gives individuals the opportunity to take on areas of responsibility within the arts under the mentorship of senior members of the Art Dubai team.


Please note that the successful completion of a traineeship does not guarantee a permanent placement with Art Dubai or one of the fair’s partner organisations.



CURRENT TRAINEESHIP VACANCIES

Fair Assistant


Requirement: Temporary position, November 2022 to March 2023

 

The Fair Assistant will play an essential supporting role in coordinating Art Dubai’s different production and operation requirements, the day to day running of production & operations and will be one of the first points of contact for contractors, suppliers and internal stakeholders in the run up and the duration of the fair. The selected candidate will get to learn about all aspects of the Fair Management department and will actively contribute to managing suppliers, contractors, fair collateral and signage, ticket sale providers and other key aspects of production of the fair and venue.

 

This unique opportunity allows for a real hands-on experience, and will yield excellent experience in the contemporary international and regional art scene as well as in the events industry.

 

Download the full job description here.

 

Email your CV and a cover letter to: shayan@artdubai.ae with the subject “Fair Assistant – your name”.


Sponsorship Assistant


Requirement: Temporary position, November 2022 to March 2023

 

The Sponsorship Assistant will support the Executive Director and Senior Fair Manager as well as the wider Art Dubai team in facilitating the activation, delivery and reporting of Art Dubai’s sponsorships. The selected candidate will actively contribute to ensuring the delivery of agreed sponsor benefits, liaise with sponsors and coordinate all aspects of their presence at the fair.

 

In addition to experiencing working in the international art scene and the events industry, this role will gain an insight into all aspects of partnerships, their deliverables and varied presence at Art Dubai.

 

Download the full job description here.

 

Email your CV and a cover letter to: shayan@artdubai.ae with the subject “Sponsorship Assistant – your name”.



Exhibitor Relations Assistant


Requirement: 2x Temporary position, November 2022 to March 2023

 

The Exhibitor Relations Assistants will play essential supporting roles in independently assisting the approx. 90 galleries participating at Art Dubai on all aspects of the Fair including the daily scheduling as well as questions on booth set-up and de-installation, storage, shipping and sales procedure, surrounding events and private invitations which were arranged for exhibitors. They will communicate with logistical partners, contractors and contribute to a smoothly run event.

 

The selected candidates will get to learn about all aspects of the Exhibitor Relations department and will actively contribute to compiling material for website/catalogue/press materials/brochures, conduct research and liaise with galleries, institutions, and other key players in the art world.

 

Download the full job description here.

 

Email your CV and a cover letter to: tanya@artdubai.ae with the subject Exhibitor Relations Assistant – your name”.



VIP Assistant


Requirement: 2x Temporary position, November 2022 to March 2023

 

The VIP Assistant will play an essential supporting role in coordinating Art Dubai’s different VIP programmes, the day to day running of the VIP Relations department and will also be one of the first points of contact for VIP guests attending the fair. The selected candidate will get to learn about all aspects of the VIP Relations department and will actively contribute to outreach, managing events, conduct research and liaise with galleries, institutions, and other key players in the art world.

 

This unique opportunity allows for a real hands-on experience, and will yield excellent experience in the contemporary international and regional art scene as well as in the events industry.

 

Download the full job description here.

 

Email your CV and a cover letter to: zain@artdubai.ae with the subject VIP Assistant – your name”.



Comms Assistant


Requirement: Temporary position, November 2022 to March 2023

 

The Comms Assistant will play an essential supporting role in Art Dubai’s Communications department. This includes assistance in the day-to-day activities of media relations, liaising with PR agencies, coordination between the various departments for content opportunities and strategies, and extensive research and communication tasks. The selected candidate will get to learn about all aspects of communications and PR in the art industry and will actively contribute to outreach, managing Art Dubai’s social platforms and content calendars, conduct research and liaise with galleries, institutions, and other key players in the art world.

 

Download the full job description here.

 

Email your CV and a cover letter to: julia@artdubai.ae with the subject Comms Assistant – your name”.



VIP Assistant


Requirement: Temporary position, January 2023 to March 2023

 

The VIP Assistant will play an essential supporting role in coordinating Art Dubai’s different VIP programmes, the day to day running of the VIP Relations department and will also be one of the first points of contact for VIP guests attending the fair. The selected candidate will get to learn about all aspects of the VIP Relations department and will actively contribute to outreach, managing events, conduct research and liaise with galleries, institutions, and other key players in the art world.

 

This unique opportunity allows for a real hands-on experience, and will yield excellent experience in the contemporary international and regional art scene as well as in the events industry.

 

Download the full job description here.

 

Email your CV and a cover letter to: zain@artdubai.ae with the subject “JAN VIP Assistant – your name”.



Graphic Design Assistant


Requirement: Temporary position, December 2022 – March 2022

 

The Assistant Graphic Designer will support the Senior Graphic Designer and Art Dubai team in producing and executing various design collateral required for the fair. The selected candidate will get to learn about all aspects of event branding and design.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for the selected candidate to demonstrate their strong creative capabilities and allows for a real hands-on experience in the contemporary international and regional art scene as well as in the events industry. Excellent command of English is a must and basic knowledge of Arabic is beneficial.

 

Download the full job description here.

 

Email your CV and a cover letter to: neha.kalvani@artdubai.ae with the subject “Graphic Design Assistant – your name”.