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.

The below opportunities are only available for those 18 years old and over, and based in the UAE. Exceptions to this can be considered if the applicant has scholarship or independent funding available to cover their travel, visa and accommodation in Dubai.

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.

Department areas include:

  • Fair Management & Production
  • Commissioning Programme
  • VIP Relations
  • Communications & Marketing
  • Exhibitor Management
  • Education
  • Sponsorship

To register your interest in Art Dubai’s traineeship programme for the 2020 edition of the fair, please complete the below form and tick the boxes to mention which department/s you would be interested in working with. Art Dubai will be in touch with more information following your submission.

  • Please include the country dialing code if you are applying from outside of the UAE.
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