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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.


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
  • Gallery Relations
  • Education
  • Sponsorship

Please note: applicants are limited to applying for a maximum of 3 different roles within Art Dubai.

If you choose to apply for more than 1 position, please mention which other roles you are applying for in each of your application emails.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Education Assistant

Required: Full-time, traineeship position, January 5 – March 31, 2020

Deadline for applications: December 5, 2019


The Education Programme Assistant will play an essential supporting role in coordinating Art Dubai’s Education Programme which includes The Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program, The Art Dubai Fellowship, Campus Art Dubai. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to learn about the Education Programme and actively contribute to managing logistics, conducting research and liaising with programme participants.


Download the full job description here.


To apply, email your application including a cover letter and CV to amal@artdubai.ae








Fair Assistant

Required: 2 Full-time, traineeship positions, January 7 – April 2, 2020 and February 9 – March 31, 2020

Deadline for applications: November 30, 2019


Art Dubai seeks two highly organised and motivated quick learners to assist in the production of the overall fair logistics. The Fair Assistants will be calm under pressure, have a keen eye for detail, tech-savvy and will ideally be comfortable working in both English and Arabic languages.


The selected candidates will play an essential role in the fair management team, will be comfortable liaising with contractors and suppliers, and be proficient with Microsoft Excel. These roles provide an opportunity to work with senior members of the team and gain invaluable experience about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into producing the week-long international event.


Download the full job description here.


To apply, email your application including a cover letter and CV to emily@artdubai.ae



Gallery Relations Assistant

Required: Full-time, traineeship positions, November 2019 – April 2, 2020 or January 12 – April 2, 2020

Deadline for applications: November 11, 2019


Art Dubai seeks two highly organised Gallery Relations Assistants who are passionate about the international and MENASA art scenes. The Gallery Relations Assistants will support in the coordination and exhibition of 90+ galleries at the fair and will be calm under pressure, motivated and have a keen eye for detail. The selected candidates will support in the day to day running of the Galleries department and will also be one of the first points of contact for galleries and artists exhibiting at the fair. The assistants will actively contribute to exhibition planning, archiving artworks, conducting research and liaising with galleries and artists.


Ideally, the selected candidates will be tech savvy and would be comfortable developing webs pages, whilst also being proficient in Microsoft Excel. These unique roles allow the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in the art industry whilst also providing an insight into the behind-the-scenes work that goes into producing the week-long international event.


5 month traineeship starting from November, 2019 until April 2, 2020
3 month traineeship starting from January 12 until April 2, 2020.


Download the full job description here.


To apply, email your application including a cover letter and CV to genna@artdubai.ae



Communications Assistant

Required: Full-time, traineeship position, November 2019 – April 2020

Deadline for applications: November 18, 2019


Art Dubai seeks a meticulously organised team player to join the fair’s Communications and Marketing team. The Communications and Marketing Trainee will report to the Communications and PR Manager, and work closely with the Social Media Manager to support the day-to-day operations of a busy Communications department in the lead up to its annual event. This support includes, but is not limited to, working with press on a local, region and international level, media partners and with the fair’s various social media platforms as well as supporting the logistics and itinerary of Art Dubai’s hosted press trip and press management during the fair.


Ideally, the selected candidates will be tech savvy and would be comfortable developing web pages, whilst also being proficient in Microsoft Excel. These unique roles allow the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in the art industry whilst also providing an insight into the behind-the-scenes work that goes into producing the week-long international event.


Download the full job description here.


To apply, email your application including a cover letter and CV to lena@artdubai.ae