Jameel Arts Centre offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities, internships and full time roles which allow team members to enrich and develop their love of the arts while contributing to skills and talents to the Centre.
Our curatorial and educational programmes provide avenues for working with talented regional and international arts professionals. Throughout the year a variety of roles may become available, both in front-facing positions as well as behind the scenes.
Arts enthusiasts are encouraged to join Jameel Arts Centre’s Membership programme and gain a range of exciting benefits while supporting the local institution.
Jobs at Jameel Arts Centre
Jameel Library is looking for a Library Assistant to take on responsibility for providing administrative and cataloging support to our arts and cultural library, home to more than 4000 publications and an exciting public and research programmes. The role reports to the Library & Research Manager and involves some weekend and evening work hours. Suitable for an arts enthusiast with an interest in research and publishing, this role includes assisting with the daily running and operations of the library, materials processing and cataloging as well as other tasks related to library resources, such as managing books acquisitions and donations.
Desirable: Experience of working in a creative environment
Mandatory: Fluency in English and Arabic (both reading and writing)
Preferred: Experience working in a library or archive
Start Date: 1 Jan 2021
Deadline to Apply: 15 Dec 2021
Art Jameel is a growing organisation and, from time to time, offers opportunities for driven, passionate individuals to join its team in Dubai. (Please see the Art Jameel website for opportunities in our Jeddah office and elsewhere.)
Volunteering at Jameel Arts Centre
Experience all the dynamism of Jameel Arts Centre from the inside via our volunteer programme! Arts enthusiasts and those looking to explore creative career paths are encouraged to apply; the exciting roles range from working directly with artists to produce new installations to welcoming and guiding visitors.
Visitor Experience Volunteers: Welcome Desk and Gallery Docents
Visitor Experience volunteers serve as the face of Jameel Arts Centre, helping to welcome and guide visitors and groups. Volunteers will meet visitors from every background—from students and families to international tourists—and will guide groups throughout the Centre, familiarising them with exhibitions, galleries and programmes. Friendly, outgoing (and bi- or multi-lingual) personalities are encouraged to apply.
Installation Volunteers: Exhibition Programmes
Exhibition volunteers get to work alongside local and international artists, the Jameel Arts Centre exhibitions team and guest curators on dynamic commissions and exhibitions. Volunteers will gain behind-the-scenes experience, ranging from installing artwork within the Centre to engaging with the Art Jameel Collection.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, we would love to hear from you. Please check out our volunteer opportunities here.
Art Jameel Internships
Jameel Arts Centre is delighted to support the next generation of art professionals by providing internship opportunities to applicants currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programmes, and those committed to a career in the arts. Interns gain institutional work experience, networking opportunities and a certificate of completion. Our highly competitive internships are awarded based on merit, expertise and a rigorous interview process.
Interns can expect to receive training in social media, public speaking and communication, networking, and creative research; participate in regular review and mentorship meetings; and attend art events and talks. The experience should provide insight into working in a community arts organisation and career opportunities within arts and culture, and enable the mapping of local and international partners and opportunities.
Jameel Arts Centre offers two types of internships: rotational and specialised.
Rotational interns receive training with each of our departments to gain a rounded experience of what it takes to run an arts centre. Rotation durations are determined by the overall duration of the internship.
Specialised interns will focus on one aspect of our work, and be paired with a senior member of the team for the entirety of their internship. The tracks that interns may opt to work in are: Curation, Collection & Exhibition; Library and Research; Administration; Events; Arts Education; Graphic Design; Social Media, Marketing and Communications.
How to Apply
Please complete the application form here and be sure to indicate your preferred internship type, if applicable. We appreciate the interest of all candidates; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted for interview.