Learning Coordinator

Job Description

The Learning Coordinator creates interdisciplinary learning experiences and resources at the Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai; trains and schedules docents to provide guided museum experiences; devises and leads tours for visiting school and adult groups; creates lesson plans that integrate permanent collection works and temporary exhibitions into curricula of local and regional schools; and initiates and leads guided discussions and hands-on art activities.
This position is suited to an artist, creative or educational professional with experience in imagining, devising and running learning programming. The ideal candidate is proficient in English (Arabic language desirable) and UAE-based.


The Learning Coordinator reports to Head of Learning and Research

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Create original, engaging, interdisciplinary learning programmes for all ages with a focus on children and young people
  • See programmes through from start to final fruition, including managing relevant staff and freelancers, and/or engaging and developing relationships with suitable partners
  • Reporting to the Head of Learning and Research, the role involves working closely alongside the Visitor Experience, Public Programmes, Operations and Communications teams at Jameel Arts Centre
  • Train and schedule team members, freelancers and volunteers on leading tours and guided museum experiences for visiting school and adult groups
  • Create and lead curriculum-oriented and extra-curricular lesson plans 
  • Devise, lead and promote guided discussions and hands-on art activities
  • Lead on all guided, on-site education programming including school field trips, third-party kids and youth events, summer camps, among other programmes
  • Take responsibility for the evaluation, growth and development of on-site education programmes
  • Assist with off-site educational programming including outreach programmes
  • Oversee relevant special events on-site
  • Devise and coordinate programming for special needs participants and audiences 
  • Devise and manage budgets for relevant projects
  • Conduct primary and secondary research where relevant to a project
  • Create programme-specific internal and external reports and presentations

Qualifications and Experience

  • Previous experience in similar role at a museum, educational or creative institution
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Team-spirit and enthusiastic, professional attitude; the ability to lead and manage teams and projects
  • Attention to detail with the ability to step back to see implications for the bigger picture

Conditions of Work

  • This is a full-time position based in Dubai, UAE
  • Occasional weekend and evening work according to workload is as required

Benefits Include

  • Full health & dental insurance
  • Visa sponsorship
  • 25 days annual leave