The Jean-Paul Najar Foundation : Arts Educator
The Jean-Paul Najar Foundation (JPNF) seeks a bright and creative Arts Educator. The position offers the right candidate invaluable experience at a unique non-profit arts institution in Dubai. The Arts Education Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating and presenting all adult and family programs ensuring that these forward-thinking programs complement and supplement the Foundation’s exhibition program, involve diverse audiences of all ages and serve the institution’s educational mission. This is a full-time position.
Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to)
- Participate in the development of the Foundation’s public and education programs as well as special events.
- Plan, coordinate and implement all public and education programs.
- Coordinate all logistical elements of the programs to ensure smooth running of events.
- Lead JPNF workshops whenever possible and outsourceinstructors only when necessary. Liaise with workshop external instructors to successfully execute programs.
- Order, secure, and manage special services, equipment, supplies and materials needed for all events.
- Establish and maintain effective working relations with public groups, schools, media and others contacted in the course of work.
- Generate publicity for all events through necessary third parties. This includes developing and implementing content for our various programs.
- Develop and promote marketing materials and ensure that all events are well attended.
- Develop events and workshop plan templates and produce reports to evaluate success of programs.
- Promote all events on Foundation’s website, social media platforms and third-party platforms.
- Expand audience participation of all programs through generated publicity
- Train and supervise interns and volunteers that support JPNF public and education programs
- Lead tours of exhibitions for all visitors (children and adults) including schools.
- Follow up with workshop participants post events.
Qualifications, Skills and Work Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in art education, art history, education, museum studies, or equivalent degree/work experience preferred.
- Knowledgeable of current practices in art museum programs.
- Minimum two years working in museum or education related nonprofit environment
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook. Knowledge of Photoshop, In-design and or illustrator is a plus.
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Ability to coordinate multiple deadline-driven tasks
- Ability to work independently as well as within a team
- Ability and willingness to work weekends and evenings, as required
- Highest ethics as they relate to all aspects of museum practices and confidentiality