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

 

 

 

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