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This role is central to the management and smooth functioning of the Alserkal Arts Foundation (AAF) and all its activities. The Foundation Manager is a key role within the Foundation, dedicated to driving the Alserkal family’s vision, leading to long-term legacy-building, rigorous programming, a research grants scheme, colloquia, a dynamic art commissions programme that enhances the public realm, and a successful residency programme. All of which establish AAF as a centre for multi-disciplinary research and artistic experimentation in the region and beyond.
Working closely alongside the Director, the Foundation Manager is expected to be a major contributor to the development and programme management of the Foundation.
AAF hosts three residency cycles per year, each with up to four residents. This role has key responsibility for being the host and manager for the residents, working closely with them on a day-to-day basis.
Exhibitions and Commissions
The Foundation team develops and manages exhibitions at Concrete as well as annual artist commissions across the Avenue or offsite. Exhibitions are generally held in March and November of each year and the commissions / projects take place throughout the year in different forms.
The research grants programme provides research funding to interdisciplinary scholars, artists, writers and creative practitioners
Events and educational programming
A combination of shorter accessible events and workshops and ambitious and research-led colloquia, to bring engaged and diverse audiences to the foundation around the year.
Required skills + experience
Position type and expected hours of work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Sunday through Thursday, from 10am to 6pm. Saturdays and overtime might be required during intense periods and/or during special projects and events.
This job description summarises the main key responsibilities of your role but there may be other reasonable requests made and other responsibilities included from time to time.
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Foundation Manager” in the subject line.
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