Art manager

Executive Director, Marketing and Communications – Employment

  • The Abu Dhabi Festival brings together and presents the world’s greatest artists and performers in the United Arab Emirates every year.
  • The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation has nurtured creativity across the UAE for over two decades.
  • Exceptional opportunity for a strategic and creative leader of marcoms with multi-campaign experience in productions, events, exhibitions and activities.

The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation is one of the oldest non-profit cultural organizations in the Persian Gulf. Founded by Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo in 1996, ADMAF is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, development, culture and creativity. Over the past 25 years, ADMAF has pioneered new practices and new work, supported debuts in the Middle East, and nurtured the careers of talented young professionals across the Arab world.

Today, ADMAF reaches nearly 40,000 children, youth and adults each year through arts education and community outreach programs as well as the Abu Dhabi Festival. The annual multidisciplinary Abu Dhabi Festival is the largest cultural celebration in the entire region and reaches the world through co-commissions and the international showcase of innovative Arab creativity.

Each year, the Festival Awards honor outstanding individual contributions to the arts and culture with previous winners including Plácido Domingo and Amin Maalouf. In essence, the Abu Dhabi Festival strives to deepen global intercultural dialogue while inspiring a deeper interest in the cultures of the Arab world.

The diversity of ADMAF’s programs has been amazing and seminal, including pioneering music in hospitals; integrate best practices for art therapy in children with PMLD and SEND; co-command with international cultural organizations, such as the Zaha Hadid JS Bach Chamber Music Hall (with Manchester International & Holland Festivals); City of Light: Ravel’s Mother Goose with installation (with the Los Angeles Philharmonic); featuring the Arab debuts of Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Valery Gergiev, The London Symphony Orchestra and The Bolshoi; foster innovation through initiatives such as the Christo & Jeanne-Claude Prize; and nurture contemporary cultural expression among musicians such as Naseer Shamma and composers Mohammed Fairouz.

In 2022, ADMAF’s flagship festival in Abu Dhabi will be held under the theme Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creation, Innovation and Joy. The UAE is a place like no other. The creativity and ingenuity that began with the ancient builders of a great civilization has continued until today and the dawn of a new nation, inspired by the imaginations of its founding father and rulers. who gathered around him. Together, their innovation has helped build a country that embraces creativity in all its forms, thrives through diversity, and lives by a sense of joy in the act of creating. As our nation of seven Emirates enters its next half-century, we continue to explore, evolve and invent – never losing and always inspired by the Emirates state of mind.

In 2022, ADMAF continues its mission of creating rich cultural experiences at home and abroad, supporting Emirati and Arab artists and performers in the United Arab Emirates and around the world, and developing the creative capacity of the Arab Emirates. united as a key innovative producer in global culture and the creative industries. .

We are looking for a strategic, entrepreneurial and creative Marketing and Communications Specialist who can be a key contributor to the future of ADMAF and ADF. This is an exciting opportunity to help achieve our mission of nurturing the arts, education, culture and creativity for the benefit of society and the advancement of Abu Dhabi’s cultural vision.

Ideally, you should have experience at a higher level in carrying out multiple campaigns per year for a variety of productions, events, exhibitions or activities in a diverse cultural environment, as well as in-depth knowledge digital marketing and engagement strategies; and exceptional leadership, management and management. planning skills.

This is a permanent Abu Dhabi-based position with a competitive compensation package that is tax-free and includes a relocation package as well as round-trip airfare to your home country each year.

Please contact the research consultant assisting ADMAF and ADF for more information about us, the role and key requirements.

Tony grierson

Aegean Executive search

P: +61 2 9053 8866

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