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    • Job ID
    • #0008
    • Designation
    • Alserkal Residency Apprentice - (One-year / Full time)
    • Department
    • Programming
    • Level
    • Entry Level
    • Location
    • Dubai

Job Description & Responsibilities

A unique opportunity to join the leading cultural and artistic development in the region, as an apprentice in the newly launched Alserkal Residency.

Created as a platform for artistic and cultural experimentation and exchange, Alserkal Residency seeks to provide the infrastructure and support that would allow cultural practitioners to fully engage with the region. Founded by Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal and the Alserkal family, the Residency focuses on research-based and socially-engaged practices.

The primary focus of the Residency is to foster an exploration of ideas. While there is no production requirement, residents are expected to take part in a dynamic public programme that engages local and regional audiences, establishing dialogue with both their peers and the UAE community.

The Alserkal Residency Apprentice will work closely with Alserkal Residency Director and Alserkal Residency Programmes Manager to assist in preparing for the launch of Alserksal Residency and the day-to-day operations of the Residency Programme.

Our day to day is always different. The Alserkal Residency Apprentice will work directly with the artists-in-residence as well as help in the organization of the programme which will include public events, field trips and exhibitions.


Skills and Experience

We like to work with people who bring their own unique lens and perspective upon the world. We believe in unlocking potential and look for people who are:

Curious and inspiring

Proactive and persevering

Considerate and responsible 


The ideal candidate will:

Have a demonstrable interest in the UAE’s cultural landscape and a passion for the arts.

Strong organisational skills and a task-oriented approach, along with the ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously. 

Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

Fluency in English is essential.

Familiarity with local galleries, creative venues and arts administration is a plus. 

Applicants must have a valid UAE residence visa.

Recent graduates with degrees in art history, liberal arts, arts administration, marketing, communications, business, or related degrees are encouraged to apply.



Meeting the individual and logistical needs of resident artists

Coordinating and setting up Residency events including public programmes and Open Studio exhibitions

Liaising with artists and Alserkal Residency Programmes Manager to ensure studios are maintained

Assisting in the documentation of the Residency

Carrying out general administrative duties

Salary & Benefits

The role is paid, and offers a fantastic working environment within Alserkal Avenue in the industrial district of Al Quoz. In addition, you will receive an array of benefits including on-the-job training and much more.


Application Instructions

Does this sound like the opportunity you've been dreaming of? Send your application to and quote ‘Alserkal Residency Apprentice’ in the subject line.

Application deadline: 30 September 2017.

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