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Exhibition Production Manager – Visual Arts

Our client, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated individual with proven experience and strengths in exhibition production, project management and design. The main purpose of the role is to manage exhibition production to ensure that all exhibitions are delivered on time, within budget and maintained to the highest standard as per the Foundation’s aesthetics and strategic objectives. The Exhibition Production Manager will therefore manage project budgets, schedules, contracts, communication and coordination amongst internal team members, venues, external consultants and suppliers.



Learning, Participation & Outreach Manager
The Learning, Participation & Outreach Manager will be responsible for  producing and delivering innovative, high quality learning and engagement opportunities for audiences of all ages, interests and abilities. This will involve creating and commissioning excellent content and resources, as well as learning experiences in both formal and informal settings.  Specific focus should be given to extending JHL’s audience reach, to those who may not usually use the facility, such as young people, young children, older people and families. The learning activities and resources should be accessible to all, including specific groups such as those with Special Educational Needs and disabilities.



Audio, Visual & Interactives (AVI) Technician

The Audio, Visual & Interactives (AVI) Technician will have responsibility for installing and supporting all multimedia / interactive media solutions utilised by Japan House London (JHL) across permanent and temporary exhibitions, including all programming activities and internal /external special events. They will therefore plan, source, design, install and support all audio visual, multimedia & interactive electronic display equipment and software used within JHL, on either a permanent or temporary basis. The AVI Technician will also provide JHL with daily operational support as well as supporting technical elements of special event delivery and venue hire, at all times ensuring the very highest standards of service are maintained.



Visitor Experience Assistants

The Visitor Experience Assistants will be an important part of the visitor-facing team that will have responsibility to ensure, through providing exceptional standards of visitor experience, that all visitors are welcomed warmly, encouraged to learn about and engage with the exhibitions and programmes, have a safe and enjoyable visit and collect visitor survey data. They will offer visitors a variety of personal attention and services, information and products to enhance their visit in an animated, courteous and informed manner. The primary role of the Visitor Experience Assistant is therefore to provide a five-star-level of customer service and leave each visitor feeling that they have had an engaging, enlightening and enjoyable visitor experience.



Insight & Data Manager

The Insight & Data Manager will be responsible for providing operational and customer insight, supplying business intelligence and data analysis, and administering and developing the data and database systems. They will champion informed decision-making through
ongoing monitoring and evaluation of designated Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and other available data. This will include contributing to the development and enforcement of policies and procedures concerning the use and governance of data and database systems.



Special Events Manager

The Special Events Manager will have responsibility for implementing the venue hire strategy, setting, achieving and exceeding financial targets, developing and implementing marketing strategies which promote the venue hire offer to key markets, taking bookings, developing key relationships and ensuring events are managed effectively. This will include both in-house special events initiated by JHL and those initiated by others in the JHL facility and property. The Special Events Manager will also coordinate and oversee the event delivery, at all times ensuring the very highest standards of service are maintained by all staff, volunteers and third-party contractors.



Programming Assistant

The Programming Assistant will work closely with all of the Programming team, supporting their activities as needed, especially with Japanese communication and liaison with stakeholders in Japan. They will also ensure that Japan House London Programming department functions efficiently and effectively by implementing and overseeing administrative process, including the preparation and organisation of information, documentation and other records. This will include providing full logistical support to the Director – Programming and his team across the wide range of exhibitions and events programming activity.



Operations Manager

The Operations Manager will be responsible for the smooth running and maintenance of Japan House London premises as well as all systems and procedures related to the Japan House “visitor experience”. This will include assuming responsibility for the security and cleanliness of the premises, as well as the maintenance and upkeep of facilities and the building management system (BMS). The post-holder will support the Director General in the effective, efficient and safe operation of Japan House as a public venue, at all times ensuring the very highest standards are maintained by all staff and third-party contractors.



Coordination & Reporting Manager

The Coordination & Reporting Manager will work closely with the Director – Programming, helping to devise, prepare and submit detailed and well-written proposals to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo for programmes; manage their approval, scheduling, implementation and delivery; and ensure adequate data (qualitative and quantitative) is collated and reported in a clear and timely manner. They will coordinate the programming team, ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of all logistics, events, education and outreach activities.



Experiential Designers

On behalf of an award-winning studio we are looking for an experienced experiential designer with a creative, innovative and artistic portfolio of work across inspiring and fun interactives and visitor attractions. Strong communication skills are important, as this role will be client-facing. The ability to account handle and present confidently whilst possessing the technical know-how on large scale projects and interactives to be able to deal with other consultants is also crucial. Skill with Vectorworks, Photoshop, PowerPoint / Keynote etc. are essential, and 3D software skills are a considerable valuable asset.

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Performing Arts Manager

Our client in the United Arab Emirates seeks an experienced international Performing Arts Manager to develop a strategy for Performing Arts programming, including music and theatre, and oversee the development and management of all Performing Arts initiatives.  Responsibilities will include: Annual Planning and Performance Management; Performing Arts Strategy and Business Plan; Programme Operations and Relationship Management The Performing Arts Manager will also lead a team, carrying out operational duties such as: Policies, Processes and Procedures; Reporting and Budgeting; and People and Change Management.


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Cultural Programme Director

Our client in the United Arab Emirates seeks an experienced international professional to develop, implement and monitor Cultural Programmes from conceptualization and design through to planning, promotion and evaluation. Responsibilities will include: Strategic Planning and Performance Management; Cultural Programmes Development; Performing Arts & Visual Arts Programmes; and Community Programmes & Symposiums. The Cultural Programme Director will also lead the department, carrying out operational duties such as: Policies, Processes and Procedures; Reporting and Budgeting; and People and Change Management.


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Image and Film Researcher

Based in our client’s London headquarters, we're looking for a talented Picture Researcher to support an Exhibition Design Team.  You would be responsible for sourcing the best images and managing all visual assets to support Creative projects; including online, videos, presentations and marketing material. You would maintain existing relationships with picture libraries, photographers, PR and other external agencies to provide strong visuals for all content produced in-house.

 Catherine Simmons

Middle East - Abu Dhabi - BLM006 

Strategic Arts Consultant

Our client is currently seeking a dynamic and experienced Arts Professional to direct and oversee the development of short, medium and long term Strategic Plans in coordination with the Arts Foundation’s Founder, and to ensure the vision and mission is implemented efficiently, effectively and accurately. A minimum of 8 years or more relevant experience in an Arts & Cultural sector organization is essential, as is professional qualifications in Cultural Diplomacy, Business Management, Economics or International Relations. Demonstrable evidence of genuine interest in and passion for arts education and community outreach is highly desired.

 William Phillips

Middle East - Abu Dhabi - BLM007 

Manager Programming & Cultural Affairs 

An inventive and creative Arts Professional is sought by our client to research, develop and manage local, regional and international cultural relations and to provide executive support in all required areas as directed by the Head of Programming and Cultural Relations. English and Arabic written and spoken skills are essential as this position will be responsible for all Arabic correspondences within the Founder's Office. Preferred Qualifications & Experience include a degree in Arts, Culture or Event Management (preferably Master’s Degree or equivalent) and a minimum of 5 years or more of relevant experience in an Arts & Cultural sector organization. Previous experience and an established network within a GCC context is also highly desired.

 Wayne Hill

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Visitor Experience Specialist

Responsibilities include: Develop policies for visitor services that can be fed into the ongoing design process. Ensure all FOH and BOH areas are developed to run effectively and efficiently. Supervise third-party contracts negotiations (with Procurement) within visitor facing areas, such as catering, cleaning etc. Represent the needs of visitors and the facilities within the development and planning for events and exhibitions. In coordination with Education & Outreach, establish a volunteer programme for the Museum.             

 Todd Turner

Middle East - DUBAi - BLM008


Since 2007 we have been working in the Middle East, especially in the Gulf region, on museums, exhibitions, and cultural quarters. We are looking  to add in-house researchers in our new Dubai office to supplement our internal team’s native Arabic language skills and enthusiasm for research. The position does not require any previous experience within the heritage sector but does require: review and proofing of presentations and reports in Arabic, review and validation of translations as required, review of moving image assets (film, interviews, etc.) and management of digital and written content. This is a varied and dynamic role with an opportunity for growth and development.

 Jennifer Kaufmann


Associate Consultant

We are looking for an Associate Consultant to support Barker Langham Recruitment's growth. This role is ideal for a graduate who is seeking to develop a career in research, business consulting or human resources within the Cultural sector, and can also embrace the international nature of our work. We are looking for people who are innovative thinkers and bring fresh approaches to projects and processes. The post could be based in our London or Dubai office, or in a major cultural city via remote-working. An element of travel and some international project work may also be required.