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Director of Operations

Our client, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) is seeking a Director of Operations. They will be responsible for defining and executing the business vision, mission, strategy aligned with Foundation’s vision in enhancing its operations and activities. The Director of Operations will develop the Foundation’s strategy, supervise the preparation of operational and business plan and direct the Foundation towards the achievement of its objectives.



Executive Director

The Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the short and long-term success of the new Museum. They will work closely with the senior management team to prepare content, marketing, partnerships, and operations plans, as well as oversee and enable the successful execution of these plans from start to finish. The Executive Director’s job is to coordinate and lead all activities of the Museum, including content creation, partnership development, technical planning and execution, budgeting, administration and operations.



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.

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.