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Administrative Director

Ashkal Alwan is seeking an Administrative Director responsible for the administrative aspects of running the institution including: human resources; development; budget; and communications.

The Administrative Director will report directly to the Artistic Director and to the Board of Trustees. The postholder will work in close collaboration with the Artistic Director to implement the artistic vision of Ashkal Alwan.

Starting date: April 2015.
Major Responsabilities
– Overseeing the implementation and running of Ashkal Alwan’s programs and platforms with the team: Home Works Forum; Home Workspace Program; Video Works; Residencies; Library; among others.
– Coordinating with local authorities and institutions to facilitate all procedures needed for the effective execution of the programs.
– Managing Ashkal Alwan’s permanent and temporary staff and ensuring the smooth running of the association.
– Overseeing and broadening the association’s fundraising activities and financial strategy.
– Overseeing the association’s budget.
– Reporting bi-annually to the Board of Trustees.
– Overseeing Ashkal Alwan’s communications and public relations strategy.
– Acting as a spokesperson for the organization via speaking engagements, public and social appearances, and at fundraising events and solicitations.
Profile
The candidate should have:
– Knowledge of the local and international cultural sector.
– Significant experience in an equivalent post.
– Knowledge of the local legal and socio-economical system.
– The ability to encourage teamwork and collaboration; strong interpersonal skills that include the ability to inspire and motivate.
– Effective at conflict management.
– Experience in developing and handling budgets.
– Experience in both strategic, operational management and planning.
– Experience in working with and developing effective committees and boards.
– Success at fund development, including knowledge of and success in attracting foundation and corporate grants; ability to identify and solicit individual donors.
To apply
Please send a CV to apply@ashkalalwan.org . Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.
About Ashkal Alwan
Ashkal Alwan is a non-profit association based in Beirut, committed since 1994 to production, research and diffusion in contemporary artistic and intellectual practices. In 2011, the organization opened a 2,000m² multidisciplinary space aimed at providing an educational hub for the region.

Mission
Taking civic realities in Lebanon as its starting point, Ashkal Alwan endeavours to foster critical discourse, and expand individual, collective and institutional models of production and education in the arts.

Programs and Platforms
Home Works: A Forum on Cultural Practices
Home Workspace Program (HWP), an annual arts study program
Video Works, a support program for video production in Lebanon
Artist residencies in Lebanon and abroad
Multimedia library and archive of local cultural practices
Publishing critical, artistic and literary works
Curated projects
Production facilities and grants
Public programming and workshops

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