Start date: August 24, 2014

The Assistant Director’s job consists of providing support to the Director in different areas by fulfilling various tasks as detailed below. This position entails the management of the center’s daily external communication, and the organization of its program. It also includes the production of such communication materials as press releases, flyers, labels, etc.

Responsibilities For Exhibitions and Events:
– Research exhibition-related material with the director and curators
– Liaise with the director, artists, curators, translators, and partners regarding the texts for all events and exhibitions
– Write, edit, design, and prepare all communication material to disseminate (brochures, catalogues, press releases, flyers, labels, and press kits, etc.)
– Assist the Director with writing and designing grant applications and proposals
– Research, together with the director and curators, relevant publications for the bookshop

– For Communications & Press:
– Compose, design, and send the monthly newsletter, weekly reminders, and manage social media platforms
– Update the Center’s website
– Maintain and update the mailing lists and database
– Respond to emails and telephone inquiries from visitors, donors, press, and other special requests – Follow up on and compile all published press coverage and reviews of the Center and its activities, and archive the materials related to the exhibitions and events
– Follow up with and actively seek out press

For the Space Rental Program:
– Advertise/outreach for the Space Rental Program
– Follow up with clients
– Research possible opportunities

For the Mediatheque:
– Research artists and artworks to add to the Mediatheque
– Communicate/coordinate with the artists to include in the Mediatheque
– Make and supervise Mediatheque updates
– Oversee the digitization of video footage of the Center’s events

Miscellaneous:
– Write and design the annual report and brochure
– Follow up with donors

Qualifications
Fluent in English and Arabic, spoken and written, good knowledge of French
Capacities to adapt in a team and participate in a project
Sense of initiative and ability to make propositions
Interest and knowledge in contemporary art
Excellent writing and editing skills
Excellent communication, organization, multi-tasking, and management skills
Knowledge in social media Computer literacy; knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign necessary, Dreamweaver preferred
2 years of work experience, preferably in the arts and culture field
BA in a related subject preferred

Hours: Full-time. Monday – Friday 12pm to 8pm (with occasional accommodations depending on the program)
For more information please contact: info@beirutartcenter.org