now GI9B2850
11 April - 12 May 2018

Starting date: June 1st, 2018

Please send your resume and cover letter to


Ashkal Alwan is seeking an active and dedicated librarian to join our team and help further develop and maintain Ashkal Alwan’s public library. The librarian will fulfil a people-focused role, managing research and learning resources while attending to the library visitors’ queries.
– Selecting, developing, classifying, and cataloging library resources;
– Answering visitors’ enquiries and responding to requests;
– Using the inhouse library system for cataloging and tracking library resources;
– Ensuring that library services meet the needs of particular groups of users (eg staff, Home Workspace Program Fellows, university students, etc.);
– Managing budgets;
– Following up on existing consignment orders for book sales, and continuously finding new platforms for distributing publications;
– Further developing IT solutions;
– Ensuring the safeguarding and maintenance of the library (such as books, publications, computers, printers, etc.);
– Promoting the library’s resources to users;
– Assisting in developing and organizing public activities at the library;
– Processing digital collections from a growing backlog;
– Analyzing metadata across all digital collections in order to harmonize conflicts and inconsistencieS;
– Maintaining close working relationships with technical staff in relation to the development of front end, data models, and the administration of content; and
– Collaborating with colleagues and with the broader library community.
– Experience with relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies;
– Knowledge of contemporary art practices in Lebanon and the region;
– Ability to identify challenges and opportunities, engage others in their resolution and recommend appropriate courses of action;
– Knowledge of copyright and data protection issues;
– Excellent analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail for complex detail-oriented work;
– Excellent oral and written English and Arabic communication skills;
– Ability to work independently and as a team member, in a highly demanding environment; and
– Excellent organisational and multitasking skills.
Ashkal Alwan’s library is a publicly-accessible artistic and cultural resource that houses a growing collection of books, catalogs, and ephemera gathered over the years. This open collection is primarily focused on contemporary art and cultural practices in Lebanon and beyond.


April 2018
There are currently no events scheduled for this month.

Upcoming Elsewhere & Around

Fragments | Rayyane Tabet
Apr - Aug 2018

Fragments | Rayyane TabetDate: April 26 – August 4, 2018 Location: Sfeir-Semler Gallery Rayyane Tabet’s Fragments explores an archaeological dig led by Max von Oppenheim, a German diplomat and ancient historian, in Tell Halaf, Northeast Syria, at the turn of the 20th century. The project stemmed from a performance presented at the 2016 Marrakech Biennale, and evolved through […]
Capturing the Ephemeral | Kari...
Apr - May 2018

Capturing the Ephemeral | Karine WehbéDate: April 12 – May 11, 2018 Location: Beirut Art Residency Karine Wehbé’s solo exhibition ‘Catching the Ephemeral’chronicles narratives from the beach resorts in northern Lebanon while investigating the process of recollection. Using locations and objects as signifiers of events, Wehbé’s new series dislocates the object onto another stage and explores the failure to recreate […]
Sci-Fi Trilogy | Larissa Sanso...
Apr - Jun 2018

Sci-Fi Trilogy | Larissa SansourDate: April 11 – June 6, 2018 Location: Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture presents Sci-Fi Trilogy, an exhibition by Larissa Sansour. The exhibition brings together three of Sansour’s films – A Space Exodus (2009), Nation Estate (2012) and In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain (2016). […]
Photographs | Cy Twombly
Mar - May 2018

Photographs | Cy TwomblyIn association with Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio | In partnership with the Ministry of Culture Date: March 30 – May 7, 2018 Location: Sursock Museum The Sursock Museum presents, for the first time in Lebanon, an exhibition of photographs by Cy Twombly comprising of thirty photographs of subjects including intimate spaces, landscapes, and natural subjects, […]
La Vitrine: Lies | Raed Yassin
Mar - May 2018

La Vitrine: Lies | Raed YassinDate: March 27 – May 24, 2018 Location: Beirut Art Residency The Beirut Art Residency (BAR) is pleased to announce ‘Raed Yassin Lies’, the artist’s upcoming intervention in our ground-level space La Vitrine. Just as the title implies, Yassin’s latest installation uses provocative visual language that alludes to a made up reality we live in. […]
The Story of the Rubber Tree |...
Mar - Jun 2018

The Story of the Rubber Tree | Abed Al KadiriDate: March 9 – June 4, 2018 Location: Sursock Museum (Twin Galleries) The Story of the Rubber Tree is an ongoing project that examines the histories of Beirut’s abandoned houses, frequently re-inhabited and invaded by rubber trees. Once planted to provide shade in urban gardens, rubber trees now grow wild in the absence of people […]
Pierre Sadek: Picturing Histor...
Feb - Apr 2018

Pierre Sadek: Picturing History | Pierre SadekDate: February 8 – April 30, 2018 Location: Sursock Museum Though rooted in a very specific world-historical era, Pierre Sadek’s work is timeless. It constitutes a meticulous record of the history of a region in political, existential and violent turmoil, documenting the names, faces and events that captured the world’s attention during a time of […]
Knots’n Dust | Francis A...
Jan - May 2018

Knots’n Dust | Francis AlÿsDate: January 31 – May 3, 2018 Location: Beirut Art Center Francis Alÿs’ show at Beirut Art Center gathers works, both early and recent, that explore zones of turbulence, the motions at the core and the spread out effects, ranging from the minuscule to the monumental. The show reflects on the notion of turbulence, from […]