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Dubai, UAE
Head of production
at Art Dubai Group

Art Dubai Group has an opportunity for a head of production in Dubai, UAE. 

Location: Art Dubai Group office, Dubai Design District (d3)
Reports to: The CEO of Art Dubai Group
Requirements: full-time contract

About this role

This is a key role with full operational responsibility for the production of exhibitions with responsibility for budget management, health and safety on site (during build/live/breakdown) and liaison with both contractors and clients in relation to their participation in the fairs, including information manuals, timelines and response to inbound enquiries.

Suited to an event professional with five+ years of operational experience, the role offers the opportunity of working in one of the most dynamic sectors in the UAE and to further develop a range of skills and experiences across varied formats and scales.

Main responsibilities:

  • full operational responsibility for the production of events and overall site-management during build, live and breakdown periods
  • working with all stakeholders to communicate requirements and enforce timelines, venue compliance for overall event production
  • management of all permits and licenses to operate the events
  • ensuring all approvals and paperwork is in place for on-site activations according to venue and health and safety requirements
  • budget management; overall budget control and material/quote sourcing, securing best-value contracted services
  • development of production plans and event operation with venues
  • management of registration processes and liaison with ticket providers
  • year-round liaison with participants and stakeholders, key suppliers and contractors
  • management of master event schedules: working closely with the relevant teams to ensure well thought-through and timely delivery of projects
  • event planning; including build times/dates, VIP events and visits

Qualifications and skills

Professional qualifications/experience:

  • large-scale event management experience (five+ years)
  • planning, sourcing and delivery against budget and licensing conditions
  • stakeholder relationship management
  • decision making in relation to efficient and safe delivery of exhibition

Personal skills and competencies:

  • great problem-solving ability
  • calm under pressure and can-do attitude to delivering in challenging situations
  • ability to focus on delivery of multiple projects at once
  • organised with strong attention to detail
  • personable team player with an ability to deal with a wide variety of situations and people
  • excellent English, written and verbal skills

Beneficial, but not essential:

  • interest in arts and culture and creative industries
  • trained in design software packages
  • knowledge of Dubai’s cultural landscape

To apply

Please supply a CV of no more than two pages and a cover note that explains in no more than 500 words how your skills and experience match the requirements of this role. Submit using the ‘apply’ link below.

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