Ashkal Alwan: Job Announcement Home Works 6 — Project Coordinator

Ashkal Alwan is seeking a Project Coordinator for Home Works 6 to carry out administrative, producing and programming duties. Please see below for full terms of reference. The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Ashkal Alwan is a non-profit organization based in Beirut, Lebanon. Since its inception in 1994, the association has committed itself to the production, facilitation and circulation of artistic practices across a range of disciplines and media.
Home Works 6 is the sixth edition of Ashkal Alwan’s Home Works Forum on Cultural Practices, a multidisciplinary platform that takes place in Beirut, Lebanon every 2-3 years. Since its launch in 2002, Home Works has evolved into one of the most vibrant platforms for research and exchange on cultural practices in the region and beyond. Artists, cultural practitioners, writers, and thinkers gather for ten days in order to share their works, which take the form of exhibitions, performances, lectures, videos, artists’ talks, workshops and publications.
Project Coordinator–Home Works 6
Full-time, Based in Beirut, 9-month position
General Duties
• Providing assistance and facilitation to the curators
• Producing periodic budgets
• Following up on funding: writing proposals and reports
• Researching artists, themes and works
• Scouting for locations
• Researching best prices on equipment, venues, production etc
• Supervising and implementing the installation of exhibitions, panels, lectures, performances etc
• Overseeing logistics: hospitality, payments, transport, shipping, etc
• Coordinating with graphic designers
• Organizing translation when needed
• Editing and proofreading for printed materials
• Preparing guidance kits for guest participants and audiences
• Public relations: managing public relations network and cooperation with press
• Social media: managing Facebook and Twitter accounts for the project
Knowledge, Capabilities and Skills
• Knowledge of the local, regional and international artistic and cultural sector
• Knowledge in contemporary arts
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Excellent command of Arabic and English preferable; French or other languages useful
• Ability to work under pressure, for long hours and in times of crisis
Working Experience: 2-5 years of qualified experience in the field of cultural administration.

Start Date: Position is open until filled, but we are looking to fill this position with the right candidate by October 2012.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and current resumé (English) to Amal Issa Please be sure to include your projected start date, 3 names of references with their updated contact information, and to mention where you found this posting. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.
Please see our website for more information on Ashkal Alwan and past editions of the Home Works Forum.

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