Abu Dhabi Festival
Executive Manager, Marketing and Communications
- The Abu Dhabi Festival brings and presents the world’s greatest artists and performers to the United Arad Emirates each year.
- The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation has been nurturing creativity across the UAE for more than two decades.
- Exceptional opportunity for a strategic and creative marcoms leader with multi-campaign experience in productions, events, exhibitions and activities.
The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation is amongst the oldest non-profit cultural organisations in the Arabian Gulf. Founded by Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo in 1996, ADMAF is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, of development, of culture and of creativity. Over those last 25 years, ADMAF has pioneered new practices and new works, it has supported Middle Eastern debuts and nurtured the careers of gifted young professionals throughout the Arab world.
Today, ADMAF reaches nearly 40,000 adults, young people and children annually through arts-education and community-outreach programmes as well as the Abu Dhabi Festival. The annual multidisciplinary Abu Dhabi Festival is the largest cultural celebration in the entire region and reaches across the world through co-commissions and the international presentation of innovative Arab creativity.
Each year, the Festival Awards honour outstanding individual contributions to arts and culture with previous recipients including Plácido Domingo and Amin Maalouf. In essence, the Abu Dhabi Festival strives to deepen global cross-cultural dialogue whilst inspiring a deeper interest in the cultures of the Arab world.
The diversity of ADMAF’s programmes has been astonishing and seminal, including co-commissioning with international cultural organisations, such as the Zaha Hadid JS Bach Chamber Music Hall (with Manchester International & Holland Festivals); City of Light: Ravel’s Mother Goose with Installation (with the Los Angeles Philharmonic); presenting the Arab world debuts of Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Valery Gergiev, The London Symphony Orchestra and The Bolshoi; fostering innovation through initiatives such The Christo & Jeanne-Claude Award; and nurturing contemporary cultural expression among musicians such Naseer Shamma and composers Mohammed Fairouz.
In 2022, ADMAF’s flagship Abu Dhabi Festival will be held under the theme Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: creation, innovation and joy. The UAE is a place unlike any other. The creativity and ingenuity that began with the ancient builders of a great civilization has carried through to today and the dawn of a new nation, inspired by the imagination of its founding father and the leaders who gathered around him.
Together, their innovation helped build a country that embraces creativity in all its forms, thrives on diversity and lives by a sense of joy in the act of creating. As our nation of seven Emirates enters its next half century, we continue to explore, evolve and invent – never losing, and always inspired by, an Emirates state of mind.
In 2022, ADMAF continues its mission to create rich cultural experiences at home and abroad, supporting Emirati and Arab artists and performers in the UAE and around the globe, and expanding the UAE’s creative capacity as an innovative producer essential in the global culture and creative industries.
We are seeking a strategic, entrepreneurial and creative marketing and communications specialist who can be a key contributor to ADMAF’s and ADF’s future. This is an exciting opportunity to help realise our mission to nurture the arts, education, culture and creativity for the benefit of society and the advancement of Abu Dhabi’s cultural vision.
Ideally you should have experience at a senior level delivering multiple campaigns annually for a variety of productions, events, exhibitions or activities in a diverse cultural environment, along with high-level of knowledge of digital marketing and engagement strategies, and outstanding leadership, management and planning skills.
This is a permanent on-going role based in Abu Dhabi with a competitive remuneration package that is tax-free and includes relocation package as well as return airfares annually to your home country.
Please contact the search consultant assisting the ADMAF and ADF for more information on us, the role and the key requirements.
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