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The Arab Image Foundation is hiring a MEPPI Project Manager

About the Arab Image Foundation

The Arab Image Foundation (AIF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the understanding of photography and to the practices of collecting, preserving and sharing images. Established in Beirut in 1997, the Foundation holds a collection of more than 600,000 photographs from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab Diaspora, dating from the late-nineteenth century through the late-twentieth century, and largely shaped by the research and artistic practices of its members. The AIF makes its collections accessible through an online image database, as well as through its various activities related to photography and preservation. To learn more, visit www.fai.org.lb

About the project

The Project Manager will work primarily on the Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative (MEPPI) project:

The Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative (MEPPI) is a project led by the Arab Image Foundation, jointly with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the University of Delaware and the Getty Conservation Institute, since 2009. MEPPI comprises a photograph collection survey, photograph preservation training, and other capacity building activities. For more information please visit http://www.meppi.me


Role and responsibilities

The Project Manager will work closely with the AIF MEPPI project leader and will report to the AIF Director.

Tasks will include but will not be restricted to:

-        Project implementation with a focus on logistics and planning for workshops, events and meetings

-        Liaising and coordinating with  project partners, project participants and service providers

-        Translating announcements and correspondence from English to Arabic (and French)

-        Preparation of, and follow up on project budgeting and reporting

-        Managing the MEPPI website and the MEPPI collections directory


Profile

Candidates should have a degree in business, cultural management, or strong prior experience in project management. Applicants should be meticulous, rigorous, extremely organized and reliable. We are looking for a proactive individual who is able to work autonomously as well as part of a team. Applicants must possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and be fluent in English and Arabic –French is a plus. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is also preferred.

Applicants should have a personal interest in cultural heritage, archiving practices, and/or the history of photography.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Lebanon.


Availability

The position is available from 15 September 2016 and is offered on a full-time basis.


To apply

To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter to info@meppi.me and  jobs@fai.org.lb by 8 September with "MEPPI Project Manager" in the subject header.  Please note that applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.

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The Arab Image Foundation is hiring a Managing Director

The Arab image Foundation is looking for an experienced Managing Director, who will work hand in hand with the Board of Directors and the staff, leading and developing the organization.

About the AIF:
The Arab Image Foundation (AIF) is dedicated to the understanding of photography and to the practices of collecting, preserving and sharing images. It is committed to studying and exploring issues of origin, authorship and ownership of images, as artists, scholars and the general public interrogate and make use of its collections. Through its various programs in relation to photographic archives, the AIF aims to address and engage in larger questions related to the poetics and politics of our Times.   

Major responsibilities include:

- Managing the AIF, its programs and finances
- Fundraising and development
- Governance (working closely with the Board of Directors)
- Following up on administrative tasks and legal matters
- Human resources

Profile:
Managerial experience in a cultural or art organization is required. Applicants should also demonstrate creativity, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in English and Arabic is a must.

Start Date: August 2016

To apply:
Please send your CV and a cover letter to jobs@fai.org.lb, with a clear subject line
For more details on the position please contact jobs@fai.org.lb


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Internships

The Arab Image Foundation (AIF) offers internships for students and recent graduates during the summer and throughout the academic year. Our internships provide the opportunity to learn about the operations of a nonprofit organization and to work in different fields related to the foundation’s mission and activities. Besides gaining invaluable experience at an outstanding cultural institution with a unique collection of vernacular photography, our interns benefit from a rewarding work environment, where they can learn and grow. As part of a highly motivated team, our interns contribute to ongoing projects and get the chance to get a close insight in the AIF collection an its programs.

We are looking for interns to work for three to six months on preservation, digitization and documentation.  Our internships provide the opportunity to learn about the operations of a non-profit organization and to work in different fields related to the foundation’s mission and activities. 

The internship program, open to both part-time and full-time candidates, is an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates with an interest in photography, contemporary art, preservation and archival practices. We seek to tailor internships according to applicants' experience and interests.

To read a report by University of Delaware fellow Ronel Namde on her internship at the AIF (summer 2014), click here.

To apply for an internship at the AIF, please send a CV and cover letter to jobs[@]fai.org.lb