Applications closed

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2020

Call for Director

Dear friends, colleagues and partners,

Whilst acknowledging this period of massive shifts and difficulties throughout the world on so many levels, and while we hope this finds you all healthy and in good spirits, we would like to share our call for a Director of the Arab Image Foundation with you.

In these unusual times, we do not wish to be paralysed by fear, tensions, conflict and uncertainty. Rather, we are choosing to engage with our current circumstances, believing that they may bring about new possibilities for structuring our work and collaborations, and new lines of inquiry and creation.

With this in mind, we look forward to receiving applications for the post of Director. Life continues, and the work of the Foundation with it.

We kindly ask you to share this call widely among your networks.

Please get in touch if you require any further information.

All our best wishes!

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Arab Image Foundation Seeks Director

The Arab Image Foundation in Beirut, Lebanon, is seeking a candidate for the full-time position of director. The individual should be creative, experienced and enthusiastic, to work hand in hand with the Board of Directors and the team, to lead and steer the organisation.

About the AIF

The Arab Image Foundation is an independent association forging new pathways for photography and image practices. Uniquely positioned at the intersection of artistic creation, research, and archiving, it explores, questions and confronts the complex social and political realities of our times.

Its collection of over 500,000 photographic objects and documents from and related to the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab diaspora has been gradually assembled over the last 20 years by artists and researchers and through donations. With a critical and innovative approach, it collects, rethinks, preserves, activates and understands these photographs through their multiple strata, and enriches the collection in the process.

To learn more about the AIF, please visit / Instagram (@arabimagefoundation) / Facebook (@arabimagefoundationbeirut) /

Salary: Competitive

Employment terms: Full-time / 3 years / Renewable

Reports to: Board of Directors

Major responsibilities include:

Performs other related duties as requested by the Board of Directors.


Significant managerial and leadership experience in a cultural or arts organization is required. Applicants must demonstrate strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as capacity of developing and implementing collective work processes.

Proficiency in English and Arabic is necessary.

Start date: June 2020

To apply: Please send your CV, cover letter and three reference contacts by 6 pm (GMT +2) April 30, 2020 to:

For any questions about the position, please email