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Graduate and postgraduate students are invited to apply for the Exhibition Guides Program at 421. The 421 Exhibition Guides are trained to guide visitors through the exhibitions and gallery spaces, giving them the opportunity to experience and engage with the local arts landscape in meaningful and transformative ways. 


As part of our mission to provide the regional community with an inclusive and accessible arts space, the program offers young art professionals with specialized training around how to engage with visitors of all backgrounds.  This includes training on how to engage with children, families, People of Determination, and various other audiences. The training also includes exhibition-specific training by art professionals, curators, and artists whose work is presented at the 421 campus. Selected participants are expected to commit to a certain number of hours per month to give guided tours to different audiences such as families, schools, universities, cultural institutions, and other groups. Exhibition Guides are also expected to attend all training sessions offered by respective specialists at 421 at a minimum of 20 hours per exhibition. 


Being an Exhibition Guide provides a strong basis for establishing new contacts and meeting people that share the same interests and profession.  Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the regional creative practice and cultural landscape. This is a paid opportunity. 


Terms and conditions:

- Applications are accepted through the 421 Submittable online platform.

- Applicants must be over 21 years of age.

- Priority is for Abu Dhabi based applicants. Applicants should  be recent graduates or art professionals with equivalent work experience.

- Applicants should also present strong communication skills either in Arabic or English and have the ability to speak clearly, and listen closely.

- Applicants should be enthusiastic and energetic while also presenting leadership skills and characteristics. 


Apply here.