The King Abdulaziz Center for Knowledge and Culture (Ithra) is a large scale project spearheaded by a forward thinking Saudi Aramco initiative, that exemplifies the company’s commitment to the Kingdom, that will bring cultural, historical and educational information to the citizens of Saudi Arabia. Scheduled to open in early 2013, the Center will be dedicated to connecting Saudis to their culture and bringing world cultures to the Kingdom through facilities such as a museum, public library, archives, children’s discovery zone, conference and performing art facilities, food services and retail facilities. Ithra will be a national landmark that will inspire a passion for learning, creativity and cross-cultural engagement and will be a stimulus for the development of new ideas and perspectives.
Responsibilities for this position will include interpretation of collection artifacts in order to inform, educate, and entertain the general public of all age groups, to assist with exhibit production, educational programming, publicity and marketing, and general research and acquisition of the Gallery 2 collection. It also includes coordinating with other staff and volunteers engaged in educational programming, publicity and marketing, and collections care and interpretation work. Liaising with the community (including schools, art groups and others), as well as networking with other museum professionals and outside agencies, through meetings and collaborative projects.
• MA in anthropology, history or heritage and work experience as a curator required; • Awareness of and familiarity with local/regional culture and sensitivities recommended; • English speaker.