The Event Manager is responsible for providing a high level of event management
expertise at Dubai Opera on a broad range of performances and events including:
opera, classical to contemporary music, theatre, dance, and large scale special
events. This role takes ownership for event management services including liaising
with visiting companies, planning and guiding their productions, distributing and
updating information to internal and external service providers, ensuring all events
are delivered to the highest standard and within budget.
Oversee a variety of productions and events including the assessment, direction, control and analysis of time, finances, people, products,
services, information and other resources to achieve the objectives and agreed outcomes.
Liaise with international companies and promoters to coordinate touring logistics and itineraries for Dubai Opera productions.
Participate in client/service provider meetings and maintain close contact with visiting companies and Technical Services to coordinate
resources and services required for specific productions.
Closely monitor event expenditure to ensure budget targets are met.
Implement and improve the Programming Departments, processes, guidelines and standards aimed at maintaining an effective
operational interface between Dubai Opera departments, visiting companies and external providers.
Ensure that all event administration follows agreed procedures including the recording, reporting, maintaining and archiving of all
Support technical ‘bump in’ and ‘bump out’ by coordinating services and resourcing.
Work with Technical Services on crewing needs to deliver the production requirements in a cost effective manner without compromising
safety or artistic needs.
Ensure continual awareness of competitor’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as pricing and package
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in performing arts, event management or related area – desirable
Fluency in Arabic – desirable
Minimum 3 years’ experience in Event Management
Experience in all types of events including exhibitions, entertainment, festivals, government, community, functions, sporting and
performing arts events
Sound decision making and crisis management skills.
Experience managing budgets.
Experience in the management, implementation and interpretation of contracts.
Experience in managing show logistics including travel, accommodation and on the ground show support.
Excellent computer skills including event management systems and project management software.
Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends, within a structured work roster.
skills including creative/lateral thinking and the ability to interpret non-technical requests into technical specification information. Please submit your CV, including a covering letter, specifying the role or area in which you wish to work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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