Shubbak is recruiting a volunteer to assist our Engagement Producer with many upcoming residencies and engagement projects. We require an individual with a passion for Arab/SWANA culture and would be interested to work with groups that may have a history of less engagement with the arts in the UK. Knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage but is not an essential requirement.

This is a voluntary-based opportunity, not paid, part-time, on a four-month contract. We have a flexible working arrangement, one day a week from 10.00 am until– 6 pm at Shubbak's office.

Shubbak strives to be an inclusive organisation and valuing diverse lived experiences sits at the heart of our work. We recognise this means revisiting our working habits every time a new member joins the team. We actively encourage Deaf and Disabled candidates to apply. Please do not hesitate to contact Hussein Salahaldin to inquire about any other details.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday 16 August 2022

For more information about the role, please download the job description (large font version available here). Apply to with the name of the position in the subject line and:

  • a covering letter of no more than 2 A4 pages setting out your relevant skills and experience for the role and why you would like to volunteer with Shubbak
  • a C.V. (2 pages maximum)
  • the contact details of 2 referees
  • a completed equal opportunities monitoring form

About Shubbak

Shubbak (meaning 'window' in Arabic) champions contemporary Arab art and culture through an award-winning, biennial festival, national touring and original engagement programme. Its artistic excellence was recognised in 2018 by Arts Council England when it achieved National Portfolio Organisation status.

Since its inception in 2011, Shubbak Festival has become Europe’s largest festival of contemporary Arab arts and culture. Its multi-art form programme of new and unexpected voices and established artists have reached combined audiences of over 280,000 over the course of 6 festivals, and an audience of millions through its extensive media coverage and online platforms. The most recent market research findings show that the festival attracts a more ethnically diverse audience than is generally seen in London arts audiences. Its achievements were acknowledged in 2018 when the Festival was awarded the UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture for its work in promoting intercultural dialogue, developing Arab culture and enhancing mutual understanding.