The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, housed in an iconic building, is a fully integrated institution of lifelong learning, inspiration and cross-cultural engagement. A Saudi Aramco initiative, the Center will feature multiple museum exhibits, multimedia events, a vibrant library and extensive archives, a children’s discovery and play area, and myriad attractions and hands-on learning opportunities for young people and their families to explore the world of innovation and creativity, entrepreneurialism and the latest technology. The flagship of Saudi Aramco’s corporate social responsibility efforts, the Center is expected to attract up to 2 million visitors a year.
Working with his/her English speaking Center’s component champions, the Content Editor provides leadership in the coordination of creating memorable visitor experiences across the Center’s components. This involves identifying and shaping authentic stories that best fulfill the Center’s mission, vision and goals in support of deeper learning and visitor engagement. Development of exhibition themes, educational goals, intellectual and physical accessibility, universal design, working with designers, and exhibit evaluation methods are key to the success of the Center’s mission. This important position assists in laying the foundation for unifying the Center’s interpretive message to the public. It is essential that the successful candidate works closely with the communications and content team, to include the web editor, in the timely establishment of the Center’s distinctive tone and voice.
The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in English, History, Communications, Museum Studies, Middle East Studies or related field from an accredited institution; relevant Master’s degree preferred with at least 5 years in an editorial field. Proven leadership and project management skills in a diverse multicultural environment and highly developed, creative written and verbal communication skills are desirable. Knowledge and experience of education in the Middle East, demonstrated cultural knowledge, sensitivity and an understanding of Islamic and Saudi Arabian practices is preferable. Fluency in English and Arabic is critical.