Careers

Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA) is an independent Academy established by His Highness, Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, to address a growing demand in the UAE and MENA region for formal quality education and professional training in the performing arts sector. SPAA is the only performing arts conservatoire in the MENA region, offering quality undergraduate and graduate degree programmes taught in English. The purpose-built Academy comprises one 432 seat theatre, two fully equipped studio performance spaces, TV/recording studios, twelve sprung rehearsal studios, 12 singing tutorial spaces, a resource library, gymnasium and cafe.

Sharjah Performing Arts Academy specialises in training graduates for work in the international professional performing arts industry. The faculty working at SPAA are highly experienced practitioners within their respective fields. The focus of the Academy is practical rather than academic. The central value for a SPAA graduate is arming them with the highest levels of practical skills for their field and giving them the tools to be able to successfully generate their own work or practice.

To apply for one of our current vacancies, please send a maximum one (1) page cover letter with your most current CV to careers@spaa.ae.

 

*See individual Job Descriptions for application closing dates.

Current Vacancies

Lead Dance Tutor
The Lead Dance Tutor is a full-time role, for one term at Sharjah Performing Arts Academy and is responsible for assisting with the logistical programming and innovative practice for all dance and movement related activities at SPAA. The Lead Dance Tutor has a key role in overseeing the dynamic and safe practice within the delivery of dance/movement related teaching. This Lead role requires a skillset in which the candidate has extensive practical experience in their field but also has successful experience of module management, leading assessment/feedback, budgeting and leading a team. They will lead the dance team to work succinctly alongside the other departments within the performance programmes and the wider faculty at Sharjah Performing Arts Academy. The Lead Dance Tutor reports directly to the Programme Leader – Dance and the post is responsible for serving dance/movement provision to all programmes.
World Stage Design – Scenofest Producer
World Stage Design (WSD) 2025 is an international event dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the best in design for performance. As a global platform, WSD brings together designers, artists, educators, and industry professionals to exchange ideas, explore innovative approaches, and promote collaboration across disciplines. WSD 2025 aims to inspire creativity, foster connections, and shape the future of performance design. As the Producer for Scenofest World Stage Design, you will play a pivotal role in the planning, coordination, and execution of one of the most prominent international events in the realm of stage design and scenography. Scenofest, a part of World Stage Design, celebrates innovation, creativity, and diversity in stage design, attracting artists, designers, and industry professionals from around the globe. Your responsibilities will encompass a broad spectrum of tasks, from strategic planning and budget management to team coordination and stakeholder engagement.
World Stage Design – Marketing & Partnerships Officer
As the World Stage Design (WSD) Marketing & Partnerships Officer, you will play a crucial role in promoting and publicising the WSD event to a global audience. You will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic marketing campaigns to increase awareness, drive attendance, and enhance the reputation of the event within the international design and performance community. You will also establish and nurture strategic partnerships with organizations, institutions, sponsors, and stakeholders. This position requires a dynamic individual with excellent communication skills, strong networking abilities, and a passion for performance design. World Stage Design (WSD) 2025 is an international event dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the best in design for performance. As a global platform, WSD brings together designers, artists, educators, and industry professionals to exchange ideas, explore innovative approaches, and promote collaboration across disciplines. WSD 2025 aims to inspire creativity, foster connections, and shape the future of performance design.