Bilingual Communications Officer/Receptionist (Arabic)

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center 

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) seeks a bilingual candidate to welcome visitors to our center in the heart of Washington, D.C. The position requires a dual role in promoting the center's activities via social media, handling the reception area, giving tours to guests, fulfilling administrative duties and serving as the first point of contact for visitors to the center. Applicants must have knowledge of the Middle East and, ideally, Oman in order to be considered for this position. Fluent Arabic and English (speaking and writing) are mandatory.

Duties: 

Social Media: 

  • Track Oman-related media daily

  • Manage daily social media posts on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and website

  • Manage databases, mailing lists and quarterly newsletters

  • Design flyers and other materials

Reception: 

  • Provide Excellent Service by welcoming guests and visitors, and facilitating entry and sign-in in a professional and friendly manner

  • Educate visitors on Oman and the center’s activities

  • Answer questions and queries

  • Assist in maintaining professional, clean and organized reception and exhibition space

  • Answer incoming calls and direct accordingly

  • Receive incoming deliveries

  • Distribute mail, deliveries as needed

  • Provide administrative support to other departments as needed

Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of Oman preferred; knowledge of Middle East required

  • Experience working in different cultures

  • Ability to interact professionally with guests and visitors

  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • MS Office

  • Graphic design skills is a plus

  • Excellent phone etiquette

  • Demonstrated reliability

  • Must hold a valid U.S. work permit

  • Fluency in Arabic and English required

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university; Master's preferred

  • Applicants should have a minimum of 1-3 years' work experience

To Apply: 

Interested applicants must submit the following materials to jobs "at" sqcc.org. Please type "Communications Officer" in the Subject Box.

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is dedicated to educating the peoples of the United States and Oman about the breadth and richness of our two cultures. SQCC promotes mutual respect and understanding between our nations and strives to educate a new generation of culturally sensitive and knowledgeable citizens in each society. Through outreach programs, scholarships, lectures, educational resources, cultural partnerships, and our Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., SQCC brings the culture, history, and heritage of our nations to audiences in the US and abroad. SQCC is a division of the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman. 

No inquiries please; no walk-ins. 

Please note: due to the large volume of applications, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Bilingual: 3 years (Preferred)

  • Design: 1 year (Preferred)

  • Administrative: 1 year (Required)

  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Location:

  • Washington, DC (Required)

Language:

  • Arabic, English (Required)

Work authorization: