Want to get hired at Expo 2020 Dubai?

Expo 2020 Dubai pavilions begin mass recruitment in boost for employment market.

Dubai: With preparations in full gear for the upcoming Expo 2020 in the UAE, the much-awaited event is already creating a buzz in the local and international job market. With 192 countries participating in the event, that will start on October 1, the Expo 2020 website has listed various job openings in the fields of marketing and communications, IT, facilities management, service and hospitality.

The boom in recruitment is for guest services, tour guides, chefs, hosts and site managers, as governments and embassies look to hire front-facing personnel to host their pavilions.

Millions of visitors are expected to visit Expo 2020 between October 2021 and March 2022.

Recruiters are looking for a range of roles, from an overall pavilion manager to visitor experience guides and back office staff – including cleaning and security. An advert was posted on LinkedIn two weeks ago for an “enthusiastic operations officer to support ground logistics for the USA Pavilion”.

The salaries on offer vary depending on the host pavilion and their local employment laws, and also the skillset offered by the prospective employee. Languages are a key requirement for this global event, and guides or receptionists who can speak English, Hindi, Arabic and Tagalog are in particular demand. Pavilions are not looking to hire only host nation staff, as the ability to communicate with visitors is a priority.

Recruiters are keen to hire a mix of staff as pavilion guides, from graduates to mums looking to return to the workforce on a temporary basis.

10 roles available at Expo 2020 Dubai

(Salaries are estimated and per month)

1) Pavilion guides – Dh8,000 ($2,178) – Dh12,000

2) Pavilion operations manager – Dh15,000 – Dh25,000 (depending on the size of the pavilion)

3) Receptionist and lounge staff – Dh6,000 plus accommodation

4) Media officer – Dh10,000 – Dh15,000

5) Protocol and events officer – Dh15,000 – Dh20,000

6) Housekeeping manager – Dh15,000 – Dh30,000 (depending on the size of the pavilion – some have 300 cleaners)

7) Hospitality – Dh2,000 plus accommodation

8) Events chef – Dh18,000 – Dh25,000

9) Events manager – Dh15,000 – Dh25,000

10) Acrobats, stage performers and musicians – freelance and paid per event (depending on skill level and success)

How to apply for a job with Expo 2020

If you wish to apply for a job with Expo 2020, you can do so online by following these steps:

1. Visit the website: www.expo2020dubai.com/en/careers

2. Click on the profile icon on top right hand corner of the website.

3. Scroll down and click on ‘Register now’

4. Provide your first and last name, email address and set a password. Read the terms and conditions of the website and check the box acknowledging the same.

5. You will receive a verification email. Once you click on the link, you will then be asked to sign in using your new login details.

6. You will then need to follow the steps to build your candidate profile with details of your work experience, educational qualifications and also build a cover letter, which will be saved with your profile.

7. Once you have completed building your profile, you would need to click on ‘Search opportunities’ on the panel on the top.

8. Once you have reviewed a job profile that matches your interest and qualifications, click on ‘Apply now’ at the end of the profile.

9. The application process is fairly simple, with the option to add a customized cover letter for each job application.