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Lithuanian pavilion is hiring guides-translators to work in Dubai: the advantage is to know Arabic

The Ministry of Environment, together with the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Center LITEXPO, has started selection of future staff guides-translators for the Lithuanian pavilion at the world exhibition “EXPO 2020”.

Applicants must have a higher education and an excellent command of English. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage. Other skills like: experience in translating during public events, knowledge of IT technologies, photography, article writing, social networking skills will be assessed also. At least one team member will be required to have five years of active driving experience.

“If you are well acquainted with Lithuanian history, domestic and foreign policy, financial innovations, renewable energy, geography, culture, customs and you are able to tell about it in English, and even better – in Arabic, you are familiar with Middle East political issues, traditions and culture, you are communicative, proactive and helpful, – you have the opportunity to go to Dubai this autumn and work as guides for the Lithuanian pavilion for six months” says Romas Jankauskas, Commissioner General of the Lithuanian Pavilion and Head of the EXPO Division of the Ministry of Environment.

The state pavilions at the show will be open every day from morning to evening, so staff will work in shifts and a rolling schedule. The team of guides, after arrived in Dubai, will be located in a nearby residential block or in the so-called EXPO village. In their free time, they will be able to visit pavilions of other countries, famous places in Dubai or neighbouring Emirates, and, if the restrictions imposed by the pandemic allow, will have more opportunities to get to know the exotic Arab world.

First selection of staff was organised and started a little more than a year ago, that time, more than half a hundred applications were received, but then quarantine started and exhibition itself was postponed for a year, so selection process was not finalised. “We hope that in addition to those who already wanted to participate last year, there will be even more applicants. Working at a world exhibition is both, an honor and a prestige. These people will become kind of Lithuanian ambassadors for a short period” explains Romas Jankauskas.

Those interested should send their curriculum vitae (CV) and motivation letter in Lithuanian with the title “Guide-translator” by email until 16th April 2021. The official selection ad can be found here.