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The MOWAA team is constantly growing and improving and we’re always looking for great people who share our vision.

Our Partners

To achieve MOWAA's aspirations, the Trust has prioritized building collaborative and mutually beneficial partnerships with leading institutions both in Nigeria and internationally.

MOWAA Trust is an independent non-profit organisation in Nigeria set up to provide facilities and execute high-value cultural, arts and heritage initiatives in West Africa.

We welcome all who would like to join our community dedicated to making our ambitious vision of creating a world-class museum, research and education centre – connecting West Africa’s ancient heritage to its thriving contemporary arts and culture, a reality.  Help us create EMOWAA, a hub for contemporary creatives in Africa, and equip a new generation of Africans to be leaders in heritage management.

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If you would like to support MOWAA, there are a few ways you can do this.

To give through our giving partner’s, the King Baudouin Foundation, please visit their website.

For gifts by check: Write your check to KBFUS, write “American Friends of EMOWAA – Edo Museum of West African Art” in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2400, New York, NY 10176.

Or, if you would like to donate by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Email KBFUS at: or phone (212) 713 7660.

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Working with MOWAA

The team at MOWAA are connected by a commitment to the vision and mission of the Institution.

We are-

Relevant – appealing to local communities, as well as regional and international audiences; our programming and design will be shaped by stakeholders’ needs and input.

Integrated – part of a larger urban regeneration scheme that seeks to ensure that the museum and cultural district are integrated with other infrastructural developments and the city’s masterplan.

Sustainable MOWAA will proactively establish commercial opportunities – from merchandising and retail to hospitality and real estate – to generate ongoing income and minimize dependencies on state or philanthropic support.

Responsible- Ensuring the heritage of the Benin Kingdom, Nigeria and West Africa is preserved for future generations to learn from and enjoy.

Our current job listings

  • The HSE Officer will play a pivotal role in promoting and maintaining a culture of safety, health, and environmental responsibility within the organization. They will be responsible for implementing and overseeing HSE programs and procedures to safeguard our employees, contractors, and the surrounding environment throughout the construction project.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • HSE Compliance: Ensure compliance with all local, national, and international HSE regulations and standards relevant to archaeological and construction projects.Risk Assessment: Conduct regular risk assessments and site inspections to identify potential hazards, assess risks, and develop mitigation strategies.
    • Training and Education: Develop and deliver HSE training programs for employees, contractors, and visitors to raise awareness and promote safe practices.
      Incident Reporting: Investigate and report all workplace incidents, accidents, and near-misses, and develop strategies to prevent their recurrence.
    • Emergency Response: Develop and implement emergency response plans and procedures, including evacuation plans and first-aid protocols.
    • Protection: Implement measures to minimize environmental impact during construction, including waste management, pollution control, and conservation efforts.
    • Safety Equipment: Ensure the availability and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety gear on the construction site.
    • Documentation: Maintain accurate records of all HSE-related activities, incidents, and training sessions.
      Continuous Improvement: Continuously monitor and evaluate HSE performance and make recommendations for improvements.


    • Bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety, Environmental Management, or a related field.
    • Proven experience as an HSE Officer in the construction industry, particularly in projects related to archaeology or historical preservation.
    • Relevant HSE certifications (e.g., NEBOSH, IOSH, HSE Level 3).
    • In-depth knowledge of local HSE laws and regulations in Nigeria.
    • Strong communication and leadership skills.
    • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural and diverse team.

    Preferred Qualification:

    • Experience working on archaeological or heritage preservation projects.
    • Familiarity with international best practices in historical site preservation and construction safety.

    How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their resumes, cover letters, and copies of relevant certifications to:

  • The Administrative and Guest Relations Officer will play a crucial role in managing various aspects of our organization, including guest relations, facility management, supplies, transportation, and special event coordination. They will ensure that our guest houses are maintained to the highest standards, supplies are stocked efficiently, the fleet is well-managed, and special events are executed flawlessly.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Guest Relations: Provide exceptional service to guests, handle inquiries, and address concerns promptly and professionally.
    • Facilities Management: Oversee the maintenance and cleanliness of guest houses, ensuring they meet the highest standards of comfort and hygiene.
    • Supplies and Restocking: Manage inventory and procurement of supplies, ensuring that essential items are stocked and replenished in a timely manner.
    • Fleet and Transport Management: Coordinate transportation services, including vehicle maintenance, scheduling, and driver supervision.
    • Special Events: Plan, coordinate, and execute special events hosted at the facility, including meetings, conferences, and celebrations.
    • Administration: Assist in administrative tasks, such as record-keeping, managing office supplies, and handling routine paperwork.
    • Budget Management: Assist in budget planning and monitoring for the areas under your responsibility.
      Team Coordination: Collaborate with other departments and teams to ensure seamless operations.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or a related field.
    • Proven experience in hotel or front office management, with a strong understanding of guest relations.
    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Proficiency in using MS Office and relevant software.
    • A customer-focused approach and a strong commitment to delivering outstanding service.

    Preferred Qualification:

    • Previous experience in facilities management and event coordination.
    • Knowledge of local regulations and guidelines related to hospitality and transportation.
    • Familiarity with inventory management and procurement processes

    How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their resumes, cover letters, and copies of relevant certifications to:

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