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Assistant Curator, Contemporary Arts Foundation

Posted: 22.05.2023
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client, a cutting edge arts foundation in Berlin, is looking for an Assistant Curator. The Curatorial team is responsible for developing, planning, and realising ambitious artistic projects and discursive programmes in site-specific exhibitions and online. As a future-facing institution, our client is interested in supporting experimental artistic practice and exploring new models for exhibition-making and community-building. We seek an Assistant Curator to join their team who is deeply engaged with artistic practices bringing emerging technologies and science into new imaginaries of the future. The Assistant Curator will work on exhibitions, live and online projects as well as publications, research and public programming. The role requires creativity and the emotional intelligence to communicate with care with artists, colleagues and collaborators.


Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with internal and external teams to assist in the conception, planning and realisation of exhibitions, projects and programmes
  • Coordination across teams, artists, collaborators and external partners and stakeholders
  • Research support
  • Preparation and updating of research and programme presentations
  • Participation in the development and design of exhibition projects
  • Participation in the planning and implementation of live, public, educational and community programmes in online and in-person formats
  • Contribution to the conception, writing and organisation of texts, including project descriptions, wall texts, exhibition booklets and catalogues, and other publications
  • Planning and supervision of artistic interventions as part of Online projects
  • Contribution to curatorial workshops and ideation
  • Support for additional projects by arrangement


  • Previous work experience in a relevant curatorial role
  • Strong professional track record in administering, planning and implementing exhibitions and programmes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in German and English
  • Close familiarity with museum and contemporary art venue practices
  • Proficiency in Google Apps G Suite 

Person Specification

  • Based in Berlin (or willing to relocate)
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Interested in emerging technology, science and the artistic imaginary
  • Invested in accessibility and accommodating the needs of diverse audiences, participants and contributors
  • Ability to work collaboratively across teams, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends as programmes require