Curatorial Assistant

Job details:
Light Art Space
Expiring Date: 08 May 2018
Date: 09 March 2018
Sector: Visual Arts
Function: Curator/Assistant Curator
Contract: Full Time
Salary: Salary according to the experience
Place of work: Germany (Munich)
Light Art Space

Job Description

LIGHT ART SPACE, a newly founded, private interdisciplinary center for art in Berlin is looking for a curatorial assistant (full-time position, start May 2018).

The focus is on light and light art in its various forms and the interplay between art, science and new technologies. Situated in the exceptional setting of old industrial halls from the 19th century, on an island, Light Art Space offers about 5000 square meter of exhibition space. The first pre-opening exhibition is planned for Dec. 2018, the public opening for 2020.

The Curatorial Assistant supports the director with all manner of exhibition development, research, coordination, and execution—including a wide scope of curatorial functions such as managing exhibition and artwork production, tracking expenses and maintaining budgets. Liaises with artists, galleries, lenders, and organizations involved in exhibitions and related programs. Conducts ongoing research of artists and exhibitions as assigned. Supports the director with the publication program, including research, concept, as well as publishing.

The Curatorial Assistant reports to the director and is a key member of the team. In the course of this work, the Curatorial Assistant regularly collaborates closely with other departments including Development or Communications.

Requirements: Qualified candidates will have a B.A. degree in art history or related field, strong knowledge of contemporary art, and at least two years of professional experience in curatorial positions or equivalent that demonstrates experience in managing and executing exhibitions. Superior judgment and a high level of professionalism as well the ability to work independently is essential. Strong interpersonal skills, with excellent verbal, written communication in German and English as well as computer skills required; further foreign language skills (written and verbal) are desirable. The candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, efficient, and proactive, with excellent time management and flexibility to manage rapid and frequent shifts in priorities.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Send letter of interest and CV to: [email protected]

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