Associate Curator


Kunstverein (Amsterdam) is seeking an Associate Curator who will be responsible for two of the four main projects taking place annually. We are looking for a candidate who has affinity with our mission and our program, is a critical thinker, a keen problem-solver and capable of working independently as well as being part of our team.

The associate curator will be making a substantial contribution to the overall program of Kunstverein, with projects that are free in form and can vary from a series of events, to an exhibition or focus on a publication.

  1. In close dialogue with the director, coordinate exhibitions/publications/events related to your annual projects. Including: conducting research, reaching out to the artist(s), acquiring permissions, coordinating the preparation of contracts and loan agreements.

  2. Hold a bimonthly (skype) meeting with the director and assistant curator to maintain an inspiring level of exchange and feedback.

  3. Track and report on program expenditures and budget; you are in charge of additional funding applications specific to your projects.

  4. Oversee exhibition planning and production; ensure set up by working with appropriate staff, coordinating artwork traffic including shipping and insurance.

  5. Be in charge of press and communication. This includes writing press releases, and reaching out to appropriate media channels for coverage, overseeing promotional material, newsletter and label copy, deliberating signage and campaign with our graphic designer, organising documentation, etc.

  6. Maintain a broad and current knowledge of activities in contemporary art and related fields on a global level; as well as an extensive global professional network.


The candidate should have a relevant degree or equivalent experience in an equal position. A minimum of 2 years experience in arts administration, programming or a related field is a basic requirement. Our ideal candidate would possess a broad knowledge of activities in contemporary art and related fields on a global level, as well as maintain an extensive global professional network. They would have excellent communication skills, written and oral, as well as exceptional attention to detail, including proofreading and editing capabilities.

We want to underline that you do not need to be based in the Netherlands to apply, nor does the chosen candidate need to relocate to the Netherlands.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a letter of motivation, with a short description of at least one potential project; a curriculum vitae; and two references (including contact information) by APRIL 30, 2019.

Applications from candidates from all over the world are welcomed and encouraged. The Associate Curator will be selected by a committee consisting of Maxine Kopsa, Riet Wijnen and Yana Foqué and invited for an interview on MAY 18. The job would begin September 1, 2019.

Please submit your application to with as subject line: ASSOCIATE CURATOR + YOUR NAME

Posted on April 3