Curatorial Assistant/Kuratorische Assistenz

Akademie der Künste der Welt

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The Academy of the Arts of the World seeks a committed curatorial assistant (m/f/x) for a part-time (20 hours/week) position from 1 December 2019 (or later) to 28 February 2021.


We provide you with multifaceted and practically oriented employment in a young international institution. You will work in a team with flat hierarchies and respectful interaction in an atmosphere shaped by openness, diversity and curiosity. We offer you space for personal initiative and creativity. Working hours are flexible (flextime), and overtime hours are balanced out with time off. You will receive a gross monthly remuneration of €1,600.

  • Assisting the Artistic Director with content-related research and the planning of the artistic programme, including research on artistic positions and institutions in the cultural scene

  • Functioning as editor of the texts produced by the Artistic Director and, as necessary, coordinating translations and proofreading

  • Independently composing texts, such as curatorial texts and concepts, artist biographies, texts for external funding applications, texts for press and public relations

  • Coordinating and attending meetings and appointments, especially those of the Artistic Director

  • Correspondence and translation duties for the Artistic Director in German and English

  • Booking travel and hotels for the Artistic Director as well as members of the Academy

  • Organizing of the annual members’ meeting

  • Providing guidance and support to artists in Cologne

  • Independent content-related planning and supervision of events as part of the annual artistic programming in consultation with the Artistic Director and the Head of Production

  • Finding event locations and exhibition spaces in consultation with the production team

  • General administrative duties

  • Completed studies in humanities, social sciences, communications or cultural management (B.A. or M.A.); or equivalent professional qualifications

  • High degree of familiarity with contemporary art scenes (internships, work experience)

  • Extensive experience in producing texts

  • Strong proficiency with MS Office

  • Excellent social and intercultural skills

  • Very good German and English skills, knowledge of additional languages is desirable

  • Familiarity with current political and cultural debates

  • Interest in contemporary aesthetic and theoretical discourses

How to Apply

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Ulrike Traub at +49 (0)221 3377480.

We look forward to receiving your application (no photo please) with a letter of motivation (1–2 DIN A4 pages), curriculum vitae (2 DIN A4 pages max.), job and/or internship certificates and references in PDF form. Please send your application via email only to Application deadline: 17 November 2019. As the subject line please write “Curatorial Assistant application”, and include your earliest possible start date.

Personal interviews will take place between 27 and 28 November 2019.

Posted on November 4