December 18, 2018 - Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin - Seeking a Curator for Contemporary Art
December 18, 2018

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin, 2018. © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Thomas Bruns.

Seeking a Curator for Contemporary Art

Application deadline: January 31, 2019

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Invalidenstrasse 50/51
10557 Berlin
Germany

www.smb.museum

The Nationalgalerie (National Gallery) of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin) – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage) seeks to fill the position of a

Curator of Contemporary Art
at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart (Museum of Contemporary Art) – Berlin
Salary Group 14 TVöD
Reference No.: SMB-NG-6-2018

for an unlimited period starting on May 15, 2019.

The Nationalgalerie of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin holds one of the world's largest and most important public collections of contemporary art at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin.

Areas of responsibility:

–Scholarly and strategic development, supervision and coordination of the exhibition program of Hamburger Bahnhof, in coordination with the Head of the museum and the Director of the Nationalgalerie
–Development and implementation of exhibitions
–Development of strategies and concepts for the communication and public program of Hamburger Bahnhof
–Overseeing time and budget plans for the respective exhibition programs and responsible monitoring of their implementation and compliance
–Overall responsibility for content regarding visitor information
–Cultivating and maintaining national and international co-operations
–Contribution to the development of the collection’s focus on contemporary global art at the Hamburger Bahnhof, including the development of a cross-collection concept for the acquisition of contemporary global art within the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
–Development of ideas and feasible concepts to expand the collection of Hamburger Bahnhof in terms of contemporary global art
–Observation and research of global contemporary art trends and market developments in regard to the program of the Hamburger Bahnhof
–Expert and advisor for contemporary global art for the museum and within the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
–Curatorial responsibility for the collections at Hamburger Bahnhof
–Professional and administrative supervision of the acquisitions of Hamburger Bahnhof

Requirements:

–Academic degree (Master, Magister, diploma) in art history or cultural studies with the focus on art of the second half of the 20th century and the present
–Comprehensive and versatile specialised knowledge of post-1945 art, especially contemporary global art
–Several years experience in museum and exhibition field, also internationally and in collaboration with a team
–Established international and national network in the contemporary art scene
–Expertise in database management and handling
–Fluent proficiency in German and English and spoken and written knowledge of at least one other foreign language

Asset:
PhD in the field of art history or cultural studies with a focus on art after 1945.

The Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz welcomes applications from candidates of all nationalities. As an interdisciplinary cultural and research institution, SPK offers family-friendly working conditions and guarantees equality between the sexes. In case of equal qualification, handicapped people are given special consideration.

In general, an occupation with part-time employees is possible.

Please submit your detailed application documents only in written form (no e-mail and no electronic data carriers) stating the code number SMB-NG-6-2018 until January 31, 2019:

Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Personalabteilung, Sachgebiet I 1 d

(Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Personnel department, Subject area I 1 d)

Von-der-Heydt-Str. 16-18, 10785 Berlin.

Applications can only be returned if a stamped envelope is enclosed.

Contact partner for questions related to the field of responsibility: Ms. Dr. Knapstein (T 030 39 78 34 11),

Contact partner for questions related to the application process: Ms. Cziha (T 030 266 41 1640).

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