Seeking senior curator fluent in Turkish

Seeking senior curator fluent in Turkish

Hamburger Bahnhof—Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

Hamburger Bahnhof—Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart. © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker.

June 24, 2024
Seeking senior curator fluent in Turkish

Application deadline: August 13, 2024
Hamburger Bahnhof—Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart
Invalidenstrasse 50
10557 Berlin
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–6pm,
Thursday 10am–8pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–6pm
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Hamburger Bahnhof—Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart in Berlin is looking for a Turkish speaking curator with special knowledge of modern and contemporary art from Türkiye. This position, which is offered for a period of three years, is supported by SAHA Association, Istanbul, with additional support by burgbad GmbH and Akbank. With this position, Hamburger Bahnhof seeks to reflect the many varied communities and cultures that make up Berlin. Hamburger Bahnhof encourages candidates to apply, regardless of age, gender, nationality, cultural or social background, religion or worldview, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Position description and responsibilities
The SAHA curator will join the dynamic team of Hamburger Bahnhof and be responsible for curatorial supervision of collections and exhibitions relating to Türkiye. Specific duties for this position include:
–Supervising the collections from Türkiye and the broader region including academic research, publication of results, documentation in the museum documentation system MuseumPlus and RIA, and professional supervision of digitization projects.
–Identifying, establishing and maintaining national and international collaborations with a focus on networking with cultural institutions in the region.
–Ensuring the transfer of knowledge from the collection to various audiences and interested parties with an emphasis on new communities in Berlin and worldwide.
–Conceiving and realizing exhibitions, symposia, lectures and special events.
–Raising external funding as part of the above-mentioned research, restoration and exhibition projects.

Applicant requirements
–Completed university studies (Master’s degree, Magister/Magistra, Diploma, or equivalent degree) in art history, media studies or a related field
- Very good knowledge of art history of the late 20th and 21st centuries with a focus on the art from Türkiye.
–Academic competence in current museological and social discourses.
–High level of methodological competence for the independent development and evaluation of topics in their broader scientific context.
–Fluent in Turkish and English. Knowledge of German is desirable but not required.
–A strong network in the national and international art and cultural field.
–Very good experience in the development and implementation of exhibitions.
–Very good experience in the acquisition of external funds and sponsors as well as the implementation of cooperation projects with local and international partners.

–Salary equivalent to German public payment grid level EG 13 TVöD BUND.
–The opportunity to work in the largest cultural institution in Germany and one of the most important worldwide (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation).
–Diverse tasks with considerable creative freedom.
–A wide range of further education and advanced training opportunities.
–Berlin public transportation ticket with employer contribution.
–Subsidy of 100 EUR per year for health promotion offers.
–30 annual paid vacation days.

How to apply
Deadline for applications is August 13, 2024. Applications can be submitted online through the job portal at For inquries please contact: hbf [​at​]

About SAHA Association
SAHA Association was founded to support artists, curators and writers working in visual arts from Türkiye, aiming to improve their production and development environments and to enhance their interactions with international art institutions and networks. As a non-profit organization, SAHA offers its support through a participatory approach in governance and fundraising with its members, institutional supporters, project partners, and consultants. It collaborates with non-profit organizations and establishes institutional partnerships to promote cross-cultural dialogue while fostering professional development of artists and curators from Türkiye. Additionally, SAHA runs its Curatorial Program to endorse research on contemporary visual arts in Türkiye and the SAHA Studio program to expand the creative environment of artists, curators, and writers in Istanbul. Since 2011, SAHA has supported 650 different artists, curators, writers and art initiatives for their projects in over 220 museums, biennials, non-profit art institutions and organizations in 46 countries.

About Hamburger Bahnhof—Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart
Hamburger Bahnhof was founded in 1996 as the Contemporary Art Museum of Germany’s National Gallery in Berlin. Through exhibitions, performances, educational programming, publications and a rich schedule of symposia, Hamburger Bahnhof serves as a forum for local and global communities. Hamburger Bahnhof is the custodian to the Nationalgalerie’s collection of art from the 1960s onwards with a special focus on new media and time-based works. With 400,000 visitors in 2023 and 12,000 square meters of exhibition space, Hamburger Bahnhof hosts 8 temporary exhibitions and 4 evolving permanent collection displays each year. Hamburger Bahnhof centers its profile around four core values: inclusivity, innovation, responsiveness, and diversity. Operating beyond the borders of culture and geography, the museum highlights the complex diversity of today’s societies.

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