Exhibition Project Coordinator (short-term consultancy)
About the MA program
The Vienna Master of Arts in Applied Human Rights is situated at the intersection of human rights education and the arts. Using inter- and transdisciplinary approaches, this two-year programme offers students the opportunity to approach a wide range of topics relevant to human rights, arts and culture with the guidance of scholars and practitioners from multiple areas of expertise. The program provides students with an in-depth education in the history, politics and legal dimensions of international human rights standards and mechanisms, as well as the knowledge, skills and attitudes to critically assess and activate the potential of art and culture as an agent of human rights change. To learn more please visit https://appliedhumanrights.uni-ak.ac.at/
About the projects coordinated
As a part of the Vienna Master’s course Artistic Strategies & Human Rights, MA students produce a final collaborative project based on a specific human rights issue for the University of Applied Arts’ yearly Angewandte Festival. Leading up to the festival (June 2023), students work in teams to develop an event/exhibition intended for the festival’s public. The main aims of the project are to develop collaborative working methodologies in group settings, and to experiment with artistic strategies and innovative presentation formats in addressing a human rights issue from the platform of a festival and its collateral spaces. To learn more about Angewandte Festival visit www.angewandtefestival.at/en/archiv
Working directly with the students of The Vienna Master in Applied Human Rights, the Exhibition Project Coordinator provides logistical leadership and quality guidance on the continuation of two collective exhibitions in progress. The coordinator ensures successful administration, planning, budgeting and implementation on two concurrent exhibition projects. The Exhibition Project Coordinator is also responsible for facilitating effective collaboration between students and ensuring communication and production run smoothly until project completion.
- Start date: 6 March 2023
- End date: 7 July 2023
- Consultancy Remuneration: € 3.000 (covering the project period)
This is short term consultancy work stretched over four months. Minimum four meetings per month with students will be required, plus independent coordination work and presence at the project installation and implementation period (25-30 June 2023). This work is compensated by means of contract (invoice) for services rendered, and can include occasional work on evenings and weekends.
Guiding and supporting MA students to effectively execute two in-progress collective projects for Angewandte Festival. One project will be located on the campus of the University of Applied Arts, the other at a collateral exhibition space.
- Taking the lead on providing quality project feedback, administration and implementation
- Maintaining communication (internally) between collaborating students and (externally) with the Vienna Master team and Angewandte Festival.
- Manages correspondence, production timelines and exhibition checklists
- Coordinates logistical details to ensure smooth project production/completion
- Working closely with the Vienna Master’s Head of Office, updating budgets and reconciling project expenses using the University of Applied Arts’ forms and reimbursement procedures
- Liaising across the campus of the University of Applied Arts to guide students on available resources (workshops, printing facilities, etc)
- Bachelor’s degree in visual art, curatorial studies, art administration, art history, or related field required, master’s preferred
- Minimum 3 years experience in exhibition-making, arts administration, etc.
- Experience working in a gallery, artist-run project space or museum
- Familiarity with art installation procedures
- Proven success managing and implementing complex exhibition projects
- Ability to independently take initiative, maintain deadlines, work within budgets, set priorities and manage several tasks simultaneously
- Experience working with students and/or collectives
- Working proficiency in English—spoken & written (working language is English)
Demands of the work:
- Effective communication with students individually and in groups
- Tactfully addressing problems and concerns (individual and collective)
- Physical installation tasks (or delegation thereof)
- Ability to occasionally work on evenings and weekends
- Availability to meet with students from early March to end of June, 2023
- General ability to have presence during festival installation/open days (June 25-30, 2023)
- Love for collective project making!
How to apply:
- Letter of Motivation (1 page)
- documentation of minimum 1 past exhibition project.
Submission materials are to be submitted in English.
Application Deadline: 25 January 2023
Please send application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Application: Exhibition Project Coordinator”