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Exhibitions Associate (Working Student) (m/w/d)
Exhibitions Associate (Working Student) (m/w/d)
Fotografiska Museum International
Post Date: 02 Sep 2023


Fotografiska, the photography museum, is the Home of Contemporary Culture. Founded in Stockholm, in late 2019 the Museum opened a treasured, historic landmark building in NYC’s Flatiron District. The iconic Stockholm and NYC locations are complemented by expansion in Tallinn, and a forthcoming Berlin location. Fotografiska Berlin is slated to open on 14th of September and located at Oranienburger Strasse 54 inside a unique historic and cultural landmark and home to an unexpected mix of world-class art, vibrant cultural programming, and exceptional dining experiences. Fotografiska’s goals are simple: to build a more conscious world through the power of photography, to bring people together, raise awareness and inspire new perspectives.

The Role

The Working Student (20 hours per week) supports the Director of Exhibitions in completing the behind-the-scenes tasks necessary to realise exhibitions at Fotografiska, Berlin.

Reporting to the Director of Exhibitions, the Working Student will help to bring the exhibition plan to life with a supportive position undertaking various office responsibilities, including but not limited to, managing general administrative tasks, maintaining and updating databases, as well as conducting research.


The key role of the working student will be to support the curator with her everyday tasks. These tasks will include, but not me limited to, the following:

  • Researching local and international art scene, relevant creatives and topics
  • Proofreading relevant texts from external
  • Liaising with professionals within art and culture
  • Updating itineraries and schedules
  • Assisting curators with the exhibition installation
  • Assisting in Project Management
    • Creating guest lists for events
    • Drafting presentations in PowerPoint
    • Drafting emails to relevant people
    • Adding data to Excel sheets
    • Keeping a clear overview of the timeline and calendar, as to stay on top of things
    • Communicating with the Project Managers regarding their tasks


  • Relevant experience in a supporting role. Experience in art exhibitions, museums, or galleries.
  • 3-year bachelor’s degree, master’s student a plus.
  • Strong communication, organisational and writing skills (English and potentially German)
  • A team player able to collaborate in a productive manner
  • A positive, can-do attitude, keen to learn
  • Responsible, reliable and accountable
    • Active and knowledgeable about the broader cultural landscape — attend gallery and museum shows, read up on art news, and be engaged in the art community
    • Ability to work some nights and weekends.


All of our employees benefit from great and well developed benefits:

    • ompany Pension Plan
    • ompany Health Insurance with an annual health budget for 13 high-quality services
    • obility subsidy
    • ood subsidy
    • aid Time Off
    • raining & Development Opportunities
    • ybrid Work Environment

      Fotografiska Berlin develops, the existing benefits roster is set to expand – more to come!

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Excel
  • Logistics
  • budgets
  • exhibition installation
  • exhibition team
  • exhibitions
  • exhibitions guidance
  • exhibitions shipping
  • exhibtion installation
  • project management
  • proofreading
  • research
  • scheduling
  • strategic communications


Berlin, Germany

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