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Work with Us

Our current jobs:

Head of Production

Administration Manager

Exhibition Manager


1. Head of Production

Times Art Center Berlin is currently accepting applications for a Head of Production to lead the planning and implementation process for the production, installation, and de-installation of upcoming exhibitions at the institution.

Responsibilities:


• Working with both the in-house team and external service vendors and suppliers, the Head of Production develops the project (exhibition-based) calendar in accordance with exhibition scopes and budgets.
• Working closely with the exhibition curators and assistants in order to plan and manage the production schedule of all artwork elements, fabrication, and installation needs for the exhibitions.
• Supervising and coordinating the construction/installation activities to deliver exhibitions on time, in line with the budget and the overall exhibition program.
• Helping to find the most suitable solutions concerning both the artwork production and the installation needs, constantly in dialogue with the in-house team and the curators.
• Tracking, managing and communicating staffing, schedule, phasing, budgets, approvals, and scope shifts.
• Working with external technicians, architects, and contractors, manages the production of public space and/or exhibition-related projects.

Requirements:


• Bachelor’s degree in art or a design-related field.
• Five to seven years progressively responsible experience in construction management, exhibition design, architecture, industrial design, or equivalent.
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to efficiently manage building crews and several projects simultaneously at various phases.
• Ability to form and maintain successful working relationships with the institution staff, curators, artists, and technicians.
• Proficiency in Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and other standard office procedures and equipment.
• Knowledge of contemporary art and modern Asian art history preferred.
• Proficiency in German and English is required.

How to apply:


Please submit your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to: berlin@timesartcenter.org

Please reference the position title in the subject line.


2. Administration Manager

Times Art Center Berlin is currently accepting applications for an Administration Manager to look after the day-to-day operations of the institution. Reporting directly to the Artistic Director, this role oversees all aspects of administrative coordination and logistics for the organization, performing a variety of routine to complex administrative, clerical and institutional duties.

The Administration Manager is also responsible for operations of finances and reporting accurately on financial, resourcing, operational, and funding matters. The role will ensure the Artistic Director and management have up-to-date reports enabling them to make informed financial decisions for the institution. The Administration Manager plays an active role in supporting the professional development of the team, facilitating career advancement, and exhibiting exemplary collaborative capability. 

This role will ensure and implement the institution’s compliance with legislation, provide reportage, and work with the Artist Director to increase and diversify various support.

Responsibilities:


• Oversees day-to-day administrative needs of the institution; serves as point person for general office procedures and communications.
• Manages data-entry and development of record-keeping protocol.
• Ensures smooth processing of accounts payable/receivable, invoice documents, payroll, and staff management. 
• Implements and maintains effective management systems for the institution’s paper and electronic records.
• Oversees financial records and keeps up-to-date with local and national legislation.
• Oversees inventory and budget for designated institutional projects.
• Develops and maintain a successful strategy for staff recruitment, evaluation, and retention.
• Conducts independent research of funding and manages special projects and administrative tasks as needed.
• Additional duties as required.

Requirements:


• A bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in a related field. 
• Five-to-ten-year progressively responsible experience of administration and management in museums or non-profit institutions. The candidate will have experience in both strategic planning and project management and will be confident with the management of human resources, financial and physical resources that support the sustainability of a non-profit art institution.
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to efficiently manage tasks and several projects simultaneously at various phases. 
• Ability to form and maintain successful working relationships with the institution staff, curators, artists, and technicians. The candidate will have the capacity to develop partnerships and relationships that fulfill the organization’s mission and further develop TACB’s influence nationally and internationally and will be able to work collaboratively with the Artistic Director to fulfill organizational objectives.
• Proficiency in Mac, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and other standard office procedures and data-based software or equipment.
• Positive work attitude and problem-solving skills. The candidate will have the ability to use their initiative and drive to independently manage projects. 
• Native German speaker and proficiency in English is required.
• The candidate will be an engaged member of the Berlin contemporary art community and have a demonstrated knowledge of the key national and global conversations and debates surrounding contemporary art. Knowledge of and familiarity with discourses in contemporary Asian art are desirable.

How to apply:


Please submit your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to: berlin@timesartcenter.org

Please reference the position title in the subject line.


3. Exhibition Manager

We are looking for an experienced Exhibition Manager with an art or cultural management degree (or equivalent). This role should have at least 5 years of exhibition organizational experience in a gallery or museum, as well as strong skills in project management. Experience in museum software systems and knowledge of gallery/museum sector standards and regulations is desirable. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and flexible problem solver who can oversee visitor management and exhibition-related venue management. 

Key responsibilities include:

• Work closely with the Head of Productions to ensure the successful delivery of exhibitions and loans.
• Plan and develop timelines and manage the delivery of exhibition projects, ensuring that documentation is always up-to-date and accessible, communicating project updates to relevant coworkers, and sharing information promptly and accurately with the wider exhibition team.
• Be the key point of contact for specific projects, liaising with exhibition and venue-related lenders and technical staff at TACB and host venues.
• Manage and coordinate the production of the program and interpretation processes with colleagues at TACB and host venues.
• Coordinate and monitor the production of interpretation materials (labels, wall texts, graphics) for the annual exhibition at TACB, liaising with exhibition and venue-related lenders and technical staff at TACB and host venues.
• Create and maintain exhibition records on The Museum System (TMS) and generate the necessary reports.
• Complete provenance research for export licenses and due diligence checks.
• Negotiate with borrowers and prepare agreements pertaining to new long- and short-term loans.
• Courier loans in Germany and abroad when required.
• Any other duties that may reasonably be required.

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in art or a museum-related field. Knowledge of contemporary art and modern Asian art history is preferred.
• An active member of the Berlin art scene and a strong interest in contemporary arts.
• At least 5 years experience of organizing exhibitions in a museum or gallery environment.
• Excellent project management skills to oversee various and concurrent complex projects.
• Excellent time management and prioritizing skills, able to deliver to deadlines.
• Excellent communication skills within the scope of exhibitions and towards visitors.
• Have a good knowledge of project management software or data-based systems, as well as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams).
• Good numeracy skills to the level of managing budgets and contributing to financial forecasting.
• Have a good knowledge of sector standards and regulations, including Known Consignor regulations, loan management from Seizure legislation, German insurance, custom, and registrar for artwork transportation.
• An organized problem solver who is calm under pressure.
• Highly motivated, able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
• Positive work attitude and problem-solving skills. The candidate will have the ability to use their initiative and drive to independently manage projects.
• Native German speaking and proficiency in English are required.
• Ability to work flexible hours.
• Have a driver’s license.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to: berlin@timesartcenter.org

Please reference the position title in the subject line.


4. Internship Opportunity

We are regularly looking for enthusiastic volunteers (student internship) to join our multicultural and creative working environment.

Key responsibilities include:

• Assisting day-to-day management of the exhibition space
• General administrative tasks & organisation
• Assisting visitor relations

Requirements:

• Currently enrolled student, preferably after 5th semester
• Working proficiency in German and English is required. Proficiency in Chinese is desirable.
• Background in i.e. Cultural Management, Cultural Studies, Museology, Sinology or Management
• Affinity and interest in administrative work within an art institution. Experience in administrative processes is desirable.
• Experience with MS Office, Apple, Adobe Photoshop and social media

You should have a strong interest in contemporary art, eager to learn about all aspects of exhibition making and the administration of an international non-profit exhibition space – a special interest in Chinese art and culture is a plus. Detail-oriented, proactive working attitude, as well as excellent organizational skills are welcome. The working languages are English and German. A proficiency in Chinese and basic translation skills is desirable.

How to apply:


To apply, please send an email with the subject „Volunteer Application“, to berlin@timesartcenter.org with your resume and cover letter (in English). Please include current student status, availability, and possible start date.


About Times Art Center Berlin:

Founded by the Guangdong Times Museum in 2018, Times Art Center Berlin is the first parallel institution set up overseas by an Asian art museum. It operates as an autonomous nonprofit organization and dedicates itself to developing new models of a contemporary art institution, through exhibitions, productions, public programs, and collaborative projects. Located in Mitte, Times Art Center Berlin has embraced diversity, multiculturalism and connectivity, with a special focus on underrepresented artists and art practices from Asia since its inauguration. It aims to provide a platform for a wide range of contemporary art practices and research-based discourses.

It encourages cross-border and transnational initiatives beyond the “East-West” dichotomy and promotes the aesthetics and visions of “New Institutional Geographies” established by the Guangdong Times Museum: a research-based trajectory that re-envisions the understanding of Asian contemporary art in a global context. In doing so, Times Art Center Berlin strives to contribute to the diversity of Berlin’s art-world ecosystem.