Junior Curator/Project manager During the Venice Biennale

Job description

The Junior curator/project manager will be responsible for the following (summary), with reporting to the head curator Dr. Jasmin Kossenjans.

EVENT PLANNING- BEFORE THE EVENTFeb-March-April. About 3 days a week. Does not have to be in Venice, but must come regularly, and have SKYPE weekly update meetings.
–        Curatorial planning support (installation practicality, keeping in mind it is an historic building)
–        Help identify corporate sponsorship (companies) and initiate a dialogue
–        Help in recruiting interns from local Art/architecture schools in Venice, and be team head (4 people – 6 people).  The interns report to the project mgr.
–        Understand the curatorial needs of each artist, with an execution plan. Help solve any problems the artists may have (mainly logistics, tools for install, etc).

EVENT PLANNING PARTY (full Time in Venice)
–        Support + delegate in organising the opening 17th May (we have 3 openings days parties).
–        SUPPORT DURING THE EVENT (part time, does not have to be in Venice).
–        Organise tours to the show. Promote the exhibition
–        Ongoing PR efforts
–        Organise curatorial tours and courses (more information later once website is finished).
POST /closing (OCTOBER 2017)
–        Help co-ordinate uninstall and wrap up and logistics.


With a cover letter; two references, CV ; a portfolio with images of previous curatorial projects.  After the first round of interviews, the candidate will be asked to submit a tentative curatorial plan for the exhibition based on the existing guidelines and list of artists.

Position is suitable for candidates with an education within the arts, proven curatorial track record, and strong project management skills . Knowledge of Italian is desired but not mandatory.

Deadline: 10 December 2016

please applications to jasmink@arteponte.org with the subject : Jnr Curator/project position

Internship (multiple Positions)

The upcoming 57th Venice Biennale will take place between 17th May – November The interns will work closely with the director, curators and project manager of the event, and gain insight in research, program development, art administration, course structures (symposium and workshop management), PR , installation/uninstall experience and exhibition making.

Location + Duration

San Marco Venice , Italy, Palazzo Corner Spinelli
April – June /June-August/August-October 2017 (applicant may propose other time range)


  • providing administrative support and assistance relating to curatorial process, and learning programs
  • Assist the program manager in administration, social media PR, conduct tours for groups of the exhibition, translations tasks, procurement, record keeping
  • Work 4 days a week including every other Saturday+Sunday (exhibition opening days).

You should

  • Have a recognised university degree in fine arts, arts management, art education or related
  • Have minimum 1 year proven experience (references) in arts management, curatorship or related
  • have a valid working visa for Italy/Europe
  • be able to work independently and within a team in a fast-paced environment
  • be highly organised and detail orientated
  • have excellent communication skills in English and one other language.
  • Italian a plus

A daily stipend of € 20/ plus accommodation in Venice in the Palazzo Corner Spinelli is provided.


Please email your CV, a cover letter and months available to  hello@arteponte.org subject “Internships”.



7 July – 17 August 2016

Vernissage Thursday 7th July 6 – 8pm

View the show catalogue!

New York, NY. …  Between July 7th and August 17th, JanKossen Contemporary is pleased to present our annual juried exhibition “FRESH!” featuring works by 25 artists of diverse backgrounds.

Amber Tourlentes | Somerville, MA   Aniko Safran | Harrisonburg, VA   Axelle Kieffer | Savannah, GA   Byungkwan Kim | Seoul, Korea   Christopher Owen Nelson | Santa Fe, NM   Christopher Parrott | Huntington, NY  Clay Jordan | Miledgeville, GA   Colleen Fitzgerald | Memphis, TN   Even Schwartz | Brooklyn, NY   Herwig Maria Stark | Vienna, Austria   Jack Rosenberg | New York, NY   Jasmin Edelbrenner | Vienna, Austria   Justin Levesque | Portland, ME   Marc Dessauvage | New York, NY   Mark Liam Smith | Toronto, Canada   Maxwell Emcays | Chicago, IL  Melonie Mulkey | Champaign, IL   Neven Zoricic | Milano, Italy   Nina Sumarac | Limassol, Cyprus   Robyn Day | Chicago, IL   Roman Traexler | Vienna, Austria   Sarupa Sidaarth | Belvedere Tiburon, CA   Shawn Shepherd | Victoria, Canada   Stratton McCrady | Saco, ME   Zachary Williams | Chicago, IL

FRESH! was initiated to provide a platform for emerging artists to showcase their work, as well as a venue for young collectors to explore pieces to add to their imminent collection. This year, FRESH! is returning with a group larger and more varied than the last, ready to reveal their take on what we call “contemporary portraiture.”

In this call, artists demonstrate their artistic approach and interpretation through the presentation of self-portraits, portraits of a person or groups, animals, or objects. An intimate view of the depicted subject presents an exploration of the character, sentiment, or identity of an individual or place. Said visual clues are presented through the employment of a particular technique or the implementation of a distinct concept. The show is a diverse exhibition combining photography, classical painting, prints and collages, produced by artists from all over the world.

A few of the artists will be present at the vernissage opening on July 7th, 6-8pm.