Internship: Cultural management, administrative assistance and artist support

Internship at the artist residency of the ZK/U Berlin (at least 5 months)

// Scholarship or internship grant: Leonardo, Erasmus+, Erasmus Young Entrepreneur, etc. //

About the ZK/U
ZK/U Berlin is an independent art and cultural institution run by an artist collective and is located in a former freight yard in the middle of a public city garden. Since its opening in 2012, ZK/U has developed into a renowned local and international project, exhibition and event space. The ZK/U makes an important contribution to current topics in art and urban development, promotes social cohesion and develops transdisciplinary solutions for urban, social challenges.

About the ZK/U residency program
With its residency program with thirteen studios, the ZK/U connects artists and researchers from all over the world who deal with the 'phenomenon' of the city in the broadest sense. During the two- to six-month work and residential stay, mainly conceptual and interventionist, contemporary artistic positions come together, which often relate to related fields such as urban studies, geography, anthropology, architecture or the humanities. The formats that take place in the residency include the weekly communal dinner and the bi-monthly OPENHAUS (open studios and exhibitions), in which the artists can discuss their work processes with the public. 

Areas of responsibility:
The internship potentially provides a foundation in a variety of skills, experience and contacts for a future career as a project manager, curator, arts administrator, cultural worker etc.
Administrative and organizational support:
- Support in the administrative work of the 'Artist-in-Residence' program, including.
- Assistance with room and studio occupancy (updating occupancy plans, etc.)
- In-house coordination of arrivals and departures 
- Assisting with the preparation, implementation and follow-up of events in the residency area, including OPENHAUS events
- Support with the inventory of event equipment in the Booqable rental software (cataloging incl. photography and research) 
- General, administrative office work
- Regularly cooking together with colleagues
- Contribution in the optimization of structures within ongoing operations

Artist support:
Active support for artists during the residency in day-to-day matters, including:
- Direct, personal contact with artists to evaluate day-to-day needs and concerns
- Collaboration in the organization of studio visits, networking and exchange with institutions
- Organizing joint activities such as exhibition visits, concerts and informal evenings
- Contribution in the further development of the residency program

Working closely with the ZK/U communications team to increase the visibility of the residency in public relations, including
- Supporting the creation of residency content for the website (Typo3) and social media
- Designing print media in collaboration with the team
- Creation of the weekly newsletter with internal and external events, with a view to the relevant topics of ZK/U and its residents' interests

- Excellent English writing and speaking skills
- Current study or acquired degree in cultural work, cultural management or similar
- Independent and autonomous work
- High degree of initiative and openness
- Quick comprehension and willingness to act
- Diversity competence
- Willingness to work evenings during events
- Knowledge of Office programs
- Grant to fund your internship (Leonardo, Erasmus +, Erasmus Young Entrepreneur, etc.) or internship as part of a study track 

What we offer:
- Insight into cultural work and interdisciplinary cultural management
- Direct contact with international artists, academics and curators
- Participation in the ZK/U Berlin network and access to programs of our cooperation partnerships
- Collaboration with other Berlin art institutions and initiatives
- Free vegetarian lunch together
- Sustainable use of resources


Application information and deadlines:

The internship extends over a period of at least 5 months. 
Period starting immediately or as of 01.04.2024

Application deadline 17.03.2024: 

If you would like to apply for an internship as part of the artist residency at ZK/U, please send us the following documents to [email protected]:
- a current CV
- a letter of motivation explaining why you would like to work in the ZK/U residency program and what kind of internship grant you bring with you
- indication of the available period (at least 5 months)