Exhibition Assistant

by Unseen May 01 2018

Unseen Amsterdam is one of the world’s leading art fairs. Unseen as a platform focuses on new photography, highlighting the most recent developments within the medium by presenting emerging talent and unseen work by established artists.

Since its first edition in 2012, Unseen has offered its diverse audiences a strong and substantial programme. In addition to the fair, the event features the Unseen Living Room, the Unseen Book Market and various onsite projects. The seventh edition of Unseen Amsterdam will take place from the 20th to the 23th of September 2018, with the VIP Preview taking place on Thursday 20th of September.

Unseen is looking for an intern to join the young and ambitious Exhibitions team at Unseen Amsterdam.

Your tasks:

As Exhibition Assistant, you will support the Exhibition Manager in the realisation of all exhibitions and onsite projects at Unseen Amsterdam 2018. Your role is at the intersection between curation and production. You will be the main point of contact for some of the participating partners, including artists and production partners. You will oversee and coordinate planning, timelines and contracts associated with each of the respective projects. You will also be responsible for the organisation and realisation of the City Programme in close cooperation with all participating museums and art institutions.

Your profile:

  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English and Dutch
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent time management 
  • Proactive attitude and good team spirit 
  • Strong interest in the arts, especially photography, and familiarity with the local art scene


This position is available from 1st of June until the 31st of October. The role is 3 to 5 days per week (5 days per week in September). Unseen offers an internship fee.

To apply:

Please send your CV and motivation letter to Mirjam ten Have, info@unseenamsterdam.com. The deadline for applications is the 11th of June 2018.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the position via the email address provided or call +31 (0)6 46 10 98 68.

Top image: Square, Unseen Amsterdam 2017 © Davide Giauna