Onsite Staff & Volunteer Manager

by Unseen May 08 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 a wide and diverse audience a strong and substantial programme. In addition to the fair, there is the Unseen Living Room, Unseen Book Market, Unseen Magazine. 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 Onsite Staff & Volunteer Manager to join the team. 

Your tasks:
As Onsite Staff & Volunteer Manager, you will be responsible for creating the call for volunteers and staff, recruiting suitable candidates, creating and managing the volunteer planning, coordinating the staff and volunteers onsite and ensuring that the event runs as smoothly as possible. You will oversee close to 150 volunteers and members of the staff as well as administer the staff budget. You will work closely with the Exhibitions Manager, the Head of VIP Relations and the Production team. 

Your profile:

  • Experience in strategy & targeting staff for cultural projects
  • Experience in managing a team
  • Experience in event administration
  • Excellent time management and an attentive workflow
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in both Dutch and English
  • Proactive attitude and good team spirit
  • Strong interest in the arts and especially photography

Unseen is looking for a freelancer to join the young and ambitious team from mid-June or July until the end of October 2017. The role is 1 to 2 days per week, full time in September, and 2 days per week in October.

To apply:
Please send your CV and motivation letter to Mirjam ten Have, info@unseenamsterdam.com. The deadline for applications is the 4th of June.

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 © Maarten Nauw