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Ausstellungskurator*in (100%), BCDSS, Kennziffer 09/21/3.202, Curatorial Coordinator (100%)

The Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies seeks to employ as soon as possible and until 31 December 2025 a Curatorial Coordinator.


The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is an international research university that offers a widerange of degree programs. With 200 years of history, about 38,000 students, over 6,000 employees, and an excellent domestic and international reputation, Bonn University is among Germany’s leading universities.

The Cluster of Excellence “Beyond Slavery and Freedom”, hosted by the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavers Studies (BCDSS) is a research initiative funded by the Excellence Strategy of the Federal Government and the Länderfrom 2019 to 2025.

A central project of the BCDSS, led by Research Area B “Embodied Dependencies,“ is the organization and conduct of the exhibition “Slavery in Context: Materialities of Asymmetrical Dependencies.”


Your tasks:

  • Practical and content-related coordination of the exhibition project “Slavery in Context”, from the experimental version in 2021 to the final format in 2024/2025
  • Close communication and collaboration with allparties involved in the exhibition, such as university collections, external collections, BCDSS members, and consultants in exhibition layout and design
  • Establishment of contacts to further external partners
  • Further development of the exhibition concept, applying reflexive research methods
  • Close communication and cooperation with the BCDSS management, especially with regard to press and public relations work within the University of Bonn andthe broader public
  • Coordination of project-related publications, such as the exhibition catalog
  • 4 hours teaching per week/semester

Your profile:

  • Completed university degree (Master, Magister, possibly PhD) in a discipline related to museum and material culture studies, such as anthropology, archaeology, and art history
  • Excellent coordination and communication skills
  • Experience in designing exhibitions and curating collectionsas well asproject management
  • Excellent English and Germanskills, both writtenand spoken
  • Familiarity with and respect for academic work
  • Interest in working collaboratively on an international level
  • Willingness and ability to quickly and independently familiarize with new tasks and work environments
  • High degree of motivation, social competence, teamwork and communication skills, a talent for organizing, as well as an independent and reliable working mode

We offer:

  • An open, stimulating and interdisciplinary workenvironment at one ofthe largest employers ofthe region
  • The opportunity toimplementown ideas within a broad spectrum of tasks
  • Attractive and flexible working conditions that ensure the compatibilityof work and family life
  • Company pension(VBL),
  • A large variety of offers by the University sports center
  • Avery good public transport accessibility, and the possibility to obtain a job ticket
  • TVL E13 on the salary scale

The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a family-friendly university and aims to increase the number of women employed in areas where women are under-represented and to promote their careers. To that end, it urges women with relevant qualifications to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz (State Equality Act). Applications from suitable candidates with a certified disability or equivalent status are particularly welcome. .

If you are interested in this position, please send your complete application documents combined into one pdf file by 31 March 2021 to [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.] with the application code 09/21/3.202.


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