Assistant Curator

IMPAKT creates its yearly programme and the festival programme making use of both internal and external curators. As an assistant curator, you will assist the curators in their work.

You will be supporting the communication with the curators and the artists in the programme, supporting the development of new programmes, researching the content and preparing the programmes for production. Additionally, the assistant curator position also includes curating a Channel programme consisting of works from the IMPAKT Archive. Other curatorial work can be discussed but should be seen as addition to the main assisting activities.

For this position, we require a motivated and skilled person with a solid knowledge of new media, digital culture and the issues that are central to IMPAKT’s mission and focus. Academic working level is required but needs to be combined with a hands on no-nonsense attitude. Most of the work consists of assisting the artistic director, the festival curators and the other curators IMPAKT works with.

The intern also supports the research for specific partner institutions to collaborate with and for special funds that can support programmes aimed at diversity and at the participation of artists from specific regions or with specific backgrounds.

The intern also supports the PR and Marketing with the development and execution of programmes, campaigns and activities that bring the IMPAKT programme to a wider, more varied and diverse audience, and that reaches out to specific target groups.

IMPAKT considers their interns a vital and important part of the team, therefore we expect our interns to be able to enthusiastically and independently be able to work on their tasks, that are able to look ahead and are assertive in their work. In turn, we provide a diverse and exciting internship where you are fully integrated in the team and are able to receive solid guidance to make your internship a great addition to your CV and a great way to gain experience working in the cultural field.


We offer:

> A chance to gain experience with curating and to build your own network and skillset

> A chance to curate your own programme consisting of historical and contemporary artworks

> A chance to work closely with curators and artists

> A diverse internship with many different facets and a lot of responsibility

> An inspiring workplace with a dynamic and enthusiastic team


Required skills:

> Excellent communicative skills in English

> (Extensive) Knowledge of the contemporary (media) art field 

> An academic working level

> An independent and active working attitude

> You are motivated, eager and willing to expand your capacities

> Flexibility and the ability to handle stress and fast-changing situations well

> You want to get the most out of yourself and the organisation


Work hours:

24-32 hours per week (3-4 days), for at least three months, preferably longer

If you have any questions regarding this internship, please send an email to Jeroen Witjes at

If you wish to apply for this internship, please fill in the questionnaire at the bottom of this page and send it to Jeroen Witjes at