Gallery assistant

Art and Design
Iceland
Reykjavík
Period: 
1 Mar, 2024 to 31 Dec, 2024
Deadline: 
30 Apr, 2024

General information

Duration: 
3 months
Commitment: 
3-4 days per week
Description: 

Kling & Bang is looking for a reliable, enthusiastic person to join us in 2024. Kling & Bang (Reykjavík, Iceland) is situated in a newly renovated building, The Marshall house, which we share with The Living Art Museum, I8 Gallery, and restaurant La Primavera. The Marshallhouse is situated in the up and coming Reykjavík Harbour referred to as Grandi.

 

Kling & Bang is a non-profit artist-run space established by ten artists in the beginning of 2003, a noticeably long life span for an artist-run space in Iceland. The aim of Kling & Bang is to introduce emerging and established, national and international artists and their works, that challenge the context and content of creative thinking. Kling & Bang often collaborates with outside curators and galleries on various projects. Kling & Bang also often participates directly in the process of creating the artworks e.g. producing the works and collaborating with the exhibitors. All board-members of Kling & Bang work as volunteers.

 

In March 2017, Kling & Bang opened a new exhibition- and project space in The Marshall House in Grandi Harbour Area in Reykjavík. In our new housing Kling & Bang continues its vision of hosting ambitious exhibitions and programs. On the horizon there are exhibitions of artists having their first public shows as well as exhibitions of acclaimed local and international artists.

 

We are looking for a committed and proactive person to join us. An enthusiastic and motivated front of house staff to join our team. During installation your major role will be to take part in the installing and taking down of exhibitions, most of which run for six weeks at a time followed by a two week take-down and installation period. As the exhibitions run your main role will be to welcome our visitors to Kling & Bang as well as to support activities or events. You will oversee the artwork on display, take part in the organisation and day to day activities of the gallery as well as participating in light general housekeeping. These are all tasks that current members of Kling & Bang take on as well (all as volunteers). The duration is preferably 2 - 4 months (ca 18 hours a week) which should give you a detailed insight into the making and take-down of an exhibition, as well as the complex operations of an artist-run space. Speaking english is required.

 

Kling & Bang is looking for interns throughout the year. All intern positions are unpaid. We specifically encourage those curious about starting and running an artist-run space to apply!

Compensation: 
No financial compensation

Keywords

Gallery  assistant  artwork  invigilation  office work  communication  
Requirements
Languages: 
English: Proficient User C2
Level of Studies: 
Bachelor