Job: Project assistant: Exhibitions of Modern European Painting, University of Vienna

Vienna, 15.04.2017 – 14.04.2019
Application deadline: Mar 19, 2017

The University of Vienna appoints a project assistant (30 hours/week) in the research project “Exhibitions of Modern European Painting 1905-1915” (project leader: Prof. Raphael Rosenberg, Department of Art History, funded by the FWF – Austrian Science Fund).

The project collects and lists in a database as extensively as possible information about exhibitions that took place in Europe between 1905 and 1915 with works of living artists. This is a time when a large amount of “Avantgarde”-movements were formed and/or presented in exhibitions. We want to study with quantitative and qualitative methods the geographic distribution and the networks of modern painting, the chronology and geography of exhibiting new artistic forms, the propagation of “-isms”, the exhibition strategies of artists, and the discourses that accompanied exhibitions of modern art (see:

Key responsabilities:
– Organisation of and assistance in the filling of the database, coordination of student assistants
– Communication with cooperating institutions (archives, museums, libraries etc.)
– Basic technical support of the database
– We encourage candidates to conceive and develop a PhD thesis within the project

Qualifications & Experience:
– Master degree in Art History or analogous discipline
– Excellent organisational skills
– Team player
– Experience and interest in dealing with PCs and databases
– Excellent knowledge of German and English. French, Dutch, Italian and/or Russian are additional assets.

Beginning of employment: as soon as possible. Duration: two years, with option of extension to a third year. Payment: ca. € 28.994/€ 21.508 (yearly gross/net worth)
Please submit applications to by March 19th 2017 with “Application Exhibitions” in the e-mail header. The attachment should contain, in one pdf: letter of motivation, CV, transcripts of records (and if possible appraisals of your Master’s thesis). If you are interested in a PhD please add specimen of writing (table of content, introduction, one chapter, summary/conclusion of your Master Thesis, optionally other publications).

For further information please get in touch with Christina Bartosch +43-1-4277-41453,

The University of Vienna pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (

Reference and German version:
JOB: Project assistant: Exhibitions of Modern European Painting, University of Vienna. In: H-ArtHist, Feb 25, 2017 (accessed Mar 3, 2017).