Call for applications: Digital Curator


FOTO ARSENAL WIEN and Kunsthalle Wien are collaborating to develop a new concept for the City of Vienna’s Festival of Media Arts. Originally conceived as an annual event in 2020, it has explored the intersection between contemporary art, lens-based media, digital culture and technology.

FAW and KHW are looking for an experienced and dynamic curator who will play a pivotal role in reconfiguring the festival to include an experimental online platform for exhibiting digital commissions public programs within an annual festival. The curator will be part of the FAW and KHW program team on an alternate annual basis, and will use their expertise to strengthen the competence of both institutions in the field of digital art. Knowledge and understanding of current, critical discourses on art and technology (lens-based) and collaboration with artists and curating exhibitions that appeal to a broad audience are an essential pillar.

Work performances

Phase 1: Programming (planned duration 6 months)

  • Leading the development of the artistic strategy of the Festival
  • Concept for the festival addressing art as well as advanced and new technologies (in dialogue with the artistic directors of FAW and KHW) including a shortlist of artists and budgetary plan for the online programming, in addition to any exhibition or public programming to be hosted at FAW or KHW
  • Conceptual development, organizational and economic planning of online education formats and co-development of digital exhibition concepts
  • Development of strategic and meaningful partnerships at local, national and international level as part of the program development.
  • Content conception and organizational-economic planning of public programs

Phase 2: Marketing and communication (planned duration 4 months)

  • Development of a comprehensive identity, marketing and communication strategy for the new re-branded and renamed festival (formerly ‘MEDIEN KUNST FESTIVAL WIEN’) and elaboration of related implementation options in terms of content as well as organizational and economic issues
  • Conception regarding the technical implementation of a digital infrastructure and development of a digital platform. This digital platform serves as a place for art, discourse and as a place to engage with an international audience
  • Development of a fundraising strategy for the festival

Phase 3: Delivery (planned duration 1 month)

  • Coordination and oversight of the installation and launch of the festival in close collaboration with technical and production teams
  • Coordination and implementation of all program formats, hosted either via the online platform or on site in Vienna

Contract for services
01.05.2024 – 30.04.2025

Applications should include an outline concept (maximum three pages A4), cover letter and a CV (maximum 2 pages) detailing relevant experience and references. Please send your application to

The contract is based upon a flexible basis for working, with an option to include an element of remote working. However, a knowledge of and engagement with in Vienna’s artistic communities is strongly desired.

Mag. Nadine Kodym
Head of Organization and Human Resources
Tel.: +43 1 521 89 – 255

Deadline for applications: Tuesday, May 21
Interviews in Vienna: Monday, June 17

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