Designer (Exhibition Architect)

Applications until March 20

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a private institution whose main purpose is to improve people’s quality of life through art, charity, science, and education. The Foundation carries out its activities from its headquarters in Lisbon, and from its branches in Paris and London.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum houses one of the most important private art collections in the world, assembled during his lifetime by Mr Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, with works spanning five thousand years of art, from Ancient Egypt to the 20th century. In addition to its Collection, the Gulbenkian Museum organizes temporary exhibitions and other activities such as guided tours, workshops, conferences, among various other activities.

We are seeking to reinforce the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum team with a Project Manager (Exhibition Architect), to take responsibility for ensuring the management and development of all exhibition projects (both construction and installation), in accordance with their respective script and/or according to the specific collection, managing all the resources involved in them.

Contractual conditions: Permanent employment contract

Main responsibilities

Exhibition planning and management

Efficiently monitor and manage exhibitions; managing and coordinating the relationship with the various players and teams involved in such exhibitions, namely the Production and Curatorship area, permanently monitoring all installation needs of the art works.

Coordinate the setting up of exhibitions

Monitor the teams involved and ensure that best practices are followed regarding the elements involved in setting up exhibitions (security, assembling, carpentry, painting, among other aspects), ensuring that all processes and procedures are followed, and that workers are safe.

Manage the exhibition conditions of the art works

Carry out and ensure, at project level, the good maintenance of the works present in each exhibition, ensuring that the exhibition conditions are fulfilled, namely with regards to adequate conservation and preservation conditions, while ensuring the appropriate articulation between the various teams working in the Museum.

Required skills

  • Graduate degree in Architecture
  • Minimum 5 years experience in similar responsibilities
  • Master AutoCAD
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, learning ability, and proactivity


Updated on 06 march 2023

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