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[Call for hosts] Everything Will Be Fine Exhibition in Berlin

Tactical Tech is looking for engaged, outgoing exhibition hosts to assist in an outdoor, public exhibition about technology and crisis entitled “Everything Will Be Fine.” The exhibition takes place in a temporary, open-air structure outside the Museum of Technology in Berlin from 14 September - 4 October 2022. The ideal candidates should be interested in the exhibition’s subject matter and must be able to attend on-site training prior to the event (between 7 - 13 September), communicate comfortably both in German and English, be based in Berlin during the dates of the event and be available for shift work during the period of the exhibition’s for 4.5-hour shifts between 10 am and 10 pm daily.

About the public Intervention

Everything will be fine" is an outdoor exhibition by the international NGO Tactical Tech, co-produced with the HAU Hebbel am Ufer.

This public intervention aims to start a conversation and invite people to think about the role technology plays in how we perceive, understand and respond to global environmental, political, economic and social crises. Everything Will Be Fine takes the visitors on a journey through different sections that incorporate artwork from international artists and educational and interactive spaces.

The role of the exhibition hosts will be to engage members of the public and visitors who enter the exhibition by giving them an orientation to the topics of the exhibition – including the spread of misinformation about the climate crisis, the role technology plays in influencing our opinions, the technological solutions to crisis – guiding them through the exhibition content, giving them practical tips, and to point them toward supplementary content in a corresponding virtual exhibition.

To ensure that the intervention is accessible to a broad audience including passers-by, the exhibition will be free of charge and accessible around the clock. An accompanying programme of workshops, film screenings and tours will encourage further audience participation and discussion.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Complete provided training (on-site) – approximately 12 hrs of training between 7 - 13 September
  • Be available at least 2 days per week during the exhibition for shift work (14 September - 4 October) - each shift is between 4-4.5 hrs from 10:00 - 22:00
  • Be present at the moment and engaged with the space, exhibition content, and visitors.
  • Be able to engage the visitors with the hybrid digital part of the exhibition and up to 5 key topics of the exhibition (training provided)
  • Be available and ready to answer questions from the public.
  • Give short tours of the public intervention (you will learn how to do this during the training sessions).

Your profile:

  • Speak and understand in both English and German with ease (B2+).
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to interact respectfully with diverse groups of people, including visitors of all ages and backgrounds, as well as staff.
  • Ability to take direction but also work independently in a space.
  • Energy to stay engaged, present, and available for discussion with visitors in the space.
  • Initiative and curiosity to learn about the subject-matter.
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Bonus: additional language competencies.
  • Bonus: experience working with children and teenagers.
  • Bonus: existing subject-matter expertise.

What we can offer you:

  • The chance to be a part of a unique and memorable public intervention that will be visited by thousands of people and reported on by the press.
  • Be a part of a team of like-minded individuals and develop a network of professional contacts in the fields of technology, contemporary art, environment, digital rights, and related sectors.
  • Thought-provoking trainings and discussions to explore the impacts of technology on societies, in the context of crisis.
  • Compensation for training hours and shift hours, based on a contract appropriate to your status and availability (working student, mini-job, consultancy with freelancers).
  • We remain mindful of the Covid-19 pandemic and we will make sure to keep our staff safe, dependent on the developments and restrictions in place.

As with any position at Tactical Tech we cultivate a culture of inclusion that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. Tactical Tech is committed to achieving this through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment and work. We strongly encourage applications from members of any marginalized communities, and individuals whose identities are underrepresented in this type of engagement.

Timeline:

Applications are open until 31 August, but we encourage you to apply early, as the applications will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, starting on 10 August. Interviews will be held in both English and German.

If successful, this position will require a compensated mandatory training, which will betwo days planned between 7 and 13 September in Berlin.

How to Apply:

Click this link to fill out the application form: https://lime.ttc.io/index.php/221636?lang=en\ \ If you are interested in the role but are not sure you fulfill the criteria or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at events@tacticaltech.org.

We apologise, but we don’t have the capacity to provide feedback to all the candidates. We will reach out only to short-listed candidates. Please note if you haven’t been contacted within 14 days from the application deadline, your application has been unsuccessful.