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06 | 02 | 2021

DPA is hiring in Seoul!

Trilingual French/Korean/English Communication Officer in Seoul

In the framework of the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021, the Seoul Biennale Division is looking for a Communication Officer who will act as a liaison agent between the different stakeholders (Seoul Metropolitan Government and its representatives, curatorial team, invited artists, and others) and will contribute to the general organization of the event, in close partnership with the General Director’s Bureau in Paris.

The Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (SBAU) was established in 2017 and has become one of the world’s main events to celebrate and reflect on the built environment by inviting a large panel of cities and by focusing on urbanism.  

Since its beginning, the SBAU has been discussing current transversal topics that concern professionals and the general public alike. Its two first editions explored nine essential commons as a viable path towards a sustainable and just urbanism (“Imminent Commons”, directors Hyungmin Pai and Alejandro Zaera-Polo, 2017) and interrogated architecture’s political agency by reimagining new models of existence, social, practice, governance and research (“Collective City”, directors Jaeyong Lim and Francisco Sanin, 2019).

Its third edition, scheduled from September to November 2021, will pursue this global reflection on the future of architecture and urbanism in light of contemporary social and environmental issues, under the guidance of its General Director, French architect Dominique Perrault.

Key responsibilities:
-          Facilitating daily communications between the General Director’s Bureau and different stakeholders involved in the SBAU’s organization
-          Participating in the daily operations of the SBAU’s organization: the preparation of exhibitions, publications and related events (…) in coordination with the Seoul and Paris teams
-          Contributing to the writing of related documents to the SBAU (activity reports, memos, letters, and others)
-          Assisting to meetings and representing the General Director Bureau
-          Accompanying the General Director and his team during their travels to Seoul
-          Writing of Meeting Minutes
-          Sending press releases and other documents to press and institutional contacts in Korea in close relation to the Seoul Biennale Division
-          Possible travel involved, local and overseas

Qualifications and Experience:
-          Based in Seoul
-          Perfectly fluent in spoken/written Korean, French and English
-          Excellent writing and editing skills
-          Preferably with previous experience in the field of exhibitions
-          Preferably with an interest in architecture and/or urbanismThe position is part-time, however this can change in the future depending on the workload.

Working period: The position must be filled as soon as possible and is expected to be completed in January 2022.

Applications must be submitted to
- General Director’s Bureau, Richard Nguyen (rnguyen@perraultarchitecture.com)