Archive Collection Assistant

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OMA’s Rotterdam office is looking for an Archive & Collection Assistant to support the establishment of our new depot, and assist with the transition of our entire collection to this new location. The role also involves assisting in the daily management of the Archive Collection during this transition period.

This position requires a highly organized, methodical, self-motivated, efficient and proactive person. This is a wonderful opportunity to be intimately involved in all facets of the archive of an architectural practice, as well as the logistical and administrative tasks of re-housing the collection.

Currently the Archive & Collection department consists of an experienced Collection Manager and an intern.


– Assisting with the set-up and lay-out of the new depot;
– Assist with the arrangements of the fit out and organization of the move of the collection
– Assist in the ongoing daily tasks as archiving digital and non-digital materials for research and future projects;
– Handling physical models/mock-ups of architecture projects for the archive collection;
– Coordinating with other departments, such as Facility and Architecture, to secure the smooth archiving of architectural materials;
– Identifying objects in need of cleaning and repair;
– Re-packaging archive items when needed;


– Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in art history or architecture history, collection management, museum studies or other relevant studies is preferred;
– High proficiency in MS Office software;
– Fluency in English and Dutch is a must;
– Experience with handling architectural models and artefacts;
– Hands on approach is required;
– Accurate and detail-oriented;
– Valid driving license is a plus;
– Confident in an international and fast-paced environment;
– A passion for architecture, design and archives

The position is offered for 5 days/week, for a duration of 12 months.

The selected candidate is expected to start working as soon as possible.

Please use our online application form to submit your application, and include the following documents:

(1) Your cover letter in which you give your motivation for wanting to work at OMA.

(2) Your complete resume.

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