Le Laboratoire Cambridge ( is a culture lab in Kendall Square that highlights contemporary experimental works of artists and designers at frontiers of science. Since opening in October of 2014, the Lab has offered exhibitions, seminars, events, concerts, breakthrough products, and culinary experiences to the greater Boston area. Modeled on Le Laboratoire Paris, which was located in the heart of Paris, France from 2007-2015, Le Laboratoire Cambridge is the new home of the Cloud ArtScience Foundation, the cultural innovation organization that in recent years has placed original works of art and design in museum collections and stores around the world, run the international education program the ArtScience Prize, and inspired Café ArtScience, the fine dining restaurant located at Le Laboratoire Cambridge.

Each year, Le Laboratoire Cambridge facilitates cultural experiments between leading artists, designers and scientists that lead to contemporary art exhibitions that are displayed at Le Lab. Often, exhibitions translate beyond their time in the gallery and develop into museum works, humanitarian projects, or commercial products. Collaborations and exhibitions at Le Laboratoire have included such renowned artists and designers as Random International, William Kentridge, Mark Dion, Philippe Starck, Ryoji Ikeda and Mathieu Lehanneur, among many others.

As the first person to interact with our gallery guests and patrons, the Gallery Assistant and Interpreter plays an important role in delivering high quality, interactive gallery experience in line with Le Laboratoire Cambridge’s values. First and foremost, ideal Gallery Assistants view their tours and interpretations as craft, providing each guest with care and an opportunity for nuanced engagement with the work. Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and performing a variety of duties, Gallery Assistants also contribute to gallery operations and events, including managing admissions, assisting guests, and tracking visitor information. Additionally, Gallery Assistants will work with Lab staff to facilitate aspects of the exhibitions, including supporting the coordination of the art and design teams and installation and maintenance of the exhibition.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall gallery oversight, ensuring the highest quality visitor experience for guests, security, and smooth functioning of the gallery.
  • Provides direct logistic, administrative, and exhibition support as needed to the Exhibition and Facilities Manager, Gallery Manager, and Lab staff, and aide in preparations for openings, exhibitions and assorted gallery events.
  • Administer and assist in the execution of exhibitions as needed, including troubleshooting technical issues, and ensuring the efficient performance of all equipment.
  • Support the Director of External Relations with special events, tours, private functions, and public programs, including event set-up and A/V.
  • Track ongoing evaluation of attendance, gallery programs, reports visitor questions and suggestions, and makes recommendations for program development.
  • As needed special projects in the gallery or Lab staff office, ranging from inventory to development support.
  • Comply with Le Laboratoire’s policies and procedures pertaining to the operation of the gallery.


  • Degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or a related field and minimum one year of related museum experience required.
  • Experience related to building facilities and operations, including coordinating repairs and maintenance, technology and IT, and various related administrative tasks a plus.
  • Deep knowledge of contemporary visual art.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment while remaining visible and approachable to guests.
  • A flexible schedule, including ability to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
  • Excellent customer service experience skills.
  • Flexible, adaptable to change, and willing to acquire new skills in an evolving work environment.
  • Must be able to safely lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to stoop and bend for extended periods of time, routinely walk to and from various parts of the building carrying equipment and other essentials of the job site.


  • This is a part-time position. (This position requires occasional early mornings/late nights and routine Friday/Saturday availability.)
  • Start date: Early April, 2016

How To Apply:

Please submit the following via e-mail to with the subject line “Gallery Assistant & Interpreter”:

  • Résumé
  • Bio of up to 150 words
  • Statement of Purpose/Cover Letter(400 words or less) describing your interest in the arts and museum work, your most relevant work history, and your interest in this position.

Deadline for Applications:

This position will be open until we find the right person for this unique opportunity.

The Cloud ArtScience Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants from diverse racial backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. All applicants should apply as soon as possible.

Please email with any questions about applying for this position.

No phone calls, please.

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Apply by:
April 04, 2016