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Seeking director for Artist Residency Schloss Balmoral


fimmtudagur, 16. febrúar 2023

Seeking director for Artist Residency Schloss Balmoral

The Academy of Fine Arts Mainz, at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), is the only art academy in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The international Artist Residency Schloss Balmoral came under the auspices of the Academy of Fine Arts in 2021. Together they now form a unique partnership in Germany, facilitating a dialogue between art education, artistic development, and mediation.
For the first time under the auspices of the Academy of Fine Arts Mainz, Artist Residency Schloss Balmoral is looking for a new director. We are looking for a person with curatorial experience, in-depth professional knowledge in the fields of contemporary art and readiness to take on leadership responsibilities. In your role as director, you will successfully position the international fellowship program regionally and internationally, reconceptualizing its structures with new approaches and ways of thinking.
The program is based in Bad Ems.
Your responsibilities
–Strategic-conceptual orientation of the artist residency
–Executive management and personnel management
–Representation of the artist residency locally, nationally, and internationally
–Artistic programming in collaboration with the art academy
–Supervision of the participating fellows:
–Overall responsibility for the artistic supervision of the fellows
–Public programming, studio visits
–Supporting artistic projects
–Mentoring, reflection, and mediation of their work
–Overall curatorial responsibility for exhibitions of the artist residency
–Organization and supervision for public relations
–Publication activity
Your profile:
–Completed art-related studies (PhD, master's degree with relevant professional experience, diploma, or equivalent)
–Experience in curating exhibitions and organizing events
–Publication activity, high level of formulation confidence
–Familiarity with and openness to working with young artists
–Commitment and joy in developing independent initiatives
We expect:
–First experience in a leadership role
–Very good knowledge in:
–Current art-theoretical discourses
–English, both spoken and in writing
–Conflict and crisis management
–Intercultural communication and inclusion
–Copyright and data protection regulations
Overall, we expect professional expertise in the general fields of art history and cultural studies with key reference:
–20th-century art history, international contemporary art, and current art-theoretical discourses
–Art education
We offer
–An exciting new field of artistic work in cooperation with international artists in close exchange between Artist Residency Schloss Balmoral and the Academy of Fine Arts
–The opportunity to develop your own focus from the synergies of this new constellation
–Various personal development opportunities
–Flexible working hours
The position is remunerated according to EG 13 TV-L and is to be filled as soon as possible (ideally from September 1st, 2023) for an unlimited period. Divisible is possible.
We are a place of diversity and welcome qualified applications from people with different backgrounds. People with severe disabilities will be given preference if they are suitably qualified. We strive to increase the proportion of women, LGBTQ+ people and POC in management positions.
Please apply with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, max. 2 excerpts from publications (each up to 3 pages long), references, education certificates by March 19, 2023: Apply here.
The interviews are scheduled for April 24, 2023.
If you have any questions, please contact the Rector Dr Martin Henatsch: T 06131/39-32122 (Rectorate secretariat) /

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