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Job: Director, The Salzburger Kunstverein

Posted by Sofia Landström • Thursday, April 25. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Director, Salzburger Kunstverein
Deadline: 15 May, 2013

The Salzburger Kunstverein is looking for a new director as of January 1, 2014

The Salzburger Kunstverein is a space in which to analyse art, art theory, and cultural policy in Salzburg. The Kunstverein offers the opportunity to meet artists and encounter current trends in contemporary visual art. Our program focuses on the lively discourse between artists in all areas and with the public. The Künstlerhaus building, owned by the Salzburger Kunstverein, houses three different exhibition areas and 21 ateliers for artists and art initiatives. The task of the Salzburger Kunstverein was to promote and sell contemporary fine art from the territories of the monarchy and neighbouring foreign countries. Like all art associations the Salzburger Kunstverein was therefore a forerunner model of the private galleries. Initially the pictures were distributed similar to prizes in a raffle in order to spare the middle class the need to decide which works of art to select.


• Design and execute exhibitions and events
• Publish catalogues and other publications
• Manage the Salzburger Kunstverein and the Künstlerhaus (including the artists and art initiatives’ studios)
• Fundraising


• Degree in art history or equivalent qualifications
• Curatorial experience
• Excellent knowledge of contemporary art
• Management experience
• Leadership skills and ability to work in a team
• Residence in Salzburg
• Excellent organization and communication skills

We offer a five year contract with the possibility for renewal

Your written application should include a CV, a list of published works, a photo, copies of certificates, references, and your vision of how you would design the program (maximum of about two A4 pages) and shall be sent by May 15, 2013, at the latest to:

Salzburger Kunstverein
Hellbrunner Straße 3
5020 Salzburg, Austria
e-mail: [email protected]

For more information see our website:

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