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Job: Director, Malmö Konsthall

Posted by Sofia Landström • Tuesday, July 9. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Director, Malmö Konsthall
Deadline: September 15, 2013

Workplace description
Work for the City of Malmö!
By working for the City of Malmö you will have the opportunity to work with sustainable social development. As a community builder you will play an important role in Malmö's development, which is why we regard ourselves as the workplace of the future. The fact that all people are of equal value is a prerequisite for democracy and also has a self-evident place in our system of values.

Malmö Konsthall has one of Europe's biggest and most beautiful spaces for contemporary art and organises a number of exhibitions every year. Its unique building and quality-based programme give Malmö Konsthall a strong profile and strength at the international level and make it one of the leading and most interesting art institutions in the region. Malmö Konsthall places great importance on reaching out to its public and on its immediate proximity to the regional arts scene. Malmö Konsthall is the home of contemporary art in Malmö and is where people encounter the latest and most exciting art—local, regional and international.

Malmö Konsthall deliberately aims to gain new visitors by offering the greatest possible openness and accessibility. In order to enrich visitors' experience of contemporary art and to stimulate both intellectual and practical work, Malmö Konsthall aims to develop and strengthen its art educational activities, in particular for children and young people.

Job description
The business objectives of Malmö Konsthall:
–To produce and present a number of Swedish and international exhibitions of current contemporary art
–To promote cooperation at the international and national levels but also to be an active arena for the regional artistic scene
–To provide generous opening hours and an interesting and varied programme with the aim of reaching visitors of all ages and from all social groups whatever their cultural background
–To continue to renew and further strengthen its art educational activities, especially for children and young people as well as special needs adults
–To arrange exhibition activities in public spaces in order to reach a new audience.

The job of Director of Malmö Konsthall falls under Malmö Department of Culture, the City of Malmö, which is a politically driven organisation. You will report directly to Cultural Director Elisabeth Lundgren.

We expect you to have university degree in arts/culture or in a field considered by the employer to be equivalent. You must have in-depth, documented knowledge of contemporary art, as well as extensive experience of designing, implementing, operating and financing exhibition work nationally and internationally. It is an advantage if you have managerial/leadership training.

You are experienced and have a large national and international network in the world of culture. You have solid experience of exhibition work nationally and internationally. You must be a good writer and have an excellent command of written and spoken English and preferably also of a Nordic language. Additional language skills in one of Malmö's major languages ​​are an advantage.

We are seeking a creative and imaginative visionary with a broad and international network, a leader who has the ability to do external strategic analysis and who can work analytically and strategically.

You possess good communication skills that enable you to debate and present points of view. You are a good writer. You have good leadership skills. You are flexible and confident in your management role and have high integrity. You have a strong interest in and commitment to art educational activities and social and cultural issues.

In this recruitment we are cooperating with Recruitment International.

Extent of the position
Starting date: By agreement
Temporary employment (directorship, four years)

Apply no later than September 15, 2013
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Further information:

Elisabeth Lundgren, Cultural Director: T +46 (0) 766 342927
Anna Holmbom, Acting Director, Malmö Konsthall: T +46 (0) 708 341288
Benny Carlsson, Recruitment International: T +46 (0) 705 405100
Håkan Thuresson, Recruitment International: T +46 (0) 737 763658
[email protected]

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