October 27, 2007 - Ministry of Culture of Spain - Contest Announced
October 27, 2007

Contest Announced

The Ministry of Culture of Spain
is pleased to announce the opening of a contest to select the Director of the:
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Contest conditions and qualification requirements are
available on:

www.mcu.es

www.museoreinasofia.es

The Ministry of Culture of Spain announces the opening of a contest to select the Director of Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

Requirements and merits of the candidates
The candidates will have to fulfil the following requirements and merits:

a) To be Spanish or national of a country member of the European Union. In the case of nationals of countries non-members of the European Union, the appointment will be conditional to the obtaining of the legal residence in Spain.

b) To be in possession of a university degree with the graduate level or equivalent.

c) To accredit a significant trajectory and experience of direction or management of museums or centers of modern and contemporary art.

d) To accredit sufficiently the possession of knowledge as a specialist in modern and contemporary art, universal and Spanish, that guarantees the fulfilment on the part of the MNCARS of their function of support to the contemporary artistic creation, and to be able to turn the institution in a research center of international reference, able to develop a publication policy and exhibitions of excellence, within the scope of its specialty and its collections and in narrow collaboration with other scientific and museum institutions.

e) To accredit abilities of leadership, as well as dowries for the communication and negotiation, planning, determination of priorities, taking decisions, conflict resolution and evaluation of the efficiency and the organizational effectiveness.

f) To accredit sufficient knowledge of the economic agents susceptible to contribute with financial, human and cultural resources to the institution, as well as the capacity to develop programs that stimulate their sponsorship.

g) To present, in Spanish or anyone of the co-official languages in the Independent Communities, or English or French, the main lines of the Museum Plan for the Institution.

h) Excellent level of Spanish.

i) To have the knowledge and the capacity of negotiation and leadership necessary to articulate and to put into practice with the employees and the departments of the Museum the proposed Museum Plan, and to complete it organizing the Programs and the performance lines according to high-priority objectives and identifying the paper of the diverse departments in the attainment coordinated of such.

j) It will be the capacity to represent the Museum in the amplest spectre of scopes, to work in narrow relation with the Royal Patronage, and to construct and to develop networks of internal as well as external relations.

k) The knowledge of English and French, as well as of any other language will be valued.

Presentation of candidacies
The candidates will have to present all the documentation required in the notification, properly contrasted, directing it nominally to the President of the Committee of Experts, in a sealed envelope in which “Process of selection of the Director of the MNCARS” is indicated and that will be sent by certified mail to the following direction: Plaza del Rey, 1. 28004. Madrid, or presenting it directly in the Document Record Department of the Ministry of Culture (Plaza del Rey, 1. Madrid) or in the rest of the ways anticipated in the article 38,4 of Law 30/1992, of November 26th, of a Legal Regime of the Public Administrations and of common Administrative Procedure, modified by the Law 4/1999, of January 13th.
The dead line for the presentation of the proposals ends on November 15th 2007.

Further information on the contest conditions is available on: www.mcu.es and www.museoreinasofia.es

The Ministry of Culture of Spain

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