April 28, 2003 - Malmö Konsthall - Malmo Konsthall is seeking a Director
April 28, 2003

Malmo Konsthall is seeking a Director

Malmo Konsthall is seeking a Director

MALMÖ KONSTHALL

Contact: the Chairman of the Cultural Services Committee, Pelle Svensson, phone: +46-40-16 19 56 or +46-705-42 49 68, or committee member Harriet Jeppsson, phone: +46-40-15 75 45.

MALMÖ KONSTHALL

Malmö Konsthall, which is part of the City of Malmö Cultural Services Department, opened in 1975 and has one of Europes largest exhibition spaces for modern art, with a total floor area of more than 2,000 m2. Every year, Malmö Konsthall arranges exhibitions with a Swedish and international focus, featuring both classics of modern art and contemporary experimental works. The boundaries between the different forms of art are kept open with the aid of associated events such as theatre, films, videos and musical performances. Lectures and debates stimulate public discussion. Proactive educational activities for both children and adults are carried out in parallel with the exhibition programme.

is seeking a

DIRECTOR

The individual we are looking for has documented in-depth knowledge of Swedish and international modern art as well as a well-established Swedish and international network of contacts.

As Director of Malmö Konsthall, you must have the ability to lead your employees with clarity, sensitivity and enthusiasm.

You have experience of and insight into Swedish cultural policy and social life.

You have good interpersonal skills plus a desire to develop further collaboration between Malmö Konsthall and Malmö Art Museum; the Malmö Art Academy, Lund University; the School of Art and Communication, Malmö University; and other cultural institutions, galleries, etc.

Obviously you possess excellent written communication skills, are experienced at dealing with the media, and are proficient in more than one language.

We offer interesting work in a fantastic work environment and an exciting art region. As Director of Malmö Konsthall you will be a member of the executive committee of the City of Malmö Cultural Services Department.

Duration

The contract is for a limited term of four years, with the possibility of extension for a second term.

Are you interested and want to find out more? Contact the chairman of the Cultural Services Committee, Pelle Svensson, phone: +46-40-16 19 56 or +46-705-42 49 68, or committee member Harriet Jeppsson, phone: +46-40-15 75 45.

Union representatives:

The Swedish Union Of Local Government Officers (SKTF): Anita Härstedt, phone: +46-40-34 12 93

The Swedish Confederation Of Professional Associations (SACO): Anna Holmbom, phone: +46-40-34 12 88

The Swedish Municipal Workers’ Union (Kommunal): Max Emland, phone: +46-40-34 44 09.

Application

You are welcome to send your application to: City of Malmö Cultural Services Department (Kulturförvaltningen), HR Manager Annika Andersson, Friisgatan 15 B, SE-214 21 MALMÖ, Sweden. E-mail: annika.e.andersson@malmo.se. Phone: +46-40-20 86 99

Application deadline is 23 May 2003.

DESCRIPTION OF THE OBJECTIVES OF MALMÖ KONSTHALL

– To exhibit Swedish and international art of good quality from the 20th and 21st centuries.

– To give as broad a definition as possible to the concept of art by exhibiting not only works by established artists but also trends and experiments as well as controversial artistic statements.

– To give the public a highly rewarding encounter with the art works, firstly by hosting exhibitions which are rich in different experiences, but also by means of a broad programme of educational activities such as expert and imaginative exhibition tours, informative publications and other educational materials.

– To stimulate constructive debate and arouse interest in art issues in a broader social perspective.

– To have the conscious ambition of reaching all groups in society and gaining new visitors of all ages by demonstrating the greatest possible openness and accessibility.

– In continuously working with the public, to seek out forms of collaboration with other cultural institutions and independent forms of cultural life, and with preschools, schools, post-secondary institutions, educational associations, and the activities of non-profit, trade union and political organizations.

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