Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

e-flux MUSEUM BOIJMANS VAN BEUNINGEN Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is looking for a new ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Bestuursdienst Rotterdam T.a.v. Directeur Personeel & Organisatie Mevrouw B.D.M.M. Schellart Postbus 70012 3000 KP ROTTERDAM The Netherlands MUSEUM BOIJMANS VAN BEUNINGEN The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is one of the most important cultural organizations in the city of Rotterdam. It has a broad and world-renowned collection. Boijmans Van Beuningen is a multifaceted yet distinctive museum aimed at a wide audience. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is now entering a new phase. In mid-May of this year, the expansion of the museum with a section of about 9,000 square meters will be completed, and large parts of the museum have recently been renovated. The most important challenge for the Artistic Director and his staff is to develop an ambitious exhibition program and strengthen the ties with residents, local organizations, the business community and local government. The dual aim is to draw more visitors from Rotterdam and its surrounding area, and to further raise the museum’s national and international profile. Among other things, Artistic Director will pay particular attention to the applied arts, which are gaining in importance in the Netherlands. The museum is looking for a new ARTISTIC DIRECTOR As the new Artistic Director of the museum you will concentrate on strengthening the museum’s policies on exhibition, collection and acquisition – after a period in which the expansion and renovation of the museum building have taken center stage. Given the enormous importance of the museum for the residents of Rotterdam, you will also help forge closer links with the local community. In addition, you will raise the museum’s national and international profile. In doing do, you will give top priority to strengthening ties with (potential) visitors through marketing, education and information provision. In addition, you have the drive and ability to attract new sponsors. You also have a keen interest in other cultural organizations in Rotterdam and will actively champion the common interests of the local cultural sector. You are prepared to move to Rotterdam or its surrounding area in the near future. The new Artistic Director: - Is preferably an art historian specializing in one or more areas covered by the museum’s collection - Has work experience in large and complex cultural organizations – preferably in museums or cultural heritage organizations - Is an accomplished communicator capable of projecting the desired image among a wide and diverse audience in speech and writing - Is familiar with the latest communication and presentation techniques The new Artistic Director: - Has built up an effective international network in the world of museums and the visual arts - Commands wide respect in the world of the visual arts or design and is able to carve out a influential, high-profile role for himself - Maintains close relations with the world of science, universities, cultural advisory councils and funds subsidizing art. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is a Department of the City of Rotterdam. Rotterdam’s City Executive intends to turn the museum into an independent foundation. That procedure has not yet been set in motion. The museum is currently run by a two-member management team. The two Directors are jointly responsible for the museum’s performance. One of them serves as General Manager. Four departments fall under the management team, namely Collection, Presentation, PR & Marketing and Support Services. The Artistic Director is primary responsible for the Collection and Presentation departments. The appointment will be made by the Rotterdam City Executive. During the selection procedure, the City Executive will receive advice from an Advisory Committee, headed by Mr. J.N.A. van Caldenborgh, Chairman of the Boijmans Van Beuningen Foundation. The other Committee members are Prof. M. Halbertsma (Professor of the History of Art and Culture at Erasmus University), Prof. R. de Leeuw (Director of the Rijksmuseum) and Drs. G.A. van Tuyl (Director of the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg). The list of candidates to be submitted to the Executive will be compiled by a selection committee chaired by the Rotterdam Alderman for Art & Cultural Affairs. If you wish to have more information about this position, please call Mr. C.H. Weeda (Secretary to the Selection Committee) at +31 (0)10 417 3042. The closing date for applications is March 21, 2003. Please send your application to: Bestuursdienst Rotterdam T.a.v. Directeur Personeel & Organisatie Mevrouw B.D.M.M. Schellart Postbus 70012 3000 KP ROTTERDAM The Netherlands Please state “Application for the position of Artistic Director at Boijmans” in the top left corner of the envelope. The City of Rotterdam is an equal-opportunity employer
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