October 31, 2008 - Frankfurter Kunstverein - Seeks new director
October 31, 2008

Seeks new director

Photo: Norbert Miguletz, 2008
Copyright Frankfurter Kunstverein


Steinernes Haus am Römerberg,
Markt 44, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
phone: +49.69.219314–0
fax: +49.69.219314–11
post [​at​] fkv.de


The Frankfurter Kunstverein is a leading German institution in the analysis of contemporary art with an international reputation and is engaged in reaching a broad audience via its exhibitions, lectures and publications.

The Frankfurter Kunstverein’s current director, Chus Martínez, has taken a new position starting now. Therefore the board of the Frankfurter Kunstverein is looking for a new, visionary director who can lead the institution from spring 2009, possibly 1st of April. We are looking for someone with a broad, documented experience in German and international contemporary art, and who is known in Europe and abroad as someone with a distinctive approach in the field. Experiences that could be relevant are, for example, work as an art historian, curator or critic. An international network in the visual arts is an important qualification as well.

We are looking for someone with a strong vision of the Frankfurter Kunstverein’s programmatic direction and setting for the future. As the director of a flexible and fast-paced workplace, you must be accustomed to management and have excellent social skills:

- You show initiative and have the analytical power and social intelligence to function effectively and comfortably in the complex professional institutional field in Frankfurt am Main.
- You are a strong communicator and have a natural tendency towards cooperation and collaboration.
- You deal easily and naturally with the political, cultural, economic and public relations of the institution as well as with its members, and have concrete strategies for successfully seeking fundraising and sponsoring partnerships, based on practical experience
- You are a persistent, convincing and effective negotiator.

In addition, excellent German, written and spoken, and a perfect knowledge of the English language are a must.

The position is at least a three-year appointment, which can commence as the parties see fit.

Please send your application before November 28th, 2008. The application should include a short description of your vision of the Frankfurter Kunstverein’s future conception and profile along with a CV, references and your desired salary. Please don’t send catalogues. Please send your application to:

The Board of the Frankfurter Kunstverein
c/o Gabriele Dagher
Frankfurter Kunstverein e.V.
Steinernes Haus am Römerberg / Markt 44
D-60311 Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurter Kunstverein
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