June 28, 2005 - Palais de Tokyo - looking for a DIRECTOR (M/W)
June 28, 2005

looking for a DIRECTOR (M/W)

The Palais de Tokyo, site for the contemporary arts is looking for a DIRECTOR (M/W)
The post is to begin in February 2006.

Deadline for submitting applications: Monday, 29 August 2005.


Founded in January 2002 at the initiative of Frances Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Palais de Tokyo, site de création contemporaine, is wholly dedicated to supporting and displaying the emerging trends in contemporary art.

The Palais de Tokyo is a veritable laboratory for contemporary creativity. It is a living and growing venue and the first art institution in the world to remain open from noon to midnight. The Palais offers exhibitions and events that boast an international dimension whilst also taking care to promote the French art scene with the same enthusiasm and fervour. And as a home to emerging art, the Palais is present in every creative field.

Thanks to its desire to remain in touch with what is going on now in the art scene and its capacity to adapt to the latest discoveries, the Palais de Tokyo is able to stand with artists where art is being made today.

Since opening its doors, the Palais has welcomed over 740 000 visitors to its galleries

The Palais de Tokyos current directors are Nicolas Bourriaud and Jérôme Sans. The Palais de Tokyo, site de création contemporaine Association is now seeking a new directorship to replace Mister Bourriaud and Mister Sans at the end of their term. This represents a renewable three-year post.

The directorship will be called to develop the Palaiss activities on both the French and the international art scene whilst taking into consideration the work that has been done to date, the direction taken by the institution, and the specific project under development. The new directorship will also be mindful of what is being made available to the public culturally with respect to the resources of the building as a whole.

The successful candidate is experienced in running an art institution or mounting large-scale artistic projects in France or abroad, and possesses in-depth knowledge of emerging art that will allow him or her to draw up and carry out a high-quality programme of artistic and cultural events.

The candidate works well as part of a team and has a gift for supervising those working under him or her. Excellent writing and speaking skills are a must. The candidate will also have to manage the association in terms of its budget (amounting to 3.4 million in 2004), personnel (45 permanent employees), and technical resources whilst working closely with the associations president and the Visual Arts Delegation, and supervising changes at the site for the contemporary arts as it evolves within the overall reorganization of the building.

To guarantee the associations financing, an excellent grasp of the various public and private financing networks and successful experience in fund raising are indispensable.

The candidate speaks English fluently and has a solid mastery of French if he or she is not a native speaker.
The post is to begin in February 2006.

Deadline for submitting applications: Monday, 29 August 2005.

Candidates must submit a complete file comprising a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a dossier presenting the projects they have completed, a proposal laying out a three-year development strategy for the site for the contemporary arts, and an exhibition or art project for 2006 that includes suggestions for sources of financing.

A detailed profile of the position, a presentation file, and the posts requirements are available upon request by email at the following address: recrutement@palaisdetokyo.com

Applications should be sent to the following address (reference DIR-2006):

Palais de Tokyo, site de création contemporaine
Attn: Président de lassociation
13, avenue du Président Wilson
F-75116 Paris

With a copy addressed to:
Monsieur le Délégué aux arts plastiques
Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
3, rue de Valois
75001 Paris

Palais de Tokyo
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