Seeking Director of Villa Romana in Florence

Seeking Director of Villa Romana in Florence

Villa Romana

Villa Romana, Florence. Photo: OKNOstudio.

October 24, 2021
Seeking Director of Villa Romana in Florence
Application deadline: December 1
Villa Romana
Villa Romana
Via Senese, 68
50124 Firenze

As an artists’ residence, Villa Romana is hosting the winners of the Villa Romana Prize, the oldest German art prize. Particularly talented, primarily younger visual artists living in Germany are given the opportunity to further develop their artistic position during a prolonged stay in Florence. The four prize winners are provided with an atelier and a furnished apartment free of charge. In addition, the Villa Romana has made a name for itself in recent years through various events on site, in the region, but also internationally and is very well connected locally, in the region and in the Mediterranean area and offers artists a variety of options to immerse themselves.

The patron of the Villa Romana and founder of the Villa Romana Prize is the registered non-profit association Villa Romana e.V.

Villa Romana is looking for a new director of the artists’ residence in Florence scheduled to begin on December 1, 2022.

–Content-related, commercial and organizational management of the house in Florence
–Support of the award winners, guest artists and visitors 
–Organization and management of the selection committee for the award winners
–Prospective fundraising, networking and expansion of current and possible future supporters on a local, regional and international level
–Organizing exhibitions of the award winners in the villa, in Florence and German museums
–Publication of the annual catalogue of awardees 
–Representation and advocacy of the Villa in the German and Italian contemporary art scene
–Networking and cooperation with local cultural actors, initiatives and institutions
–Monitoring of the federal law on grants and public procurement 

We are looking for a person, if possible,  who has completed his/her/their higher education in the arts and sciences (university or art college). If the requirements are met, the position will be graded up to pay scale level 14 of the public service’s wage agreement (TVöD).

–Profound knowledge of contemporary fine arts
–Experience—including commercial—in the management of a cultural institution
–Good knowledge of German, Italian and English
–Strong communication skills and integration ability
–High level of team competency
–Practical experience in running a cultural institution
–Willingness to fill the life in an artists’ villa as a host in an integrative way.
–It is expected that the director will take up residence, possibly with partner and family, in the villa. A spacious service apartment is available. He/she/they will be supported by a qualified team of employees.
–The position offers a four-year contract with the option of extension. The contractual partner is Villa Romana e.V., Frankfurt. 

With the same suitability, ability and professional performance, special consideration is given to women in accordance with the Federal Equal Opportunities Act (Bundesgleichstellungsgesetz BGleiG), and to people with disabilities in accordance with the Equal Opportunities for Disabled Persons Act (Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz BGG), the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz AGG) and the Social Code (Sozialgesetzbuch SGB IX).  

We look forward to receiving your application by December 1, 2021.

Please send your documents (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, references, as well as your ideas for the further development of Villa Romana on a maximum of three pages) in a single PDF file to vorstand [​at​]

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