Seeking director

Seeking director

ar/ge kunst

Courtesy of ar/ge kunst. 

January 22, 2022
Seeking director

Application deadline: March 22, 2022
ar/ge kunst
Via Museo 29
39100 Bolzano
Italy
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–7pm,
Saturday 10am–1pm

T +39 0471 971601
info@argekunst.it
www.argekunst.it

The Board of ar/ge kunst invites applications for the position of Artistic Director, part-time (with prospect of moving to full-time), starting January 10, 2023 and limited to three years (with the possibility of extension).

ar/ge kunst is the Kunstverein of Bolzano (I), an art association that has been involved in the production, presentation and mediation of contemporary art for 37 years and organises up to five exhibitions each year.

The name ar/ge kunst is an abbreviation of the word “Arbeitsgemeinschaft” (working group), which encapsulates the intention to promote and share with the public collective work around the languages of contemporary art and its relationship to different forms of knowledge as well as disciplines such as architecture, design, performance and film. The focus at ar/ge kunst is on identifying innovative artistic positions that go beyond short-lived trends and on presenting work by international, national and regional artists who demonstrate independent artistic approaches to current affairs and issues affecting society and the environment.

The office and exhibition spaces are located in the centre of the old town of Bolzano, South Tyrol (I).

Areas of responsibility
–Independent planning, organisation, implementation, curation and communication of the programme of activities
–Press and public-relations work
–Co-development of the annual funding strategy
–Maintaining and expanding relationships with members, audiences, press contacts and funding bodies

Requirements
–Completed degree or equivalent training with a focus on exhibition practice, art theory, art history or equivalent
–Several years’ experience curating exhibition programmes
–Experience of writing and editing texts and publications
–Experience with directing and organising
–Very good knowledge of either German or Italian (with a willingness to learn the other) and very good knowledge of English (South Tyrol is a bilingual territory with Italian and German as its official languages)
–Contacts with an international network of artists, art institutions and the press
–An interest in the South Tyrolean art and cultural scene
–A willingness to live in Bolzano or the surrounding area (in the case of full-time employment)

Please email your application documents to Ms Karin Welponer (karin [​at​] argekunst.it), President of ar/ge kunst, by March 22, 2022. These should be in German or Italian and should not exceed a total of six A4 pages and 5MB.

–Curriculum vitae
–Outline of experience relevant to the position advertised
–Letter of motivation including your own vision for the future development of ar/ge kunst
–Candidates who advance to the second stage of the selection process will be asked to provide contact details for two referees.

Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview in May 2022. All applications will be treated confidentially.

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