[artinfo] Bergen Kunsthall seeks a new Director
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Bergen Kunsthall seeks a new Director
Application deadline: 4 March 2013
Rasmus Meyers allé 5
5015 Bergen, Norway
<mailto:soknad at kunsthall.no>soknad at kunsthall.no
Bergen Kunsthall is one of Scandinavia's most
prominent institutions for contemporary art,
housed in its own building designed by the
architect Ole Landmark in 1936. Through close
cooperation with artists, writers, researchers
and other cultural actors, Bergen Kunsthall is an
active participant in social debate and
international contemporary art discourse.
Over the past decade Bergen Kunsthall has built
up an ambitious, internationally recognized
exhibition programme that ranges from curated
group exhibitions to extensive solo exhibitions
of works by some of the leading contemporary
artists of our time. Since 2003, the institution
has been headed by the director Solveig Øvstebø.
Since Øvstebø will be taking over the leadership
of The Renaissance Society in Chicago from 1 June
2013, Bergen Kunsthall is now seeking a new
Bergen Kunsthall shows about twelve exhibitions a
year. Almost all these exhibitions are in-house
productions created specifically for the
exhibition spaces of the Kunsthall. The
exhibition areas are distributed over four large
main halls, the project space NO.5 and Landmark-a
flexible space for film, video, performance,
concerts, lectures and clubs with over 240 events
a year. In February 2013 Bergen Kunsthall
completed an extensive rebuilding, which has
provided important new options, among other
things our own art and book shop and a dedicated
presentation space for children and the young.
During the past decade the institution has
substantially strengthened its finances thanks to
steadily increasing public appropriations and our
own revenues. Today foreseeable public funding
makes up 60% of the operating budget.
We are looking for a director with great
expertise, independence and creativity with the
ability to develop Bergen Kunsthall further. You
must have an higher education in the art field or
a similar disciplinary background, institutional
and management experience within the field of
contemporary art and a broad international
network. The director is both the artistic and
the administrative leader of the institution and
must have an understanding of both financial and
human resource administration, as well as work in
relation to public and private support actors.
Our new director will lead a knowledgeable,
flexible and result-oriented staff of ten. We
want a leader who can mark out a direction for
the Kunsthall and who is at the same time good at
teamwork, cooperation and communication.
As our director you must live in Bergen. If you
have a different first language you must be
willing to learn Norwegian.
The director is responsible to the Board of
Bergen Kunsthall. The position has a set term of
four years. Salary and other conditions by
If you would like information about the post and
about Bergen Kunsthall, contact the Chairman of
the Board, Martin Smith-Sivertsen, or the acting
managing director Stein-Inge Århus:
T +47 55 55 93 11 / <mailto:soknad at kunsthall.no>soknad at kunsthall.no
The application deadline is 4 March.
Send your CV to <mailto:soknad at kunsthall.no>soknad at kunsthall.no
We aim at initiating interviews from 19 March.
Applications will be considered in confidence.
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