[artinfo] Malmö Konsthall seeks Director

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Seeking Director

Application deadline: September 15, 2013


Workplace description
Work for the City of Malmö! 
By working for the City of Malmö you will have 
the opportunity to work with sustainable social 
development. As a community builder you will play 
an important role in Malmö's development, which 
is why we regard ourselves as the workplace of 
the future. The fact that all people are of equal 
value is a prerequisite for democracy and also 
has a self-evident place in our system of values. 

Malmö Konsthall has one of Europe's biggest and 
most beautiful spaces for contemporary art and 
organises a number of exhibitions every year. Its 
unique building and quality-based programme give 
Malmö Konsthall a strong profile and strength at 
the international level and make it one of the 
leading and most interesting art institutions in 
the region. Malmö Konsthall places great 
importance on reaching out to its public and on 
its immediate proximity to the regional arts 
scene. Malmö Konsthall is the home of 
contemporary art in Malmö and is where people 
encounter the latest and most exciting art-local, 
regional and international.

Malmö Konsthall deliberately aims to gain new 
visitors by offering the greatest possible 
openness and accessibility. In order to enrich 
visitors' experience of contemporary art and to 
stimulate both intellectual and practical work, 
Malmö Konsthall aims to develop and strengthen 
its art educational activities, in particular for 
children and young people. 

Job description
The business objectives of Malmö Konsthall:

-To produce and present a number of Swedish and 
international exhibitions of current contemporary 
-To promote cooperation at the international and 
national levels but also to be an active arena 
for the regional artistic scene 
-To provide generous opening hours and an 
interesting and varied programme with the aim of 
reaching visitors of all ages and from all social 
groups whatever their cultural background 
-To continue to renew and further strengthen its 
art educational activities, especially for 
children and young people as well as special 
needs adults 
-To arrange exhibition activities in public 
spaces in order to reach a new audience.

The job of Director of Malmö Konsthall falls 
under Malmö Department of Culture, the City of 
Malmö, which is a politically driven 
organisation. You will report directly to 
Cultural Director Elisabeth Lundgren. 

We expect you to have university degree in 
arts/culture or in a field considered by the 
employer to be equivalent. You must have 
in-depth, documented knowledge of contemporary 
art, as well as extensive experience of 
designing, implementing, operating and financing 
exhibition work nationally and internationally. 
It is an advantage if you have 
managerial/leadership training. 

You are experienced and have a large national and 
international network in the world of culture. 
You have solid experience of exhibition work 
nationally and internationally. You must be a 
good writer and have an excellent command of 
written and spoken English and preferably also of 
a Nordic language. Additional language skills in 
one of Malmö's major languages ÐÐare an advantage.

We are seeking a creative and imaginative 
visionary with a broad and international network, 
a leader who has the ability to do external 
strategic analysis and who can work analytically 
and strategically. 

You possess good communication skills that enable 
you to debate and present points of view. You are 
a good writer. You have good leadership skills. 
You are flexible and confident in your management 
role and have high integrity. You have a strong 
interest in and commitment to art educational 
activities and social and cultural issues. 

In this recruitment we are cooperating with Recruitment International.

Extent of the position
Starting date: By agreement

Temporary employment (directorship, four years)

Apply no later than September 15, 2013

You can apply for this job via 

Elisabeth Lundgren, Cultural Director: T +46 (0) 766 342927
Anna Holmbom, Acting Director, Malmö Konsthall: T +46 (0) 708 341288

Benny Carlsson, Recruitment International: T +46 (0) 705 405100
Håkan Thuresson, Recruitment International: T +46 (0) 737 763658
<mailto:post at recruitment.se>post at recruitment.se

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