[artinfo] fw: The Turbulences - Frac Centre is looking for a Director

± b2 at c3.hu
Sun Jun 22 16:12:56 CEST 2014

Application deadline: 16 July 2014, 7pm


Since they were created by the State and the regions, the Regional 
Contemporary Art Collections (FRACs) have had the following three 
missions: establishing a public contemporary art heritage, disseminating 
these collections, and raising public awareness of contemporary art.

Since September 2013, the second generation FRAC Centre has been open to 
the public in the outstanding Turbulences site in Orléans, in a building 
designed by the architects Jakob+MacFarlane. In these premises, by way 
of permanent and temporary exhibitions, the FRAC shows pieces from its 
huge collection devoted to the relations between contemporary art and 
experimental architecture, now internationally acclaimed, and made up of 
almost 600 works, 800 architectural maquettes and more than 15,000 drawings.

You will develop and implement the FRAC’s artistic and cultural project, 
based on strategic guidelines drawn up by the State and the region.

In this framework, you will define an ambitious policy for the 
acquisition of works, coherent with the collection’s identity and 
bolstering the FRAC’s international position.

You will also introduce a demanding and diversified programme of 
exhibitions and events in Orléans and the region by encouraging 
inter-regional partnerships and cooperation.

You will propose innovative policies involving different kinds of public 
and mediation, aimed especially at schools.

You will set up an active sponsorship strategy.

These guidelines will involve a new organization which it will be your 
job to establish.

Lastly, you will be in charge of the association’s human resources and 
budget, and you will supervise the management of the establishment.

Our ideal candidate
Senior executive and experienced manager, with Bac +5 years higher 
education in the History of Art and Architecture, you have solid 
experience in managing and organizing a cultural team. You have in-depth 
knowledge of the issues associated with artistic creation, in the fields 
of architecture and contemporary art. You also have a healthy appetite 
for organization and teamwork and strong skills in management, project 
supervision and communication. You have a B driver’s license and are 
fluent in French and in English.

Candidates must send a letter of application accompanied by a CV, before 
7pm on 16 July to: contact at frac-centre.fr or Les Turbulences – Frac 
Centre, 88 rue du Colombier, 45000 Orléans, France.

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