[artinfo] Grazer Kunstverein seeks artistic director

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Grazer Kunstverein

Seeking artistic director


Grazer Kunstverein is a nationally and internationally renowned 
exhibition venue for contemporary art. Since its establishment in 
1986, Grazer Kunstverein has functioned as a place for production, 
curating and mediation in contemporary art. The aim is to promote and 
present recent artistic positions and to address questions around 
current cultural and political tendencies. As a place for production 
of recent art and intermediation, the Grazer Kunstverein plays an 
important role in Graz as well as in Austria and abroad. Due to a 
close cooperation with various institutions and universities, it has 
over recent years become a centre for artistic and cultural studies. 
The Grazer Kunstverein is not guided by populist demands, but 
advocates for the promotion and presentation of qualitative artistic 

Our current director Krist Gruijthuijsen will be leaving by the end 
of September 2016 and we are now looking for a successor, effective 
October 1, 2016. We are searching for a creative personality who will 
assume responsible for both the artistic and administrative 
management of Grazer Kunstverein. 

Requirements for your application are:
-a degree in art history or similar qualifications and an experience 
in working in and with contemporary art
-managerial experience
-excellent knowledge of the international art scene and the ability 
to discover new developments therein
-excellent networking with stakeholders and institutions at different 
levels-a vision for the future program of Grazer Kunstverein
-management experience in the professional art exhibition context, 
including personnel management
-strong communication and mediation skills and the ability to run a 
complex institution responsibly, efficiently and strategically
-experience in securing project-specific, third-party funding as well 
as business management skills including budget planning and monitoring
-keen interest in the arts and culture scene of Graz and its region 
and a willingness to cooperate with other institutions

This is a full-time position. Essential to this position is a 
permanent place of residency in Graz. Spoken and written German is 
preferred but not obligatory. 

We look forward to receiving your CV and motivation letter by 
February 15, 2016 by sending it to Dr. Tanja Gurke: 
<mailto:tg at grazerkunstverein.org>tg at grazerkunstverein.org

Grazer Kunstverein is structurally supported by the city of Graz, the 
Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Art and Culture, the 
province of Styria, Legero | con-tempus.eu, and its members.

Grazer Kunstverein
Palais Trauttmansdorff
Burggasse 4
8010 Graz

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