[artinfo] Seeking new Director for Kunsthalle Bielefeld

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Seeking new Director

Kunsthalle Bielefeld
Artur-Ladebeck-Straße 5
33602 Bielefeld
Hours:	Tuesday-Sunday	11am-6pm,
	Wednesday	11am-9pm,
	Saturday	10am-6pm

T +49 521 329995017
<MAILTO:info at kunsthalle-bielefeld.de>info at kunsthalle-bielefeld.de


The Kunsthalle Bielefeld is renowned both 
nationally and internationally for modern and 
contemporary art of the 20th and 21st centuries. 
For 50 years the museum, designed by Philip 
Johnson, has been an important cultural center in 
East Westphalia-Lippe, located between Hannover 
and the Ruhr District. The Kunsthalle is operated 
as a non-profit organization by the City of 
Bielefeld and two other equal partners.

The City of Bielefeld has decided to renovate the 
Kunsthalle from the ground up, equipping it with 
the latest technology and starting over with a 
new strategy. In support of this undertaking, we 
are seeking a Director by January 2020. The 
successful candidate will lead the museum as 
managing director, contribute to the planning 
process, and help to identify and define 
opportunities and perspectives.

The director's duties include:

-Conceiving and producing exhibitions
-Overseeing and developing the collection
-Involvement in multiple activities and programs centered on cultural education
-Responsibility for the museum's economic well-being

Applicants should have completed a degree in art 
history, art studies, or a comparable, relevant 
subject, and will also have independently curated 
exhibitions within the framework of a museum or 
similar institution. We are seeking someone with 
leadership skills and experience in management, 
who also has a wide network of professional 
contacts, both in Germany and abroad. You must be 
able to lead the Kunsthalle Bielefeld based on 
its established reputation, while supplying new 
ideas and innovation that will take it into the 
future. Your outstanding conceptual, 
communicative, and organizational skills, along 
with your teamwork-oriented approach, will serve 
you well in this position. For more information 
about the job's duties and requirements, please 

The Chairman of the Board of the Kunsthalle 
Bielefeld gGmbH, Mr. Georg Fortmeier, is 
available via 
<mailto:fortmeier at kunsthalle-bielefeld.de>fortmeier at kunsthalle-bielefeld.de 
for further questions.

We request that all applications and accompanying 
documents be submitted digitally by January 31, 
2019, to the address of the city's cultural 
affairs officer, 
<mailto:udo.witthaus at bielefeld.de>udo.witthaus at bielefeld.de. 
Confidentiality is guaranteed.

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