Postes : Directeurs de collections à Prague

The National Gallery (NG) in Prague has opened a call for

Director of Collection of Old Masters
Director of Collection of Art of the 19th Century
Director of Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art

Capture d’écran 2015-03-01 à 20.01.40Qualifications:
– Completed university education in the field of art history, cultural history or equivalent – Ph.D. or other comparable university qualification
– Very good knowledge of at least two languages – must be able to speak and write fluently in English; another language is an advantage
– Minimum 5 years of curatorial experience, scholarship and research
– Contributed significant scholarly research and/or curatorial activities with international impact in the field of art history or cultural history

Other requirements:
– A strong personality with organizational and management skills, a good communicator and team player
– Ability to develop a concept for creating, protecting and presenting the collections
– Knowledge of basic legislation related to the protection of museum collections
– A good orientation of the Czech art scene and profound knowledge of the international context
– Very good computer skills (especially MS Office and database programs)

Job description:
– Develop strategies for the protection and presentation of the collections
– Managing the work of the NG Collection Department in scholarly research, methodology, and organization
– Responsible for the processing, documentation, preservation and storage of collections
– Provide suggestions for and cooperation in the organization of short-term exhibitions

What we offer:
– A full-time position of unlimited duration with a 1-year probationary period
– Salary according to the pay scale, with potential bonuses based on personal assessment, management and extraordinary bonuses
– Employee benefits
– Attractive work in a prestigious museum and research institution
– Active cooperation on NG reboot with the aim of achieving the status of significant international museum institution
– Possibility of further education

The application for the first round must include:
– A letter of motivation in English
– CV in English
– List of published articles
– List of research projects realized
– List of exhibitions realized
– Nostrification of your highest level of education
– Statement of knowledge of the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums
– Personal statement of concept of collection development in English
(max. 5,000 characters, including spaces)

Organization and terms:
The selection process will be over several rounds; an expert commission
committee will judge all applications.
Please send your application to at latest by 10 April

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