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Director, Leopold Hoesch Museum and Paper Museum

The Leopold Hoesch Museum in Düren is one of the major art museums in the Rhineland with a national reputation and can look back on more than one hundred year history and tradition of collecting that are, as the foundation for a dynamic and contemporary art undertook mediation work. At the museum include exhibitions and other activities of Hubertus Schoeller Foundation and the Günther Peill Foundation, which awards every two years scholarships to young artists and distinguished with the Peill price already established artists. Located adjacent to the Leopold-Hoesch Museum is the Paper Museum Düren, whose central task is to research and discuss the historical development of paper production and processing, and is affiliated with the Leopold-Hoesch Museum. Duren has for centuries paper city for decades and forum for current paper art.

Your tasks:
- Leadership and profiling of museums as well as strategic and conceptual direction considering the duality of both houses
- Management of a dedicated team
- use of the opportunities that arise from the complete redesign of the paper Museum
- Planning of the exhibition program, collection management and provenance research in cooperation with the curators / inside
- Concept development for digitization as a challenge for all areas of the museum
- Responsible for budget planning and control, and the acquisition of external funding based on a fundraising concept
- strengthening existing networks in particular with the sponsors and donors
- Expansion of the mediation concept of both houses
- Development of an event concept that works in the urban community and the surrounding region

Your profile:
The requested person should have several years of experience in the development and transmission of artistic content, including the urban society and the management of financial budgets. Desired are strong leadership skills, a high level of communication skills and expertise in the new conceptual design of structures and processes.

The following skills are important in detail:
- A possible proven scientific expertise with a doctorate
- expertise in the fields of classical modern art, concrete art and contemporary art, enthusiasm for paper art in terms of maintaining, expanding and exploring the collection
- planning, design and implementation of an innovative and high-quality exhibition program at (inter) national level
- Ability to expanding cooperation result of major networks, a positive charisma and ability to represent
- Commitment of provenance research
- Comprehensive knowledge and experience in the areas of:
> Strategy and Process Development
> Financial Management and Controlling
> Third Party Acquisition
> Project and Event Management
> marketing
- assertiveness and result orientation
- Above-average personal commitment, time and personal flexibility and resilience
- Residence in Düren is desired
- foreign language skills

The site offers an interesting, varied work in a high-quality and diverse cultural environment with extensive design options. Payment is made in accordance with the regulations of the civil service. For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheytt and wife Annika Sandtner under +49201822891 62 disposal. Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to the authorized by us Consultancy CULTURE EXPERTS Dr. Scheytt GmbH until December 19, 2017:
Relevant research areas: Western Europe

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