The International Centre for Art and Landscape in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine is recruiting a Director
The International Centre for Art and Landscape in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine is recruiting a Director. The position is offered on a permanent basis (CDI) and the starting date is the first quarter of 2021.
Present on the island of Vassivière since 1991, the International Centre for Art and Landscape is a unique institution within the French and international artistic scene. Managed as an association, it is dedicated to contemporary creativity, research, production, the conservation of works in situ, and the broadcasting of this activity to the widest possible public. The art centre’s work also encompasses a sculpture park with 60 works, premises for artists in residence, and a programme for new commissions. The International Centre for Art and Landscape is a member of the following networks: Astre – the visual arts network for the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, the DCA and Arts en résidence. It is accredited as a “Contemporary Art Centre of national interest.” The main financial partners are the Regional Council for the Nouvelle-Aquitaine and the Ministry of Culture.
The director will be responsible for the following tasks:
-Artistic direction: he or she will plan and execute an ambitious artistic and cultural programme within which the notions of landscape and territory will be central. The artistic programme should take into account the context of the surrounding environment and have the development of visitor numbers as an objective. In particular, as part of the work, he or she will be responsible for the planning, the programming and the production of exhibitions.
-The development of partnerships with other artistic and cultural institutions on a local, regional, national and international level.
-Understanding and working within the context of local tourism and the technical conditions and constraints of the Vassivière site.
-Being responsible for the efficient management of the organisation: human resources, budgeting, representing the supervisory board, respecting employers social obligations.
The new director will be a well-known professional within the visual arts world and will be someone who enjoys artistic independence and the freedom of programming.
(At least 5 years’ experience of directing and managing a cultural and artistic institution is required).
Candidates should submit their letter of application and CV in digital form, before the November 18, 2020, to:
Monsieur le Président - Centre international d'art et du paysage
Ile de Vassivière - 87120 Beaumont du Lac - France
T +33 (0)5 55 69 27 27
administration [at] ciapiledevassiviere.com