Vacancy for Akademie Director at Akademie Schloss Solitude


Akademie Schloss Solitude is a public-law foundation administered by the State of BadenWuerttemberg and headquartered in Stuttgart, which offers an interdisciplinary and international fellowship program featuring residency and work fellowships for young artists, scientists and economists. 

We require an individual to fill the post of Akademie Director with effect from April 1, 2018. The Akademie Director shall represent the former judicially and extrajudicially. He/she shall manage the affairs of the Akademie within the framework of the foundation's objective. His/her remit includes artistic direction as regards the administration of the Akademie.

To lead this globally renowned institution, we require an individual with excellent international network connections, a great affinity for current artistic movements, empathy for artists and experience of intercultural dialog. We are also seeking ideas for the Akademie's further development, in addition to receptiveness to interdisciplinary collaborations, be these local or international, networked thinking and an interest in digital media. Extremely good written and spoken knowledge of German and English is mandatory. Additional language skills are desirable.

Experience of a leadership role and/or in the management of prominent international projects is as much a prerequisite for the post as are skills in the fields of human resources, budgetary and economic management and in external fundraising. We expect creative power, excellent interpersonal and communicative skills, an interest in working in intercultural, international and cultural-political contexts, flexibility, resilience and dedication to the post.

The Akademie Director is appointed for a period of 5 years. A re-appointment is possible. Remuneration shall be made in the form of an individually negotiable employment contract. Severely handicapped applicants eligible for the post will be given preferential treatment.

Further information can be found at: http://www.akademie-solitude.de

Dr. Volker Wedekind will be pleased to respond to any queries by telephone on (+49) (0)711 279- 2980.

We would be delighted if you could include your ideas on the future of the Akademie in your application. Please send detailed applications by post by April 28, 2017, to the Chairperson of the Foundation Board, Ms Petra Olschowski, State Secretary at the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Königstr. 46, 70173 Stuttgart.

As application documents will not be returned, we recommend that you refrain from using application portfolios and that you submit all documents in the form of copies. Documents submitted by applicants excluded from the appointment process will be destroyed after the selection procedure is complete.