31 January 2021

Opportunity Description

Kunsthalle Bern is an internationally renowned venue for encountering contemporary art. Since 1918, its exhibitions have been sites for presenting, testing, and discussing contemporary artistic positions.

Starting on 1 April 2022, the Board of the Kunsthalle Bern is seeking to recruit a


Applications by collectives are also welcome.
In this high-profile position, you will be responsible for the artistic direction and overall management of the Kunsthalle Bern. A small, highly motivated team will be on hand to assist you.

We seek a candidate with:

  • Outstanding knowledge of contemporary art and an excellent international network
  • A number of years’ experience working with artists, organising and curating exhibitions
  • Experience in bringing art to local, national and international audiences through exhibitions, publications and events
  • Proven management and social skills, dependability and the ability to work under pressure
  • Willingness to acquire and manage relationships with sponsors and financial backers, as well as securing their long-term commitment to the institution
  • Ability to develop and maintain a local, national and international network

The working languages are German and English; a knowledge of French is preferred but not essential.

Information about Kunsthalle Bern

How to Apply

Applications including a letter of motivation (max 2 pages), concept / ideas sketch (max 2 pages) and CV can be uploaded until 31 January 2021 to the selection committee of the Kunsthalle Bern HERE.

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