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28 Apr 2008


Job Advertisement


+43 662 842113
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Franziskanergasse 5 a, P.O. Box 18
5010 Salzburg, Austria

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Job Advertisement

Issued by the personnel department of the Salzburg Regional Government

Kaigasse 14-16, P.O. Box 527, 5010 Salzburg, Austria

Reference number: 21404-S-963/1-2008, 7 April 2008

Post designation: Director of the International Summer Academy of Fine Art in Salzburg, succession Prof.Dr. Barbara Wally

Office Location: Salzburg

Extent of employment:  Full-time employment from 1 January 2009

Essential qualifications:

  • Academic degree awarded by a university, preferably in the field of the arts
  • Professional experience in managing international art or cultural institutions
  • Experience as a curator of several international exhibitions
  • Teaching and publishing activities (examples should be stated)
  • Long-standing international contacts with renowned artists and cultural institutions
  • Several years of activity in an outstanding position
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken German, and English, knowledge of at least one more language
  • Management skills:

Personal competence: Exemplary behaviour as required in an official function; dependability and tolerance in dealing with frustrating situations.

Social competence: Ability to motivate staff; ability to deal with conflicts.

Methodical competence: Ability to plan and implement a budget; ability to resolve conflicts, strategic thinking. 

Description of duties:

Since its founding by Oskar Kokoschka in 1953 the International Summer Academy of Fine Art has become one of the most renowned art academies in the world. Every year during the summer up to 450 students from 50 countries take part in two- to six-week long classes, courses and workshops. The teaching programme comprises the artistic subjects painting and drawing, graphic art, illustration, sculpture, three-dimensional design/modelling, a stone sculpture symposium, photography, video, new media, architecture, design, jewellery design, as well as thematic defined classes which cover various subjects.

  • Programming the teaching classes
  • Issuing publications
  • Organising exhibitions and lectures
  • Responsibility for the budget, organisation and staff matters
  • Leadership and staff management
  • Public relations
  • Cooperation with the city and regional authorities as well as with other cultural institutions 

General remarks:

The selection procedure is carried out according to the regulations of the Salzburg Objectivisation Law dating from 6 November 2000, LGBl. No. 7/2001.  All applications will be reviewed and assessed by the panel according to the application documents which are submitted, and selected candidates will be invited to an interview.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a civil servant under contract to the Regional Government of Salzburg.

The Government of Salzburg is eager to increase the percentage of women in management positions and thus expressly encourages qualified women to apply. 

Further specialist information can be obtained from:

Dr. Monika Kalista, Telephone number: +43 662 8042 ext. 2067


Application forms “Appointments in the Regional Government Service” are available from:


Telephone Buergerbuero: +43 662 8042 2100

Deadline for applications:

The closing date for submitting applications is 30 May 2008 (date of postmark). Applications received after this date cannot be considered. 

Please send the completed application documents and proof of relevant qualifications according to the stated requirements to:

Hofrätin Dr. Monika Kalista, Franziskanergasse 5 a, 5020 Salzburg, Austria