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January 2012

Lectureship in Creativity and Collaboration

The School offers a unique combination of inter-related disciplines within a research-intensive university environment. more >

Arts Education Director

The National Endowment for the Arts, an independent Federal agency and the official arts organization for the United States government, supports the advancement of artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation. more >

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February 2012

Vice President for Research and Creative Scholarship

The University of Montana (UM) seeks a dedicated professional with established ability to provide energetic leadership for the University’s ambitious research and creative scholarship agenda. more >

Acting Executive Director, Advocacy & Communications

This is an acting role/secondment opportunity whilst the current Executive Director is on secondment to be Controller of The Space a new arts service partnership with the BBC. With a place on the Executive Board you will work in close partnership with the Chief Executive and other Executive Board members to drive the strategic long term positioning of Arts Council England during this key period. more >

Manager Private Giving and Partnerships Programme

This exciting new fixed term role  is responsible for leading the delivery, monitoring and evaluation of Creative New Zealand’s three year pilot Private Giving and Partnerships Programme - which is focused on increasing private sector support and diversifying sources of income for the arts. more >

Manager: Sustainability

The rapid growth of Arterial Network necessitates the appointment of a full-time person to co-ordinate and implement traditional and new, innovative fundraising strategies to ensure the financial sustainability of the Network including its continental and regional secretariats, national chapters and their programme of activities. more >

Secretary General

Arterial Network requires a suitably skilled and experienced person for the strategic position of Secretary General due to the incumbent’s five-year term ending on 30 April 2012. more >

Manager/Executive (Infrastructure Planning & Development)

You will be involved in the management of building development projects for NAC arts spaces. more >

Chief Executive Officer

Kultour is seeking to appoint an inspiring and dynamic Chief Executive Officer to lead and build upon the Company’s leadership role in the Arts in Multicultural Australia. more >

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March 2012

2 consultants researcher / analyst for creative and cultural industries in Lao PDR

UNESCO is starting an exciting project on creative and cultural industries in Lao PDR. As a first step, a team of consultants will be hired to conduct a detailed baseline study of the sector. more >

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April 2012

Administrator

We are seeking a highly resourceful and well-organised full-time Administrator responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient operation of the IFACCA secretariat and board, as well as our membership services and activities. more >

Head, Music Section

 The Canada Council is a dynamic, highly-respected national arts funding agency with a mandate to promote the study and enjoyment of, and production of works in, the arts.  more >

Festival Director

Brisbane Writers Festival is one of the country’s leading and longest-established writers festivals, with a program which comprised over 150 events and workshops during 2011, both during the Festival and occasionally through the year. more >

Executive Director, South Arts

South Arts seeks a dynamic, multi-talented executive director to build on its exceptional 37-year track record of strengthening the south through advancing excellence in the arts, connecting the arts to key state and national policies, and nurturing a vibrant quality of life. more >

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May 2012

Artistic Director

The Valletta 2018 Foundation is responsible for Valletta’s application for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2018. more >

Senior Manager / Manager (Strategic planning and developmetn)

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CEO, Arts Access Australia

AAA is looking for a suitably qualified person to lead the organisation and take over from our current CEO from October this year.   more >

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June 2012

Project Executive

The Cultural Exchange Department at the Asia-Europe Foundation seeks to recruit a motivated Project Executive with excellent communication and administration skills. more >

Media Arts Specialist

The National Endowment for the Arts, an independent Federal agency and the official arts organization for the United States government, supports the advancement of artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation. We are motivated by the vision of a Nation in which the arts enrich the lives of all Americans and enhance the livability of communities. more >

Director, Arts Organisations

The Director, Arts Organisations, is responsible for leading a team that manages and enhances business relationships with the Australia Council's multi-year funded organisations (Major Performance Arts and Key Organisations). The Director provides high level advice to the Executive Director, Arts Organisations, through strategic analysis of business performance and capability of the sector. more >

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July 2012

Program Manager, Visual Arts, Arts Funding

The Program Manager will oversee the Visual Arts team with responsibility for effective operational management of Visual Arts strategies, grants processes and staff.  They will develop and manage strategies and initiatives to strengthen the Visual Arts sector in Australia. more >

Cultural Policy Task Group

Arterial Network would like to establish a Cultural Policy Task Group on a more sustainable basis to train and nurture new culture policy practitioners, engage with cultural policy matters in a rigorous manner on an ongoing basis, assist governments in developing and implementing cultural policies and undertake research into appropriate cultural policies for the African continent. more >

Administrator

The Administrator will be responsible for providing skilled day-to-day administrative support to the staff team and assist the Chief Executive as and when needed. The Administrator will develop, implement and maintain accurate and efficient processes for all administrative activity. more >

Music Coordinator

The Music Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the design and coordination of an annual music programme focusing, in the first instance, on the UK music industry. more >

Institute of Cultural Capital - PhD Studentships

The ICC wishes to appoint two three-year PhD studentships; the intention is that they will be supervised by staff from both universities and will be based in the ICC.  One will be registered with the University of Liverpool and one with Liverpool John Moores University; the appointments process for both studentships will be identical. more >

Internships at the ACP Secretariat

The Secretariat is pleased to announce that the internship programme has been reinstated. more >

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August 2012

Director of Culture and Heritage

The Scottish Government is seeking a highly motivated individual for this Senior Civil Service appointment as Director of Culture and Heritage. more >

Deputy Chairman for Management and Budget

The National Endowment for the Arts, an independent Federal agency and the official arts organization for the United States government, supports the advancement of artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation. more >

Finance Director and Company Secretary

The Council has a requirement for an experienced senior manager to oversee its financial management and to hold the office of Company Secretary. more >

Finance Manager

Main Purpose: To provide sound financial management systems and sound business principles by recording and summarising financial transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. more >

Promoting innovative approaches to deal with cultural content and respect cultural diversity in the digital age - call for tenders

The European Commission is publishing a call for tenders with the view to launch a pilot action that will test new ways of financing, producing, disseminating or extracting value from cultural contents through ICT technologies. more >

Preparatory Action on Culture in EU External Relations - Open Call for Tenders

The European Commission has launched an invitation to tender for a preparatory action in the field of Culture in EU External Relations. more >

Vice President for Research and Creative Scholarship

The University of Montana (UM) is extending its search for a dedicated professional with established ability to provide energetic leadership for the University’s ambitious research and creative scholarship agenda. more >

Communications and Marketing Manager

As a key member of the Management Team, this position is responsible for development and implementation of an annual marketing and communications strategy. more >

Professor and Director (Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University)

The Arts, Education and Law Group is the largest academic group at Griffith University and arguably the most diverse in terms of academic content, research achievement and character. more >

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September 2012

National Advisers

Do you feel passionate about the arts in Wales? Are you prepared to offer your ideas, experience and expertise to develop new opportunities for people across Wales to enjoy and take part in the arts? more >

State theaters are here to stay

With the new theater season getting nearer, the government seems to have given up on its plan to privatize state-funded theaters, a topic of heated debate last spring. more >

Project Executive, Cultural Exchange

The Cultural Exchange department seeks to recruit a motivated Project Executive with excellent project management, research and communication skills. The successful candidate will assist the Department Director and the direct supervisor in developing and implementing specific projects in the area of cultural policy. more >

Lecturer in Creative Industries (publishing)

The Department is seeking to appoint an academic to a Lectureship in Publishing and Digital Media. The successful candidate will have published research likely to be rated world-leading or internationally-excellent in the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework; and will demonstrate expertise in digital media and social networking and an understanding of how they affect the publishing industry. more >

Senior Lectureship in Arts and Cultural Management

The successful candidate will have published research likely to be rated world-leading or internationally-excellent in the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework, will demonstrate skills and knowledge pertaining to arts and cultural management and ideally will have professional experience in the area. more >

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October 2012

Manager/ Executive (Sector Development) (Music)

You will plan and implement key strategies and initiatives that advance the local music scene. You will be provide in-depth and holistic account management of music groups, including overseeing their growth and development, training and capability development and arts housing needs. more >

Secretary General

IETM, one of the largest cultural networks for the contemporary performing arts (www.ietm.org), is seeking a new Secretary General. more >

Director, Literature Section, Arts Funding Division

The Director, Literature is responsible for providing leadership of the Australia Council’s Literature program and managing delivery of Australia Council grants and initiatives for the Literature sector. more >

Head, Visual Arts Section

The Canada Council is a dynamic, highly-respected national agency with a mandate to promote the study and enjoyment of, and production of works in, the arts.  more >

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November 2012

Lecturer in Cultural Policies

Department of Gender and Cultural Studies. School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.   more >

Senior Arts Adviser - International

Do you want to be part of a creative and dynamic organisation and have the chance to make an impact on the development of international art for New Zealand? more >

Secretary-General, Canadian Commission for UNESCO

As the new Secretary-General, you will steward and strengthen the Commission’s relationships with government departments at the federal, provincial and municipal levels, professional associations and civil society while enhancing the role of the Commission’s members in their ongoing activities. more >

Senior Manager/Manager (Strategic Planning) – Research

You will be part of a team overseeing the Council’s research and statistics functions, strategic planning process, and the review of key arts and culture policies. more >

Call for Presenters - International Conference "Fundraising for Arts and Cultural Organisations: Strategies in the Changing World"

IUGTE seeks presenters for an international conference that will discuss important insights into today's best fundraising strategies for arts and cultural organizations of all sizes and scale. more >

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December 2012

Assistant Professor of Arts Administration

A tenure-track, Regular Title Series Assistant Professor of Arts Administration (academic home to be determined by degree area in the College of Fine Arts) beginning August 2013. more >

Summer Fellowship for International Arts Managers

The DeVos Institute’s Summer Fellowship for International Arts Managers offers an immersive program of study in arts management strategy.   more >

Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research

To carry out research, provide administrative support and contribute to dissemination and engagement for the project ‘Supporting creative business: the Cultural Enterprise Office and its clients’. more >

Business Development Manager, Arts and Creative Industries

Reporting to Director Arts and Creative Industries, and based in a relevant major city in East Asia, the Business Development Manager will work with the regional arts team in close collaboration with the Arts Directors in 14 countries  to generate and develop new arts and creative industries programmes (including skills development and training) for roll-out in 2013-15.   more >

Program Officer, Arts, Culture & Media - Middle East and North Africa

The Ford Foundation Cairo office for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is hiring a Program Officer (PO) for arts, culture and media who will work with the Foundation’s representative in Cairo to design, implement, and evaluate a portfolio of grants addressing issues related to advancing independent arts and culture and professional media with special focus on themes of social justice in the MENA region. more >

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Culture and Society

The Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) is looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in association with the Young and Well project, Safe and Well Online: Researching social communications in the promotion of young people’s safety and wellbeing. This is one of several major research projects hosted at ICS being delivered in collaboration with the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre. The position is for a 3 year fixed term contract. more >

Researchers To Strengthen the Culture of Knowledge

The project is aimed at building the capacities of young researchers and granting them the opportunity to focus on working in the field of cultural study and research. more >

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