ARos vision is to stand out among the world’s innovative and attractive art museums. Since moving to the centre of the city in 2004, the museum, through a varied range of high-profile and successful special exhibitions, has taken its first steps towards international esteem. ARoS has succeeded in bringing in the most inspiring and challenging visual art to Aarhus. In particular, ARoS focuses on the meeting of great art and the people it was created for, aiming particularly at attracting children and youths.
The new director must be able to continue the endeavours to bring the museum to a high international level by focusing on the museum’s visitors. In addition to a solid background in art history, this requires a visionary director who is able to communicate straightforwardly with business partners from the political system, the corporate sector and the educational system. Further, it is a condition that the director already has a broad international network and has demonstrated inspiring leadership.
ARoS is an independent institution in Denmark’s second-largest city. Established in 1859, the museum was relocated in 2004 to a large-scale new building of 17,700 square metres in central Aarhus. The museum’s collection comprises 10,000 items dating from 1770 to date. In later years, the museum has focused primarily on purchases of relevant contemporary art. In addition to the permanent exhibition, ARoS has offered 2-3 special exhibitions in recent years. In 2011, the museum reported a record 523,000 visitors. For further information reference is made to our homepage.
The employment is a fixed-term 5-year appointment which may be renewed for 3 years without advertisement.
Applications should be sent to the Chairman of ARoS, c/o Kromann Reumert, Rådhuspladsen 3, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark, marked “ARoS”
or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 1 February 2013.