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Seeking Assistant Manager – Announcements


The Ludwig Forum for International Art offers a permanent part-time (m / f / d) Deputy Director position with 19.5 hours per week. The position is open to applicants with a university degree in the following fields: art history, art studies, cultural studies, museology / museum studies or an equivalent university degree. Ideally with several years of professional experience in the field of exhibitions (museums and comparable art institutions or independent activities for art foundations, etc.). The Junior Assistant directly supports Director Eva Birkenstock and Deputy Director Dr. Annette Lagler in the areas of conservation and organization.

The Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen is an exhibition center for international contemporary art. It is based on the collection of Peter and Irene Ludwig, comprising key works of world art from 1960 to the present day. The Ludwig Forum collection is at the heart of a program of exhibitions, events and education that is as polyphonic, diverse and transdisciplinary as possible.

Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2021. Apply now in line.

Your main missions
–Represent the management in all communication issues with museums and the various collaborators of their administrations (m / f / d), as well as with representatives (m / f / d) of the press, the foundation, sponsors and other collaborations and partnerships
–Represent the management in personnel management
–Support the management in the implementation of all the artistic programs of the establishment and the program of exhibitions and research projects in particular, including the preparation of funding requests
-Complete development and management of the institution’s exhibition formats, including design, academic publishing, budgeting, exhibition facilities, etc.
–Academic supervision of specific areas of the collection and expert support for the inventory of the collection
–Management of publications incl. supervision of printed products as well as partial management of support programs for temporary exhibitions as well as presentations of the collection
– Supervision of repair and maintenance projects

What you bring with you
–A university degree in the following fields: art history, art theory, art studies, visual arts, fine arts, cultural studies, museology / museum studies or an equivalent university degree
– Ideally several years of professional experience in the field of exhibitions (museums and comparable artistic institutions or independent work for art foundations, etc.)
– Willingness to lead and the ability to motivate and inspire employees (m / f / d) with an integrative and cooperative leadership style
– Demonstrable academic publication activity
–In-depth knowledge of the field of international contemporary art
–Good MS Office skills
–Very good command of English
–Communication skills and a high level of social competence during sometimes difficult negotiations with third parties
– A high level of commitment and initiative, a demonstrable proactivity and an autonomous start, in particular in the acquisition of knowledge in new fields of artistic study (essential)
–Structured and independent working methods in addition to assertiveness and persuasion

–PhD completed in the following fields: art history, art studies, cultural studies, museology / museum studies or in a comparable field
–Experience in networking with artists, gallery owners and museum colleagues

What we offer
–Work for the second largest employer in the region
– Responsibility and the space to actively contribute to shaping the institution
– Respectful and fair working conditions
–Training and continuing education for professional and personal development
–Compatibility between professional and family life
–Flexible and flexible working time models
–Public transport work ticket
–An innovative fleet of vehicles
– Additional contributions to the company pension scheme
–Global management of occupational health and safety
–Job security with a permanent contract
– 30-day vacation entitlement with a five-day week

It is possible to fill the position with part-time staff provided that the staffing is ensured within the framework of the targeted work schedule (19.5 hours). The respective working hours of part-time staff would then be determined in consultation with management.

The city of Aachen actively supports equal opportunities for all employees. We strive to ensure that the social diversity of the region is reflected among our employees and therefore welcome applications from qualified individuals, regardless of their cultural and social background, age, religion, worldview, disability, gender or sexual orientation and gender identity. Requests from severely disabled persons are given priority in equal suitability cases, all relevant circumstances of the specific case being taken into account.

The selection process to fill the position consists of a pre-selection process and a subsequent selection process.

Applications are in line. In exceptional cases, applications can be submitted by post.

E 49/1 LuFo-2021-000905, part-time, 19.5 hours per week
Time limit: Unlimited
Remuneration: EG 13 TVöD