ZADIK, Central Archives for German and International Art Market Research is seeking a Director to manage and represent ZADIK and advance its national and international standing in close collaboration with its board of trustees and partners from the spheres of academia, culture and business.
Position to commence 1 October 2020
Application deadline: 3 May 2020
The University of Cologne is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Germany, offering a wide range of subjects. With its six faculties and its interfaculty centres, it offers a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and internationally outstanding profile areas, supported by the administration with its services.
ZADIK, Central Archives for German and International Art Market Research (http://zadik.uni-koeln.de), was incorporated into the University of Cologne’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the beginning of 2020. It has the status of a discrete institute. The archive collects, analyses and publishes sources and materials (archival records) on the history of the German and international art market and contributes to teaching in the area of art market studies at the Department of Art History.
ZADIK is seeking a director with a strong network of interdisciplinary contacts. The ideal candidate’s professional accomplishments will enable her/him to manage and represent ZADIK and advance its national and international standing in close collaboration with its board of trustees and partners from the spheres of academia, culture and business.
Tasks will include the full spectrum of archival management and practice. You will further be responsible for the acquisition of new archival records, initiation, implementation and active supervision of research and other projects in collaboration with national and international partners, teaching and convening of courses on the history of the art market (at least two teaching hours per week), editing and publication of the ‘sediment’ magazine, extensive public-relations work, and acquisition of external funding.
A doctorate and Habilitation (or equivalent post-doctoral qualification) in Art History and a recognised qualification in archives and records management OR demonstrable experience in this field OR a similar qualification
Professional experience in innovative, practical research and teaching with a focus on the history of the art market (particularly in modernism)
Experience with specialised information management systems for archives and recent information technologies
Demonstrable publishing experience (including production and editing activities)
Experience in planning and organising archival exhibitions
Experience in project management, familiarity with research funding structures and opportunities
Proven willingness to collaborate with other regional, national and international institutions (both academic and non-academic)
Strong leadership, teamwork, communication and organisation skills, high motivation and resilience
Excellent command of written and spoken English
WE OFFER YOU
a dynamic work environment and significant responsibility as part of a small, experienced and friendly team
a diverse and fair working environment
support in reconciling work and family life
flexible working time models, full-time positions suitable for job sharing
extensive advanced training opportunities
occupational health management offers
local transport ticket at a discount for UoC employees
The position is available from the 1 October 2020 on a full-time basis. It is permanent. If the applicant meets the relevant wage or civil service requirements and personal qualifications, the salary is up to remuneration group 15 TV-L of the pay scale for the German public sector, or A14 for civil servants.
The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.
Please apply online at: https://jobportal.uni-koeln.de with proof of the sought qualifications. The reference number is Wiss2004- 04. The application deadline is 03.05.2020.