The Helga de Alvear Foundation has opened the application period for the job of Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear in Cáceres, Spain with a deadline of January 31, 2023.
The competition regulations, which were accepted by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees on September 27, 2022, were formally published in the Extremadura Official Gazette on November 4 (and can be consulted on the museum’s own website).
The selection procedure is carried out through an international public contest, and the chosen person will serve as the institution’s artistic and executive director for four years. The deadline for submitting applications is two working months from the date of publication of the Call’s basis in the Official Gazette of Extremadura.
Among the responsibilities of the appointed position are the artistic, research, artistic heritage, communication, and educational direction of the Helga de Alvear Museum, the establishment and execution of the Foundation’s Action Plan for each fiscal year, and the administrative, economic-budgetary, and technical management of the Foundation.
Applicants must demonstrate five years of curatorial or management experience in positions with similar abilities and duties in museums or art organizations, as well as a four-year Management Project for the Helga de Alvear Museum.
The Evaluation Commission that will evaluate who is the ideal person to direct the Museum is chaired by Helga de Alvear and made up of Manuel Borja-Villel, Director of the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum, Madrid; Udo Kittelmann, Artistic Director of the Frieder Burda Museum, in Baden-Baden; Ute Meta Bauer, Director of the NTU Center for Contemporary Art in Singapore; Nuria Enguita, Director of the Valencian Institute of Modern Art, from Valencia; Mercedes Roldán Sánchez, Deputy Director General of State Museums of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sports of the Government of Spain and Ana Jiménez del Moral, Art Technician, of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sports of the Junta de Extremadura, acting as secretary María Jesús Ávila, Coordinator of the Helga de Alvear Museum.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear in Cáceres, Spain, designed by award-winning Tuñón Arquitectos Studio, was created to house Spain’s most significant private collection of international contemporary art developed over 40 years by the leading gallerist and collector, Helga de Alvear. With over 3,000 works, the Collection includes pieces by Tacita Dean, Louise Bourgeois, Olafur Eliasson, Ai Weiwei or Wassily Kandinsky among others.