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Seeking Director of the Centre d’édition contemporaine

Centre d’édition contemporaine (CEC), Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline: 19 August 2024

The Centre d’édition contemporaine at 15 rue des Rois, Geneva. Image © Sandra Pointet

The Centre d’édition contemporaine at 15 rue des Rois, Geneva. Image © Sandra Pointet

The Centre d’édition contemporaine (CEC) is opening for applications the position of Director (effective start date: February 1, 2025)

The Centre d’édition contemporaine (Geneva) is an institution dedicated to the production and the promotion of contemporary editions and to making exhibitions, thus bringing together the specific fields of edition and contemporary art. Several emerging or well-established artists, from Switzerland or abroad, are invited each year to make an exhibition and to produce an edition (prints, artist’s books, publications, multiples, …). The CEC presents a demanding programme and is a major player in its field, locally, nationally, and internationally.

The committee of the CEC association is offering to take over from 1 February 2025 the position of Director of the Centre d’édition contemporaine (100%)

In this position, you are responsible for the artistic direction, management, and budget of the institution.

You draw up the artistic program and regularly inform the committee of the association. You are also in charge of the CEC’s communication strategy and manage a small team.

You are in the front line when it comes to deciding on the institution’s strategic direction, including financial decisions, and to ensuring the circulation of CEC’s publications, both past and future, as well as the promotion of its collection.

You represent the CEC on the local, national, and international contemporary art scene and keep editions at the heart of the institution’s identity, promoting it in relevant circles. You will cultivate a spirit of dialogue with neighbouring institutions, developing, and maintaining regular partnerships on the contemporary art scene.

Your profile

  •  Higher education in art history (or similar) and/or several years’ experience in the field of contemporary art
  • Excellent knowledge of art, contemporary art, and the world of editions and art multiples
  •  Strong international and national network in contemporary art
  •  Proven experience of working directly with artists, as well as producing works, editions and
  •  Reliable budget management and financial planning skills
  •  Ability to fundraise and establish lasting links with potential patrons
  •  Attention to developments in issues relating to artists’ wages
  •  Communication and mediation skills
  •  Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work and communicate with a team, in an associative
    structure, developed sense of public relations
  • Strong writing skills in at least one of the two languages, French and/or English. As French is the working language, a minimum command of French (B2 level) is required, with – in this case – a firm commitment to improving knowledge of the language
  • Fluency in English (C1 level minimum), knowledge of German would be an additional asset
  • Proficiency in communication tools and current office software

Working conditions and location

  • Maximum-termcontract:Thetotaltermofofficeis4years,renewablefortwo3-yearperiods, i.e. a maximum of 10 years
  • Employmentrate:100%
  •  Effectivestartdate:1February2025
  •  Placeofwork:ruedesRois15,CH–1204Geneva
  •  Tosettleintheregionismandatory

Applications include the following documents:

  •  A cover letter (max. 2 pages, mentioning two referees)
  •  Relevant work certificates
  •  Curriculum vitae
  •  A programming concept (max. 2 pages)

For any further questions, please write to
Deadline for receipt of applications: Monday 19 August 2024, midnight, electronically to the following address: Applications sent by post will not be considered.


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