[rohrpost] Full-time position open: Director of the Nida Art Colony

Mindaugas Gapsevicius miga at o-o.lt
Mon Mar 29 16:17:30 CEST 2010

Full-time position open: Director of the Nida Art Colony
to be filled from 2 January 2011 for a fixed term of four years

The Vilnius Academy of Arts opens a position of the Director of the Nida
Art Colony (henceforth – the NAC). We offer:

Salary Scale: Eur 12 178 – 14 611 per year (Lt 3 504 – 4 204 per month,
subject to change according to the wage regulations for state
institutions), plus project administration remunerations

Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. You
should count on spending at least ¼ of your hours of work at the NAC

Office Base: Nida Art Colony (Neringa) and Vilnius Academy of Arts (Vilnius)

Responsible to: Rector and Senate of the Vilnius Academy of Arts

Contract Status: up to 2 January 2015

The Director:
• Develops and delivers relevant art and education programmes at the NAC.
• Promotes innovations in art education, creative contemporary art
practices and international cooperation.
• Promotes the NAC programmes and activities to the target audiences in
Lithuania and abroad.
• Cooperates with the Vilnius Academy of Arts and submits annual reports
of the NAC activities to the Academy.
• Takes responsibility for all activities of the NAC.
• Submits annual NAC activity plans to the NAC Board for approval and
takes the NAC Board decisions into account.
• Takes responsibility for fundraising and financial sustainability of
the NAC.
• Recruits and manages the staff of the NAC.

• Managerial merits and competence: the candidate is required to have at
least three years of experience in international education and art
project management
• Fluency in written and spoken English
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• University degree in social science, humanities or arts.

• Previous successful experience in running a similar education and art
centre or an artist-in-residency programme
• Familiarity with Lithuanian cultural and educational environment
• Competence in the Lithuanian language (for foreign nationals only)
• Other languages (French, German, Spanish, Russian)

• Motivation letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Vision of a four year (2011-2014) NAC activity plan (activities must
be relevant to the NAC objectives)
• List of the most important recently administered education and art
projects (up to 5 projects,
including title, time, location, total budget, sources of funding,
number of administrative staff, responsibilities of the candidate)
• Other relevant information

The application should be in English or Lithuanian.

Address for applications: Vilnius Academy of Arts, Project Management
Office, room 202, Maironio 6, 01124 Vilnius, Lithuania or
daina.urbanaviciene at vda.lt (please write „Application: the NAC director“
in the subject line).

The application must reach the Academy no later than 3 May 2010 at 4.00
pm Lithuanian time (GMT+2). If you chose to mail the application by
regular post, please, make sure it will reach the Academy before the

Telephone, Skype or (preferably) face-to-face interviews are expected to
be held the week commencing 10th or 17th May 2010.

For further information please contact the Head of the Project
Management Office Daina Urbanavičienė (mrs) at
daina.urbanaviciene at vda.lt, cell phone +370 616 55307.

The NAC is a new subdivision of the Vilnius Academy of Arts located in
Nida, Neringa. Its overall objective is to create favourable conditions
for the implementation of innovations in art education as well as
creative art practices by promoting international cooperation. The NAC
will organise workshops, summer schools, exhibitions, conferences and
video screenings. It will also run an international Nida
Artist-In-Residence Programme. The NAC starts its activities in February
2011. For more information on the NAC see www.vda.lt / EN / Nida Art Colony.

The VILNIUS ACADEMY OF ARTS is a state institution bearing the monopoly
of higher art education in Lithuania. There are almost two thousand
students at the Academy seeking traditional graduate and post-graduate
degrees in fine and applied arts, design, architecture, art history and
art management. The Academy is currently seeking initiatives to
implement alternative and more effective ways of art teaching.