January 25, 2019

Seeking director

École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris-Cergy (ENSAPC)

Installation by Théo Audoire and Natalia Jachowicz at Pot-au-feu festival. Organised by Mésanges Gang at ENSAPC. © Clément Boute.

A public institution of higher education in art operating under the authority of the French Ministry of Culture, the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy (ENSAPC) grants the bachelor, master and PhD degrees. Instruction is provided by artists, sculptors, musicians, choreographers, dancers, writers, filmmakers, curators, theoreticians, researchers, and practicing professionals of national and international renown active in creative endeavors.

ENSAPC is thoroughly cross-disciplinary and student centered, allowing students great freedom to design their own curriculum. ENSAPC’s courses span a wide spectrum of disciplines, including the visual and performing arts, writing, film, and theory; many are offered in cooperation with partner institutions in France and abroad. To promote a critical approach to contemporary challenges, the school is nimble, responsive, critical, and attentive to new fields of knowledge that lead to new domains of artistic practice.

Openness to the world, intercultural dialogue, and international cooperation are integral parts of ENSAPC’s institutional policy. The development of joint teaching and research projects with foreign partners, the active recruitment of international students and faculty, and the encouragement of outgoing mobility by French students together give ENSAPC a student body that reflects the variety of global artistic creation.

ENSAPC is establishing an art center in Aubervilliers. It will provide a space for encounters, experimentation, research, and interactions in which teaching, research, and professional training meet and cross-fertilize.

Candidate profile
An individual active in the contemporary creative sector, endowed with strong relational and management skills, recognized for dynamism and the ability to motivate multidisciplinary teams in pursuit of projects involving artistic research and experimentation.

Possessing strong professional experience in highly responsible positions in closely related fields in France or abroad, demonstrating the candidate’s ability to manage the administrative and budgetary processes of a public institution. Mastery of the cultural, social, environmental, and economic challenges encountered in the development of teaching and research in contemporary art in a forward-looking international context.

Deep knowledge of higher education and research in creative fields is indispensable, as is fluency in French and English.

Understanding the benefits that gender parity and cultural diversity bring to its operations, ENSAPC encourages applications from candidates who can contribute to those goals.

The complete recruitment notice can be found on the ENSAPC website.

Work site: Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy, 2 rue des Italiens, 95000 CERGY, France

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