CAPC musee d’art contemporain de Bordeaux Seeks Director

For forty years, first as a Centre for Contemporary Visual Arts, and then as a museum, from 1984 on, the CAPC has been asserting its solid foothold in the present. This is a direction that the architecture of the erstwhile Warehouse has both inspired and splendidly conveyed for four decades, transmitting an exemplary pioneering and international programme. Forged by contemporary cultures, the CAPC is a place for one and all, where learning about the challenges of culture proceeds by way of discovering the art of our day and age.

Markus Schinwald, 2013. Exhibition view, CAPC musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, 2013. Photo: F. Deval, Mairie de Bordeaux.

Markus Schinwald, 2013. Exhibition view, CAPC musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, 2013. Photo: F. Deval, Mairie de Bordeaux.

As a designated museum since 1984, which acquired the “Musée de France” label in 2003, the CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art has compounded its artistic programme by putting together a collection boasting 1,299 works representing 189 artists, including, on the one hand, acquisitions and, on the other, works on permanent loan from the MNAM and the FNAC, with additional works from the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, and loans and gifts from artists and collectors. These acquisitions attest to encounters and exchanges between artists, the venue, and successive museum administrations.

The director, who works under the hierarchical authority of Bordeaux’s general director of cultural affairs and within the framework of the cultural policies and orientations drawn up by the City, is the guarantor of the implementation of the following assignments.

–Defining the establishment’s scientific and cultural project.
–Preparing and implementing the artistic and cultural project, as well as programmes aimed at the public in its various forms.
–Scheduling the programme of artistic activities in order to consolidate the establishment as a driving force in relation to creative activities, at a local, national and international level.
–Initiating the creation, production and diffusion of art events and positioning the institution within an international network by way of joint productions, in particular.
–Developing research assignments and bolstering the establishment in its role as a revealer of talent and as a creative laboratory.
–Guaranteeing the enrichment and management of the collections.
–Supervising the implementation of preventive and remedial conservation.
–Supervising and organizing the promotion of the collections.
–Promoting the establishment’s cultural policy and implementing the relevant communication tools.
–Developing the online and digital policy.
–Developing cooperative programmes with regional cultural establishments in particular in a logic of synergy within Entrepot Lainé.
–Developing the CAPC’s own resources and underwriting financial and media partnerships around art projects.
–Managing the museum’s various teams (around sixty people) and guaranteeing its cohesion and smooth functioning.
–Guaranteeing the Museum’s administrative and financial management.
–Guaranteeing the security of goods and people.

–Very good knowledge of art history
–Very good knowledge about the workings of the art market and contemporary art networks
–An open-minded attitude to other contemporary art forms and their networks
–Significant experience in an equivalent post
–Knowledge about how local authorities function
–Fluent French

Applications (including a CV and covering letter, and note of intent) should be addressed to:
Monsieur le Maire de Bordeaux, DRH, Hôtel de Ville, Place Pey Berland, 33077 Bordeaux cedex, France

For inquiries, please call:
Brigitte Proucelle, Directrice Générale, Direction Générale des Affaires Culturelles
T +335 56 10 22 40
Chrystelle Audoit, Directrice Générale Adjointe, Direction générale des affaires culturelles
T +335 56 10 14 45

Application deadline: 15 September 2013

CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
Entrepôt. 7, rue Ferrère
F-33000 Bordeaux, France

Send applications to: [email protected]