The National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah (MEIS) has opened a call for applications for a director, to fulfill a four- year term in the post.
The four-year term of its current director, the Italian scholar and journalist Simonetta Della Seta, is about to expire.
She will leave her post in June and go to Jerusalem, where she will direct the Europe Department of Yad Vashem.
Applications for the MEIS position are due March 20.
According to the Call the ideal candidate must possess the following general profile:
a) Bachelor’s degree or 5-year degree, or equivalent qualification from a college abroad, preferably with specialization in conservation and management of cultural heritage, or economics and management of cultural projects. The educational qualifications obtained abroad must be recognized by the Italian government.
b) specific knowledge of the history and culture of Italian Judaism and the Holocaust;
c) several years’ experience in the organization and management of public or private cultural facilities, preferably a museum, or in prestigious assignments for scientific coordination;
d) proven professional qualification in the protection and enhancement of cultural assets;
e) experience in the management and organization of human, financial and instrumental resources;
f) experience in fundraising;
g) several years’ experience in the management of institutional relations, both internal and external, and in international cultural relations;
h) experience in conceiving and implementing communications projects;
i) ability to use technology, in particular in relation to museums and cultural institutions;
l) good mastery of Italian and English and, preferably of Hebrew as well.
Full details are listed in the Call.