19 de enero de 2017


Fondazione Università Ca' Foscari seeks to appoint a visionary director to lead the development and delivery of the project.

Post Summary

The ideal candidate will be an outstanding creative and entrepreneurial leader with a successful track record in leading an organisation focused on transdisciplinary public engagement with emerging ideas and research, from early stages to opening and operation as a successful self-sustaining enterprise. The candidate will be regarded as a leader in this emerging field, with significant expertise and networks within the worlds of science, art, technology and business. 

Key attributes of the ideal candidate include 

  • Having held senior positions in a gallery, museum, science centre or science festival. 
  • Being comfortable in working in an academic environment.
  • Having good project, business and stakeholder management skills.

Responsibilities and duties

  • The Director will be responsible for developing, planning and implementing the Science Gallery Venice business plan, overseeing the recruitment and training of Science Gallery Venice staff as well as overseeing the operations of Science Gallery Venice, including strategic planning for the long term development and financial sustainability of the gallery.
  • The Director will be responsible for the gallery’s cultural, communication and engagement strategy and for establishing a group of experts who will oversee the Science Gallery Venice program and exhibitions.
  • The Director will identify opportunities for collaboration that break new boundaries, seeking external partnerships which will develop new knowledge, new audiences and new levels of engagement at the creative fusion of science, technology and arts. 

About Science Gallery Venice

Due to open its doors in 2019, Science Gallery Venice will be a dynamic new space for engaging young adults at the interface between science and the arts.
The first space of its kind in Italy, Science Gallery Venice will deliver an innovative, ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events to engage 15-25 year olds at the dynamic interface between art and science.
As a member of the Global Science Gallery Network, Science Gallery Venice will build on the proven university-linked model of public engagement pioneered by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, but will adapt this model to a different context – the city of Venice, home to a dynamic creative community, some of Italy’s leading scientific institutions, and to an international contemporary artscene.

Applications and enquiries

For further information click on this link.

The deadline for receiving the application is February 17th, 2017. Fondazione Università Ca’ Foscari is an equal opportunity action employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.