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HIAP: Call for Director (Finland)

A group of people gathering informally in front of a building with 6 tall windows.
HIAP Suomenlinna. Photo by Tuomas Laasanen.

HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme) is looking for a visionary and capable Director to be responsible for the organisation’s operations and finances, as well as collaborations and strategic planning.

The Director candidates will have relevant management experience, strong knowledge of the residency field or the art sector, and the ability to foster collaboration networks both in Finland and internationally. The position will be filled for a period of five years starting from 1 August 2024, after which there is a possibility of a continuation.

HIAP is Finland’s leading artist residency organisation and a significant actor in the international artist residency scene. HIAP’s core activity is to arrange artist residencies in Suomenlinna and Cable Factory, offering art professionals time, space and support for creative work in interaction with the local art scene.

HIAP’s programme activities have been built around collaboration initiatives, such as Ukraine Solidarity Residencies Programme, Post-Fossil Transition (in collaboration with Mustarinda) and HIAP’s exhibition pavilion at the Gwangju Biennale. Important key themes of the past years have been ecological sustainability, collegiality and learning.

HIAP has a permanent staff of 2 people and additional employees with fixed-term contracts.

The candidate needs to have the following:

  • At least five years of work experience in tasks related to international art and culture activities.
  • A suitable higher education degree.
  • Versatile leadership skills and good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong knowledge of the arts sector or artist residencies.
  • Experience in long-term financial planning of a private or public organization.
  • Excellent English language skills.

The work involves travelling. HIAP prioritises ecological travelling via land or sea. The working languages of the organisation are Finnish and English. They welcome applicants of different ages, gender and backgrounds who meet the requirements for the position, including international applicants.

The position is full-time with a monthly salary of 3,850 EUR. There is a possibility to revise and raise the salary, if funding permits. Incentives for obtaining new funding are negotiable.

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