Open Call Artistic Direction Tanzquartier Wien

Tanzquartier Wien has opened a call for the next Artistic Director of the dancehouse.

The main task is the Artistic Direction and topical further development of a house for contemporary dance and performance operating in an international context.

The remit for the position covers the artistic responsibility for:

  • The continuous programming of a venue from October to the end of April with up to 300 seats and the temporary programming of a venue with approx. 900 seats.
  • The year-round studio operation in 3 studios for training, workshops and showings for professional dancers.
  • The continuation and further development of discourse and theory events.

The Artistic Director is a member of the management board and manages the Tanzquartier Wien jointly with the existing business management.

Essential focus

  • Continuation and strengthening of the positioning of the Tanquartier Wien as a local and international house for contemporary dance and performance.
  • Programme creation for the venues with a diverse aesthetic content.
  • Development of projects and structures in the field of further education and training with dance and performance creators as well as educational institutions.
  • Development and realisation of projects in order to reach new audiences on a long-term basis.


  • Professional experience in the fields of programming and event organisation of venues.
  • Professional experience in the fields of contemporary dance and performance in relation to the conception of content, initiation, development, budgeting and production.
  • Experience in networking with dance-specific international and Austrian initiatives and institutions.
  • Experience in the development of innovative concepts for conveying contemporary dance and performance and opening up new audiences.
  • Well-founded knowledge of contemporary Austrian and international dance and performance creation as well as interdisciplinary arts competence.
  • Experience in dealing with the public and the media.
  • Leadership experience and management qualities with social skills and team-working ability.
  • Profound knowledge of German and English.

The period in office can be extended by one term. The annual salary evisaged amounts to €80.000. The total funding for the Tanzquartier Wien GmbH amounts to 3 Milion €. The candidacy of women who meet the requirement profile will be particularly welcome.

Applications, with a written curriculum vitae and a compelling thematic concept of a maximum of 10 A4 pages, should be submitted by 10 July 2016 at the latest to: Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, z.H. Dr. Robert Dressler, Friedrich Schmidt-Platz 5, 1082 Wien.

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