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Subject:

Job Opportunity: Director of Museum of Science Fiction & Utopia

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Honor Harger <[log in to unmask]>

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Honor Harger <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 9 Nov 2010 23:23:04 +0000

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Dear friends at CRUMB,

Please find below an announcement about a job 
opportunity some of you might find interesting.

Maison d'Ailleurs, the museum of science fiction, 
utopia and extraordinary journeys in Switzerland 
is looking for a new director.

The museum has an extensive collection, beautiful 
new gallery spaces, and is located in the main 
square of Yverdon-les-Bains in Switzerland. 
Their current exhibition is a major retrospective 
of the work of new media artist, Ken Rinaldo: 
http://www.ailleurs.ch/index.php?s=en&m=10

The museum is seeking a new director, following 
the appointment of Patrick Gyger as the new 
director of the contemporary art and culture 
centre,  Le Lieu Unique in Nantes, France. The 
job announcement is below, in French  (the 
director must speak French) and it is also 
online: 
http://www.ailleurs.ch/index.php?s=fr&m=6&blid=127

If you know of anyone who might be interested in 
this position, please do forward them the 
announcement.

Best wishes,

Honor Harger

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About Maison d'Ailleurs
http://www.ailleurs.ch
Maison d'Ailleurs is a museum of science fiction, 
utopia and extraordinary journeys in 
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. It owns an 
extensive collection of over 100'000books and 
objects related to science fiction and utopia. 
It is also a public museum showing exhibitions by 
contemporary artists such as Ken Rinaldo, James 
Gurney, Alejandro Jodorowski and Dave McKean. It 
also shown major exhibitions by, or about, key 
historical figures such as H.P. Lovecraft and 
Mervyn Peake, and curated thematic exhibitions 
which explore themes such as robotics, 
biomemisis, futuristic architecture, contemporary 
utopias and more.

The museum also acts as one of the world's most 
important research and iconography centres for 
science fiction. In this capacity it worked with 
the European Space Agency on the Innovative 
Technologies from Science Fiction for Space 
Applications <http://www.itsf.org/> study and 
touring exhibition, which analysed space 
technologies within science fiction literature 
and cinema.  It has also toured many exhibitions 
internationally.

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directeur/-trice
de la Maison d'Ailleurs

La Maison d'Ailleurs est un musée de la 
science-fiction, de l'utopie et des voyages 
extraordinaires à Yverdon-les-Bains, Suisse 
(www.ailleurs.ch), qui poursuit une double 
vocation de musée grand public et de centre de 
recherche spécialisé.

Tâches: Assurer la direction et la gestion du 
musée, le suivi de la muséologie et des 
collections, le choix et la programmation des 
expositions temporaires et des événements. 
Représenter une institution unique en Europe et 
en assurer le rayonnement.

Profil souhaité: Formation universitaire ou 
équivalente. Expérience muséale et en gestion de 
projets. Bonne connaissance du domaine de 
l'utopie, de la science-fiction et du monde 
vernien. Capacité à diriger une équipe. Langues : 
anglais exigé, allemand souhaité.

Entrée en fonctions: février 2011 ou à convenir.
Cahier des charges disponible sur demande.

CV complet, lettre de motivation et prétentions 
salariales à adresser à: M. Jean-François Thomas, 
président du Conseil de Fondation de la Maison 
d'Ailleurs, ch. de la Bâtiaz 38, CH-1008 
Jouxtens-Mézery, avec copie par courriel à Mme 
Nathalie Saugy, Municipale de la culture de la 
ville d'Yverdon-les-Bains <[log in to unmask]> jusqu'au 
30 novembre 2010.

Les entretiens auront lieu le 18 décembre 2010.

p.s. Pour ne plus recevoir de nos nouvelles, il 
suffit de vous désinscrire à l'adresse: 
http://ailleurs.ch/index.php?s=fr&m=17

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