Sound Art Lab is looking for a project and arts communication manager
Do you want to be part of the creation of an ambitious art institution?
Sound Art Lab (SAL) is a centre for artistic development in sound. We are looking for the right person to lead the project "Future Sound Art in Region Midtjylland" and general art dissemination.
The work tasks are within the framework of both SAL and the Struer Tracks Biennial, which will take place in August 2023. As project and arts communication manager, you will work with:
Further development and management of the project Future Sound Art in the Region of Central Jutland,
maintenance of the SAL website and social media,
development of communication to different target groups during the Struer Tracks Biennial: talks, walks, knowledge programme etc.,
participation in SAL's everyday life - including hosting our users and organizing events.
We imagine that you have a background in the arts, but what is crucial is that you are passionate about communicating art and find it exciting to find the right ways to bring art to life for our many different audiences. It is an advantage if you have sound technical skills, knowledge of sound art and can express yourself in Danish and English in speech and writing.
We look forward to hearing from you if you want a workplace where you can put your professional skills to work and help make your mark on a developing arts institution. You will enter at a crucial moment in Sound Art Lab's development and have ample opportunity to conceive and realize projects. You'll be part of a small team working together to develop the world's best sound art environment. At the same time, it is crucial that you like to work independently and find it natural to take responsibility for projects from idea to completion.
Sound Art Lab, City of Sound and Sound Art
Sound Art Lab is a centre for artistic development in sound established by Struer Municipality. Sound Art Lab is housed in former Bang & Olufsen buildings, which have been transformed into a development centre for sound art with sound studios, classrooms, wood and electronics workshops and studios. Our users are:
Artists and researchers from home and abroad.
Actors in the field of sound.
We work closely with festivals, art institutions, residency programmes and art schools.
Struer has been home to Bang & Olufsen since 1925, and the town and area are full of expertise, stories and visions concerning sound. Sound is part of our identity and has inspired us to strive for the sublime, seek the innovative and insist on high quality. That's why Struer Municipality has, since 2013, been the only municipality in the world to focus on sound as a driver for municipal development - in business, culture, housing, urban planning and many other core areas. The City of Sound is a shared narrative and platform for collaboration between multiple actors around driving Struer's future development - including how attention to sound can help create better cities, unique attractions, local development and improved well-being.
Sound Art Lab is part of Struer's sound cluster, including the national business cluster Danish Sound Cluster and Sound Hub Denmark – the world's first international innovation environment in sound tech. All of these support Struer as Denmark's international powerhouse for sound – with innovation, entrepreneurship, education research and world-class art.
In 2020, the City Council adopted a strategy for sound art, 'Art with Effect', establishing a framework for long-term work with sound art, including permanent works, a recurring biennial, Struer Tracks, and Sound Art Lab. Sound Art Lab is interested in various connections between sound and arts and wants to support and develop the interdisciplinary field of sound art on a national and international level.
The employment is in Struer Municipality, but the daily work will be in Sound Art Lab, Peter Bangs Vej 17B in Struer.
The position is for 25 hours a week. The job is limited until December 31 2022, but an extension is possible.
Deadline for applications: September 14 2022, at 23:59.
Date for interviews: September 20 2022.
Start date: October 1 2022 – or as soon as possible thereafter.
If you want to know more, please get in touch with the director of Sound Art Lab and Struer Tracks, Jacob Eriksen, by phone at (+45) 20745535 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply through Struer Municipality’s job portal:
Sound Art Lab: www.soundartlab.org
Struer Tracks: www.struertracks.dk
Lydens By Værkstedet: www.lydensby.dk
Struer Kommune: www.struer.dk