Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
20. 09 2019
The Icelandic Art Center is seeking to employ a new director

Icelandic version here.

The director shapes and guides the Center‘s activities and is responsible for introducing Icelandic visual arts abroad and for activating the engagement of Icelandic visual artists and professionals in the international art dialogue. The employment period is five years.


Field of Work

  • – Daily operation and management.
  • – Strategic planning for the Center.
  • – Financial planning, follow-up and account settlement.
  • – Negotiating with artists, institutions and sponsors.
  • – Fundraising.
  • – Participating in international collaborations.


Education and Qualification Requirements:

  • – Knowledge and interest in the Icelandic and international art scene.
  • – Appropriate university education.
  • – Leadership and cultural management experience.
  • – Account settlement and financial planning experience.
  • – Negotiating experience.
  • – Promotion and marketing experience.
  • – Good human relations skills and a positive attitude.
  • – Ambition and discipline.
  • – Good written and spoken communication skills in Icelandic and English.


The application must include a detailed resume and an introductory letter listing the reasons for applying, as well as supporting the applicant‘s qualifications for this job.

Applications should be sent to or


Deadline for application is 3 October, 2019.

More information here in Icelandic.


The Icelandic Art Center is a private foundation with a separate board. The founders are Hafnarborg, the Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Akureyri Art Museum, The ASÍ Art Gallery, The National Gallery of Iceland, Kópavogur Art Museum, Reykjavík Art Museum, The Icelandic Visual Art Copyright Association, The Living Art Museum, The Association of Icelandic Artists and The Trade Council of Iceland.