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The Stuttgart region, with its 179 cities and municipalities and the federal state capital Stuttgart at its centre is organising an International Building Exhibition (IBA) till 2027. Responsible body is the IBA 2027 GmbH with the partners Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, Verband Region Stuttgart (Regional Association), Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH (Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation), Architectural Association Baden-Württemberg and the University of Stuttgart.
One hundred years after the opening of the Weißenhof Siedlung, new answers on the urban, economic and social challenges of industrialised polycentric city regions will be shown to the world publicly in the exposition year 2027. In doing so, ideas and activities are to be developed for which there are no role models.
For the demanding task of the curatorial management, we are looking to appoint in near future a

Director (m/f) IBA 2027

You will be responsible for the content management of the IBA 2027 and be the central identification figure. With your intellectual independence, competence, creativity and persuasiveness, you are to spark enthusiasm for the goals of the IBA in the professional world, politics, business and especially in relation to the population of one of the most economic and innovative regions of the world.
Together with the founding manager, you will manage an interdisciplinary team, initially with ten employees, with whom you will conceptually develop and implement the IBA 2027 in the Stuttgart region based on the IBA memorandum.
  • Creating a creative strategy over the ten years of IBA 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart
  • International networking in various disciplines
  • Encouraging, qualifying and developing IBA projects as well as supporting their implementation
  • Developing concepts for the IBA range of themes based on the IBA memorandum in cooperation with the municipalities in the region and the partners
  • Mobilising potentials among partners, sponsors, civil society, project developers and investors
  • Chairing the international IBA board of trustees
You are comfortable in creative environments, in politics, in business and in society in general. As an individual, you are distinguished and at the same a team player. You can face controversial debates in a democratically engaged civil society and keep an overview and a cool head, even in critical situations. It is an advantage to have stamina, spontaneous creativity and a strategic vision.
You have extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with urban issues, urban and regional development as well as in architecture. No specific professional orientation is required. You have visibly demonstrated skills in project development and implementation in your professional career. Knowledge about the urban regional background of the Stuttgart region will be an advantage. Very good, fluent German language skills are required.
We look forward to receiving your application by November 26, 2017 with relevant information about yourself, your ideas regarding the remuneration and the time of your availability, in electronic form as far as possible, addressed to the commissioned personnel consulting firm KULTUREXPERTEN Dr. Scheytt GmbH:
Further information is available at: and
Please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheytt and Lisa Höhne for further information under the telephone number +49 201 822 891 61.

Closing date: 26.11.2017
Closing date: 26 November 2017 Published on on date 27 October 2017
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