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Finnish National Ballet seeks new Artistic Director

We are looking for a new Artistic Director for the Finnish National Ballet for a fixed-period appointment from 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2022, with an option for renewal for a further two years. Induction training and repertoire planning will begin before the agreement period on a part-time basis as agreed separately.

As Artistic Director, your duties will include: artistic and production planning of the repertoire of the FNB; maintaining and improving the artistic level of the FNB; recruiting dancers, other personnel and visiting artists; budgeting and financial monitoring of the Ballet Department; and overseeing the operations of the Ballet School.

We require you to have knowledge of and expertise in ballet (particularly classical ballet), artistic vision, interest in management and employee improvement, good teamwork skills and financial competence. We expect you to want to uphold and improve the already high artistic quality of the FNB. You must be interested in or already have knowledge of the cultural sector in Finland, and you must also be also internationally networked. You must have the ability to organise, delegate and manage with a long-term outlook and to be a productive member of a management team. You must have experience in budgeting and financial monitoring.

Further information on the appointment is available from General Director Päivi Kärkkäinen on Monday 5 December from 13.00 to 15.00 and on Friday 16 December from 14.00 to 16.00, tel. +358 40 7068 122. Further information is also available from consultant Seija Malmi at Mercuri Urval, tel. +358 40 5225 330 or seija.malmi[at]

Please submit your application including salary request no later than 15 January 2017 at (reference FI-09890).

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