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Kulturstiftung DessauWörlitz seeks director for the period of 2017 – 2022

Information from the Kulturstiftung DessauWörlitz, 10 December 2015

The Kulturstiftung DessauWörlitz located in Dessau-Roßlau has a vacancy from 01 February 2017 to 31 January 2022 for the position of ‘Director of the Foundation’.

The foundation has been charged with preserving the UNESCO world heritage site Dessau-Wörlitz with its palaces (for example Schloss Woerlitz, Schloss Oranienbaum, Schloss Mosigkau and Schloss Luisium), gardens and art collections.

The gross salary being paid is oriented at the official emolument of an equivalent state civil servant in the salary bracket B3 of the state emolument act. Further information on the tasks and the professional and personal requirement profile is available at

The deadline for application is 15 January 2016.

About the Kulturstiftung DessauWörlitz

Purpose of the Foundation is the preservation and development of the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz as an outstanding cultural heritage site, especially the preservation of museums and collections, the Wörlitz Gardens and all other gardens and structures, as well as the performance of cultural functions«

Two units and four divisions currently employ approximately 100 permanent staff, 35 seasonal workers and 40 to 80 temporary staff across a wide range of professions. These also reflect the variety of responsibilities within the organisation: art historians, restorers, archivist, secretaries, accountants, forest wardens, gardeners, tour guides, administrative staff, a photographer and many more.

The Foundation regards it as central to their work to continue the educational mission that was postulated in the 18th century. It therefore seeks to bring to life for present and future generation the timeless reformist spirit of the Garden Kingdom with the help of its historic palaces, institutions and gardens. The Foundation therefore regularly hosts conferences, exhibitions, special guided tours and lectures.

Furthermore, the Foundation performs a coordinating function for all garden-historical and preservational matters concerning the Garden Kingdom with its 142 square kilometres.