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Job: Head of “Arts at CERN”

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CERN is seeking to recruit a Head of “Arts at CERN” for a three years period. This position is part of the 'Arts at CERN' programme, promoting dialogue and co-creation between artists and scientists at CERN. Every year, CERN hosts more than 20 renowned artists for visits and residencies between 1-3 months to create new expert knowledge in the arts.

Apply by 24 September.


  • Manage the programming and delivery of Arts at CERN through existing residency programmes;
  • Develop partnerships with external organisations to ensure the financial independence and long-term sustainability of the programme;
  • Curate artistic or arts-related content for CERN's exhibitions and outreach events, within existing and future platforms for science education and communication;
  • Develop new initiatives and platforms that can extend the reach and impact of the programme;
  • Foster and manage relationships with CERN scientists and staff who participate in the residency programmes and in other initiatives of Arts at CERN;
  • Provide substantive support to the CERN Cultural Board (advisory committee composed of renowned cultural leaders in the arts;
  • Proactively raise awareness of the programme within CERN and at the local, national and international level.

Qualification required

Master's degree or PhD, or equivalent relevant experience in the field of Arts (Classical, Contemporary, Modern), History of Art, Art and Design, Media Studies, or equivalent.

For more information about qualification required, experience and competencies, eligibility conditions and how to apply, see the job offer.

Application until 24 September.


  • job
  • cern
  • art & science
  • Switzerland


CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics

We are all made of particles that formed in the first instants of the universe. Discover the tiniest constituents of matter and how they evolved to make the universe we see around us today. Find out what is happening at the Large Hadron Collider and meet the people who build and operate this extraordinary machine.

CERN is open to visitors wanting to book guided tours behind the scenes and is also home to Science Gateway a science centre with exhibitions, auditorium and lab spaces open since October 2023. https://visit.cern/

For CERN’s travelling exhibition, multimedia and object loans see https://visit.cern/exhibitions-object-loans