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The Arnold Schönberg Center was established in 1998 as the home of Arnold Schönberg’s Estate and a public arts center in Vienna, Austria. The purpose of the Arnold Schönberg Center Private Foundation especially includes the scholarly application of the archival and research materials in Vienna (the Estate); expanding the collection materials; teaching and publicizing Schönberg’s contributions to music and his other achievements; and also research into Schönberg’s interdisciplinary artistic influence. The preservation, maintenance and management of Arnold Schönberg’s Estate serves as the basis of scholarly work and research in connection with the life and works of the composer over the long term. As a memorial and event location, the Schönberg House Mödling functions as an external branch of the Center.


With effect as of 1.1.2023, we are seeking to fill the position of


of the Arnold Schönberg Center.


The Director bears responsibility for:

  • Conceptual and organizational management of the Foundation in coordination with the Board of Trustees
  • Management of commercial concerns (economic management, financial planning and management, HR administration, organization, building management, sponsor acquisition)
  • Conception and implementation of concerts and workshops
  • Maintenance and further development of the Foundation profile
  • Conception and implementation of scholarly projects, symposiums, exhibitions and publications in cooperation with the archive management
  • Cooperation with the Center for Research on Arnold Schönberg and the Viennese School at the Department of Musicology and Performance Studies of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienn


We are looking for an individual with:

  • Successful experience in a management position of a cultural institution
  • Experience in event conception and implementation with a comparable scope
  • Strong conceptual skills in the arts field
  • Proven business management expertise
  • Pronounced communication skills
  • Social skills, ability to implement ideas, determination, negotiation skills, as well as fluency in German and English


Ideally, the successful applicant will also have:

  • Outstanding knowledge of the works and thinking of Arnold Schönberg
  • Very good knowledge of music (especially modern and contemporary music), of cultural life in Austria and across the globe, and also its organizational setting
  • An outstanding international network in the music sector


In line with the Austrian Gleichbehandlungsgesetz from 1979 in its valid form (Equal Treatment Act), applications from women are specifically welcomed.

The term of office is 5 years, with an anticipated annual remuneration of €100,000 gross, dependent on professional qualifications and experience.

Applicants are invited to email their written applications at the latest by November 7, 2022 to the President of the Arnold Schönberg Center Private Foundation, Nuria Schoenberg Nono (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The Board of Trustees of the Arnold Schönberg Center Private Foundation.