Orpheus Instituut: Coordinator of Valorisation

Het Orpheus Instituut in Gent, België zoekt een Coordinator of Valorisation voor 1 fte | Vacature voor een Betaalde functie, Fulltime | Sluitingsdatum: geen



The Orpheus Institute, founded in 1996, is a leading European centre for artistic research in music, or research embedded in musical practice and primarily guided by artistic objectives.

The Orpheus Institute hosts the international inter-university docARTES programme for practice-based doctoral study in music, and the Orpheus Research Centre, home to some 30 artist-researchers involved in advanced artistic research. The close link between education and research within our facilities creates an inspiring environment where artists can experiment, exchange ideas, and develop new knowledge.

To promote and disseminate this knowledge, the Orpheus Institute organises seminars, study days, workshops, concerts, and masterclasses. The Orpheus Institute also has its own publication series.

The Orpheus Institute is currently seeking to appoint a full-time Coordinator of Valorisation to lead the new Valorisation Unit.

Coordinator of Valorisation

1 fte

The new Valorisation Unit will work to transfer knowledge from research carried out at the Institute and to disseminate acquired competencies in artistic research, all the while taking advantage of the newest digital circumstances.

Your profile:

  • doctorate or advanced degree in a music-related field, preferably artistic research;
  • practical knowledge of the inner workings of the music sector;
  • show management and leadership skills;
  • fluent and creative writer in English;
  • open to explore new and collaborative methods;
  • independent in the planning and execution of the work;
  • be ready to live within commuting distance from the Orpheus Institute.

Your job:

  • coordinate the Valorisation Unit, a diverse team specifically devised of Orpheus researchers and supporting staff; lead the team in the day-to-day organisation;
  • further the discourse on and develop new modes of valorisation;
  • seek out and generate external funding opportunities;
  • (co-)organise events such as study days, seminars, etc.; develop new initiatives;
  • foster convergence of the different research interests in the Institute.

Our offer:

  • Gross annual salary: € 45,000 or more, depending on experience;
  • A stimulating environment at a world-leading institute for research, study, and dialogue.

The starting date could be set by negotiation, but should be in autumn/winter 2021. Renewal of the contract as a permanent position will be subject to a mutually satisfactory evaluation at the end of the first year.

Application process:
The interested candidate should submit:

  • A cover letter, containing a self-introduction and motivation;
  • A description of your vision for the innovative potential of valorisation at the Orpheus Institute (max. 2 pages); thinking out of the box is encouraged;
  • A full CV;
  • Three names and contact information of possible referees (only names, no letters at this point).

The complete application may be uploaded in the applicationform on our website.

The Orpheus Institute embraces diversity and strives to be an inclusive environment. Review of applications will start on June 1, 2021, and will proceed until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview at the Orpheus Institute.

Apply now!

Meer information: see our website.