The Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta), with its divisions of the gta Archives, gta Digital, gta Exhibitions, and gta Verlag, is one of the leading educational and research institutions for the history and theory of architecture. It is part of the Department of Architecture (D-ARCH) at ETH Zurich. Due to current director’s upcoming retirement, we are seeking a new gta Archives Director (100%) as of 1 October 2021.
In this function, you will manage the gta Archives both strategically and operationally. You will be responsible for the acquisition, organization, preservation and accessibility of its holdings. These include original documents about architecture, urban planning, civil engineering, design and landscape architecture dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
You will develop a vision and strategy for the acquisition of important Swiss-German and international architectural collections. Regarding preservation and organization, you will engage with the future challenges of architectural archives, including the long-term conservation of digital documents and the relationship with the emerging field of digital humanities. As head, you will also assure that the gta Archives remains an internationally oriented research platform which provides students and researchers low-threshold access to original historic documents.
A team of archivists and administrative employees will support you in these tasks. You will report directly to the director of the gta Institute and define your strategic goals in cooperation with the institute management and the advisory board.
The position is initially on a temporary basis with option of a permanent employment.
We are looking for a person with the following qualifications:
We especially invite female candidates to apply for this job.
We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:
Applicatoin language: German or English
Please address your application to Mr. Michael Wobmann, Human Resources. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
Further information about the gta Instiute and the gta Archive can be found on our website https://www.gta.arch.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Laurent Stalder, email firstname.lastname@example.org (no applications).
Submission deadline: 15 February 2021, 23:59 CET.
|Title||Director, gta Archives|
|Job location||Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zurich|
|Published||November 25, 2020|
|Application deadline||January 31, 2021|
|Job types||Researcher,   Management / Leadership  |
|Fields||Architecture,   Civil Engineering,   Landscape Architecture,   Spatial Planning,   Urban Design  |