Mr. Ludwig Oechslin, who currently serves as the part-time (60%) curator of the Musée international d'horlogerie (MIH), has announced that he will retire from the post at the end of February 2014.
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Certain changes will take effect upon his departure; the City of La Chaux-de-Fonds, on which the MIH depends, has just signed an agreement with the University of Neuchâtel to create a university teaching post focusing in particular on the history of innovation and techniques.
The City of La Chaux-de-Fonds is therefore reorganising the management of the museumin light of this academic opportunity. It has issued a call for applications for the post of full-time curator/manager, starting in March 2014 (or date to be agreed).
This post will continue to be assisted by a full-time deputy curator and a part-time (50%) scientific director. Thanks in particular to an additional 40% time allocation to the post of curator/manager and the future university teaching post with links to the MIH study centre,this remarkable museum will continue to be able to focus closely on its documentation resources, its special funds and its prestigious private collection.
The new curator/manager will possess excellent knowledge of the museum, horological and scientific worlds, as well as the management and administrative skills required to run an institution with flagship status in the fields of horology, the history of time and time measurement.
Details of the call for applications can be found at: Ville de La Chaux-de-Fonds - Offres publiques d'emploi.
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