(VELINO) Roma, 14 Jul - The Italian Cultural Institutes (IICs) in Tokyo and Beij...

(VELINO) Roma, 14 Jul - The Italian Cultural Institutes (IICs) in Tokyo and Beijing are looking for directors of "reputed competence". To this end the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published public recruitment notices. The appointment is for a two-year term, renewable once for another two years. As specified in the notice, an IIC director is called to "maintain relations with the cultural institutions and influential people of the host country," and to "develop the cultural activities of the Institute," whose services and activities he/she will plan and coordinate. Italian citizens aged 30-65 are eligible for the position, provided they are capable of fulfilling a number of requirements such as being aknowledged a "high cultural prestige", "having established competence in terms of conceiving, organizing and managing an all-round cultural activity". Eligible applicants should also prove "they are capable of managing human and financial resources." Both notices expire on August 12, 2016. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs points out that the announcement for a position as a director of "reputed competence" of an Italian Cultural Institute cannot be compared to a State competitive examination neither in terms of procedures or selection methods. vel