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Help Wanted: Wagners Preferred

Posted at 11:13 AM on May 2, 2008 by Gillian Martin

Wolfgang Wagner, director-for-life of the festival dedicated to his Grandpa Richard's operas in Bayreuth, Germany, is stepping down after almost 60 years on the job.

While his daughters Eva Wagner-Pasquier, 63, and Katharina Wagner, 29, have submitted a proposal for joint directorship, the job is still open and will be posted for 4 months.

Before you update your arts administration resume, though, keep this in mind: if you're not a descendent of Richard Wagner, you're at a huge disadvantage. "Someone from outside would have to be much better," says a member of the festival's board.

Get more info here.