The Salzburg Mozarteum has, for reasons you will have read about in Slipped Disc, got through three rectors in as many years.
It re-advertised the post at a salary of 140,000 Euros – respectable for a campus of its size.
The successful candidate was Elisabeth Gutjahr, 57, conservatory chief in Trossingen (look for it on the map of Germany with a magnifying glass).
She is already on a salary of 190,000 so Salzburg agreed to match that.
Then she demanded an extra 60k for relocation and whatever.
She got that, too.
It’s turning into a good year for Dr Gutjahr.