EMPLOYEE FOR Public Relations

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The Goethe-Institut Istanbul is looking for May 1, 2024 or later

for an employee for the

Tarabya Cultural Academy
with a scope of employment of 75%
initially limited for 1 year

The Goethe-Institut is the globally active cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. The Cultural Academy Tarabya is a residency program for artists of all disciplines in Istanbul. It was founded in 2011 on the initiative of the German Bundestag and promotes artistic exchange between Turkey and Germany. Every year, the residency program enables around 20 artists who live and work in Germany to receive a four to eight month scholarship at Tarabya Cultural Academy as well as German-Turkish artist tandems, as a part of co-production residencies awarded in cooperation with Allianz Foundation.

Public relations for the programs of the Tarabya Cultural Academy:
– Implementing the communication strategy for the residency program
– Constantly increasing the visibility of the Academy in Germany and Turkey: further development and strengthening of the “brand”: application of the corporate design
– Largely independent management of the Academy’s website in coordination with the embassy (WordPress)
– Conception, creation and text editing of program-related advertising materials and publications
– Publication of the biennial trilingual yearbook
– Development and implementation of a communication strategy for major events
– Development of social media strategies, content management of all social media channels in close coordination with the foreign representation

Program coordination:
– On-site support for artists: networking with the Turkish art and culture scene, organization of research trips and events
– Establishing and maintaining contacts with institutions and stakeholders in the areas of responsibility
– Collaboration in the conception and implementation of events of the Cultural Academy in Turkey in Germany, in particular (major) events with a high public profile
– Project-related reporting
– Project-related budget monitoring and accounting

Tarabya Cultural Academy is looking for the following qualifications:
– a relevant university degree (preferably in cultural management) or a comparable degree
– Professional experience in the field of cultural management
– German language skills at native speaker level and/or very good knowledge of Turkish and English
– Good IT skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office, experience with content management systems, the use of layout and graphics programs such as Adobe CS
– Relevant experience with social media
– Ability and willingness to work independently
– Willingness to occasionally work evenings and weekends
– Well-developed organizational skills, flexibility and ability to work under pressure
– Good communication skills and a confident manner, ability to work in a team intercultural competence

The working conditions, including remuneration, are based on the remuneration scheme of the Goethe-Institut Istanbul. The Goethe-Institut stands for the diversity of all employees. We welcome applications from all interested parties, regardless of their cultural and social background, age, religion, gender, ideology, disability and sexual identity. In the case of equal suitability and qualifications, applications from people with severe disabilities will be given preferential consideration.

Please send applications with the usual documents (CV with picture and letter of motivation, references) by e-mail to Bewerbung-Istanbul@goethe.de by 14.04.24 at the latest.

By sending us your application documents, you consent to the storage of your personal data (in accordance with Art. 4 No. 1 GDPR) for the duration of the application process.