Full-time Cultural and Creative Industry Project Manager

The Goethe-Institut e.V. is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with global outreach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany's cultural, social and political life.

The Goethe-Institut e.V. initiated the EU project Creative Ports (2019-2021), which is funded as part of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme. - Creative Ports - The aim of the project is to promote the internationalization of the cultural and creative industries (CCI) in the Baltic Sea Region. After completion of this project, the CCI Contact Desk will be set up at the Goethe-Institut in Estonia for a period of five years (2022-2026). The overarching and central task of this new institutionalised networking body is to support and expand future cooperation and further networking of the project partner institutions in the Baltic Sea Region.

The Goethe-Institut in Estonia is looking for a full-time project manager (40 hours per week) for the CCI Contact Desk from November 1, 2021 or later. The position is initially limited until December 31, 2024 (with a prospect of extension). Payment is made in accordance with the local remuneration scheme of the Goethe-Institut in Estonia and the applicant’s previous knowledge. The place of work is the Goethe-Institut in Tallinn.

The main responsibilities of the position are:

  • Implementation of measures through which the network of the Creative Ports project can have a lasting effect
  • Organization of regular network meetings
  • Identification of new network partners and opportunities for cooperation
  • Exchange with CCI networks and CCI funding institutions in Germany and Europe
  • Participation in communication activities via newsletter, social media and Creative Ports online platform
  • Promotion and expansion of existing forms of cooperation within the framework of Creative Ports
  • Conception, planning and implementation of CCI projects in the Baltic Sea Region including budget planning
  • Monitoring of funding schemes and funding opportunities within cultural and creative industries sector as well as participation in applications.


  • University degree in a related field (preferably BA or MA in the field of CCI, project management, culture management, economics, international relations, or similar
  • Experience in project management
  • Good knowledge in the field of promoting the cultural and creative industries in the Baltic Sea Region
  • Experience with international communication and networking
  • Ability and willingness to think analytically and innovatively
  • Willingness to go on business trips in the countries of the Baltic Sea Region
  • Experience and readiness to implement the range of tasks both digitally and physically
  • Strong IT skills, in particular in regard to Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Teams, Zoom, Adobe Connect, Moodle, Padlet, Miro and other online tools
  • Very good knowledge of English; a knowledge of German is considered an advantage.

We offer:

  • Opportunity for regular exchange with international partner organizations and stakeholders
  • Participation in the Baltic Sea Region CCI network
  • Participation in the development of strategy and activities of the CCI Contact Desk
  • Possibility to shape the position and tasks according to your own previous knowledge
  • Regional cooperation with the Goethe Institutes in the Baltic Sea Region
  • Insights into a large number of European and worldwide projects in the field of CCI
  • Participation in CCI strategy development with regard to the global network of the Goethe-Institut
  • Possibility of mobile work and flexible working hours.


In order to apply for the position, please send the following application documents in German or in English to Ulrich Ribbert ulrich.ribbert@goethe.de

  • CV
  • University diploma
  • Letter of motivation
  • Proof of language skills

The application period for this  position ends on October 27, 2021.

For further information about the position:

Ulrich Ribbert
Head of Goethe-Institut Estonia