The GOETHE-INSTITUT SAUDI ARABIA based in Riyadh, is looking for a committed colleague for the period from 1.05.2022 (or later) to 20.04.2024 (full-time, with the possibility of prolongation).

In this position you can contribute to the development of the network of the Goethe-Institut in Saudi Arabia by helping to shape the strategic directions of the cultural programme. You will work directly with the institute director and apply your qualifications in international cultural projects.

What you can expect:
  • You will continuously expand the Institute's network in the country by establishing and deepening contacts with partner organisations and institutions.
  • You will provide impulses for themes and projects based on your knowledge of culture and creative scene in Saudi Arabia and, if applicable, in Germany.
  • You are responsible for the organisation of cultural events and projects in all their phases: planning, implementation, follow-up, reporting and evaluation (incl. contract preparation, budget plan and budget monitoring, travel and hotel bookings, accounting).
  • You will work on concepts, research and write texts on cultural content and topics in English, Arabic and, if applicable, German. You prepare the materials and information for cultural programmes.
  • You are responsible for external and internal communication of the projects and contribute to the public relations of the institute.
  • You will be in charge of looking after artists and guests of the institute.
  • You implement internal and external administrative work processes, manage the calendar and ensure that tasks are completed on time.
  • You prepare meetings and correspondence in your area of responsibility and work with the Institute's management.
What you bring:
  • Completed university studies, ideally in the fields of cultural or social sciences, cultural management or a comparable degree.
  • Professional experience in the organisation and coordination of events (conception, promotion, communication, implementation, evaluation, reporting) in the field of culture and or creative industries
  • Experience and knowledge of culture of Saudi Arabia and the region; knowledge of the German cultural scene is an advantage
  • Experience in the field of public relations and communication as well as affinity for new ways of communication (social media) are an advantage
  • Good IT skills (MS Office) and willingness to quickly familiarise yourself with relevant programmes and in-house systems
  • Very good English and Arabic language skills (spoken and written), good German language skills, willingness to continue learning German up to level C1 is an advantage
  • Excellent intercultural competence and communication skills
  • High level of teamwork, reliability, creativity
  • High level of commitment, personal responsibility, flexibility and ability to work under pressure
  • Willingness to work out of regular working hours, e.g. at evening events or events on weekends as well as to travel on business within Saudi Arabia, the region and to Germany
  • Additional for non-Saudi candidates: Transferable work/residence permit (Iqama)
What we offer:
  • a full time employment on the basis of a one-year local contract which may be extended
  • varied tasks and continuous professional development in one of the largest organisations in the language and culture sector worldwide
  • collegial and family-friendly atmosphere at the workplace
  • regular professional trainings in Germany, Saudi Arabia, the region and digitally
  • flexible and results-oriented work

Please submit your application with the following documents to by 30 April 2022:
  • CV and a motivation letter (English and Arabic, if applicable German)
  • Written references
  • Copy of diplomas, degrees and certificates
  • Copy of passport
  • Additionally for non-Saudis: copy of Iqama/work/residence permit for Saudi Arabia
Please note: an application with incomplete documents cannot be considered in the application process.

We look forward to receiving your application!