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Program-Coordinator Pop-Up Kansas-City

The Goethe Pop Up Kansas City ha­s an opening for a program coordinator: Full time position (100%) = 40 hours/week, in general 5 days per week (Monday – Friday), evening and weekend work necessary.
Start date: February 1, 2020, temporary position until December 31, 2020.

The Goethe Pop Up Kansas City is a temporary branch of the Goethe-Institut. The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation.


  • Coordination, organization, and execution of cultural programs in close collaboration with the Managing Director of the Goethe Pop Up
  • Communication and negotiation with partner organizations and cultural institutions in the USA and Germany
  • Organizational and logistical support before and after events
  • Hospitality Management
  • Composition and production of texts for website and print (in German and English)
  • Coordination of marketing activities/PR
  • Budget monitoring, accounting, records management
  • Mentoring interns
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States
  • Excellent written and oral language skills in German and English
  • University degree (BA, MA or higher), humanities, arts management, or similar
  • Great interest in and very good knowledge of contemporary art and culture in the U.S. and Germany
  • Several years of work experience in the field of cultural programming and/or communications
  • Excellent articulation skills - in both written and oral communication
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Team player; ability to work under stress
  • Willingness for flexible hours; evening and weekend work necessary
  • Very good computer skills and knowledge of all MS Office products 
The Goethe-Institut offers a competitive benefits package, including health insurance and other social benefits. The Goethe-Institut is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and guarantees gender equality. The Goethe-Institut will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Please email your written application in German or English with the following required documents
  • Cover Letter (1/2 – 1 page max.)
  • CV
  • 2-3 references 
Submission deadline: January, 30th, 2020

Jutta Behnen
Managing Director
Goethe Pop Up Kansas City

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