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We are characterized by diversity, inquisitiveness and openness. 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. We convey a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of Germany and provide information on Germany’s cultural, social and political life.

Job opportunities

Program Assistant at Goethe Pop Up Kansas City

  • Coordination, organization, and execution of cultural programs in close collaboration with the Managing Director
  • Communication and negotiation with partner organizations and cultural institutions in the USA and Germany
  • Composition and production of text for website and print (in German and English)
  • Organizational and logistical support for events (virtual and in person)
  • Visitor services at the Goethe Pop Up during opening hours
  • Communication with partners and services, including scheduling, monitoring, processing payments
  • Accounting, records management and other administrative tasks

Managing Director, Goethe Pop Up Kansas City

  • Managing of the Goethe Pop Up Kansas City in close cooperation with the Regional Institute in Washington D.C.
  • Coordination, organization and execution of cultural programs
  • Monitoring of all projects including project oversight  
  • Project planning and coordination, including travel and hotel booking, catering, event planning, purchase and production of PR material
  • Communication and negotiation with partner organizations and cultural institutions in the USA and Germany
  • Hospitality management for artists and guests
  • Composition and production of texts for print and webpage
  • Monitoring the Goethe Pop Up’s social media platforms
  • Budget planning and control
  • Employee management

Language Course Officer - Regional Coordination Center for Online Courses

  • Full time position (100%) = 40 hours/week
  • Start date June 21, 2021, or earlier
  • Contract through January 31, 2023, opportunity for renewal
  • Initial review will begin on June 8, 2021

GRÜNES DIPLOM ― Teach German at the Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut USA is looking for motivated candidates who are interested in becoming certified as an instructor of German as a foreign language (DaF – Deutsch als Fremdsprache). The Goethe-Institut is offering a continuing education program for this certification. The Grünes Diplom is the worldwide standardized qualification for German instructors at Goethe-Institut locations abroad. For candidates who are not in the vicinity of a Goethe-Institut, we offer training to become an online tutor.


The Goethe-Institut Washington offers students who have completed or are close to completing their degrees the opportunity to do an internship. Find information on our pages about requirements, the various fields of work and internship vacancies.