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Project Assistant in Berlin

At the Leo Baeck Institute New York | Berlin, a part-time position as Project Assistant (m/f/d) in Berlin with 50 % of the regular working time (20 hours/week) based on TVöD 13 is vacant and to be filled at the earliest date. The term of employment is initially limited until December 31, 2020. Depending on future funding approval, an extension is possible and desired.

Apply by May 22, 2020.

The Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin is a research library and an archive dedicated to the history of German-speaking Jews. With its library of more than 80,000 volumes, as well as its steadily growing archive and unique art collections, it is one of the most important collections of primary sources and research material on the Jewish communities of Central Europe spanning over five centuries.

Since 2001, the LBI NY | Berlin has maintained an archival branch at the Jewish Museum Berlin. This was followed at the end of 2013 by the establishment of a Berlin representative office, which fosters existing relations with academia, Jewish communities, politics, and business, and coordinates projects within Germany and Europe.


  • Support of the planning and organization of events, conferences and workshops of the LBI – New York | Berlin
  • Active participation in projects and support of the project managers
  • Collaboration with online editorial staff and social media
  • Editing, conception and implementation of advertising media and press relations
  • Third-party fund management/accounting within the framework of appropriately funded projects, including the preparation of the statement of use
  • Requesting offers, ensuring compliance with the budget and resource optimization

Formal requirements

  • Academic university degree (Master's degree or comparable) in a discipline qualifying for employment; or other employees with equivalent skills and experience
  • Significant experience in project management or event management


  • Good knowledge in the field of German-Jewish history
  • Very good communication skills in German (written and spoken language)
  • Very good English skills, additional language skills would be an advantage
  • Proven experience in the areas of third-party funding management and project management
  • Experience in online editing and social media management
  • Ability to work in a team, Independent and careful work, strong analytical skills and distinctive planning and organizational abilities, experience in working in an international context
  • Confident use of Microsoft Office, knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is desired

We guarantee professional equality between women and men. Recognized severely disabled persons are given preferential consideration if they have the same aptitude and qualifications. Please point out an existing severe disability in your application. Applications from people with a migration background who meet the requirements for employment are expressly welcome.

Your meaningful application should be submitted to the Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin, Kennziffer 01/2020, Glinkastraße 32, 10117 Berlin or via email to by the end of the application period.

Costs incurred during the application process cannot be reimbursed.

Due to the high postage costs, application documents will only be returned if a sufficiently stamped envelope is enclosed. It is therefore recommended not to enclose original documents and transparent envelopes with the application.

We will collect, process and use your personal data within the application procedure. This data will not be passed on to third parties and the regulations of the data protection regulations will be observed. The applications will be used exclusively for the purpose of the selection procedure and will be destroyed after completion of the procedure in compliance with the provisions of data protection law.