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Staff Member in Berlin

The Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) seeks a full-time staff member (m/f/d) in our Berlin Office (40h/week, based on TVöD 12). It is a permanent position.

Deadline for applications is May 29, 2022.

The Leo Baeck Institute is devoted to preserving and promoting the history of German-speaking Jews. Its extensive archival and art collections and 80,000-volume library represent the most significant repository of primary source material and scholarship on German-speaking Jewish communities. LBI’s Berlin Office was established in 2013 to connect the Institute's work in New York with collaborative partners, organizations, and agencies in Germany and to develop relevant programs for a German audience. For more information about the Leo Baeck Institute, please visit our website at


  • Support the directors in the conception and implementation of projects, events, conferences and workshops of the LBI - New York | Berlin in Germany and Europe.
  • Close exchange with our team in New York, e.g. in the context of project development and program planning
  • Management and accounting of third-party funds within the framework of appropriately funded projects, including the preparation of the proof of use of funds
  • Database management
  • Obtaining estimates, ensuring compliance with the budget and resource optimization
  • Responding to research requests and conducting own research in the extensive holdings of the Institute's archival, art, and object collections to facilitate LBI projects
  • Preparation and follow-up of board and advisory board meetings

Formal Requirements

  • University degree in a subject qualifying for the job or other employee with equivalent skills and experience
  • Sound experience in project management


  • Very good English and German language skills
  • Proven experience in the supervision and management of third-party funds and public grants
  • Ability to work in a team, independently and carefully,
  • Strong analytical and planning and organizational skills
  • Experience working in an international and intercultural context
  • Knowledge in the field of German-Jewish history is desired
  • Editing experience or knowledge of exhibitions is an advantage, as is pedagogical knowledge
  • Experience in the non-profit sector and in dealing with public institutions and government agencies preferred
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office required, knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop desired

Hours: Full time - 40h/week

Salary & Benefits: based on TVÖD 12, Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send your application to the Leo Baeck Institute - New York | Berlin, reference number 03/2022, Glinkastraße 32, 10117 Berlin or by e-mail to by the end of the application period.

The LBI - NY | Berlin strives to ensure professional equality between women and men. Recognized severely disabled persons will be given preferential consideration in case of equal suitability and qualification. Please indicate any existing severe disability in your application. Applications from people with a migration background who meet the hiring requirements are expressly welcome.

Unfortunately, costs incurred in the application process cannot be reimbursed. Application documents will only be returned if a stamped envelope is enclosed. Therefore, please do not send any original documents.

We will collect, process and use your personal data as part of the application process. This data will not be passed on to third parties and the provisions of the data protection regulations will be observed. Applications will be used solely for the purpose of the selection process and will be destroyed after the process has been completed in compliance with data protection regulations.