Job offer – Managing director

We are looking for a Managing Director in the field of culture (m/f/d) as of 01.02.2024, part-time 25h/week, place of work: Dresden

Managing Director in the field of culture (m/f/d)
part-time 25h/week, Dresden

Actively participating art and culture

We understand ‘Kultur Aktiv’ to mean the principle of actively helping to shape art and culture. Our association sees itself as a civil society actor that offers people a wide range of opportunities to experience values such as freedom, exchange and dialogue in an artistic, creative and democratic way. Through innovative ideas and professional project management, Kultur Aktiv has created new cultural exchanges from Dresden to Vladivostok, networked people and created intercultural and intergenerational togetherness. As an open platform, we offer tried and tested infrastructure and expertise for committed citizens to realise their own ideas in an international and local environment on site in Dresden.

A bridge between East and West

Kultur Aktiv e.V. was founded in 2002 to promote art and culture and has since developed into an organisation that knows how to network and present both locally and internationally. We want to make a contribution to strengthening civil society and democratic structures and values. Our activities with Eastern Europe offer many points of contact to further develop Dresden’s potential as a bridge between East and West.

Local communities in Dresden

We work closely with many Dresden partners and make an important contribution to the diverse socio-cultural life in and around the state capital with meeting formats, workshops, concerts, exhibitions, performances and much more. We also run the Galerie nEUROPA (photo gallery) on our premises.

The job profile:

  • Management of the office in Dresden, together with the Managing Director Finance and in consultation with the Executive Board
  • Preparation of board meetings and preparation of the annual general meetings, committee work
  • Financial planning and coordination in collaboration with the Managing Director Finance (acquisition of third-party funding and accounting)
  • Personnel responsibility and supervision of project managers and freelancers as well as volunteers and honorary staff, member administration and support
  • Press & public relations and external representation of the organisation
  • Project realisation (controlling, partly management)
  • Design and maintenance of IT infrastructure in collaboration with the IT officer

Your qualifications:

  • Relevant subject-specific training and qualifications (e.g. degree in the humanities, arts or cultural studies or cultural management or comparable training) Experience in management or leading projects and teams
  • Experience in acquiring third-party funding and networking
  • Excellent communication skills and social competence
  • A high degree of initiative, a sense of responsibility and a structured way of working
  • very good written and spoken German and English, knowledge of a Slavic language is an advantage
  • Confident handling of Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), other IT skills an advantage (e.g. WordPress, image editing, social media)

General conditions:

At Kultur Aktiv you will find established structures and many years of experience in local project work and cultural exchange with Central and Eastern Europe – and at the same time a great openness to realise your own ideas and visions. We offer you an interesting and varied job (part-time 25h/week) in a creative environment with appropriate remuneration (salary and hours can be increased through your own project work). We support our employees with further education and training. A job ticket (subsidised Germany ticket) can be provided. The place of work is Dresden. Start of work at the earliest possible date, at the latest 01.02.2024.

You feel addressed? Would you like to contribute your skills and ideas?

Then we look forward to receiving your application! Please send your documents with cover letter, CV and proof of qualifications by 30.11.2023 exclusively by e-mail (as one PDF file) to

Further information about Kultur Aktiv e.V. and our work can be found at

Job offer as PDF

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Managing Director in the field of culture (m/f/d)
part-time 25h/week, Dresden