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Berlin, Germany
Artistic assistant
at Universität der Künste Berlin

The Berlin University of the Arts is seeking an artistic assistant to join its team in Berlin.

The Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin) is one of the world’s leading art universities with a long tradition. It is an important partner in Berlin’s network of culture, art and science and artistic activities in Berlin. More than 200 professors, around 250 employees in art and sciences, and around 300 employees in administration, libraries, service and technology work at the UdK Berlin. More than 4,000 students (30% of them international) are enrolled in over 70 degree programmes at the four colleges of fine arts/architecture, media and design/music, and performing arts, as well as at the Central Institute for Continued Education (ZIW), the Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT) and the Jazz Institute Berlin (JIB). The UdK Berlin offers teacher education programmes in the subjects of fine arts, music and theatre/performing arts. The UdK Berlin is one of the few art colleges in Germany with the right to confer doctorates and post-doctoral qualifications.

Through the diverse activities of its members, the institution contributes to a culture of exchange with Berlin’s civil society and the global audience that is both artistically and academically guided. Its institutional understanding of a relevant practice within the arts and sciences draws upon a dialogue with the social, political, technological and artistic challenges of the 21st century.

The UdK Berlin, College of Architecture, Media and Design – Institute of Product and Process design, is seeking to appoint an artistic assistant.

Salary group 13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen with half the regular weekly working hours devoted to further qualification for a maximum of six years.

Field of teaching: product design 2 (Prof. Ineke Hans)
Teaching obligation: 4.5 course hours (LVS)

Position available from: 1 January 2025
Reference number: 2/1670/24

Duties the open position offers:

  • collaboration and teaching in the above-mentioned field of teaching
  • teaching of design, realisation and networking strategies of new and intercultural styles of living and working
  • involvement in the organisation and supervision of academic-artistic projects in teaching and research, and the realisation of third party-funded projects
  • communication of study projects (including via website, publications, exhibitions)
  • involvement in the academic self-administration


  • a university degree in design (master)
  • several years of successful professional experience in a relevant discipline, also international
  • interdisciplinary and communicative competence
  • familiarity with the use of analogue, digital and sustainable design strategies
  • very good German and English skills, written and spoken
  • submission (of max. 2 sheets of A4 regarding the development of an academic-artistic further qualification ambition, including a proposed timeplan

What we offer:

  • an interesting, varied academic and artistic environment providing access to various artistic events of all disciplines
  • the opportunity for specialist further and advanced training
  • an additional pension scheme
  • flexible working hours and mobile working
  • occupational health management
  • good public transport connections to the workplace and a discounted ticket for public transport (VBB job ticket)
  • international staff exchange

UdK Berlin is committed to being a non-discriminatory learning, teaching and working environment of equal opportunity and is working towards removing structural barriers (such as, for example, physical, language, racial, age-related, gender-specific, heteronormative and other barriers). It is striving to increase the proportion of women on its staff by recruiting and promoting qualified women, especially in executive positions and in areas in which they are underrepresented, and places particular emphasis on an intersectional approach. UdK Berlin expressly invites qualified candidates with a history of migration, black people and/or people of colour to apply. Equally qualified applicants with a recognised severe disability receive preferential consideration. If you have a severe disability, please mention it in your application.

Please submit your written application with relevant supporting documents (portfolios of max. A4 format/ videos: link and/or USB stick) along with the reference number by no later than 16 May 2024 by post to Universität der Künste Berlin – ZSD 1 –, Postfach 12 05 44, 10595 Berlin; parcels should be sent to the address: Universität der Künste Berlin – ZSD 1 –, Einsteinufer 43, 10587 Berlin. By submitting an application, you tacitly consent to the electronic processing and storage of your data.

Please contact Prof. Ineke Hans, [email protected], for any further information you may require.

For cost reasons, application documents can only be returned if a sufficiently stamped return envelope is enclosed.

Further information is available here.

Salary: Undisclosed
  • Applications have closed.