Arts Coordinator - NYU Berlin

Posting Number 2022-10364
Posted Date 1 week ago(6/16/2022 2:39 PM)
NYU Berlin (GL0002)
Global Programs (WS1750)
Compensation Grade
Academic Program Support

Position Summary

NYU's Global Programs & University Life organization is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity and accessibility that inform academic excellence. Administrators and managers in this organization are expected to contribute to diverse, equitable, inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty.


The Arts Coordinator position is a full-time position (40 hrs./week) at NYU Berlin’s Academic Center located in the Kulturbrauerei in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg as well as at the St. Agnes Campus in Alexandrinenstraße, Berlin-Kreuzberg. The Arts Coordinator works directly with the Site Director and the Academic Coordinator to provide support and advice to students, freelance lecturers and academic staff of NYU Berlin’s specialized academic programs in music and drama, as well as of individual courses in studio art and art history, and of short-term January and Summer programs in interactive media arts and dance. The Arts Coordinator acts as a liaison between four different entities: students enrolled at New York University studying in Berlin for the Spring and/or Fall semester; the administration, staff and lecturers at NYU Berlin; the administration and faculty of selected departments at NYU in New York, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai; and the Berlin/German artistic and academic communities. Mentoring students, overseeing the provision of technological and other equipment needed for artistic production, organizing extracurricular events for students, advising lecturers in teaching technology and techniques, and aiding in the production of written academic communication and documents (all primarily written in English) are among the regular tasks. This is a two-year fixed term role with possibility of extension. The preferred start date is July 15, 2022.


Support for Arts Classes & Lecturers (25%)
Advise arts lecturers in teaching techniques and learning philosophies, in the use of learning management systems (i.e. NYU's electronic teaching software NYU Brightspace) and the use of audio-visual technology. Provide feedback to lecturers and academic staff on each semester’s art courses.
Assist in the search for suitable freelance art lecturers, mentors and guest lecturers.
Coordinate each semester's class schedule and the efficient allocation of classrooms for each arts course.
Coordinate mentorship sessions and master classes for the two Tisch Special Programs in Music and Drama.
Be the point of contact for New York, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi departments sponsoring art courses at NYU Berlin, in particular for the two Tisch Special Programs in music and drama.
Assist in the coordination of faculty visits from New York and other academic centers.


Academic Support of Students (25%)
Be the first point of contact for students enrolled in art classes.
Have check-ins with individual students, to discuss their current academic endeavors as well as their long-term career goals, as well as with groups of students (e.g. music students, drama students etc.), in coordination with the Site Director and Academic Coordinator, to identify areas for improvement in the programs and to encourage student participation in the co-creation of syllabi and curricula.
Uphold NYU's academic policies and monitor students' progress.
Coordinate students’ one-on-one industry mentor sessions in the music program.
Oversee the allocation of individual student practice time at the outside music studio, and, if necessary, regulate the use of the music room at NYU Berlin’s student residence.
Assist students in locating materials, tools, musical instruments and workshops that are not offered by NYU Berlin.


Master Classes, Extracurricular & Public Events & Relations (20%)
Organize master classes and extracurricular events aimed at particular groups of art students that complement what students learn in their regular art courses and to introduce them to the local art world.
Coordinate end-of-semester student concert, art show and theater performance.
Aid in the production of promotional material and communication for the above events.
Represent and promote NYU Berlin’s Tisch Special Programs at local educational institutions and commercial organizations that are active in the Special Programs’ fields of study.


Art Spaces & Equipment (15%)
Assist in the planning for classroom design and technology for art classes.
Monitor budget spending related to art classes under the guidance of NYU Berlin’s Finance Team.
Oversee the usage of the St. Agnes art studio and computer lab and the provided equipment; ensure that students make proper use of the facilities.
Oversee the usage and provided equipment of the Music Room at the Student Residence.
Identify art studios, dance studios, performance stages, and recording studios that could be used for teaching and individual practice.



Act as teaching assistant, mentor or guest speaker for one art course each semester, as appropriate.


Required Education
Successful completion of a Master’s Degree.


Required Experience
Experience working in the arts and/or teaching.
Experience working in the field of academic administration or equivalent areas.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
A valid work permit for Germany through the end of the contract.
Fluency in English and German.
Excellent intercultural and interpersonal communication skills.
Service excellence and delivery of high-quality solutions.
Strong ability to prioritize and multi-task with a creative approach to problem solving.


Preferred Experience, Skills and Abilities
Excellent connections to the local art world, particularly music and/or theater.
Previous experience living, working, or studying abroad.
Genuine interest in getting to know a very diverse set of international students and lecturers every semester.

Additional Information

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Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide two recent references/Arbeitszeugnisse prior to their interview. Candidates must have the unrestricted right to work and live in Germany prior to appointment.


The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion.


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