This part-time position supports the delivery of NYU Berlin’s arts program and encompasses a broad range of responsibilities. It is based at St. Agnes in Berlin Kreuzberg, where our studio art, performing arts and other classes are held. The primary role is to ensure the efficient functioning of the space as well as support academic programming through a range of administrative and clerical tasks. The Studio Assistant will be responsible for the safe use of tools/equipment, for first-aid safety checks, and for the organization of the space. Further, the Studio Assistant will collaborate with faculty and other staff in organizing student art exhibitions and similar events. The Studio Assistant will provide administrative support to faculty and to summer programs as requested by the Site Director. A high level of independence and proactivity are required by this position, as well as enthusiasm to work with young international students and local and international faculty. The work schedule requires a degree of flexibility with possible late or weekend events. This is an 11-month, fixed term role.
50% - Administrative, technical and organizational support for NYU Berlin students and faculty.
20% - Manage mail and email correspondence, provide phone support, maintain an inventory of the office and studio
supplies, supervise the usage of said supplies and coordinate replacement.
Collaborate with faculty and other staff in organizing student art exhibitions and other events.
Perform other related duties as requested by NYU Berlin staff, in particular during the winter and summer sessions. Examples include active participation in campus events, excursions in the city, and trips to surrounding areas.
Act as a first point of contact or liaison for contractors, vendors, visitors and neighbors in absence of the Office Manager.
Successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree and existing work permit for Germany valid through July 2020.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Fluency in German and English.
Excellent intercultural and interpersonal communication skills.
Genuine interest in getting to know a very diverse set of international students every semester.
Ease with office technology, especially Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows for Mac.
Excellent MS Office skills, familiarity with office technology from printers to scanners.
Strong ability to prioritize and multitask.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Preferred Experience, Skills and Abilities
Previous experience living, working, or studying abroad (preferably in North America).
Interest in graphic design work; familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign is desired.
Familiarity with art production.
Preferred starting date: August 26th
Deadline for applications: August 4th
Please consult NYU’s data processing policies based on the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that can be found here: www.nyu.edu/it/gdpr/prospective-employee.
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.