Program Assistant

Vienna Master of Arts Applied Human Rights

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The Vienna Master of Arts in Applied Human Rights at the University of Applied Arts Vienna was established in spring 2020 in reaction to present-day challenges generated by digitalization, globalization and neoliberalism. The Vienna Master of Arts in Applied Human Rights offers students an in-depth interdisciplinary education in the history, philosophy, politics, as well as legal dimension of the international human rights standards and their protection mechanisms by international organizations. The program also offers a practical applicability of artistic and cultural work in creating opportunities for promoting, protecting and implementing human rights.

More information about the program:

  • Administrative tasks: wide variety of office support, monitoring and organizing file and library inventory, organizational support of various meetings, events and trips

  • Curricular support: create positive improvements in courses offered by the university program and provide feedback on the courses and lectures, provide technical seminar support, liaise between students/staff/lecturers

  • Communicative support: managing the program’s social media presence, writing blogs, marketing

  • Research support in the intersection of human rights and arts


We are looking for 3 program assistants from diverse academic backgrounds, including but not limited to:

o communication/management or related field,

o law/political science/social sciences or related field,

o visual/performing/multidisciplinary arts or related field.

  • Great communication and writing skills in English (German is a plus)

  • Strong interest in human rights

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially communication, flexibility,

team player, creative, management and organization skills

  • Experienced with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) / Social Media / Zoom

  • Applicants must be able to receive a scholarship through the Erasmus+ Traineeships programme of their university

How to Apply

If you are interested in the position, please send a motivation letter (max. 1 page) and your CV to with the subject line ‘’Applied Human Rights Program Assistant Application’’ by 28 November 2021.

In your motivation letter, please address the following questions:

  • How would you combine human rights with arts in educational settings?

  • Describe your interest in human rights. For example, share an experience when you felt inspired by human rights.

  • In your experience, what is the key to developing a good team?

Application Deadline: 28/11/2021

We will start to screen applications immediately and may contact potential candidates to schedule interviews before the application deadline.

Interview Dates:

First round of interviews: 1/12/2021 and 2/12/2021

Second round of interviews: 6/12/2021

Final decision will be made by 10/12/2021

Traineeships will begin in the last week of February 2022 and last for six months in-person in Vienna, Austria. Selected program assistants will be immersed into the working process and be trained before the summer semester begins. If possible, program assistants may start in mid-February.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our team!

Posted on October 27