Type: Jobs and internships

Types of audiences: Others

Location: Germany

Valid from 12-04-2022 until 31-05-2022

Application deadline: 20.04.2022



Zirkus ON e.V. is the creation network for contemporary circus in Germany. Through knowledge transfer, mentoring, residencies, presentations, production support and early connection to professional structures, Zirkus ON unites emerging circus artists, organisers, training and performance venues nationwide to promote quality, experimentation, audience development, touring, aesthetic discourse and the recognition of contemporary circus.



The current members of the network are: Bundesverband Zeitgenössischer Zirkus (BUZZ), Chamäleon Berlin, CircusDanceFestival Köln, Circus MoMolo Jena, Festival PERSPECTIVES Saarbrücken, Katapult Berlin, La Strada Bremen, Le Palc Châlons (FR), Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, TOLLHAUS Karlsruhe and Zirkusfestival Lurupina Hamburg.



Zirkus ON is made possible in 2022 and 2023 within the framework of the programme "Verbindungen Fördern" of the Federal Association of the Performing Arts, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.



To support our team of four people, we are currently looking for a part-time production manager.



The job includes the following tasks: 




  • Administrative and financial support, in close cooperation with the management (cost & invoice management, project accounting, contracts and communication with the network partners)

  • Communication with the funding body for administrative topics

  • Preparation of the project evaluation

  • Weekly meetings with the project team



Your profile:




  • Professional experience in the field of production/event organisation, ideally for a network

  • Experience in dealing with public funding (especially German federal funding) and in project planning and controlling

  • Knowledge of the German regulations for national and international travel (Bundesreisekostengesetz)

  • Good communication skills

  • Good team player, you like taking initiative and working in a structured and reliable way

  • Business fluent in German and English

  • Interest for the contemporary circus sector is a plus



We offer




  • a part-time position with 10 to 12 working hours per week. The position is paid according to TV-L E9. The earliest possible start date is 1 May. The position is limited until 31.12.2023, with a possibility of extension until 31.12.2025.

  • flexible working hours

  • work from home (the association is based in Karlsruhe and the team works decentrally)

  • room for taking initiatives

  • a creative and artistic working environment



Application deadline: 20.04.2022





Please send your application with a CV and a letter of motivation by email to the board of the association: kontakt@zirkus-on.de.



Interviews will take place online via Zoom in weeks 16th and 17th.



We stand for diversity and explicitly welcome diversity in applications. All hiring decisions will be based on qualifications, merit and business needs. The decision to fill the position will be made by the Association's Board of Directors in consultation with the Zirkus ON team.