Cologne-based nrw landesbuero tanz is looking to fill the following position at the earliest opportunity:


internationale tanzmesse nrw hosts the biggest international professional industry gathering dedicated exclusively to contemporary dance. Its goal is to create a special kind of networking atmosphere, providing a platform that enables artists and programmers from around the globe to network and foster contacts, while presenting an international, high-quality festival to Tanzmesse visitors and the public in North Rhine-Westphalia. Tanzmesse takes place every two years, with the next event scheduled for 2018.

Where: Cologne, Germany


  • Artistic and organisational management, as well as overall coordination of the internationale tanzmesse nrw
  • Utilising specialist skills to develop a Tanzmesse concept
  • Programme design for event and communication formats
  • Submitting applications for funding and acquiring other forms of sponsoring
  • Budget planning and cost control
  • Cooperation with partners, venues and artists
  • Securing networks on regional, national and international levels
  • Communicating with administrative and political partners


  • Comprehensive knowledge in the field of dance, and professional experience in organising artistic programmes on an international scale
  • Sound knowledge of the latest debates and key players in contemporary dance
  • Contact with (inter)national programmers and artists
  • Knowledge and understanding of German public budget law
  • Full professional proficiency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of the German language is a requirement.
  • Good communication skills and strong intercultural skills

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The deadline for your application is 27.02.2017. Please submit your application, including all the necessary documents, by sending an email to:

Heike Lehmke, managing director of nrw landesbuero tanz e.V., T. (+49) 0221 888 95 39

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