The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society seeks an events coordinator to join its team on a part-time (19h/week) basis. The position starts 1 April 2018.
The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) is an international, interdisciplinary research institute located in central Munich. It was founded in 2009 as a joint initiative of LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) and the Deutsches Museum. The working language of the center is English. At any given time, the RCC is home to around twenty-five visiting scholars from across the globe, as well as an international staff who manage academic programs, publications, communications, events, and finances.
The events coordinator will be responsible for organizing all RCC events, both those in Munich and those that take place abroad. The coordinator will assist with the drafting and circulation of calls for papers. They will coordinate the application submissions and will be responsible for lump sum calculations and budget planning for workshops and conferences. The coordinator takes care of all logistical arrangements for events held in Munich, including securing a venue, organizing accommodation, and making catering arrangements. The coordinator also co-organizes RCC’s flagship events such as the Lunchtime Colloquium and the Green Visions film series, and is responsible for the events section on the RCC website.
In order to take this position, candidates must be enrolled for either a Master’s or a doctoral degree at a Bavarian university; they should be planning to stay enrolled as a student for at least one year beyond April 2018. Preference will be given to candidates in doctoral programs who can commit to two or more years. Candidates must be able to work over four days a week (either Monday–Thursday or Tuesday–Friday). Hours are flexible, and there is some flexibility in this schedule on a weekly basis.
Successful candidates should have excellent written and spoken English and German. They must also have strong organizational skills and preferably experience in event organization. Applicants should enjoy working as part of a team, be able to work independently, and be interested in working with colleagues of diverse cultural backgrounds. An interest in environmental issues would be advantageous.
The appointment will be made initially for a 6 month review period; renewal will be for a further year in the first instance. Salary will be determined according to LMU compensation for “studentische / wissenschaftliche Hilfskräfte.” The RCC is located in central Munich and offers a culturally diverse, family- friendly, and flexible working environment. We especially seek applications from qualified individuals with disabilities and welcome applications from women.
Apply by 15 February 2018 by sending a cover letter and curriculum vitae in German or English to firstname.lastname@example.org.