Project manager for ‘NICA artist development’ programme
Job Offer 7 January 2022

Since 2019, we have been running an excellence programme for musicians from North Rhine-Westphalia with support of the NRW state government. ‘NICA artist development’ offers outstanding musicians a platform for artistic profiling and professionalisation of their careers within the field of jazz and contemporary music. The programme, which is designed for a maximum of three years' participation, provides advice and support for artists during that critical phase after completion of their training in order to (further) develop their sustainable, international careers. The programme focusses on the promotion of performance opportunities, networking, and artistic development. For more information on the current 10 NICA artists, the programme, and its partners, please visit our website

We are looking for a chief project manager for the continued implementation of this project,
starting 1 April 2022.

You need

  • a university degree in the artistic field, and/or
  • a comparable qualification acquired in practice;
  • several years of professional experience in the field of jazz and contemporary music;
  • in-depth knowledge of the relevant performance venues (and festivals) in Europe;
  • access to a professional network of European stakeholders in this field of music;
  • experience in project management and controlling as well as dealing with public funds;
  • the ability to convince, to communicate and to network.
    We offer a full-time position in accordance with the German collective labour contract TV-L
    at the European Centre for Jazz and Contemporary Music based in Stadtgarten Cologne;
    part-time is possible upon agreement.

We look forward to your application! Please send your application and relevant documents
as well as an indication of your earliest possible starting date by email only to (PDF file with max. 5 MB).

Application deadline: 30 January 2022

Interviews will be scheduled in the 5th and 6th calender week of 2022.
For further information, please contact:
Kornelia Vossebein: +49 (0)221-95299432 or


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