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Director of Community (m/w/d)
Director of Community (m/w/d)
Fotografiska Berlin
Post Date: 09 Aug 2022

JOB OVERVIEW

Description

A Museum Experience for the Modern World, in 2010 Fotografiska was founded in Stockholm and in late 2019 opened its newest outpost in NYC’s Flatiron District. These locations are complemented by expansion in Tallinn, and our forthcoming museums in Berlin, Shanghai, and Miami. Fotografiska showcases the greatest photographers, whether they’re emerging artists or already established internationally.

Slated to open in 2023, Fotografiska Berlin is located at Oranienburger Strasse 60 inside a unique historic and cultural landmark and home to an unexpected mix of world-class art, vibrant cultural programming, and exceptional dining experiences. Housing 5,500 square meters, the architects Herzog & de Meuron have been assigned to carry out renovations to the cultural heritage site.

Weitere Informationen hier: https://www.fotografiska.com/berlin

The Role

Fotografiska Berlin’s Director of Community is a cornerstone ambassador for the Museum as it unveils and establishes itself in Berlin. Instrumental in managing and executing Fotografiska’s ongoing engagement with its audience in the city and beyond, the goal for the Director is to build genuine and authentic rapport with the communities Fotografiska Berlin endeavors to engage and support. Likewise, the Director of Community is crucial in driving and ultimately converting Fotografiska audiences into ambassadors and members themselves. Reporting into the General Manager of the Museum, with a dotted line into the Executive Director, the role brings meaningful strategies for engaging with local communities, represents the Museum and it’s goal to “inspire a more conscious world”, deepens contacts within our roster of current and potential collaborators, and builds FGBerlin brand awareness.

Requirements

  • 5+ years of involvement with best-in-class cultural experiences, ideally with a nuanced understanding of Berlin and European cultural landscapes
  • Strong network in Berlin, Germany, and Europe with key peer group leaders of respective communities. We understand “creative communities” to span art, design, fashion, music, architecture, media, television, agencies, brands, lifestyle, etc. The FG universe is vast and the Director of Community must be at home and make welcome the individuals, brands and businesses with which we collaborate
  • The ultimate focus for the Director of Community is to manage and continually develop interest and audiences in what Fotografiska has to offer across exhibitions, cultural programming, and hospitality. The role will demand the Director be consistent and creative in researching, identifying, and targeting relevant prospective audiences, in conversation with the Executive Director and other relevant team members
  • Oversee cross departmental outreach program to grow the audience and sales funnel working with existing individuals, businesses and networks in/around the FGBerlin community
  • Following new leads, in tandem with the Museum marketing strategy
  • Seamlessly connect businesses interested in membership to the Membership Development team, event hire to the Events team, etc.
  • Working together with the Programming team and ED to oversee any audience development events
  • Be on the pulse of culture, knowledgeable about key moments for the creative industries in the city and promote an innovative, energetic, and inclusive atmosphere, contributing to diversity in our membership
  • Strong relationship building & managing experience/skills with interest in building meaningful cultural connections through authentic and impactful experience
  • Experience in culture marketing, influencer relationships, network management
  • Be proficient with Excel and other relevant softwares to create databases of existing and prospective clients and track discussions and results
  • Be proficient with PowerPoint to create and or edit brand decks for meetings
  • Be meticulous in following up leads to making sure all opportunities coming into the building are explored to their full potential for the business
  • Project management proficiency, ability to work in a highly complex environment with a variety of internal & external touchpoints
  • Strong record of success in brand and audience development – a recent history of building new entrants or international brands in the Berlin or complementary European markets would be ideal
  • An interest in maintaining a public-facing profile with Fotografiska and excellence in writing and public speaking to support those efforts
  • Willingness to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings when needed
  • The role requires excellent communication skills, fluency in English & German, talent in persuasion, and a great level of self-awareness + self-expression
  • Demonstration of high emotional intelligence coupled with a collaborative, nurturing and kind approach to building teams, partnerships and an overall cohesive operating environment

COVID19: The health and well-being of our members, guests and staff has been our number one priority and the guiding force behind all of our decisions as we open our doors. We encourage you to learn more about our commitment to safety by reading through the steps we have taken to ensure that our teams feel safe, comfortable, and secure going forward on our website.

Diversity & Representation: Fotografiska is committed to building and supporting diverse and representative communities and extends Equal Employment Opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

Benefits

  • Pension Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Training & Development
  • Hybrid Work Environment
  • As Fotografiska Berlin gets closer to opening, the existing benefits roster is set to expand – more to come!

JOB DETAILS

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