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Programming Manager (m/w/d)
Programming Manager (m/w/d)
Post Date: 27 May 2023


Fotografiska, the photography museum, is the Home of Contemporary Culture. Founded in Stockholm, in late 2019 the Museum opened a treasured, historic landmark building in NYC’s Flatiron District. The iconic Stockholm and NYC locations are complemented by expansion in Tallinn, and a forthcoming Berlin Museum set to open in 2023. Fotografiska’s goals are simple: to build a more conscious world through the power of photography, to bring people together, raise awareness and inspire new perspectives.

Located at Oranienburger Strasse 60, Berlin’s Mitte, Fotografiska is housed within a unique historic and cultural landmark that will be home to an unexpected mix of world-class art, vibrant cultural programming, and exceptional dining experiences.

Further information can be found here: www.fotografiska.com/berin


We are seeking a talented, creative and highly organized Programming Manager to join our team at Fotografiska Berlin. As the Programming Manager, you will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing a wide range of events and programs initiatives that enhance the visitor experience and promote the museum’s mission. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and detail-oriented and innovative individual with a passion for arts and culture, education, and community engagement.

Reporting to the Director of Programming, key responsibilities include event management, conceptualization, budgeting, logistics coordination, and on-site event execution. You will collaborate closely with the programming team and the internal departments, external partners, and stakeholders to ensure seamless event operations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in event management, exceptional organizational and communication skills, and a passion for arts and culture. Knowledge of museum operations, visitor engagement strategies, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in programming are highly valued. Join our team and play a pivotal role in bringing our museum’s events to life while creating memorable experiences for our diverse audience.


  • Develop and execute a comprehensive programming strategy that aligns with the museum’s mission and goals, while catering to diverse audiences.
  • Reporting to the Director of Programming, plan, coordinate, and manage all aspects of museum events, and a diverse range of educational and public programs, to drive membership and daily museum paid attendance.
  • Collaborate with various internal departments and operations, to ensure seamless execution of events and engaging and thought-provoking programs.
  • Manage event budgets, negotiate contracts with vendors, and track expenses to ensure events are delivered within budgetary constraints.
  • Coordinate logistics for events, including venue selection, catering, audiovisual equipment, decor, signage, transportation, and accommodations, while ensuring high-quality and cost-effective solutions.
  • Manage event staffing, including hiring, supervising and training event staff, volunteers, and contractors, and manage their schedules and responsibilities, and ensure smooth program operations.
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations and handle any necessary permits or licenses required for events.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with external partners to develop collaborative programming opportunities.
  • Collaborate with marketing to implement promotional strategies to attract a diverse audience and maximize event attendance, through various channels, including the museum’s website, social media, email newsletters, and press releases.
  • Manage the development of program materials, including educational resources, promotional materials, event schedules, and online content.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness and visitor feedback, and implement improvements and adjustments based on data and insights.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, educational standards, and accessibility requirements to ensure inclusive and impactful programming.


  • 5+ years of work experience in developing and executing successful educational and public programming in a museum, cultural institution, or corporate setting.
  • Fotografiska is open to a variety of educational, professional, and training backgrounds in support of the role.
  • Strong organizational skills and problem-solving abilities to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. Experience in working in a fast-paced, think on your feet environment.
  • Strong creative and strategic thinking abilities to implement innovative and inclusive programming ideas.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to engage and collaborate with diverse audiences, cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and partners.
  • Familiarity with museum operations and an understanding of art and cultural programming and audience engagement strategies. Programming events may take place on-site, offsite or internationally.
  • Highly developed contact network with Berlin cultural, creative and Tech sector.
  • Familiarity with technology and digital tools for program development and delivery, including Microsoft Office Suite, and event management softwares, for streamlining various aspects of event planning, including attendee registration, ticketing, event scheduling, and budgeting.
  • Audio-visual (AV) and lighting skills or knowledge to effectively plan and coordinate the technical aspects of events, including safety and Compliance. Versammlungsstaettenverordnung is desirable.
  • Proficiency in German and in English
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, as events may require.
  • Driving License


All of our employees benefit from great and well developed benefits:

  • Company Pension Plan
  • Company Health Insurance with an annual health budget for 13 high-quality services
  • Choice between a mobility subsidy and a food subsidy
  • Paid Time Off
  • Training & Development Opportunities
  • Hybrid Work Environment

    As Fotografiska Berlin develops, the existing benefits roster is set to expand – more to come!


Berlin, Germany

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