Our Mission: Discovering and describing life and earth - with people, through dialogue.

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN) is an excellent and integrated research museum of the Leibniz Association with an international reputation and globally networked research infrastructure. It is active in three closely interlinked fields: collection-based research, collection development and cataloguing, and research-based public and educational work. Over the next ten years, the Museum für Naturkunde will realise its plan for the future. New laboratories and jobs for cutting-edge research will be created. At the same time, one of the world's most comprehensive natural history collections with over 30 million objects will be housed in modern collection buildings and completely digitised in the process. The implementation of the Future Plan, funded with a total of 660 million euros from the Federal Government and the State of Berlin, will only succeed with strong interdisciplinary national and international partners.

Become part of our team as

Position: Project Assistant Public Engagement & Impact (f/m/d)
Work schedule: full time; equivalent to 39 hours and 24 minutes
Duration: start at the earliest possible date for a duration of 9 months
Salary Level: E 6 TV-L
Code: 69/ 2023

Project Description:

As part of the future plan of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, the Knowledge Transfer project is continuously building up the Public Engagement and Impact unit. The focus is on the strategic development and support of interaction formats between science and its target groups. Together with our stakeholders and partners, we develop innovative formats and form a link between theory and practice. One work package is the expansion of a training and further education programme in cooperation with the Berlin School of Public Engagement and Open Science.


  • support with concept development for project communication and event marketing
  • structuring and organisational activities for the public relations and documentation of the Public Engagement & Impact project within the framework of the Future Plan
  • administrative project management, assumption of administrative-organisational activities


  • demonstrable professional experience in office management, or have completed commercial training as an event manager, Basic knowledge in marketing, communication, public relations and/or in project management
  • experience at research institutions an advantage
  • familiarity with the areas of responsibility and fields of action of research institutes and public institutions an advantage
  • knowledge of purchasing processes and procurement procedures
  • knowledge of the procurement guidelines of the public sector/state of Berlin is an advantage
  • basic knowledge of federal travel expenses law is an advantage
  • ability to think and act in a structured and conceptual way and to work independently
  • very good language skills, experience in communicating with a wide range of stakeholders (including students, academics, trainers, international guests)
  • very good written and spoken German and English skills

    Special Notes:

    In support of equal rights applications from qualified women are particularly welcome. Disabled individuals will be given preference in cases of identical qualifications.

    We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates) by 09.10.2023, preferably via our online application portal.

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