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Academic Standards


Academic Standards
Employment type
Closing date: 25/11/19
Interviews starting: 2/12/19

About Us

dBs Berlin is a unique, international, creative-production learning community based at the extraordinary Funkhaus facility, where we offer degree programmes up to master's degree level in music production, film, visual effects, and screen acting. We are a team of dedicated professionals aiming to create an active learning environment that encourages students to push their creative boundaries and excel beyond what they thought possible.

We aim to become THE international creative production and performance learning institution of choice for students from around the world. If you’re the right person for this role, you will have a significant impact on helping us get there.

WARNING! We operate within a self-management structure called Holacracy. One implication of this is that we do not use traditional job descriptions but rather a collection of smaller roles. Most people hold more than one role and these roles are constantly changing and adjusting to operational needs. Working in a Holacratic system means that leadership is spread throughout the organisation. Each role has a set of accountabilities and the person holding that role is fully responsible to the team for carrying out those accountabilities.

About the Role

The role of Academic Standards is a senior administrative position. But if you want to work in a traditional ‘command and control’ type position then working at dBs Berlin will not be for you.

However, if you are looking to become part of a purpose-driven organisation working with a friendly, hard-working team who are engaged in reinventing an educational experience fit for 21st-century creatives, then this might be exactly what you’re looking for.

This position could be anything up to a full-time position depending on the skills you have to offer. We encourage applications from adaptable and flexible individuals who are looking for new opportunities to grow! We look forward to hearing from you!


High-quality teaching and learning standards


-Leading quality assurance checks and audits inline with our University partner
-Managing the semester grading workflow and tutor assessment schedules
-Managing a yearly calendar of academic deadlines and events
-Coordinating the internal and external examination processes
-Training and enhancing team member knowledge on assessment and quality based practices
-Processing academic issues and appeals
Drafting, updating and enacting school policy

About You
You may have many or all of these qualities/experiences:-

-Strong pedagogical background, with an M.A or PhD to back it up
-Strong communicator speaking and writing English at a high level
-An interest in progressive education methodologies (PBL a bonus)
-Developed real-world teaching practice at Higher Education level
-Efficiency in designing and carrying out administration processes
-Ability to critique and guide the teaching and assessment of others
-Experience with developing and enacting policy
-Experience in conceiving, developing and overseeing planning strategies between teams and organisations
-Achieving great results with ideas rather than large budgets
-Happy to get your hands dirty and be a team player.

You should be able to demonstrate that you are exceptionally capable with evidence of earlier real-world roles/ projects to prove your abilities with a deep knowledge and practical understanding of working in a higher education environment (U.K HE sector a bonus).

We will be testing your capabilities and role fit as part of our interview process. Short-listed applicants may work a trial day as part of the interview process.

Next Steps
Please describe to us (in 500 words) why you’re the perfect fit for the job. Please send that text in the body of your email with your most recent CV attached as a PDF. Email this to with the subject “Academic Standards”.

We look forward to reading your application and getting to know you!
Published till
Nov 26, 2019

Contact Data

Nalepastraße 18
12459 Berlin
Contact Person
Jamie Thomas


Job field
Education & Opened Sector
Music & Scene
Higher Education, Universität der Künste, university
Visual Arts
Film & Broadcast
Games & Interactive
Literature & Publishing