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Facilities Lead


Facilities Lead
Employment type
Middle Senior
Closing date: 01.12.2023
Interviews starting: 27.11.2023
Role: Full-time/ part time
Beginning Date: 01.01.2024

Catalyst Institute for Creative Arts and Technology is a creative production learning community, housed in the legendary Funkhaus, delivering Bachelor's and Master’s degree programmes. Organised into a Music School and Film School, our diverse and ever-growing programmes are based on the values and concepts of progressive, project-based education whilst complying with the rigorous requirements of a UK university qualification.

Aiming to become the international creative production and performance learning institution of choice, we encourage students to push their creative boundaries way beyond what they thought possible, at the same time engaging with their personal growth as a human being. With students from over 75 different countries, our creative community is a working environment that is international and multicultural.

What are we looking for?

A team member
Moving beyond outmoded ways of working together, striving toward a conscious people-centred culture, we operate in a distributed leadership model, which we can describe in more detail in-person. We are excited to invite team members who have the courage to bring more of their own interests, insights, and backgrounds to the mix.

Whilst the aims of the school are what bring us together, what keeps us together in our dynamic community is the idea that people can bring more of their authentic selves and not just their “professional” selves to the workplace.

A Facilities Lead
Your mission will be to develop and maintain inspirational and fit for purpose learning and working environments for our students, team members and visitors. In this dynamic role, you will be responsible for leading our facilities team in developing and maintaining the infrastructure which supports our innovative programs in film and music production. Our campus covers over 3500 sqm in the historic Funkhaus and contains music and film production studios, social areas, a cinema, theater, computers labs, and collaborative classrooms and offices.

Key accountabilities

•Mentor, and lead a diverse team spanning the fields of music tech, film tech support, IT, and janitorial.
•Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment, encouraging teamwork and distributed leadership / self management.
•Collaborate with our people team to recruit new team members and place them in roles as well as monitor their fit.
•Define metrics, priorities, and strategies for your team and allocate resources accordingly.

•Continuously develop and maintain our inventory of state-of-the-art equipment and technology in close collaboration with our programme leads, technicians, and the broader team.
•Plan, coordinate, and execute building enhancement projects which facilitate our ongoing growth, ensuring minimal disruption to ongoing activities.
•Coordinate with external services providers to address maintenance and repair needs promptly.
•Maintain a safe and compliant environment in accordance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.
•Update and implement safety protocols, emergency response plans, and risk assessments.
•Own all hard and soft services associated with the facility. This includes equipment, furniture, janitorial services, networks, space management, etc.

•Monitor budgets and expenditures for all OpEx within your team, including equipment acquisition, maintenance, sales, and upgrades.

About you
•Strong communication skills, both internally and externally with all stakeholders.
•Proven experience in facilities and team management, preferably in a creative or educational setting.
•Strong knowledge of film and music production equipment, technology, and IT systems.
•Excellent project management and budgeting skills.
•Leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to foster a positive and inclusive work environment.
Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
•Knowledge of safety regulations and compliance in facilities management.
•You are fluent in English and have a good command of German.
•You have a driver's license.

What you can expect from us.
We offer a working environment where learning and exchange are invited and encouraged. Within our vibrant creative community, we share a lively and flexible work environment. By design, the working environment invites fuller expression of yourself, taking initiative in shaping your own role(s), and opening up possibilities to develop yourself as an educator/administrator/technician as well as a creative professional (if applicable).

An opportunity to learn and exchange experiences with a vibrant creative community
A dynamic and fast changing work environment based on self management principles
Encouragement to express yourself and take initiative in shaping your role
A supportive and fun team.
Possibilities to develop yourself

Encouragement to continue pursuing and developing yourself outside Catalyst
Access to equipment and facilities for your own projects.

Part of what animates our work together is trying to find ways of delivering a progressive and rigorous education to our students, whilst centring community and belonging. We therefore strongly encourage applications from those who would traditionally be excluded from an educational institution. For Catalyst that means we envision a constellation of team members that is diverse in its gender, race, class, ability, age and sexual orientation backgrounds.

Next steps
Instead of sending a traditional cover letter, describe to us in 500 words your perspective on a progressive creative education and how you feel you would contribute to this endeavour (in PDF format). Please also include your most recent CV (in PDF format) with links to some examples of your work/portfolio (if available).

Send us your application documents by using this form:

If you have questions, you may email them to [email protected] (include Facilities lead in your subject). We will be accepting applications until 01.12.2023.

We look forward to reading your application and getting to know you!
Published till
Dec 1, 2023

Contact Data

Nalepastraße 18
12459 Berlin
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Job field
Education & Opened Sector
Museum & Art
Music & Scene
TV & Movie
Film & Broadcast
Theatre & Dance


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