Job Offer – International Project and Fundraising Manager

We are hiring!

International Project and Fundraising Manager

for our office in Bonn, Germany, starting September 1st 2019

  • Deadline for application: 07/06/2019
  • Job-Interviews 17-18, 25/06/2019
  • Decision taken by 05/07/2019

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  • Preparation and coordination of application for the new project (application in autumn 2019)
    • Communicating with partners
    • Setting up a cooperation agreement
    • Developing text and budget documents for the application
      (supported by the Secretary General and partners)
  • Coordination of international cooperation projects
    (e.g. EPIC if the application is successful – result expected for June 2019)

    • Communicating with partners and funding bodies
    • Coordinating and following-up on task distribution
    • Organising and leading coordination meetings
    • Making and controlling budgets
    • Communicating about the project to the outside, including presentations at conferences and meetings
    • Coordination and finalising of reporting to funding bodies
  • Contribution to cooperation projects in which we are partners
    (e.g. SHIFT Culture if the application is successful – result expected for July 2019)

    • Contributing to the creation of documents and productions of the projects.
    • Attending coordination meetings
    • Reporting to the coordinators
  • (Co-)Coordination of specific activities of ECA-EC, especially if they are part of multiannual cooperation projects (e.g. EuroChoir)
  • Fundraising in other fields (outside the EU, public-private partnerships, foundations etc.)
  • Working on a business plan in a working group with Board members and members of the team
  • Supporting the Secretary General and the other team members with other tasks (preparing General Assemblies and meetings, contributing to communication and evaluation work, technical support if possible, details to be discussed)

Why are we recruiting?

We are currently funded through membership fees, some income from our activities, as well as public funding from Germany and from the European Union:

  • We are one of the networks funded by the Creative Europe programme of the EU.
    We are receiving the funding for the 4-year project “Upgrade – Connect – Reach Out: Raising Awareness for Collective Singing in Europe” running until August 2021. One of the aims of this project is to diversify the sources of funding and ensure financial sustainability beyond 2021.
  • In December 2018 we applied for funding under the Creative Europe programme for a cooperation project called “EPIC”, (dealing with the professionalisation and internationalisation of careers of young musicians with the help of auditioned youth music ensembles). An answer is expected in June/July 2019.
  • We are co-applicants for the ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership “SHIFT Culture” (on how to train leading staff in cultural organisations to put into practice some of the UN sustainability goals), coordinated by the European Music Council
  • We are planning to apply, under the Creative Europe programme for a new project dealing with the professionalisation and internationalisation of careers of conductors which shall include a major event for conductors in 2022. The application will have to be submitted in late autumn 2019.

Coordinating these applications and searching for new possible sources of income will represent an important part of the work in the office in the coming years.

Skills required:

  • Experience in applying for and managing cooperation projects, preferably experience with EU-funding
  • Other fundraising experience
  • University degree (cultural management or other)
  • Language skills: Excellent level of English, good level of German, further languages are an asset (working languages will be English – in the office and with members and participants, and German with the local choirs and institutions)
  • Communication skills: Ability to talk to people live and on the phone in different languages and to talk in front of bigger audiences (at least in English)
  • Intercultural skills: Preferably at least 6 months or 1 year spent abroad, openness to different cultures and working methods
  • Cooperation skills: Ability to coordinate a major project with numerous partners in different countries involved, ensuring that deadlines are kept and material is delivered
  • Team-skills: Ability to work in a small and close team, and in small premises
  • Computer skills: Very good computer skills, good proficiency with office software, willingness to learn to work with new programmes, further technical skills an asset

Cultural background: Interest in culture and/or education, experience in the field of collective singing / choral music is an asset


  • Initially: 75% position (100% representing 38,5 hours/week), with the aim of increasing to 100% in case the applications for EU funding will be successful
  • Contract according to the German TVÖD system (75% of TVÖD level 10 initially, 100% if EU applications are successful – 100% would represent a brut salary of around 3.300 €)
  • EU citizenship or work permit in Germany required
  • Probation period: 3 months
  • Location: in the city of Bonn, Germany, central location, parking available
  • Travel expenses to the job interview will not be reimbursed.



  • To be sent in English by 07/06/2019, by E-mail to
  • Sending: Motivation letter / CV / Attachments that may help assess the skills and experience of the candidate