Project Manager Culture (m/f/d)

Join the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 Organizing Committee (OC) team and create unforgettable FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES with us.


A summer with distinction.

In 2025, the world comes to the Rhine and Ruhr to celebrate sports, science and culture. In 5 cities, up to 10,000 athletes and officials from 170 nations will compete for twelve days - in 18 sports. Here standards are set.

The densest university landscape in Europe meets the most sports clubs in Germany' in an exceptionally sports-mad region.

In short:

The perfect place for the FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES!

The perfect place for you.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for the next possible date for a  

Projectmanager Culture (m/f/d)

In the organizing committee of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games Full-time / 40 hours per week / a fixed-term position justified by the duration of the project until late summer 2025.

The position in OC is responsible for the planning and implementation of the supporting program before and during the event and works closely with the Culture & Non-Sports Events departments.

The following tasks are the main focus of your area: 

  • Independent planning, support and implementation (organization, implementation and follow-up) of projects in the area of the supporting program (in coordination with culture & non-sports event) of the event

  • Correspondence with partners & cultural departments as well as municipal structures and support in the integration of regional cultural partners as well as national partners (e.g. universities, associations, clubs etc.)

  • Research & acquisition of cooperation partners for the non-sports sector

  • Management and interface coordination with internal departments and external service providers

  • Creation of requirement profiles for technical implementation

  • Project management for the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 framework program

  • Budget planning and control for sub-projects and negotiations with third-party service providers

  • Preparation of tender documents, specifications and price comparisons, as well as creation of procurement notes

  • Processing documents in Office 365 for the preparation of templates & implementation of documents for external communication (Word, presentations)

  • Preparation and organization of project meetings, presentations, documentation and evaluation of discussions in coordination with the Project Managers Culture & Non-Sports Event

  • Crew planning

You bring the following skills & knowledge with you: 

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in the field of communication/ project management in the sports/ cultural and / or major event context

  • Interest, fascination and understanding of the areas of sport/culture and major sporting events/ festivals

  • Understanding of major sporting events/ festivals

  • You have excellent MS Office skills

  • Quick comprehension, strong communication skills, creative drive

  • Open, friendly working style and enjoy teamwork

  • Independent, structured and creative way of working

  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills

  • Independent management and coordination of project participants

  • Economic and commercial mindset

  • A feel for sporting, cultural and / or digital trends

  • Ideally knowledge of cultural and sporting developments and partners in the Rhine-Ruhr region

We are a young & growing organisation in the heart of the Rhine Ruhr Innovation Hub. In the OC, you will play a leading role in the successful planning and implementation of the Games.  

Besides a unique team & great emotions, we offer: 

  • A varied & exciting job with room for creative ideas and your own creative freedom 

  • A dynamic & growing environment with an open & diverse corporate culture   

  • Short decision-making processes with teamwork at eye level   

  • Performance-related remuneration based on TV L with a special annual payment 

  • Flexible working hours with the possibility of mobile working 

  • 30 days holiday per year 

  • A 49 Euro public ticket / Deutschland-Ticket

  • Modern office equipment adapted to the needs of a planning team for a major sporting event 

If the personal requirements fit, the job will be evaluated with the remuneration group TV L 11.

We are more than just an ordinary major sporting event. That's why we want you in your uniqueness, just as you are, with all your facets. With us, everyone can be who they want to be and who they are.   

We welcome all applications, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. Applications from people with disabilities will be given special consideration if they are equally qualified. As an implementing agency, we strive to specifically promote women for management positions. Therefore, women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Sounds good? 
Then we should get to know each other!

Please send us your application documents (CV & letter of motivation), stating your earliest possible starting date, by 11.12.2023  at the latest to (maximum file size 5 MB). If you have any technical or organisational queries, you can also contact us by e-mail.   

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