Career opportunities at Catalyst

Catalyst is an international creative production and performance learning community based at the extraordinary Funkhaus. Our courses span electronic music production and performance, music production and sound engineering, film production, tech arts & visual effects, and acting and follow a progressive educational approach. We provide students with a safe space to dream big, grow their own greatness and build a life they love.

Our international team of professionals work under a progressive work model called Holacracy - a decentralised management system where decision-making is distributed throughout different circles that hold clear and driven purposes and all feed back to our core values. Working with purpose means that our roles and accountabilities adapt to always align with our purposes and this provides for a flexible and dynamic work and collaboration amongst our team members.

What can you expect from us:
- Opportunity to learn and exchange experiences with a vibrant creative community
- Dynamic and fast changing work environment
- Encouragement to express yourself and take initiative in shaping your role
- Freedom to express yourself within your specific academic focus
- Possibilities to develop yourself as teacher as well as a music professional

Current open positions at Catalyst

See the open positions and consider joining the Catalyst community.

Programme Lead - Visual Effects, Digital Arts and Animation B.A. (Hons)

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced academic to refine and run our Visual Effects, Digital Arts and Animation B.A programme. As the programme lead you will be tasked with refining, developing and running a cutting edge B.A programme according to your own practical experience in the industry whilst aligning with our teaching and learning philosophy. You will have the support of multiple roles within the organisation, both to ensure cohesion between all of our courses and to get inspiration from what we’ve done before - but your hands will be free to develop the course that you feel will excite, motivate, and create the best possible space to learn in.

Below you’ll find a list of responsibilities that the programme lead role carries, along with more details. This position could be anything up to a full-time position depending on the skills you have to offer and the amount of teaching that is available. We encourage applications from adaptable and flexible individuals who are looking for new opportunities to grow.

Purpose

Upholding the vision and direction of the programme through thorough planning, development and refinement processes.

Key Accountabilities

  • Setting out objectives, vision and strategy
  • Designing programme content, course structure, schedules, outlines, and delivery methods
  • Helping to design appropriate spaces and equipment
  • Developing marketing copy
  • Interviewing prospective students
  • Communicating with potential students about the course
  • Advertising for, interviewing and hiring new tutors
  • Providing educational support and planning for tutors
  • Developing projects and module handbooks with tutors in line with module descriptors
  • Attending weekly team meetings

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

  • Strong pedagogical background, with a relevant M.A to back it up
  • Strong communicator speaking and writing in English at a high level
  • An interest in progressive education methodologies (PBL a bonus)
  • Highly 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 in conceiving, developing and enacting planning strategies
  • 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 to the indicated email address. Email this to [email protected] with 'Visual Effects PL' as a subject.

Programme Lead Screen Acting B.A (Hons)

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced artist, professional and academic to temporarily run our Screen Acting B.A programme. As the programme lead you will be tasked with refining, developing and running a cutting edge B.A programme according to your own practical experience in the industry whilst aligning with our teaching and learning philosophy. You will have the support of multiple roles within the organisation, both to ensure cohesion between all of our courses and to get inspiration from what we’ve done before - but you will be encouraged to further develop the course in a way that you feel will excite, motivate, and create the best possible space to learn in. This is also a teaching position.

Below you’ll find a list of responsibilities that the programme lead role carries, along with more details. This position could be anything from 2-4 days, depending on the skills you have to offer and the amount of teaching that is available. We encourage applications from adaptable and flexible individuals who are looking for new opportunities to grow! We look forward to hearing from you!


* Please note that this is a temporary role, dates: July 1st 2022 - July 1st 2023.


Purpose

Upholding the vision and direction of the programme through thorough planning, development and refinement processes.

Key Accountabilities

  • Following set objectives, vision and strategy
  • Refining programme content, course structure, schedules, outlines, and delivery methods
  • Collaborating with our facilities team to develop appropriate spaces and equipment
  • Developing marketing copy
  • Interviewing prospective students
  • Communicating with potential students about the course
  • Working with the team admin role to recruit and hire new tutors
  • Providing educational support and planning for tutors
  • Developing projects and module handbooks with tutors in line with module descriptors
  • Attending weekly team meetings

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

  • High level screen acting or related industry experience
  • Group leadership experience as director, acting coach, tutor, or mentor
  • Strong pedagogical background, with a relevant M.A to back it up
  • Strong communicator speaking and writing in English at a high level
  • An interest in progressive film/acting education methodologies (PBL a bonus)
  • Highly developed real-world teaching practice at Higher Education level
  • Ability to critique and guide the teaching and assessment of others
  • Achieving great results with ideas rather than large budgets
  • A team player.

You should be able to demonstrate that you are exceptionally capable with evidence of previous real-world roles/ projects to prove your abilities with a deep knowledge and practical understanding of working in a higher education environment.

We will be testing your capabilities and role fit as part of our 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 [email protected] with the subject “Screen Acting PL”.

Closing date: April 20th
Interviews starting: May 4th
Role : Part time, temporary (with potential to continue in a similar role)

Student Support

This position is a year long cover contract until June 2023, with the possibility of extension.

The Student Support role provides a conduit between the faculty team and student body, helping students settle in and feel welcome and supported throughout the year. It’s a busy, multi-skilled role that requires a lot of enthusiasm and attention to detail, but mostly a passion for helping our students get the most out of their time with us.

The purpose of the role is to support students with non-academic issues, in an approachable and professional manner, throughout their studies at Catalyst. To disseminate information about support structures and facilitate communication in the event of issues between individuals, with a view to solving through mediation.

Below you’ll find a list of responsibilities that the student support role carries, along with more details. The Student Support role is part-time, however other opportunities or roles frequently arise for additional hours. As such we encourage applications from adaptable and flexible individuals who are looking for new opportunities to grow!

Accountabilities

  • Providing student-centric social and welfare support.
  • Designing and implementing student support systems.
  • Providing a supportive counselling service.
  • Monitoring student attendance in conjunction with Programme Leads.
  • Facilitating and recording student complaints.
  • Mediating the discussion of conflicts arising between students and/or team.
  • Reaching out to at-risk students.
  • Collecting detailed student feedback through formal and informal systems.

About you

  • Friendly, warm & welcoming!
  • Experience in a student welfare or a people support role.
  • Practical and organised with strong communication skills.
  • Efficiency in designing and carrying out administration processes.
  • Achieving great results with ideas rather than large budgets.
  • Happy to get your hands dirty and be a team player.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher (Ideally in social work, social welfare, counselling, therapy or similar).
  • Fluent in German and English, both spoken & written (other languages are a bonus!).
  • 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 with people in an ever changing environment.

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 to [email protected] by the 15th of May 2022 at the latest. Put 'Student Support' as a subject.

More
Submit your CV for future vacancies

If there are no open positions but you're interested in sharing your CV, interning or skill-sharing please feel free to send us en email: [email protected]