Starting in July 2022 the project consortium under the lead of the University of Jena (DE), including the Time Machine Organisation, ICARUS – International Centre for Archival Research and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NISV), will carry on the work outlined in the S3 Partnership ‘Virtual and Smart Cultural Tourism’. Here the cooperating partners identified and elaborated five applicable business ideas to drive forward the use and adaption of digital heritage in the field of cultural tourism.
The soon-to-start project ‘C4Education‘ is aiming to develop a virtual lab encompassing digital tools for education on cultural heritage, such as application tools for citizen education like museum applications, city guides or virtual exhibitions.
C4Education’s key outcomes will be:
- A digital platform comprising an application marketplace – Digital Heritage B2B Marketplace – including accreditation criteria and sales models, and a corresponding training platform, including self-steered tutorials and webinars.
- A set of high-quality demo cases and
- A business model to ensure sustainable operation and growth of the C4Education lab on long durée.
The project coordinator, the University of Jena (Department of Media Studies), is now looking for an addition to its project team:
Position: Coordinator / Business Developer for European Digital Heritage B2B Marketplace (m/f/d)
Start: 1 June 2022 (or at a to be agreed date, no later than 1 September 2022)
Involvement: full-time (40 hrs/week)
Duration: 2 years
Deadline for submissions: 8 May 2022
C4Education seeds the Digital Heritage Marketplace which is proposed to become a major European platform specializing in digital applications and content for cultural heritage destinations and cultural institutions. It is proposed to provide a currently missing digital platform to trade fixed-cost, customizable digital applications, services and content, targeting small and mid-scale museums, tourism agencies and destination managers for whom it is challenging to present their assets in the digital space and support their visitors’ experience. The platform will host the already large number of applications and content developed by providers mostly acting on a regional or national level, enabling customers all over Europe to find and purchase certified products and vice versa to provide a highly visible and European-scale sales platform for software and service providers.
The Digital Heritage Marketplace manager will be appointed at the University of Jena (DE), Department of Media Studies, and supervised by prof. dr. Sander Münster (Coordinator of the S3 Partnership ‘Virtual and Smart Cultural Tourism’ and Time Machine Organisation secretary). The tasks of the job are divided into two areas of work:
- Managing the C4Education Innovation Lab project (0,5 FTE); and
- Supporting the business-development of a European business venture (0,5 FTE).
For the first task, the Digital Heritage Marketplace manager will closely collaborate with the project partners, particularly the Time Machine Organisation and ICARUS offices, both located in Vienna (AT) and the NISV in the Netherlands.
For the second task, the Digital Heritage Marketplace manager will be embedded in the S3 partnership for Virtual and Smart Cultural Tourism.
- Coordination of the business development process;
- Project representation and dissemination;
- Coordination of the development of business processes, structures and workflows;
- Assist in collecting further funding and financing;
- Take an active role in sustaining and further growing the marketplace
- A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field, including but not limited to programmes in the Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences, completed before 31 May 2022 (required);
- previous experience with project management and organizing different stakeholder groups at local and international levels (required);
- Excellent written and spoken English (required);
- Excellent diplomatic and communication skills (required);
- Capacity to work independently and as part of a team (required);
- Experience with business start-ups preferably in the digital sector (preferred);
- Passionate to entrepreneurship and in the development and implementation of business models and processes (preferred).
What has the University of Jena to offer?
An exciting field of employment
- Autonomous work at one of the largest employers in Thuringia
- Excellent equipment and infrastructure
- Flexible working hours (flexitime and, if applicable, teleworking)
- A family-friendly working environment with a variety of offers for families: University Family Office ‘JUniFamilie’ and flexible childcare (‘JUniKinder);
- University health promotion and a wide range of university sports activities;
- Remuneration is based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) at a salary scale of 13 – depending on the candidate’s personal qualifications –, including a special annual payment in accordance with the collective agreement.
The position is limited to a maximum of 2 years at a full-time engagement (40 hours per week).
Applications should include:
- A letter of motivation;
- Up to two letters of recommendation (or names and contact details of referents);
- An up-to-date CV;
- A copy of diploma.
Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.
Are you eager to work with us? Then submit your detailed written application, preferably by email (one PDF file), stating the vacancy ID 081/2022 by 8 May 2022 to:
Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena
Dezernat 5 – Personal
07743 Jena, Germany
or by email to: