The atrium of the Gropius Bau. The floor is covered with a reflective foil as part of the Daniel Boyd's exhibition "RAINBOW SERPENT (VERSION)".

KBB as an employer

KBB is a professional cultural institution that offers a variety of career opportunities in its various locations and divisions. Funded by the federal government, KBB, based in Berlin, realises up to 3,000 events and projects every year. As an employer, we value continuous development, self-reflection and openness to new ideas. We thereby aim to actively contribute to the actual implementation of fair and respectful cooperation.

KBB has established varying and flexible working time models that enable our employees to balance their private and professional lives. Whether in our venues or in the interdivisional technical and administrative departments, we treat each other with respect, value short communication channels and a sense of humour. We welcome colleagues with ideas and commitment, coupled with creativity and team spirit.

People sit at a large table in a circle. The conference room is very bright due to a large window front.
Employees are sitting at their desks in the office. The office is bright, there is a large bookshelf on the back wall.

What we offer at a glance:

  • Flexible working hours and option of mobile work by arrangement
  • Salary according to the collective agreement for the public sector in federal administration (TVöD Bund)
  • 30 days’ holiday in a full calendar year with a 5-day week plus additional days off on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
  • Annual bonus
  • Health courses and prevention as well as further training during working hours
  • Discounted tickets for programme events
  • Additional company pension scheme (VBL) depending on the contractual relationship
  • Job bike (bicycle leasing) and job ticket depending on the contractual relationship

For an open and sustainable working environment

On our way to becoming a sustainable cultural institution, we are working to create a workplace environment for our employees that is sensitive to discrimination and recognises their value. This includes, among other things, the establishment of an anti-discrimination code of conduct as well as measures for senior staff such as obligatory further training and annual feedback meetings. Further training and workshops also contribute to empowering our employees in the best possible way in their various activities and at the same time offer the opportunity to deal more intensively with socially relevant topics.

An overview of KBB’s efforts for diversity and inclusion can be found here.

A selection of implemented measures

  • Leadership code for employees with leadership responsibility
  • Communication code of conduct to optimise the internal flow of information
  • Annual feedback meetings with the responsible senior staff
  • Continuous and compulsory seminars for senior staff
  • Provision of a whistle-blower system with confidential reporting channels
  • Anti-corruption code of conduct for all KBB employees
  • Training of internal conflict mediators
  • Appointment of inclusion representatives for management
  • Establishment of an official complaints office in accordance with the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG)
  • Appointment of internal anti-discrimination officers
  • Appointment of officers for diversity in management
  • Recognition of gender identities, e.g., in the form of WCs for all genders, consideration of name change

Workplace locations and accessibility

Our offices, stages and exhibition spaces are spread across five locations in Berlin. The Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) is located at Potsdamer Platz, the Haus der Berliner Festspiele on Schaperstraße, the Gropius Bau along the wall strip opposite the Berlin House of Representatives, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in the middle of Tiergarten and the central administrative departments on Schöneberger Straße in the immediate vicinity of Gleisdreieck. All locations are easily accessible by public transport.

Currently, not all workplace areas are completely barrier-free. We are working on individual solutions and will be happy to inform you about details by phone or email.


Human Ressources

A person is standing on a gallery at the mixing desk. She has her hand outstretched. The room is dark.
A person stands between shelves with magazines and books and holds an exhibition catalog in his hands.
A person pushes a container in a small room. The entrance to the room is flanked by a black curtain.