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Interns (m/f/d)

Theater an der Ruhr was founded in 1980 as an alternative model, an ensemble theater of a new type. The idea of the ensemble, which includes all members of the theater, and the idea of traveling (the theater has now been to more than 50 countries and has brought artists from these countries to Europe and Mülheim) make the Theater an der Ruhr a special place for contemporary theater and contemporary art, which avoids fashionable compromises and creates open, multilingual discourse and international encounters. The Theater an der Ruhr is located in a former brine bath in Raffelbergpark on the outskirts of Mülheim an der Ruhr. It still works with flat hierarchies. The idea of the collective and independent work are important foundations of the cooperation.

For the 2022/2023 season, we are looking for committed interns who would like to gain insight into the work processes and activities of a theater. Under the guidance of the assistant directors, you can actively participate in the artistic development processes as well as in the team and accompany the rehearsal process until the premiere. Your core tasks will include the preparation and follow-up of rehearsals as well as supporting the director/dramaturge during rehearsals.

The internship is limited in time and not bound to a production. The period of time can be arranged individually. Theatrical experience is desirable.

Are you interested? Then please send your complete application (cover letter, CV) summarized in a PDF document by e-mail to adem.koestereli [​at​] theater-an-der-ruhr.de.

Theater an der Ruhr welcomes applications from persons regardless of their gender, ethnic, cultural or social origin, age, religion, world view, disability or sexual identity.

Employee for Coordination of a Third Place
The Theater an der Ruhr, the Ringlokschuppen Ruhr and the Mülheimer Theatertage "Stücke" together form the theater alliance vier.ruhr. As an ensemble theater, co-production house and festival for contemporary German drama, we understand art and theater as socially intervening forms of communication. With innovative projects and cooperations we set out to find new strategies of cooperation in order to strengthen the exchange among each other and between theater, city and society.

We jointly operate the vier.zentrale, a third place in Mülheim's city center that facilitates diverse art, education and encounter formats. vier.ruhr allies itself here with the Silent University Ruhr, a platform for refugees and migrants, the municipal education network MH/0/25 and about ten other civically engaged initiatives in the joint use of the project space.

We are looking for an immediate part-time employee (20-25 hours per week) to coordinate the vier.zentrale in Mülheim an der Ruhr.

Your responsibilities include:

  • the communication with the different users of the vier.zentrale
  • the coordination of the actors among each other and with multipliers in the city of Mülheim
  • the disposition of the use of the space
  • the supervision of events with (light) technical support of the users
  • the preparation of team meetings and the keeping of minutes of results
  • support of the digital communication channels of vier.ruhr
  • telephone service and ticket sales
  • communication with craftsmen, partner houses, suppliers, cleaning service, landlords, etc.
  • the organization of maintenance measures


  • High social competence and special interest in intercultural work
  • curiosity and affinity for theater, culture and contemporary social issues
  • Strong communication skills and ability to approach people proactively
  • Ability to work independently and reliably
  • Good knowledge of German and at least one foreign language

We offer:

  • a part-time position (20-25 hours per week)
  • the possibility of employment as a working student
  • an interesting job in an artistic/social work context
  • the opportunity to contribute to the content of the project
  • opportunities to experience a wide variety of theater and art formats
  • a salary that is customary in the industry

We welcome applications from people regardless of their gender, ethnic, cultural or social background, age, religion, world view, disability or sexual identity.

Please send your application with CV, certificates and short letter of motivation in a pdf file to matthias [​at​] ringlokschuppen.de by August 15, 2023 at the latest.

Contact: Matthias Frense | matthias [​at​] ringlokschuppen.de | Tel.: +49 208 821 820 47