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German Teachers

Wir suchen engagierte, dynamische und kompetente Lehrkräfte für unsere Deutschkurse am Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta. Unsere Kurse finden überwiegend abends und am Wochenende statt. Wir bieten vornehmlich Erwachsenenkurse (Einzel- und Gruppenunterricht), aber auch Kinder- und Jugendkurse an.

Einstellungsvoraussetzungen / Lehrerqualifikation

  • Muttersprache Deutsch (oder gleichwertige deutsche Sprachkenntnisse)
  • fachbezogener Hochschulabschluss, vorzugsweise DaF und/oder Germanistik, ggfs. andere fremdsprachliche Philologie
  • mehrjährige DaF-Lehrerfahrung, vorzugsweise im Erwachsenenbereich
  • US-Arbeitserlaubnis (per Green Card oder US-Staatsbürgerschaft)
  • Bereitschaft zur regelmäßigen Teilnahme an den Lehrertreffen

Unter besonderen Umständen sind – nach Ermessen der Sprachleitung – Ausnahmen zu den oben genannten Anforderungen möglich. 

Einarbeitung / Hospitationsphase und Lehrprobe

  • Hospitation von mindestens sechs Kurstreffen auf zwei verschiedenen Kursstufen bei zwei verschiedenen Lehrkräften im Laufe eines Unterrichtsquartals (Winter, Frühjahr, Sommer oder Herbst)
  • Durchführung und bestehen einer Probestunde (mit Vor- und Nachbesprechung) 

Neue Lehrkräfte werden zunächst vorzugsweise in allgemeinsprachlichen Standardkursen der Niveaus A 2 und B 1 eingesetzt. 

Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen an:

Dr. Jennifer Gerndt, Executive Director: director@german-institute.org


Language Program Intern

Language Program Intern, two to three days per week (15 to 20 hours per week), hours are flexible but may include weekends and evenings. This is an unpaid internship.

Organization

The primary focus of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, a nonprofit organization, is to foster cultural relationships between German-speaking and American people and to facilitate and present projects of national and international scope to promote a better understanding of German culture, language and society within the larger context of European life.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Under the direction of Executive Director, the Language Program Intern assists in the day-to-day structure of the Language Program by providing assistance to students and instructors. The intern will also be required to help organize and attend events as needed.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Processing course registrations
  • Managing course listings on website
  • Designing flyers and social media posts
  • Assisting with Immersion Days, Basteltage, and/or Storytime
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director and Educational Outreach Director

Qualifications and Experience

  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Intermediate German skills in writing and speaking
  • Strong knowledge of German culture
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • The ideal candidate will furthermore have experience in an office environment and be interested in nonprofit work.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Dr. Jennifer Gerndt via e-mail: director@german-institute.org


Social Media and Marketing Intern

Social Media Intern, approx. 20 hours per week, hours are flexible but may include weekends and evenings; employment is at will

Organization

The primary focus of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, a nonprofit organization, is to foster cultural relationships between German-speaking and American people and to facilitate and present projects of national and international scope to promote a better understanding of German culture, language and society within the larger context of European life.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Social Media Intern is responsible for the overall communications and public relations of the Goethe-Zentrum. We are seeking a candidate who will assist in the development and implementation of innovative and effective marketing pieces to support the growth of our organization in a competitive marketplace.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Creating a vibrant online presence through social media
  • Tracking and reporting of statistics for web-based accounts
  • Managing the weekly newsletter
  • Maintaining the Goethe-Zentrum website
  • Assisting with outreach and cultural programming
  • Leading e-mail campaigns for events and fundraisers
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director

Qualifications and Experience

  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Intermediate German skills in writing and speaking
  • Strong knowledge of German culture
  • Experience with managing numerous social media platforms
  • Proficient photography skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • The ideal candidate will furthermore have experience in an office environment and have an understanding of nonprofit organizations.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Dr. Jennifer Gerndt, via e-mail: director@german-institute.org.


Educational Outreach Intern

Educational Outreach Intern, two to three days per week (15 to 20 hours per week), hours are flexible but may include weekends and evenings, light travel required. This is an unpaid internship.

Organization

The primary focus of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, a nonprofit organization, is to foster cultural relationships between German-speaking and American people and to facilitate and present projects of national and international scope to promote a better understanding of German culture, language and society within the larger context of European life.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Under the direction of the Educational Outreach Director, the Educational Outreach Intern assists in the development and implementation of German program outreach and support for students and instructors at the secondary and post-secondary levels. The intern will also be required to participate in outreach presentations, school visits, and various events.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Creating presentations geared towards varying audiences
  • Contacting middle school, high school, and university programs to arrange visits
  • Fostering new relationships to educational partners in the Southeast
  • Organizing Career Days
  • Assisting with cultural programming
  • Leading e-mail campaigns for events and fundraisers
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director and Educational Outreach Director

Qualifications and Experience

  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Intermediate German skills in writing and speaking
  • Strong knowledge of German culture
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Comfortable speaking in public
  • The ideal candidate will furthermore have experience in an office environment and feel comfortable visiting schools and speaking to young language learners.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Dr. Jennifer Gerndt via e-mail: director@german-institute.org.