First Decorator • Volksbühne

Performing Arts


First Decorator (m/f/d)

Collective agreement classification: TV-L (E7)

Full-time position (38.5 hours per week)

Contract start: August 1, 2024

Contract duration: Unlimited

We are looking for an experienced First Decorator (m/f/d) to join our theater workshops from August 1, 2024.

The main responsibilities include:

Organization/group leadership of the decoration department, including coordinating another employee in the decoration department, material planning and ordering, project calculation, and settlement

Expert advice and support for the design processes in collaboration with the stage designers before and during production

Creation of decorations and upholstery according to the designs of the stage designers

Sewing of prospectuses, curtains, and floor cloths

Covering walls

Flat padding work

We offer:

An attractive position in a creative environment with a diverse range of tasks and the opportunity to work independently and autonomously

A cooperative and appreciative atmosphere

Training opportunities

Collective compensation, according to TV-L (E7)

Monthly capital city allowance (limited until October 2025) with the option to convert part of it into a tax-free subsidy for a VBB company ticket or Germany ticket job

Year-end bonus in November

Inclusion in the VBL (company pension scheme for public service)


Completed vocational training as an interior decorator (m/f/d) or a related craft apprenticeship with a duration of at least three years

Several years of professional experience, ideally from working in a theater or set workshop

Ability to work independently and systematically based on technical drawings, sketches, and photos

Manual, technical, and organizational skills for the implementation of all processes and tasks related to the workshop and stage area

Special care and reliability, teamwork

Physical resilience

Fluent German language skills in both written and spoken form

The Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz places special emphasis on the equal treatment of women, men, and diverse individuals. Applications from women, as well as from people of color, individuals with migration backgrounds, and other marginalized groups, are explicitly encouraged. Disabled individuals will be given preference if equally qualified.

If you wish to have your submitted documents returned, please include a sufficiently stamped return envelope. Unfortunately, travel expenses cannot be reimbursed.

Application deadline: January 1, 2024

Application address:


Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

Human Resources Department

Linienstraße 227

10178 Berlin

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Berlin, Germany
Organizer / Employer
Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
Job type
Permanent position
Jan 1, 2024
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Tarifliche Zuordnung: TV-L (E7)
Published on
Nov 10, 2023