Arts & Culture

Dear musicians, actors, singers, artist managers, music teachers, dancers, dance instructors and performance artists, in Berlin you'll find a liberal urban atmosphere in which you can express your creativity in any number of different ways. Berlin has been considered the capital of art and culture since the 1920s.

By art and culture, we're referring to Berlin's theaters, museums, galleries, cinemas, cabarets, concert halls and music theaters, together with the alternative arts scene with its many open stages for cabaret and public readings as well as both commercial and non-commercial, short-term musical, dance and art productions. Berlin's three opera houses, 56 theaters, more than 600 galleries and 166 museums provide work for sound and studio technicians, makeup artists, art dealers, restorers and research assistants – as well as administrative staff, IT professionals, lawyers, HR and office managers.

You'll also find jobs in the capital's recording studios, music stores (instruments and accessories), in music production, sound development, music management, artist management, instrument rental, at music magazines, in an ensemble or as an instrument maker, art broker, promoter or booker. Plus, major music label Universal Music is headquartered in Berlin. More popular employers also include technology-oriented companies, like software and hardware giants Ableton and Native Instruments.

Salaries are based, as always, on experience and the specific company concerned – and vary greatly in this particular sector. A music editor may earn, for example, 28,000 euros gross and up per year, while a vocal or music teacher earns 22,000-38,000 euros, and a sound engineer 27,000-39,000 euros per year. This is where your negotiation skills come into play. So get started on your job search now! It'll pay off in the end.

OUR TIP: If you are looking for a steady job as an artist, you'll need to be patient and make as many contacts as you can at the city's numerous art and cultural events!

OUR TIP: Our company slider provides an easy way to find out which Berlin-based companies have exciting jobs in the field of art & culture. Just click on the desired logo, check out the brief job profile and then get in touch with the company if it looks like something that interests you.

Berlin-based companies in Art & Culture

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