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Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House (VATMH) Los Angeles is a non-profit organization in Pacific Palisades. Villa Aurora is an artists residence located in the former home of exiled author Lion Feuchtwanger. The Thomas Mann House is a residence for scholars addressing fundamental issues in politics, society, and culture. The organization promotes intercultural exchange through a variety of interdisciplinary programs and is primarily funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.


Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House Los Angeles is looking for a


(starting Feb 16th, 2020)


  • General Administration
  • Accounting, including monthly bank reconciliation, year-end financial statements, tax preparation, and reports on expenditure of funds for the VATMH’s Berlin headquarters, the Federal Foreign Office, and other program partners
  • Budget planning
  • Payment and cash management
  • Preparation of contracts
  • Office organization
  • Assistance with management and maintenance of the two properties
  • Assistance with preparing and executing events
  • Administrative support for Villa Aurora residencies and Thomas Mann House fellowships


  • Valid work permit for the USA
  • Native level command of English and German
  • Proficiency in MS-Office Software (especially Excel)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Quickbooks a plus
  • Knowledge of procurement directives and financial reporting requirements of Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House and the German Federal Foreign Office or willingness to acquire this knowledge


Salary commensurate with experience in accordance with the compensation table for the Goethe-Institut in the United States. Compensation includes a contribution to employee’s health insurance policy and an Individual Retirement Account.

To apply please email the following documents to by January 15, 2020:

  • 1 page cover letter
  • CV
  • 2-3 references