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Are you ready to be a catalyst for change? At EIT Culture & Creativity, we are thrilled to announce a series of exceptional career opportunities that lie ahead in the coming months. Join us as we provide an exciting overview of the incredible possibilities awaiting you.

We are proud to introduce Bernd Fesel as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EIT Culture & Creativity. This appointment marks the beginning of a series of exciting opportunities for high-level management positions. We are seeking extraordinary individuals to fill twelve high-level management positions by December 2023. 


As one of the Knowledge Innovation Communities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, we ensure a fair and transparent selection process. Existing interim position holders and exceptional candidates from across Europe can compete for these coveted roles. Embark on a journey of innovation and be a driving force in shaping the future.


Join the ranks of visionary leaders who possess unrivaled skills, boundless creativity, and strategic insight.  Step up and be part of EIT Culture & Creativity! You can be instrumental in building this Pan-European Public-Private-Partnership as a learning and agile organization with an innovative governance to support innovation in the Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries.


EIT Culture & Creativity supports the green, digital and social transformation of Europe and will be itself a transformative and value based organisation. We believe in openness, inclusion and space to work creatively and draw inspiration from an interdisciplinary and diverse team of of passionate change makers from education, business, research, technology and civic society. As we thrive for a holistic change in society driven by culture & creativity, we take a holistic approach to appreciate each member of our team with all his/her potential and competences. 

All relevant information and requirements for open positions can be found on our website: Be sure to visit our site regularly for updates on the application process. Let’s take a closer look at the positions and their timelines:


Overview of positions and timelines

C-Level Positions
  • Chief Operations Officer (COO): Guide the strategic workflow and optimize essential processes.
  • Chief Finance & Investment Officer (CFO): Shape the financial strategy and ensure alignment between finance, investment, and operations.
  • Chief Communication and Engagement Officer (CCO): Lead internal and external communication, establish fruitful relationships, and foster a learning organization.

Application period: 15 May 2023 – 16 June 2023

Office assumption: August to October 2023

Strategic Objective Directors (SO DIrectors)

These directors will play a pivotal role in developing and managing programs within specific Strategic Agenda Areas.



  • Education Director (SO1)
  • Innovation and Business Creation Director (SO2 & SO3)
  • Society & Systems Director (SO4 & SO5)

Application period: Mid-June to Mid-July 2023

Office assumption: September to October 2023


Co-Location Center Directors (CLC Directors)

Manage EIT Culture & Creativity subsidiaries and develop vibrant local and regional ecosystems in each of the six CLC locations.



  • CLC West Director (Amsterdam)
  • CLC South-West Director (Barcelona)
  • CLC South Director  (Bologna)
  • CLC North Director (Helsinki)
  • CLC East Director (Kosice)
  • CLC South East and the Alps Director (Vienna)

Application period: September to November 2023

Office assumption: 1 January 2024


Seize this opportunity to be part of a dynamic team that is revolutionizing culture and creativity. Join us in shaping the future of innovation and making a meaningful impact.

About EIT Culture & Creativity

EIT Culture & Creativity is the ninth Innovation Community by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. It is designed to strengthen and transform Europe’s Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries (CCSI) by connecting creatives and organisations to Europe’s largest innovation network. It takes a holistic and open approach to innovation – from tech to artistic driven innovations, from business to citizen driven – and reinforces the appreciation and anchoring of European values and identities. EIT Culture & Creativity will unlock latent value from a multitude of small CCSI stakeholders through technology transfer, improved cross-sectoral collaboration and their effective integration in production value networks. EIT Culture & Creativity will support technology and business innovation; artistic innovation and social innovation. It will also harness the unique position of the CCSI to facilitate the Triple Transitions in Europe – green, digital and social.

About The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

The EIT is Europe’s largest innovation ecosystem bringing together close to 3,000 partners from top business, research and education organisations across Europe in over 80 innovation hubs. The EIT strengthens Europe’s ability to innovate by powering solutions to pressing global challenges and by nurturing entrepreneurial talent to create sustainable growth and skilled jobs in Europe. The EIT is an EU body and an integral part of Horizon Europe, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The Institute supports dynamic pan-European partnerships, EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities, composed of leading companies, research labs and universities each dedicated to solving a pressing global challenge, from climate change to health, to renewable energy.