Listen to the absences
Read in other languages
Listen to the quiet voice
Visit old visions
We are hiring a passionate
RESEARCHER & WRITER
to join our team.
The Futures Collaborative is a strategy consultancy and thinking partner for progressive corporations in the fields of technology, urbanism, design, hospitality, mobility and empathy.
The Futures Collaborative is the recognition that there are no easy answers. The Futures Collaborative is a way of thinking, a commitment to gaining perspectives and actively engaging with the present. Towards futures that are desirable.
All our work starts with explorations and questions. These foundational explorations are intrinsic in gaining multiple perspectives and readings of the present that shape our work. These perspectives sometimes evolve intuitively (sensing), sometimes they grow out of distinct research patterns (ethnographic, anthropological, sociological, material). Both require curiosity and ease in articulating insights into words people want to hear and read.
Even though we often collaborate with larger institutions or corporations, we want to approach research with a creative and artistic lens. Critical aspects of this task are: different means of knowledge gathering and communicating artistic research to a wider (sometimes non-creative) audience. As we are advising through the tool of futures (narratives), connecting individual and collective experiences and expectations for the coming times, we are looking for someone to help us navigating the recombination of contexts and investigating the blurring borders (sometimes tensions) of nature, technology, and human communities.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS & RESPONSIBILITIES
Relentless curiosity, looking at things from multiple perspectives, good listener, observer, adaptive, team player
Confidence to independently conduct desk research, interviews, literature analysis, observations, and foresight research
Open-minded to cross-disciplinary works, thrives in such explorations and settings
Desire to question all findings, understanding that research is more than ‘discovery’
Strong writing and communication skills – translating complex ideas into words people want to hear or read
Ability to switch between audiences and delivery formats – proposals, keynotes, research essays, conference presentations
Confident presenter, who can easily communicate insights in person or through writing
Highly collaborative, with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people
Fluent in German and English
(text and speech)
Based in our studio in Munich (Bavaria)
April 2023 (open to discussion)
Contract & Salary
Various degrees of part time schedule possible (2, 3 or 4 days a week), €30K–€35K per annum, depending on experience and schedule, 6 month contract, with the perspective of a long term role
If this sounds like you, please send your application to:
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. (age, sex, gender, race, orientation or condition)