As a non-profit foundation under public law, the Combined Cathedral Chapter are among the most traditional cultural institutions in Germany. In addition to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Naumburg Cathedral, the foundation also owns the Imperial Cathedral of Merseburg, St. Mary's Church in Naumburg, the Franciscan Monastery and St. Michael's Church in Zeitz, as well as outstanding movable art objects and archive and library collections. As cultural carriers and mediators of history, tradition and art, the Combined Cathedral Chapter occupy a significant position in Central Germany.



Voluntary Social Year (FSJ)

Out of school and into practice! The application phase for the Voluntary Social Year (FSJ) for the year 2023/2024 begins. Places are also available in the KinderDomBauhütte at Naumburg Cathedral. In the FSJ, young people can look behind the scenes of a cultural foundation and experience world heritage education on site. Here, children, young people and adults discover the fascinating world of work in a medieval building lodge in exciting projects and make their own workpieces from stone, glass, leather and much more.

During an FSJ, volunteers have the opportunity to try their hand at guiding children and young people and even carry out projects independently. When developing their own project, creative ideas can be brought in and implemented on their own responsibility. Young people who enjoy working with people of different age groups, are interested in history and how it is conveyed, would like to work in an open-minded team and bring spontaneity, flexibility and creativity with them are in exactly the right place at the KinderDomBauhütte!

Application and further information:

Bastian Borck | Collegiate Treasurer of the United Cathedral Foundations
Domplatz 19 | 06618 Naumburg                                                                            
Tel.: 03445 / 23 01-126                                                                               

The operation site

Naumburg Cathedral is one of the most important cathedral buildings of the High Middle Ages and is also a living church. It is world-famous, among other things, for its west choir with its twelve life-size statues of donors. The "KinderDomBauhütte" was set up as an extracurricular place of learning in order to make the special features of the unique cultural assets clear to children and young people and to be able to preserve them and make them accessible in the long term. In eventful projects, children and young people, but also adults, are introduced here to the fascinating working world of a medieval building workshop. In the role of a stonemason, glazier or master builder, they are familiarised with the culture and way of life of the time. Holiday activities, creative afternoons for adults, children's birthday parties and projects for school classes create lasting experiences.


Volunteer work

Do you feel like volunteering?
As a volunteer, you "donate" (gift) some of your free time to the Combined Cathedral Chapter. Numerous interesting activities are available for volunteering at our foundation locations in Merseburg, Naumburg or Zeitz.

Here you will find all further information.

Working student (m/f/d) in the area of real estate

The Combined cathedral chapter, a non-profit foundation under public law whose roots go back more than 1000 years and which includes Naumburg Cathedral, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2018, are looking for a*n for our Abbey Administration in Naumburg with immediate effect.

Working student (m/f/d) in the area of real estate

to support our processes in the area of land and property management.

Your tasks:

In the area of real estate, you will support the entry of our foundation-owned properties in a geographic information system (GIS system).

In addition to the property data, you also check the history of the deposited documents (leases, use agreements, land register excerpts, site plans/country maps, etc.) and maintain further information on the foundation's property holdings in the existing system.

They check the existing data for up-to-dateness and completeness and make corrections if necessary.

 Your profile:

Do you have a soft spot for complex software applications and can quickly familiarise yourself with complicated issues?

Are you used to working reliably, accurately and without errors?

You already have experience in maintaining and processing data in geographic information systems (we use Map-Manager) and can quickly apply this experience in a practical context?

Ideally, you already know typical workflows and documents that one is confronted with when working with a GIS system and learn quickly?

Good knowledge of relevant MS Office software rounds off your profile.

Our offer:

Work in the unique atmosphere in the immediate vicinity of Naumburg Cathedral and experience the flair of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Get a taste of practical experience, learn to work in a team and add an interesting station to your CV.

There are no time clocks and you can flexibly arrange your working hours.

Have we aroused your interest? Please send your application documents, stating your salary expectations, by e-mail to our Stiftskämmerer, Mr Bastian Borck ( If you have any questions, you can reach Mr Borck at +49 (0) 173 94 75 803.


The Combined Cathedral Chapter offer internship opportunities in the following areas: 

Marketing, public relations, events
Kerstin Wille (

Press, Internet and Social Media
Charlotte Tennler (

Cultural education
Jessica Buchwald (

visitor centre 
Kirsten Reichert (

Archives and libraries
Matthias Ludwig (

Abbey treasury and real estate
Bastian Borck (

Due to the close cooperation between the individual institutions, the focal points can be flexibly combined within the internship. We look forward to receiving your speculative application!

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