ATÖLYE is a 21st-century creative organization that embeds an award-winning Strategic Design Studio and an Academy within a Vibrant Creative Hub. Founded in Istanbul in 2014, ATÖLYE champions a new model for the creative services industry— a “membrane organization” that is fueled by the diversity of its community, scarcity of its space, and permeability of its system.


While the Strategic Design Studio tackles wicked problems in the fields of design, architecture, technology and innovation, the Creative Hub houses a community of 150+ practitioners who come together in a shared space to learn from one another, connect with fellow creatives, and collaborate on impactful projects.


In April 2019, ATÖLYE joined kyu, a collective of the leading creative organizations in the world whose purpose is to be a source of creativity that propels the economy and society forward.


ATÖLYE’s Principles


We curate so we can better co-create.
We make informed decisions about the people we invite in, the projects we work on, and the organizations we collaborate with. They come in different shapes, sizes and colors but they share one important trait: an insatiable desire to better themselves and the communities that surround them.


We live, work and learn in a constant state of flow.
Our system has ill-defined boundaries by design, which allows for a steady flow of people, ideas, and perspectives. Our processes expand and contract to adapt to situations as needed, meaning we are always pushing the limits of our permeability—across geographies, projects, and industries.


We grow individually to mature as a whole.
We are committed to nourishing the notion of a growth mindset in a holistic way. We invest in the development of individuals and organizations by co-creating the necessary tools, methods, and environments that allow us to continuously shift and grow together.


About the Job – Talent Curator


Our Talent Team curates and supports the core ATÖLYE team who spearhead the vibrant and diverse culture of our community. The Talent Team plays an important role in maintaining our culture as well as championing the team’s vision, work, and well-being by designing talent experience journeys while curating ATÖLYE’s Talent strategy and managing internal and external organizational design projects.


As the Talent Curator, your main responsibility will be creating and curating the talent experience from acquisition to onboarding and offboarding. You will manage the talent pipeline, identify current and future hiring needs, prepare role profiles, advertise job openings, generate longlist and conduct initial interviews. You will work closely with the Business Unit Heads and the Talent Director to bring in the right talent for ATÖLYE.


We are looking for a driven and self-motivated Talent Curator who will share our enthusiasm in creating a collaborative and inspiring, inclusive and values-driven work environment towards a teal organization where our team members can bring their whole selves, self-manage and get aligned with ATÖLYE’s evolutionary purpose.


Main Responsibilities

  • Managing the talent acquisition process:
    • Working with the Talent Director in creating a recruitment budget
    • Being a business partner, working closely with the Business Units and the Talent Director to identify current and future hiring needs
    • Coming up with role profiles: responsibilities, requirements, experience and skills
    • Managing and coordinating job posting on ATÖLYE website, relevant platforms and social media
    • Reviewing candidate applications, CVs and portfolios
    • Coming up with candidates and generating longlists for open positions
    • Holding initial interviews with candidates and present a shortlist to the Business Units
    • Contacting candidate references
    • Generating talent pools for future needs
    • Managing acquisition processes with external agencies
  • Managing onboarding and offboarding journeys and related engagement activities including creating rituals:
    • Owning the journeys and being the key contact person for the team member
  • Being a culture ambassador and representing ATÖLYE effectively in the market and relevant platforms
  • Leading the communication flow within ATÖLYE regarding talent acquisition, onboarding and offboarding activities
  • Aanalyzing the Talent Acquisition process and preparing key reports



  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a Talent Acquisition or Recruitment function of an organization or a consultancy firm specialised in Recruitment
  • Bachelor’s degree in the fields of business administration, psychology, sociology, or relevant areas
  • Knowledge of generating talent pools, mapping and search & selection processes
  • Interview experience
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company
  • Coaching and non-violent communication skills and/or a degree from an ICF accredited coaching training is a plus
  • Proficiency in English


Preferred skills and qualities

  • Passionate about human interaction, empathy, and non-violent communication
  • Have an optimistic attitude with the ability to embrace ambiguity
  • Eager to learn new trends and research best practices
  • Motivated to interact with people on a daily basis to achieve shared goals
  • Using Google Suite products for collaborative teamwork and organizing documents
  • Willingness to learn using new digital tools that will facilitate team communication and streamline processes
  • Have strong self-expression and communication skills


What do we offer?

  • Inspiring and dynamic workspace as part of an interdisciplinary community
  • The opportunity to work in strategic projects with leading institutions in Turkey and beyond
  • A transdisciplinary workflow that promotes constant learning
  • Private health insurance and meal card


A note regarding job location


ATÖLYE’s Istanbul space is located in bomontiada and its Dubai space will soon launch in march 2021 in the Emirates Towers. However, due to the ongoing global pandemic, the ATÖLYE team is working remotely until June 30, 2021. Team members are advised to visit our venues only if they are working on a specific project that requires them to be together in a physical space. The applicants to this position need to be available to work in-person at our Istanbul space after June 2021.

Talent Curator