Please note this vacancy has been updated- We are now looking for a trainee September - December 2015
The Prince Claus Fund is looking for a new Communications trainee. As a Communications trainee, you will work with the Communications Officer to promote the work of the Fund, including the exhibition in our gallery and other cultural projects and events. If you are an excellent story teller with strong writing skills and a passion for culture, apply to join our team!
Closely following Dutch and international news; Researching appropriate news outlets for certain events; Compiling news items about members of the PCF’s network; Putting together press kits about our activities and artists, cultural organisations and thinkers in our network; Assisting with writing and distributing the Fund's Announcement emails/newsletters; Quickly writing and posting content on the PCF website, Facebook and Twitter; Updating the Fund’s database of press contacts; Archiving communications materials; Guiding visitors at events and in the gallery.
Fluent in Dutch preferred, Fluent in English required, with excellent written and verbal communication skills; Experience with Content Management Systems or an interest in navigating labyrinths; Experience with social media, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, InDesign and PhotoShop; Efficient, quick, resourceful, pro-active, self-motivated, stress-resistant with the ability to work with a team in a fast-paced environment; Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented; Additional languages a plus; Pursuing BA/BS or MA/MS degree in communications/journalism, marketing or related field preferred.
The trainee will gain access to and extensive knowledge about the Fund’s network of outstanding artists, thinkers, cultural organisations and collaborators. We have numerous events to publicize and attend, which offers great networking opportunities. Prince Claus Fund Communications works together in a team with our Fundraising and Outreach colleagues, offering a supportive, interactive team environment. Depending on the trainee's skillset, this position also can offer the trainee a significant amount of independence and freedom to complete tasks on their own.
The Prince Claus Fund provides an allowance of €250,- gross per month for a full-time trainee. Full- time availability is strongly preferred, though a part-time traineeship is also possible. It is also possible to work as a volunteer and receive a stipend if the applicant is not a registered student.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please send CV/resume and a 200- to 300-word motivation letter that shows off your writing skills (in English or Dutch) to Sarah Smith, Communications: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Availability: The traineeship is for September through December 2015 and January through April 2016 for a minimum of 4 months. If you are unable to work for the entirety of this period, please do send in your application and inform us of your availability.
In summary: It's a fast-paced position, not for the hesitant or faint of heart, but you'll get quite a lot in return in terms of networking, experience and a lasting relationship with the Prince Claus Fund.