Traineeship Communications – Prince Claus Fund
April/May 2017 through Sept/October 2017
Sept/October 2017 through Jan/February 2018
The Prince Claus Fund is looking for a new Communications Trainee! As Communications Trainee, you will work with the Communications Officer to share the Fund’s work with the public and our stakeholders. We’ll be busy with exhibitions in our gallery, new projects abroad, events in the Netherlands, preparing for the 2017 Prince Claus Awards, and building a new website. If you are an efficient worker and have a passion for culture, apply to join our team!
Supporting the Communications Officer in external and internal communications & assisting with the general operations of the organisation. (All activities will be conducted under the supervision of the Communications Officer.)
Closely following Dutch and international news and social media; Monitoring and archiving media about the Prince Claus Fund and its partners; Researching appropriate news outlets for certain events; Compiling press kits; Assisting with writing texts for the website, social media and newsletter; Updating the Fund’s database (mailing list & press contacts); Welcoming visitors to the Fund.
Language: Fluent English - excellent written and verbal communication skills in English required; Dutch- excellent written and verbal communication skills in Dutch preferred; (Additional languages also a plus); Pursuing BA/BS or MA/MS degree in communications/journalism, marketing or related field preferred; Experience with social media, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Paint 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 organisational skills and detail-oriented
The Communications trainee will gain 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. Communications at the Fund works together in a team with Fundraising and Public Programming, offering a supportive, interactive team environment. Depending on the trainee's skillset, this position also can offer the trainee independence.
The Prince Claus Fund provides a stipend of €250- gross per month for a full-time (36 hr/week) traineeship. Full-time availability is 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 and to email@example.com with ‘Communications Trainee Vacancy’ in the subject.
Please send in your application no later than 9am on Monday 17 April 2017.
There are two traineeship timeslots available for Communications: April/May through Sept/October 2017 and Sept/October 2017 through Jan/February 2018. If you are unable to work for the entirety of this period, please do send in your application and inform us of your availability.
It's a fast-paced position, not for the faint of heart, but it offers a lot in return in terms of networking, experience, independence and personal growth, as well as a lasting relationship with the incredible colleagues and global partners of the Prince Claus Fund.