Vacancy: Communications and Social Media Trainee

The Prince Claus Fund is looking for a Communications and Social Media trainee! The Communications and Public Programming departments are looking for a trainee who can support the Coordinator Communications to share the Fund’s work with the public and our stakeholders and who can help with the Prince Claus Fund social media channels, including the separate online platform YCreate. YCreate is a digital movement aimed at celebrating young creators everywhere. Instagram is the main platform, but we also use Medium and we are looking to expand to YouTube as well. For the general communications we’ll be busy with new projects abroad, events in the Netherlands, and updating our new website. If you are an efficient worker and have a passion for culture, apply to join our team!


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 the writing of texts for the website, social media and newsletter; Updating the Fund’s database (mailing list & press contacts); Welcoming visitors to the Fund; Assisting with creating visual content for social media; Keeping up with the social media network of followers; Actively driving engagement on social media; Assisting with selection and outreach of artists to feature on YCreate.


Language: Fluent English - excellent written and verbal communication skills in English required; Dutch- excellent written and verbal communication skills in Dutch strongly 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, 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 & Social Media 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. The Communications and Public Programming at the Fund work together with Fundraising, offering a supportive, interactive team environment. Depending on the trainee's skill set, this position also can offer the trainee independence and increased responsibility.

The Prince Claus Fund provides a stipend of €250- gross per month for a full-time (36 hr/week) traineeship. 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 [email protected], addressed to Sarah Smith, Communications and Dilara Jaring-Kanik, Public Programme with ‘Communications and Social Media Trainee Vacancy’ in the subject. Please also indicate your availability.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

Interviews will take place as soon as possible.


We are looking for a full-time trainee from February 2020 through July 2020.  If you are unable to work for the entirety of this period, or prefer to work part-time, please do send in your application and inform us of your availability.