Vacancy: Coordinator Communications CER

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The Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development supports and coordinates first aid initiatives for cultural heritage affected by conflict or disaster. As a ‘cultural ambulance’ it supports local partners to rescue heritage under threat that is important to them. This year the Cultural Emergency Response programme is transitioning into being an independent organisation starting from 2022. CER is looking for a motivated and resourceful Coordinator Communications to support the launch of the new organisation by developing and implementing CER’s communication activities, engaging its global community, and promoting its mission and actions on our communication channels.

Coordinator Communications CER 

16 hours per week


The Coordinator Communications CER will:

  • Develop, plan and implement the new communication strategy for CER as an independent organisation
  • Coordinate the development and launch of the new website and social media channels, contribute to the branding and promotion of CER and the further development of its identity
  • Coordinate and maintain CER’s communication channels (website, social media, newsletter, etc.) – create a consistent and relevant flow of information as to promote CER’s activities, mission, and vision and to actively grow and engage its international stakeholder community
  • Developing (social) media- and communication campaigns related to specific CER activities and goals, such as fundraising and the launch of CER as an independent organisation in 2022
  • Closely monitor relevant Dutch and international news and social media
  • Support the Head of CER in funder relations and new opportunities for support by providing input on grant requests and donor reports


For the Coordinator Communications CER we are looking for someone with:

  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in the field of communication, outreach, community management or social media management, preferably in the field of arts and culture or humanitarian response, and a minimum of a Dutch HBO degree or equivalent
  • Experience in developing and implementing online campaigns
  • Experience & knowledge with branding, marketing, and the development of visual identities are strongly preferred. Having the ability to adopt this mindset to serve the goals and activities of CER (such as fundraising and positioning the new organisation in the field)
  • Experience & knowledge with press relations and a relevant network is a plus
  • Experience & knowledge with different social media- and online platforms and creating online ads. This includes but is not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, GoogleAds, MailChimp, and CMS systems.
  • Experience with evaluating content performance (Google Analytics etc.)
  • Experience with Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Premiere Pro, or similar video and image editing programmes is a plus.


The Coordinator Communications CER is someone who:

  • Has an affinity for the work of CER and believes in the need to safeguard people’s culture in crisis situations
  • Is efficient, quick, pro-active, creative, and resourceful; highly flexible and stress-resistant with the ability to work in a small team in a fast-paced environment
  • Has demonstrated ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders, is context-sensitive in volatile or crisis situations, and able to work in a (digitally) secure manner
  • Has excellent, accessible English written and verbal communication skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills in Dutch are strongly preferred (additional languages are a plus). Is able to live and work in the Netherlands
  • Is excited to be part of the development and growth of CER as an independent organisation

The Coordinator Communications CER reports to the Head of Cultural Emergency Response. This staff position is for 2 days per week (16 hours) with the possibility to start as soon as possible. Compensation depends on experience within the salary scale F ranging between 2.391 euros – 3.067 euros/month. The position is for 1 year, with the possibility of extension.

We offer a challenging and rewarding position on an international level, working in a small and dedicated team. There is a lot of space for your own input, ideas, and creativity and room for individual responsibility. On top of that, you have the opportunity to join a programme that stands at the beginning of the exciting transition to becoming an independent organisation. 


If interested, please send your resume & cover letter in one PDF to [email protected] to the attention of Ms. Sanne Letschert before 21 March 2021.

Both the Prince Claus Fund and the CER programme strive to be inclusive environments and are fully committed to this in the recruitment, selection, and placement of staff. All interested parties, regardless of nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, or gender, are welcome to apply and will be considered equally. We believe that diversity and inclusion among the staff is critical to our success and want to enhance the diversity of our workforce to reflect the world we live in.