Start Feb 2018

Internship Events

We are looking for an intern to support the RCMC events.

Internship assignment

This internship provides the opportunity to see first-hand the inner workings of the Research Center for Material Culture, as well as creatively participate in the organization and execution of events alongside staff members. The intern will have the opportunity to work closely with one of our Programmers and to learn to program, organize and implement all aspects of successful event planning and execution, including:

  • learn about the process of proposing, planning and implementing research projects and events within a large museum organization.
  • provide support and create timelines, execute key event logistics during the weeks leading up to and on the day off the event.
  • attend and assist in the execution of the events.
  • help to create and develop event materials for our online media (Facebook, Twitter and website). Give feedback for the design of promotional items for the events.
  • research and write for internal and external purposes.
  • create debrief reports post-events to share with key stakeholders.
  • organize and finalize hotel and travel accommodations for speakers.
  • learn to work with The Museum System (TMS).
Qualifications
  • commitment to and interest in our research and events
  • Strong communication, time management, and interpersonal skills
  • ability to prioritize and multitask
  • creative thinker and researcher
  • motivated and able to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • strong writing and proofreading skills
  • social media savvy
  • keen attention to detail is required
  • able to problem solve and show flexibility around days leading to an event
  • professionalism and positive attitude

The perfect addition to our team will have solid creative writing skills and should be prepared to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Creative collaboration, outside of the box thinking, enthusiasm and being self-starting by nature are key assets to the team.

Interns should
  • be registered as a MA student or PhD researcher throughout the internship period (in exceptional circumstances we accept advanced Bachelors students)
  • have an excellent command of Dutch and English, both orally and in written form
  • have an affinity for museums, art, culture and research
Applications

The intern will work at the office in Leiden and Amsterdam. This 4/5-month internship will start in February 2018. 
Information on our internship program is available on our website: http://materialculture.nl/en/internships

If you have questions concerning this internship you can contact Ninja Rijnks-Kleikamp:
Email address: ninja.kleikamp@wereldculturen.nl
Phone number: +31(0)88 0042 853

If you are interested in this vacancy you can apply by sending your cover letter and cv to Ninja Rijnks-Kleikamp before December 15th, 2017.
For this internship we prefer applications in Dutch. We also do accept applications in English.

Staff

Ninja Rijnks-Kleikamp
Coordinator Research Center for Material Culture
+31880042853

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