The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux is a cultural institute based in Brussels. Its scope of operations covers Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Finland. The Institute is part of the network of 17 Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes. It is an independent, non-profit organisation funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture as well as various public and private funds. The Institute is maintained by the Finnish Cultural Institute in the Benelux Trust.
The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux is seeking to hire a part-time (19 hours/week) Communications and Production Coordinator for permanent employment starting 1 September 2019 or on a mutually agreed upon date. The position is open to anyone suitable for it regardless of nationality, knowledge of the local Benelux area is considered a bonus. The Institute’s offices are located in the centre of Brussels, near the Sablon square.
The Communications and Production Coordinator is responsible for providing communications on the Institute’s programmes and projects, as well as coordinating and developing the Institute’s communications through various channels. The Communications and Production Coordinator will also play an important role in coordinating the Institute’s diverse programme of cultural and social projects.
We are offering a dynamic and fascinating vantage point on the international cultural and social field in an exciting professional community in the heart of Brussels. Requirements for the role of Communications and Production Coordination include: a broad knowledge of the arts and culture and social arena in either the Benelux region or Finland, sharp expressive capabilities, experience in communications as well as an appropriate qualification. Previous experience with cultural organisations in the region is considered an advantage. We are looking for an active, hands-on individual with a content-driven interest in communications, and excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills. Excellent language skills in Finnish and/or English are essential to this role. Knowledge of Dutch and/or French is an advantage. The Institute’s working language is English.
For more information about this position, please contact the Director of the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, Kati Laakso via email: email@example.com or by phone: +358 45 110 5977/+32 475 76 43 32 (Mondays between 14:00 and 16:00).
Applications indicating salary expectations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Sunday 23 June 2019. The interview process will take place in July in Brussels or via video call.
(FI) Heinäkuun alussa käynnistyvän Suomen EU-puheenjohtajakauden aikana Brysselissä nähdään suomalaisen nykytaiteen ja kulttuurin kärkinimiä sekä vahvassa nosteessa olevia tuoreita lupauksia. Laaja kulttuuriohjelma tukee puheenjohtajakauden prioriteettiteemoja. Suomen Benelux-instituutti Brysselissä osallistuu vahvasti ohjelman toteutukseen.
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