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Assistant Curator

For this position we require a motivated, skilled person with a solid knowledge of new media, digital culture and the issues that are central to the 2020 IMPAKT Annual programme.

Academic working level is required but needs to be combined with a hands on no-nonsense attitude. Most of the work consists of assisting the artistic director, the festival curators and the other curators IMPAKT works with.

Daily activities are supporting the communication with the curators and the artists in the programme, supporting the development of programmes, research for the content of programmes, preparation of programmes to be taken over by the production department. The internship can be combined with research. There are possibilities to curate IMPAKT Channel launches from the IMPAKT Archive. Other Curatorial work can be discussed but should be seen as addition to the main assisting activities.

A specific focus within the assistant curator position is our Diversity programme. At IMPAKT we put effort in presenting an inclusive programme with diversity in terms of genders, cultures, etc. We want to have this reflected in the themes we address, the artists and speakers we invite and the audiences we reach.

With this focus we want to support our programmers, curators with on request research in specific areas related to these goals, researching artists and subthemes that can contribute to this diversity. In addition to the on request research self-initiated research can be done. The intern also supports the research for specific partner institutions to collaborate with and for special funds that can support programmes aimed at diversity and at the participation of artists from specific regions or with specific backgrounds.

The intern also supports the PR and Marketing with the development and execution of programmes, campaigns and activities that bring the IMPAKT programme to wider, more varied and diverse audience, and that reaches out to specific target groups.

General

  • 24-32 hours a week.
  • Period: from three to six months.
  • Start: Available immediately.

For all internships at IMPAKT you need to:

  • have excellent communicative skills;
  • be motivated, eager and willing to expand your capacities;
  • have an independent and active working attitude;
  • be flexible and you can handle changes well

Beyond Art

IMPAKT is developing a mobile and web platform called BEYOND ART. BEYOND ART is a mobile app and web platform aiming to increase audience engagement before, during and after any cultural event or exhibition. This interactive digital interface is our attempt to rethink the use of technology in the Netherlands art sector and institutions.

BEYOND ART is a platform that provides our users with: interactive audio guides, digital wall texts, digital storytelling, digital tour guides, background information and context for artwork, map/navigation tools, interactive audio/video content, links to academic research, calendar alerts, online ticket sales, social media integration, audience forums, links to archival collections, audience surveys and audience statistics to improve our organisation and curation.

This project is new for us this year and has lots of exciting opportunities to explore as a team heading towards 2020 and beyond. As an intern, you can support the curation of our archive for this new platform, work on production and promotion of BEYOND ART, assemble curated research that matches our programming… and much much more. As part of the internship students are also invited to develop a proposal for digital tours and digital interaction with our festival material for the BEYOND ART platform.

Your skills are:

  • you have excellent communicative skills in English;
  • you are interested in and passionate about digital technology and art;
  • you are interested in digital curation;
  • you are flexible;
  • you want to get the most out of yourself and the organisation;
  • you are motivated, eager and willing to expand your capacities;
  • you have an independent and active working attitude.

If you are interested in a work placement at Impakt, please send a short letter with your motivation and resume, to Nick Polson at nicholas[at]impakt.nl.

Brand & Content Management

IMPAKT is looking for Brand & Content Management interns!

IMPAKT is emphatically looking for interns who are not afraid of hard work, are able to look ahead, work independently and are fond of tumultuous environments. We provide solid guidance that makes the internship a good supplement to the CV of the recently graduated or those in the process of graduating.

We offer:

  • A chance to gain experience in marketing and PR for various target groups, and to improve your writing
  • An inspiring workplace with a dynamic and enthusiastic team
  • Diverse job responsibilities with a great deal of responsibility

The department Publicity creates attention and interest for the IMPAKT Festival and the  year program by means of social media, print work, advertisement and by writing and sending out press releases. The department is divided in three categories, for each of which we are looking for an intern:

  • Press, free publicity and marketing
  • Assistant editor and production of festival print work
  • Digital / Web editor / social media / blogger

Your skills are:

  • you have excellent communicative skills in either Dutch or English (especially with respect to grammar and spelling), but expertise in both languages is preferred.
  • you are flexible;
  • you want to get the most out of yourself and the organisation;
  • you have a commercial attitude and the mentality of a salesman (Marketing);
  • you are motivated, eager and willing to expand your capacities;
  • you have an independent and active working attitude.

If you are interested in a work placement at IMPAKT, please send a short letter with your motivation and CV, to Jeroen Witjes at interns[at]impakt.nl.

Work hours:

A minimum amount of 24-32 hours per week (3-4 days), for at least three months and preferably longer.

 

Channel and Archive

IMPAKT has a media archive with entries dating back to the beginning of the festival (1988).

The archive consists of video, audio, interactive projects, books and magazines. It’s still expanding and updated every year with material from new festival editions and events. The archive is also complemented with additional material we see as relevant for the artists and themes IMPAKT wants to address.

We use the IMPAKT Channel section of our website to open up our archive for a world wide audience. In curated programs we present selections with old and contemporary video works from our archive. In these selections we respond to themes in our festival or other parts of our annual program. New and additional topics can also be addressed in curated programs on the IMPAKT Channel.

As an intern you support the digitization and indexation of the archive. You support the production and promotion of the launches of curated selections on the IMPAKT Channel. As part of the internship students are also invited to develop a proposal for a curated program with material derived from the IMPAKT Archive.

General

  • 24-32 hours a week.
  • Period: from three to six months.
  • Start: Available immediately.

For all internships at IMPAKT you need to:

  • have excellent communicative skills;
  • be motivated, eager and willing to expand your capacities;
  • have an independent and active working attitude;
  • be flexible and you can handle changes well

Management Assistant

(Preferably Dutch speaking)

The management of IMPAKT consists of Director Arjon Dunnewind and Head of Management and Production Christine Breur. We are looking for an assistant who supports us in the daily work at the office. The management assistant supports the staff and is “the spider in the web” at the IMPAKT office. As a management assistant, you are involved in all the facets needed to lead the organization.

General

  • 24-32 hours a week.
  • Period: from three to six months.
  • Start: Available immediately.

Tasks

  • Support acquiring subsidies, sponsors and funds
  • Financial reporting
  • Contract management
  • Keeping track of budgets
  • Managing the finances
  • Daily office work (telephone, e-mail, mail, office supplies)
  • Manage computers and network
  • Making minutes
  • Manage / maintain general manuals (database, office instructions).

Profile

  • HBO / University
  • Financial insight
  • Accurate
  • Proficient in Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Good communicative skills;
  • Motivated, eager and willing to expand your capacities;
  • You have an independent and active working attitude.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English

Period and compensation

The position is available immediately. Due to different deadlines and the nature of the organization, flexible working hours are used. Impakt does not offer an internship fee, but travel expenses are reimbursed and we have a daily communal lunch. Of course you will have access to the festival, nice colleagues and a great addition to your resume.

Research

In addition to the described activities, there is room and opportunity to set up and execute research on your own initiative, but in cooperation and consultation with the Impakt.

 

Programme Production: Events

During the festivals but also during events throughout the year, IMPAKT organises screenings, panels, meetings and presentations.

Depending on the circumstances, interns are involved in: investigating the availability and whereabouts of films and videos; obtaining preview or screening copies; contacting distributors, galleries and individual makers, and making appointments; doing the stage management, arranging the sound check and the line-up in collaboration with the mechanics; the financial settlement.

For this internship you need to have affinity with and a technical understanding of the audio-visual arts.

General

  • 24-32 hours a week.
  • Period: from three to six months.
  • Start: Available immediately.

For all internships at IMPAKT you need to:

  • have excellent communicative skills;
  • be motivated, eager and willing to expand your capacities;
  • have an independent and active working attitude;
  • be flexible and you can handle changes well

 

Programme Production: Exhibitions

Exhibitions are our most museum-oriented events during the year and the festival. They consist of one large project or several small projects within a museum-like context. As a production assistant, you work on one or more projects. Organising an exhibition is a long-term and intensive process. You will be involved in this process, right from the conceptual start up to the final realisation.

You are involved in: investigating the achievability and the financial possibilities; contacting artists, curators, mechanics and people from the locations; financial monitoring.

For this internship you need to have a practical understanding of constructions and a technical understanding of the audio-visual arts.

General

  • 24-32 hours a week.
  • Period: from three to six months.
  • Start: Available immediately.

For all internships at IMPAKT you need to:

  • have excellent communicative skills;
  • be motivated, eager and willing to expand your capacities;
  • have an independent and active working attitude;
  • be flexible and you can handle changes well

 

Programme Production: Hospitality

Your job is to make sure all the guests of IMPAKT have a good stay in Utrecht. You take care of accreditations, booking of flights and hotels and you are the first person guests go to with questions. You have excellent communication skills, you are service minded and well organized.

Programme Production: Volunteers coordination

IMPAKT works with around 40 volunteers during the festival. Together with the Volunteers Coordinator you will set up a recruitment campaign, recruit and interview volunteers, make schedules, guide volunteers during the festival. You make sure all volunteers feel welcome and appreciated, know what to do and what is expected of them. You have great people skills and know how to stay cool when things get hectic during the festival.