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Communications and PR Internship

Marketing / PR
The Hague

About Eastwards 

Eastwards is a cultural foundation acting as a platform for contemporary Eastern European arts and culture. It has been functioning as an informal group since 2015, growing steadily with the help of a small highly-enthusiastic team until 2018, when the initiative was registered as a foundation under Stichting Eastwards. Our programme includes cultural events such as festivals, exhibitions, film screenings, creative workshops, debates and other activities in the field of contemporary art and culture. For instance, our On Tour film nights showcase Eastern European film around The Netherlands. We are also currently setting up an Alliance for small film and culture festivals, an initiative focused on exchanging knowledge and creating a support network. 

Our biggest project, however, is Spotlight: Romania Film Festival. The festival started in 2015 and offers a fresh and vibrant take on contemporary Eastern European Culture. Each year it combines cinema with a new discipline or theme, exploring how different mediums complement each other in order to create an exciting experience for the festival-goers. We have combined film with documentary photography (2015), with contemporary music (2016) and with experimental video art (2017), while in 2018 the festival centred around the theme of Celebration in the context of the Romanian Centennial. This year the theme will be Film and Identity, highlighting the complexity of identity processes through fun activities including a food truck, a jam session, a public debate and naturally a wide range of new films. 

Role Description

The successful candidate will work closely with our PR & Communication manager.

Responsibilities

  • Content creation for Facebook and Instagram posts in Dutch and English
  • Assisting in creating ad copy for various channels 
  • Content creation for newsletter 
  • Managing volunteers that spread the printed material in physical locations
  • Maintain relationships with diverse media partners 
  • Support the PR manager in strategy development and implementation
  • General support tasks
  • Possibility of working with Google Analytics, deriving, analyzing and reporting data from online marketing campaigns

Requirements 

The candidate should: 

  • Be fluent in Dutch
  • Have excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Be a student having finished at least two years of a degree in communication/PR/advertising/marketing or a cultural discipline (film studies, literature, art, art history, media etc.) 
  • Be creative and pro-active attitude in teamwork, but also able to work independently
  • Be able to work on several things at the same time and deal with deadlines
  • Have excellent computer skills, especially the usage of Microsoft Office applications
  • Have knowledge, experience and interest in communication and marketing concepts as well as digital and online tools. A strong affinity with (copy)writing, the festival environment, film and contemporary arts is also an asset
  • Be available for 12-16 hours a week from 1st September 2019 - 31st December 2019 

What we offer:

  • A compensation for your travel costs to/from Den Haag (for a distance of up to 15 km) 
  • A young and vibrant international team made of film, arts and communication professionals 
  • Great central office location on Spui 
  • Possibility to take ownership of your own projects and develop soft skills such as goal setting, teamwork, and time management
  • Opportunities to learn and develop existing skills in content creation, social media planning, event planning, project management
  • Access to experiencing and learning how to organise a cultural festival 
  • Personalised mentorship and learning development tracking

How to Apply

Apply via the "Apply Now" button with: 

  • A letter of motivation 
  • A CV 
  • General availability