World Press Photo Foundation: Exhibitions Intern

De World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam zoekt een Exhibitions Intern voor 32 uur per week | Vacature voor een Leertraject, Stageplaats | Sluitingsdatum: 01-11-2020

We are a global platform connecting professionals and audiences through trustworthy visual journalism and storytelling, founded in 1955 when a group of Dutch photographers organized a contest (“World Press Photo”) to expose their work to an international audience. Since then, our mission has expanded. Our contests have grown into the world’s most prestigious competitions, rewarding the best in visual journalism and digital storytelling. Through our successful worldwide exhibition program and our digital platforms, we present the stories that matter to millions of people. Our Develop programs – including the 6×6 Global Talent Program, the African Photojournalism Database, the Joop Swart Masterclass, the Solutions Visual Journalism Initiative, and the West Africa Visual Journalism Initiative – encourage stories highlighting different perspectives of the world.

The World Press Photo Foundation is a creative, independent, nonprofit organization, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We appreciate the support of our global partner, the Dutch Postcode Lottery, and our partners Aegon and PwC.

For more information, visit our website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

The Exhibitions Team is currently looking for an enthusiastic intern to work with us for 5 months, starting on 11 January 2021.

Exhibitions Intern

32 hours a week

The exhibitions team currently consists of 7 people who passionately work with one goal in mind: maximising impact through reaching as many people as possible. We do this by showing the different World Press Photo exhibitions and organising related side programs like guided tours, lectures and workshops. We maximise impact by executing and growing the exhibitions portfolio and by innovating and developing new output forms. We are looking for an eager and hard-working person who would like to learn from behind the scenes.

Each year, our exhibition travels to 110 locations in 45 countries around the world. The internship will show you many different aspects of the process that World Press Photo goes through; from selection of the winning photographs in January to turning that into a traveling exhibition that starts at the end of April. As a full member of the team, you will gain hands on experience and work towards the delivery of the team’s end product: the build-up of our flagship exhibition in Amsterdam.

Your tasks
You will work with members of the Exhibitions Team, answering to the team’s requests, to:

  • support the team in day-to-day activities involving preparations for the exhibition season, such as administrative tasks and updating our CRM system;
  • assist with the entire exhibition process, starting from the production of the traveling exhibition to the actual installation of our flagship exhibition in De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam;
  • conduct research benefiting the department’s activities;
  • support the organization during events.

Your profile

  • You are a Bachelor or Master student;
  • You have a strong interest in photography, media and visual journalism. You are eager to learn more about preparing exhibitions on a worldwide level;
  • You are creative, well organized and have a good eye for details. You have an ‘all-hands on deck’ attitude;
  • You have strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills;
  • You are comfortable and know how to work with Adobe Creative Suite;
  • You are fluent in English, both written and spoken. A second language would be an asset.

The World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam. The organization employs around 22 professionals, with 7 staff in the Exhibitions team.

We offer an internship with a variety of tasks and responsibilities in a dynamic working atmosphere. You will get the chance to work in a highly driven environment and learn more from behind the scenes of one of our foundation’s most famous activities: the traveling exhibition.

The start of the internship will be 11 January 2021 for a period of 5 months. Working hours can be somewhat flexible depending on events, but on average you will work 32 hours per week. We offer a compensation of €500 per month (gross/full-time).

As we follow the local guidelines by the RIVM closely, our staff may still be required to work from home in January. If that is the case, we will ensure daily communication with the exhibitions team and regular “check-ins” online.

The World Press Photo Foundation strives to be an inclusive environment and is fully committed to this in the recruitment, selection and placement of staff. All interested parties, regardless of race, color, religion, age or gender, are welcome to apply. The WPPF believes that diversity and inclusion among the staff is critical to its success and wants to enhance the diversity of its workforce to reflect the world we live in.

At the moment this position is only open to EU citizens or individuals with an existing valid work permit for the EU. Here you’ll find more info.

Please respond before 9:00 Monday 2 November by filling in the application form. Please submit both your CV and a letter of motivation in English as a .pdf document (maximum 2 pages). You can start your application by clicking the button ‘Apply now’/ ‘Solliciteer!’.
For questions, please contact Suzan van den Berg, Exhibitions Coordinator ( +31(0)20-6766096.

Apply now! / Solliciteer!

Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld.

Meer informatie over de organisatie: zie onze website.