We are looking for one volunteer for an ESC-project for the period January – September 2020.
The deadline for applications (CV and motivation letter): December 15th 2019.
We are looking for a volunteer with an interest in contemporary art, culture and society. He/she wants to be part of a creative team and learn how an independent cultural organisation works. In this context, the volunteer works in a team and brings in pro-active energy. Flexibility is important; the work schedule depends on the program of events. So the volunteer sometimes has to work during the weekend and in the evening.
The volunteer we’re looking for has an interest to go in a rather journalistic direction within the project; writing reports and articles for the A4 zine, website and blog, doing interviews with artists, helping with project and cultural management, etc. With the possibility to combine it with technical support, graphic design and photo/video documentation of the events. There’s also an opportunity to develop a personal (artistic) project.
The volunteer will be involved in the processes related to everyday operation of an independent cultural venue. The most important in this are promotion and production. For the promotion of the venue, the volunteer will help with A4’s social media, distributing posters in the city (2 times per month), graphic design, maintaining the website, etc. For the production, the volunteer will sell tickets before the events, guide the local and foreign artists who play in our space, prepares basic technical equipment, etc. Besides that, the volunteer helps at the cafe, with the little garden in the backyard, he/she will do some small administration tasks and more. The volunteer organizes (together with our other volunteers) an event which is aimed at promoting ESC and connects (international) volunteers in Slovakia. Our team of the volunteers is running the monthly A4 Zine so the volunteers will have opportunity to participate and develop the writing and general productions skills of the magazine.
Other activities depend on mutual discussion and on individual preferences, background and profile of the volunteer. He/she can develop his/her own project which makes sense and fits with our programme (for example a workshop, exhibition, blog, movie, etc.). In short, the activities are very varied and there is a lot of space to discuss preferences of the volunteer. We are looking for a volunteer with a creative approach who will be dedicated and actively look for new tasks and activities.
About the organization
A4 – Space for Contemporary Culture is an independent, non-commercial center for contemporary culture in the center of Bratislava. It is oriented towards creation, presentation and education in present-day forms of theatre, dance, music and film, contemporary visual culture and new media art. Since its beginning, A4 has a unique position in the cultural life of the city and has managed to create a very creative and inspiring environment around itself. A4 is a member of the Trans Europe Halles network of independent cultural centers and Antena (network of independent cultural centres on a national level) and operates as a vital cultural node, both locally and internationally. The target group is oriented mainly towards the youth and adult audience, however there is no age limit for visitors. We have some events for families with kids (fine arts workshop for small kind, lectures for teenagers, screenings for families etc). We started already with lectures in the field of fine arts, public art, music, performance art. Since 2004, the productivity of A4 can be proved by more than 2000 organized cultural events, presenting and initiating innovative artistic creation. Our music programming is focused on cutting-edge expressions of contemporary music. A4 cinema club offers screenings of artistic films which are usually not shown elsewhere in the region. A4 also works with young artists and volunteers and tries to develop the local scene and community.
European Solidarity Corps
The European Solidarity Corps is an initiative from the European Commision to make it possible for young Europeans to work or volunteer abroad. This project is part of that initiative, which means that all the expenses for the volunteer will be covered. A4 will provide the accommodation, travel costs, insurance, food and pocket money, etc.
How to apply: Send your CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: December 15th 2019.
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