About the projects
A4 is looking for European Solidarity Corps volunteers. Duration: 12 months, starting in the month of January 2024. We ask you to be committed to participate the whole duration, it’s important for the project, your learning development and for the hosting organization.
Tasks and activities of the participant – PR & Communication
We are looking for a person with experience or interest in PR and communication. This person helps with creating the graphic layouts of A4 communication materials and focuses on social media management. This will be published on A4’s media channels and in the A4 zine (in English). The zine is created completely by the ESC-volunteers, from design to text. The participant will also prepare and carry out interviews with international artists performing in A4. The participant should bring his/her own PC.
More info here: https://youth.europa.eu/solidarity/placement/33564_en
Tasks and activities of the participant – Videographer
Video documentation of the events at A4. The participant will film performances and interviews with artists performing in A4. This also includes the post-production of the material. Then, the videos are uploaded to A4’s YouTube and Facebook account. Within this specialization, the participant will cooperate with local professional video makers. The participant should bring his/hers own computer with editing software. Other activities depend on mutual discussion and on individual preferences, background and profile of the volunteer. They can develop their own project (for example workshop, exhibition, blog, movie, etc).
More info here: https://youth.europa.eu/solidarity/placement/32344_en
Tasks and activities of the participant – Photographer
We are looking for someone who wants to shoot photos of different events, e.g. concerts, theatre and dance performances, discussions, etc. and edit them. After that, the participant will upload them to our web gallery. Other activities depend on mutual discussion and on individual preferences, background and profile of the volunteer. They can develop their own project (for example workshop, exhibition, blog, movie, etc).
More info here: https://youth.europa.eu/solidarity/placement/32343_en
Tasks and activities of the participant – Technical support
We are looking for a person with experience or interest in the technical support of events. The tasks include managing the lights and sound in preparation of and during concerts, theater performances and other events. Part of this specialization is also recording and editing the sound of interviews and performances for the video documentation.
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Other activities of the participant
In addition to the main tasks of the volunteer, the volunteer will be involved in the day-to-day running of the center, regular random tasks, promos, productions, etc.
Other activities depend on mutual discussion and on individual preferences, background and profile of the participant. They can develop their own (creative) project (for example workshop, exhibition, blog, movie, zine, podcast etc). In short, the activities are very varied and there is a lot of space to discuss the preferences of the participant.
We are looking for ESC eligible participants who:
- are between 18-30 years old at the start of the project (January 2024)
- are resident in a EU or EEA (including UK and Ukraine) country. So the participant doesn’t need a 12 month residence permit for Slovakia.
- are interested in contemporary art and culture
- are open-minded, flexible, proactive and communicative
- have an intermediate level of English language
- have some creative skills in writing, web design, graphic design and general knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (preferred but not necessary)
We are looking for people who are flexible and don’t mind working on evenings and weekends. There is no exact weekly timetable. We plan each week in advance according to the current program in A4.
Expenses within the project are covered by the European Union.
- The volunteers will be housed in a shared apartment.
- Travel costs to and from Slovakia at the beginning and end of the project are covered.
- There is 1 bike available for commuting around the city. The volunteers also receive a transport card for traveling within the city.
- The participants will receive pocket money and food money. This is around €320 a month.
How to apply
Apply by filling in this form:
The deadline for applications is the 3rd December 2023.
If you have any questions, contact Tereza Hubackova at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be doing online interviews with selected candidates within a week after the deadline.
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 in 2004, 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. The productivity of A4 can be proved by more than 3000 organized cultural events, presenting and initiating innovative artistic creations. The music programming is focused on cutting-edge expressions of contemporary music. The A4 cinema club offers screenings of artistic films which are usually not shown elsewhere in the region. Besides that, A4 works with young artists and volunteers and develops the local cultural scene and community.