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At the moment we have 2 job offers. We're always looking for volunteers!

Internships
Our interships provide you with the opportunity to get acquainted with different facets of the organization of Cinekid Festival and the projects we produce throughout the year. In total we have 7 internships available at the moment. Check it out down below to see whether there is an internship that suits you. 

Intern Marketing

Internship period: 1 August 2019 to 15 January 2020
 
Are you passionate about event marketing and eager to gain a lot of experience quickly by working as a full member of a young festival team? Cinekid is looking for a creative, stress-resistant event marketing intern with project management skills for the period of 1 August to approximately the middle of January.
 
Cinekid is a ten-day festival for film, television and new media for children between the ages of 3 and 14, which takes place in the cultural park Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam and more than 35 cities throughout the country. The event is held during the autumn holidays and draws some 65,000 visitors. The public programme consists of television and film screenings and the MediaLab, a digital playground of more than 1,200 m2 full of workshops and art installations. There is also a professional programme for the international industry, which is coordinated by Cinekid for Professionals (CfP).
 
The marketing team consists of a Head of Marketing & Communication, a Head of Press & Publicity, an online communications employee and a graphic designer. Marbl.tv assists with all video productions.
 
Job & task description
As event marketing intern, you have a broad range of tasks and collaborate with the marketing team to promote the visibility of the Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam and Cinekid on Tour in the 35 locations throughout the county. Your work will include, among others:
  • Planning and checking print-work;
  • Working out propositions for partnerships and sponsors;
  • Organising promotional activities and events;
  • Coming up with ideas and activities for Cinekid’s YouTubers, Musers and Snapchatters
  • Coming up with interesting content for Cinekid’s social channels;
  • Coordinating merchandise & staff clothing
  • Assisting with the Cinekid opening and award shows
  • Assisting the Cinekid camera team and child presenters during the festival;
  • Organising a photoshoot with child models during the festival;
  • Compiling and assisting the ambassador team of Dutch celebrities.
Your profile
Cinekid is looking for a cheerful character who can work independently and has plenty of ideas on how to make our festival even better. You have project manager skills, are an organiser with a proactive attitude and have a check-and-double-check mentality. The workload may stack up as the festival approaches, but you don’t let that get to you. Cinekid’s ideal candidate also:
  • has a passion for event marketing;
  • has organisational and solution-oriented qualities;
  • has an affinity with the target group (children aged 3-14);
  • has HBO (university of applied sciences) level of education;
  • is able to work an average of four days per week in the period of August – November 20198;
  • is proficient in Dutch and English, both orally and written;
  • has a strong sense of responsibility.
We offer
A top-level internship in a dynamic environment where people work hard in a broad, young team with much room for personal initiative. An internship at Cinekid offers new experiences and is a good investment for your network in the cultural (festival) world. Interns at Cinekid are treated as full members of the organisation.
 
The internship pay is € 250 per month at 1.0 FTE on a basis of 40 hours per week. Holidays (maximum 2 weeks) can be taken in August or September, in consultation.
Internship period: 1 August - 15 January at an average of 4 days per week (0.8 FTE)
If you would like to apply, please send your CV and motivation to the Head of Marketing and Communication Sandra van Beers, at s.vanbeers@cinekid.nl 

Intern Graphic Design

Internship period: 1 August to 15 November 2019
 
Do you want to gain experience in designing the communications and publicity of a unique festival? Cinekid is looking for a creative, stress-resistant go-getter to support our in-house graphic designer from 1 August to mid-November.
 
Cinekid is a ten-day festival for film, television and new media for children between the ages of 3 and 14, which takes place in the cultural park Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam and more than 35 cities throughout the country. The event is held during the autumn holidays and draws some 65,000 visitors. The public programme consists of television and film screenings and the MediaLab, a digital playground of more than 1,200 m2 full of workshops and installations. There is also a professional programme for the international industry, which is coordinated by Cinekid for Professionals (CfP).
 
Job & task description
Cinekid works with a design agency to create the festival’s campaign image. You will work with Cinekid’s in-house graphic designer to develop all graphical output, which involves, among others:
  • The catalogue containing the entire festival programme and events;
  • The programme magazine;
  • The branding and signing on the festival grounds;
  • Layout of advertisements;
  • Images for social media;
  • Designing keycords, T-shirts for crew;
  • Designing merchandise;
  • Designing presentations;
  • Online promotion banners;
  • Web design.
Your profile
Cinekid is looking for a cheerful character who can work independently and has plenty of ideas on how to further improve our festival’s look. Someone with a proactive attitude and a check-and-double-check mentality, who doesn’t get stressed when the workload stacks up as the festival approaches. A festival is a dynamic organisation. This means that new ideas are constantly creating new tasks and changing priorities. It is important that you consider this an exciting challenge.
Cinekid’s ideal candidate also:
  • has an affinity with the target group (children aged 3-14);
  • has HBO (university of applied sciences) level of education;
  • is available to work an average of four days per week in the period of August – November 20198;
  • is proficient in Dutch and English, both orally and written;
  • is stress-resistant and not afraid to take responsibility.
What Cinekid offers
A top-level internship in a dynamic environment where people work hard in a broad, young team with much room for personal initiative. An internship at Cinekid offers new experiences and is a good investment for your network in the cultural (festival) world. Interns at Cinekid are treated as full members of the organisation. You work towards the festival together.
The internship pay is € 250 per month at 1.0 FTE on a basis of 40 hours per week. Holidays (maximum 2 weeks) can be taken in August or September, in consultation.
Internship period: 1 August – mid-November at an average of 4 days per week (0.8 FTE)
 
If you would like to apply, please send your CV and motivation to the Head of Marketing and Communication Sandra van Beers, at s.vanbeers@cinekid.nl

Intern Television

Period: June– November 2019
 
Cinekid Festival is looking for a motivated intern who not only knows how to organise, but also dares contribute ideas about the content of the television programme at Cinekid, starting June 2019.
 
Cinekid is a ten-day festival for film, television and digital culture for children between the ages of 3 and 14, which takes place in the cultural park Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam and more than 35 cities throughout the country. The event is held during the autumn holidays and draws some 65,000 visitors. The public programme consists of television and film screenings and the MediaLab, a digital playground of more than 1,200 m2 full of workshops and installations. During the festival, this MediaLab will host an interactive exhibition containing works from the worlds of art, media and technology. With more than 45 different installations, games, performances and workshops by artists and designers from the Netherlands and abroad, and more than 10,000 visitors, the MediaLab is one of a kind. There is also a professional programme for the international (media) industry, which is coordinated by Cinekid for Professionals (CfP). Throughout the year, Cinekid also offers a variety of projects and commissions aimed at reinforcing the position of children in relation to the media. Examples are workshops, a special app, classroom film screenings and training for teachers.
 
We offer
A top-level internship in an ambitious working environment and an opportunity to become acquainted with the international (children’s) film industry. Cinekid is the largest media festival for children in the world, and each year presents a television programme full of premieres and unique events. Cinekid staff work in a professional manner in an informal organisation.
As an intern you will actively participate in the preparation of this part of the festival as a full-fledged staff member. The internship offers the opportunity to become familiar with the various aspects of organising an international festival. At Cinekid, you are given responsibility and the room to manage your own projects within the team, so that you can make a real contribution to the festival. An internship at Cinekid offers new experiences and is very good for your network in the world of television. The internship pay is in line with the market.
As TV Intern, you are part of the Film & Television department. This department is supervised by the Head of Film & Television and also comprises a Film Producer, TV Producer, Film Intern and ScreeningClub Intern. As the festival approaches, the department will gradually expand.
 
Job description
As Television Intern, you contribute to the content of Cinekid’s Television programme. You request programmes and films, take care of the administration and view the submissions with the rest of the team. Together with the Producer and the Head, you discuss the final selections, design the competitions and think about activities to organise around the screenings. In addition to your assistance in the research for the programme and production of the screenings you are independently responsible for the organisation and administration of the National Audience Award.
 
Tasks
As the Television department’s intern, you have a broad range of tasks. These include:
  • General support of the Film & Television department
  • Processing television submissions and overseeing the festival database
  • Entering and checking programme details for the website, programme magazine, festival catalogue and the ScreeningClub
  • Requesting series and short programmes and evaluating the submissions
  • Assisting in the research for the television and short film programmes, including the Best Dutch Short Competition, Best International Animated Short Competition, and the Voorpret (‘pre-fun’) programme.
  • Participating in the weekly department meetings and discussing programme decisions
  • Writing programme texts for various media communications
  • Organisation and coordination of the Cinekid National Audience Award
  • Recruiting and directing workshop leaders for the National Audience Award
  • Communicating with primary schools for the National Audience Award
  • Supporting the production of the Best Dutch Series and the jury process
  • Assisting with the realisation of television premieres and television events at the festival
  • Assisting guests and acting as a contact point for partners  during the festival
The advantages for you
  • You gain practical experience in coming up with and realising a programme;
  • You gain insight into the latest trends in the (children’s) media industry;
  • A broad network and personal contact with staff of large and small businesses in the international children’s media industry;
  • You learn to communicate with external parties and business partners;
  • You gain insight into what organising a media festival involves;
  • You are given the opportunity to be personally responsible for the performance of various tasks.
Your profile
  • You are currently studying at a university or university of applied sciences, preferably in film, media or a similar course;
  • You are proficient in English, both orally and written;
  • You have a fluent pen and are adept at Excel;
  • You work conscientiously and are good at staying on top of everything;
  • You have a friendly and social work attitude;
  • You are not afraid to take responsibility, are capable of working independently and have a proactive attitude;
  • You are stress-resistant;
  • You have an affinity with or are interested in the international (children’s) media industry.
Your availability
June and July: 3 days per week
Augustus to October: on average 4 days per week; also weekends during the festival
November: in consultation
The internship pay is € 250 per month.
 
For more information and/or to send an application with a motivation letter and CV
Erik Tijman, Head of Film & TV, tv@cinekid.nl.

Intern Cinekid for Professionals

Period: August 2019 – January 2020
 
Cinekid for Professionals is looking for an eager intern or someone who would like to gain work experience in a highly inspiring environment starting mid- or late August 2019.
 
Cinekid is a ten-day festival in the area of Film, Television and New Media for children aged 3-14 held during the autumn holiday in Westergasfabriek cultural park in Amsterdam and 35 other cities throughout the country, drawing some 65,000 visitors. The public programme consists of film and TV screenings and the 1200 m2 MediaLab full of media workshops and installations. There is also a professional programme for the international industry, which is coordinated by Cinekid for Professionals. This four-day event takes place during the second half of the Cinekid festival, and is the ultimate meeting place for professionals from the international children’s media industry. It draws a great many visitors from around the world, such as producers, directors, sales agents, distributors, film and TV purchasers, journalists, academics, (game) designers and so forth. The event allows them to establish contact with each other, do business and purchase the most recent productions. In addition, Cinekid for Professionals also organises an inspiring conference and seminar programme with the latest topics in the area of children’s media.
 
We offer
An interesting, international environment and an opportunity to become acquainted with the international (children’s) media industry. Cinekid is the largest children’s media festival in the world, and Cinekid for Professionals is unique in Europe. We work in a professional manner in an informal organisation. Interns participate as full employees.
The internship offers the opportunity to become familiar with the various aspects of organising a festival and an international platform. The focus will be on research, especially in the first two months, as a result of which you become well-acquainted with the programme and Cinekid for Professionals’ audience.
Currently, Cinekid for Professionals consists of a department Head and a department coordinator. As the festival approaches, and during the festival itself, the department will gradually grow to a team of eight staff.
 
Job & task description
Period before and during  Cinekid festival 2019
·         General support for the team;
·         Organising travel and stay for international guests of Cinekid for Professionals;
·         Providing information and assisting international guests of Cinekid for Professionals before and during the event;
·         Acting as a host/hostess during Cinekid for Professionals, managing the guest desk;
·         Setting up a festival survey.
Period after Cinekid festival 2019
·         General support for the team;
·         Rolling out the festival survey and processing results;
·         Research for programme of Cinekid for Professionals 2020;
·         Research into all projects that have been presented during Cinekid for Professionals in recent years;
·         Maintaining website and social media.
 
The advantages for you
·         You gain insight into the latest trends in the (children’s) media industry;
·         A broad network and personal contact with staff of large and small businesses in the international children’s media industry;
·         You gain insight into the management of (large) budgets;
·         You learn to communicate with business partners;
·         You gain insight into what organising a media festival involves;
·         You are given the opportunity to be personally responsible for the performance of various tasks.
 
Your profile
·         You are studying at a university or university of applied sciences or have just completed your studies there; preferably in the area of film or media;
·         You have a strong command of English, both orally and written;
·         You work conscientiously;
·         You have a friendly, customer-oriented and social work attitude;
·         You are stress-resistant;
·         You are good at staying on top of things;
·         You have a proactive work attitude;
·         You have an affinity with the international (children’s) media industry.
 
Your availability
August in consultation
September and October, 5 days per week
November 2019 - January 2020, 4 days per week
 
The internship pay is € 250 per month based on 1 FTE (40 hours p/w).
 
Interested?
More information and/or application with motivation letter and CV:
Nienke Poelsma, professionals@cinekid.nl.

Intern Education and Production

Period: June– November 2019
 
Cinekid is a ten-day festival for film, television and digital culture for children between the ages of 3 and 14, which takes place in the cultural park Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam and more than 35 cities throughout the country. The event is held during the autumn holidays and draws some 65,000 visitors. The public programme consists of television and film screenings and the MediaLab, a digital playground of more than 1,200 m2 full of workshops and installations. There is also a professional programme for the international (media) industry, which is coordinated by Cinekid for Professionals (CfP). Throughout the year, Cinekid also offers a variety of projects and commissions aimed at reinforcing the position of children in relation to the media. Examples are workshops, a special app, classroom film screenings and training for teachers.
 
We offer
An interesting, educational environment and an opportunity to become acquainted with the world of education and children’s films and media. Cinekid is the largest children’s media festival in the world. We work in a professional manner in an informal organisation. Interns participate as full employees.
The internship offers the opportunity to become familiar with the various aspects of organising the festival’s educative programme. Since the Education department is also closely involved with the Project Office (which carries out Cinekid projects throughout the year) and Cinekid on Tour, you will also provide production support to those departments.
 
Job & task description
·         Provide support for the development of educative materials (writing, publishing)
·         Provide support in the recruitment of schools and theatres (mail-outs, follow-up calls)
·         Communicate with participating schools and locations
·         Create plans, manuals  and briefings for various educative projects
·         Schedule film bookings and transportation
·         The production of various workshops
 
Your profile
You are an eager, practical, cheerful, creative jack of all trades who stays on top of things when the work stacks up and has an affinity with children, media, festivals and education.
You keep a cool head during busy times and are a champion at staying on schedule and keeping track of the situation.
It is not a problem for you to work full-time, and sometimes on location, during the festival period. You are prepared to continue working during the summer holidays. Of course there are possibilities for taking holidays during this period as well, in consultation.
You enjoy being part of a small  team in which you are given your own tasks and responsibilities.
·         You are currently studying at a university or university of applied sciences, or have just completed studies there;
·         You work conscientiously;
·         You are stress-resistant;
·         You are good at keeping track of the situation;
·         You are adept at Excel;
·         You have a proactive work attitude.
 
The advantages for you
·         You gain insight into the world of media & education;
·         A broad network and personal contact with various schools and cinemas throughout the Netherlands and network organisations in this sector;
·         You learn how to maintain contact with business partners;
·         You gain insight into what the organising of a media festival involves;
·         You are given the opportunity to be personally responsible for the performance of various tasks.
 
Your availability
May - November 2019, 4 days per week. (Holidays can be taken during the internship period, in consultation). The internship pay is € 250 per month at 1 FTE. For more information and/or to send an application with a motivation letter and CV: Linde Dorenbosch, l.dorenbosch@cinekid.nl

Intern Educational MediaWorkshops

Period: June - November 2019
 
We are looking for a creative and technical talent to work with the Digital Culture team from May to November and create a fantastic range of workshops for the Cinekid Festival 2019.
 
Cinekid is a ten-day festival for film, television and digital culture for children between the ages of 3 and 14, which takes place in the cultural park Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam and more than 35 cities throughout the country. The event is held during the autumn holidays and draws some 65,000 visitors. The public programme consists of television and film screenings and the MediaLab, a digital playground of more than 1,200 m2 full of workshops and installations. During the festival, this MediaLab will host an interactive exhibition containing works from the worlds of art, media and technology. With more than 45 different installations, games, performances and workshops by artists and designers from the Netherlands and abroad, and more than 10,000 visitors, the MediaLab is one of a kind. There is also a professional programme for the international (media) industry, which is coordinated by Cinekid for Professionals (CfP). Throughout the year, Cinekid also offers a variety of projects and commissions aimed at reinforcing the position of children in relation to the media. Examples are workshops, a special app, classroom film screenings and training for teachers.
 
The work includes, among others
·         Contributing ideas and helping to develop the media workshops for the MediaLab 2019;
·         Further developing existing workshop concepts;
·         Assisting in the production of the Cinekid masterclasses;
·         Assisting in the production of the workshops;
·         Providing technical support for the preparations of the workshops;
·         Communicating with partners and participants.
 
Profile
We are looking for a cheerful character who can work independently and has plenty of creative ideas about how to make the Cinekid MediaLab’s workshop range even better. A true tinkerer  who has no qualms about taking on the organisational aspect of this position. Basic knowledge of hardware and knowledge of various creative software and/or programming languages is appreciated. An eager and quick learner who doesn’t get stressed when the work stacks up as the festival approaches. New ideas are constantly creating new tasks and changing priorities; it is important that you consider this an exciting challenge.
 
Our ideal candidate also
·         has an affinity with Cinekid’s target group (children aged 3-14 and their parents);
·         has HBO (university of applied sciences) level of education;
·         is available to work an average of four days per week in the period of May – November 2019;
·         is proficient in Dutch, both orally and written;
·         is stress-resistant and not afraid to take responsibility.
 
The advantages for you
·         An interesting, international environment and an opportunity to become acquainted with the international (children’s) media industry;
·         You learn the latest media techniques and trends for children;
·         You gain insight into what the organising of a media festival involves;
·         You are given the opportunity to be personally responsible for the performance of various tasks.
 
Your availability
May and June: 3 days per week
July and August: 4 days per week
September and October : 5 days per week
November: 3 days per week
 
The internship pay is € 250 per month at 1 FTE. For more information and/or to send an application with a motivation letter and CV: Sonja Volmer, s.volmer@cinekid.nl

Intern Digital Culture

Period: June - November 2019
 
Cinekid is a ten-day festival for film, television and digital culture for children between the ages of 3 and 14, which takes place in the cultural park Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam and more than 35 cities throughout the country. The event is held during the autumn holidays and draws some 65,000 visitors. The public programme consists of television and film screenings and the MediaLab, a digital playground of more than 1,200 m2 full of workshops and installations. During the festival, this MediaLab will host an interactive exhibition containing works from the worlds of art, media and technology. With more than 45 different installations, games, performances and workshops by artists and designers from the Netherlands and abroad, and more than 10,000 visitors, the MediaLab is one of a kind. There is also a professional programme for the international (media) industry, which is coordinated by Cinekid for Professionals (CfP). Throughout the year, Cinekid also offers a variety of projects and commissions aimed at reinforcing the position of children in relation to the media. Examples are workshops, a special app, classroom film screenings and training for teachers.
 
From the beginning of April to the end of November 20198, we have room for an intern to support the Digital Culture department for an average of 4 days per week. The internship duration need not cover the entirety of this period. We are, however, looking for an intern whose schedule fits the peaks in activity as the festival in October approaches.
 
The work includes, among others
·         assisting in the production of the New Media Award and assisting the jury
·         communicating with (international) MediaLab participants
·         writing texts for the programme magazine and educative guide
·         entering the festival programme into the database
·         image editing for MediaLab for the website
·         assisting in building up and dismantling the festival
·         assisting in the implementation of the festival and workshops
 
Profile
We are looking for a handy intern who has experience with, and is interested in, digital culture. Our ideal candidate also:
·         has an affinity with Cinekid’s target group (children aged 3-14 and their parents);
·         has university or university of applied sciences level of education;
·         is available to work an average of four days per week in the period of May – November 20196;
·         is proficient in Dutch and English, both orally and written;
·         is stress-resistant and not afraid to take responsibility.
 
The advantages for you
·         You gain insight into the latest trends in the digital (children’s) media industry;
·         A broad network and personal contact with staff of large and small businesses and artists in the international children’s media industry;
·         You learn to communicate with business partners;
·         You gain insight into what organising a media festival involves;
·         You are given the opportunity to be personally responsible for the performance of various tasks.
 
We offer a dynamic working environment with a broad and international network, great colleagues, lots of room for personal initiative. Internship pay is based on €250 per month for a full-time position. To apply, send an email to Ward Janssen, W.janssen@cinekid.nl