[Netherlands Embassy/주한네덜란드대사관] Temporary Cultural Project Assistant


Posted on 2021.04.12

Location : Seoul, Korea
Industry : General Office Operation

Job Description


Title: Temporary Cultural Project Assistant
Working hours: 37.5hrs/week
Duration: 1 year (fixed-term with the possible extension of one year)
Culture is an important theme in the bilateral relation between Korea and the Netherlands amongst others such as trade, investment, agriculture and science & technology. Since 2017, Korea has been one of the priority countries for cultural cooperation and exchange in the international cultural policy by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Mutual interest in each other’s culture and demand to work together in culture have been growing in the last years.
In 2021, Korea and the Netherlands celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations. On this occasion we will organize and support numerous cultural events (on/offline and hybrid) throughout the entire year more actively. Under the slogan co-create tomorrow, we will organize art and design exhibitions, performances, film festivals and other cultural projects together with Dutch and Korean cultural organizations. Furthermore, the Netherlands is a partner country for the International Arts Joint Fund Program of Arts Council Korea (ARKO) for 2021-2022, for stronger and more sustainable collaboration.
From May 2021, the embassy is looking for an enthusiastic colleague who can assist the cultural section with the facilitation and organization of projects.

Description of tasks:

– Arranging Dutch Cultural Projects & Dutch Programs at Cultural Events

  • Communicate with Dutch artists and institutions that are involved in cultural projects in Korea via e-mail and call;
  • Communicate with local/Korean (co-)organizers of the projects (e.g. biennales);
  • Prepare required materials for the projects;
  • Translate necessary documents between English and Korean.

– Cultural Communication  

  • Operate, maintain and write postings for the embassy’s culture blog Dutch Culture Korea;
  • Coordinate the webpage for the 60th year of diplomatic ties;
  • Write postings (cultural contents) for SNS channels of the embassy;
  • Arrange culture newsletter of the embassy;
  • Coordinate and edit for printed matters of the cultural projects.

– Coordinating International Arts Joint Fund Program with ARKO

  • Assist in liaising between DutchCulture Centre for International Cooperation and ARKO;  
  • Assist for the selection of projects from open calls;
  • Assist in coordinating (digital) missions and visitor’s programs for cultural institutions;
  • Assist in organizing (digital) events such as online symposium;
  • Prepare required materials for the program.

– Others

  • Research Dutch cultural activities in Korea and manage Dutch Culture Database;
  • Contribute to an enabling working environment through a positive work attitude and pleasant and cooperative behavior;
  • Work in an open and constructive way with all embassy staff.


– Knowledge and experience:

  • Major in cultural studies or related area;
  • Relevant working experience (e.g. internship, volunteering, extra curriculum activities, part-time job);
  • Broad knowledge and interest in arts and culture;
  • Good writing skills with intercultural sensitivity; 
  • Excellent knowledge of both Korean and English. Knowledge of the Dutch language is a plus;
  • Proficiency in standard office software and basic knowledge of graphic software (e.g. Photoshop);
  • Experience with online communication tools (e.g. WordPress blog);  
  • Knowledgeable in communicating via various SNS channels.

– The following competences are especially important for a successful performance of this job:

  • Organizational abilities;
  • Performing independently;
  • Working accurately;
  • Creative thinking;
  • Integrity.

– The following qualities are important for a successful performance of this job:

  • Culturally-minded, excellent social and communication qualities;
  • Enthusiastic, proactive attitude to variable tasks and workloads;
  • Positive work attitude, pleasant and cooperative behavior, team-player;
  • Initiative.


  • If you are interested in this position, please send your English resume and cover letter to Hajin Lee (SEO-Culture@minbuza.nl) by 20 April 2021.
  • For questions related to this position, please send an e-mail to the e-mail address above. 
  • Monthly pay is 2,000,000 KRW (gross).
  • The position is available from 17 May 2021 to 16 May 2022, with the possibility of extension of one year based on the evaluation.

Job Requirements

Please see the details above.

Additional Information

  • 커리어수준 : 학생/신입
  • 급여사항 : KRW 2,000,000 (gross)
  • 고용형태 : 계약직
  • 경력여부 : 

Guidelines for Applicants

  • 전형방법 : 1차 서류전형
                          2차 면접전형
  • 제출서류 : 영문이력서, 영문 커버레터 (Word 또는 PDF 파일이 아닌 경우 열람 불가)
  • 접수방법 : 이메일 (SEO-Culture@minbuza.nl)
  • 마감일 : 2021.04.20
  • 채용담당 : Hajin Lee / +82–0000 / SEO-Culture@minbuza.nl

Company Information

Netherlands Embassy  / 주한네덜란드대사관

The embassy employs 7 expatriate staff and 20 locally recruited staff working on political, economic, cultural, consular and general affairs. The embassy represents the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Korea and covers the broad relations between both countries. The emphasis of the embassy’s work is on trade & investment promotion. Working relations within the embassy are based on partnership and teamwork

서울 중구 정동길 21-15 정동빌딩10층 주한네덜란드대사관,  Jung-gu, Seoul

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