Vacancy: Communications Intern

We are looking for a new intern!

Want to get more involved? Join our team! We are looking for someone with a passion for new music and art, familiarity with our interest in the artists we cover, and experience in communications & social media.

You’ll be tasked with:

  • Updating our website and social media with write-ups of our upcoming program, documentation of our events & editorial content.
  • Promoting our program on social media & via our newsletters.
  • Documenting the Subbacultcha universe through video, photo and text.
  • Occasionally helping out at our events, for instance during soundcheck or at the box office.
  • Thinking along about Subbacultcha’s position in the cultural landscape of Amsterdam: its communities, perspectives, places, futures, etc.

A quick run-down: 

  • The internship is a part-time position for a period of at least 5 months—starting September 2nd.
  • You’ll be working 3-4 days a week in our office at Haarlemmer Houttuinen. 
  • You have access to your own laptop and smartphone. 
  • You’re following a media-, music- cultural science and/or communications-related BA or MA.
  • Has proficient writing skills in English & preferably also Dutch.
  • You have proficient social media skills (you are familiar with posting, algorithms and setting up promotions via Meta Business Suite).
  • We offer a volunteer allowance.
  • Lunch, fruit & coffee is on us.

About Subbacultcha:
Subbacultcha is an Amsterdam based art and music platform, devoted to emerging artists and a curious audience. Subbacultcha hosts a program, consisting of self-produced concerts and partner events. We curate events in a wide range of venues in Amsterdam, for instance in OT301, Dokzaal, Cinetol, Muziekgebouw and Garage Noord. Partners we work with a lot are FIBER, Sonic Acts, We Are Public, Rewire, Melkweg, Filmtheater De Uitkijk, murmur and Dour Festival. At the core of our platform lies the Subbacultcha membership. The membership helps us to create, sustain and grow a sustainable community and infrastructure for all of this to thrive. The membership helps us to invest into a more progressive and inclusive field of recreation and art. For €10 a month, members get free access to our program + receive other benefits and surprises.

Are you writing a thesis? Are you working on a project for your studies? Do you want to get some hands-on experience? Do you want to use your Subbacultcha internship as a case study or research opportunity? At the start of your internship we can formulate learning objectives and research opportunities! Some of the skills the Subbacultcha team can guide you through are how to communicate with a specific audience for a cultural platform, planning and scheduling different workloads and writing about music, events and (sound-)art.

Something for you? Please send a 1) motivation letter, 2) CV + 3) a writing sample to before July 14th. The writing sample should be a paragraph about a band/artist of your choice, not unlike the write-ups in the Subbacultcha website. We hope to hear from you.