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Project Assistant

ASEF Call for Project Assistant: Cultural Exchange ASEF-Cultural Exchange Recruits a Project Assistant The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) was established in February 1997, by members of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). This public foundation is based in Singapore and reports to a Board of Governors comprising members from the 43 ASEM countries. ASEF seeks to promote better mutual understanding between civil societies of Asia and Europe through greater intellectual, cultural and people-to-people exchanges between the two regions. Through the meetings and workshops it organises in Europe and Asia, ASEF Cultural Exchange Department seeks to offer a unique environment where artists and cultural professionals from Europe and Asia can meet, exchange ideas and experiences and develop potential future common projects between Asia and Europe. To fulfill its mission, ASEF has developed three programme areas: 1. Young artists' exchange: with its yearly series of Asia-Europe Art Camp (new media arts), Asia-Europe Forum for Young Photographers; Pointe to Point, Asia-Europe Dance Forum and I'mPULSE Asia-Europe Music Camp; Close Up! Asia Europe Film Meeting; 2. Process Oriented Platforms and Networks (cinema: http://sea-images.asef.org; ASEMUS: museums: www.asemus.org; autonomous cultural centres, Visual Arts: http://www.culture-asef.org and the Asia-Europe Culture Portal Culture 360) 3. Dialogue on Policy and Culture (ASEF as an interface between the levels of cultural professionals/artists and policy makers) The Cultural Exchange Department is composed of one director (Indonesia) and 5 project staff. All ASEF activities which take place in Europe and Asia are co-organised by ASEF headquarters in Singapore. All ASEF departments have a balanced representation of Asian and European professionals and trainees in their team. The project assistant will have to the opportunity to - be actively working on the development of specific projects related to Cultural Exchange - acquire a better knowledge of the Asian and European Institutions, Cultural Networks and of International Cultural Management - learn the different steps of implementing a project from concept to its implementation - get more professional knowledge on working with different partners and cultural professionals from Europe and Asia and build-up networks - get the opportunity to contribute his/her knowledge based on his studies and past experiences. The successful candidate will be assigned the following general duties and responsibilities. -To assist the project team, under supervision of the Director, in selected projects by being involved with a sufficient level of autonomy - in implementation and execution of programmes/activities that are assigned (research, identification of partners, negotiation, design, organization, reporting and evaluation of projects) -To assist the project team in ASEF publications, websites, updating database and compilation of the final reports. -Promote strong networks and good relationships with partner institutions -To actively contribute and give intellectual input to CE ‘s development and participate in general activities of ASEF. The successful candidate will have the following profile: -A young professional with at least 2-3 years experience in working in the cultural (policy) field and some international cultural project experience -Hold a university degree arts/cultural management, cultural policy or related to the arts -Excellent command of English (both written and oral) and strong interest in working in a multi-cultural environment required. -Excellent presentation, organizational & communication skills and imaginative -Knowledge of project planning and project management -Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies -Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment -Proficient in MS Office and basic Web administration

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