We are hiring: project coordinator

Application deadline: November 18, 2022

Culture Current, an arts and education non-profit organization based in Helsinki, is seeking a project coordinator for an international grant-funded project in Finland. The project, Artists Talking, is a series of thoughtful conversations in English with contemporary artists working in Finland. The language of the program is English.  It will begin in the spring of 2023.

The Project Coordinator will:

  • engage with orga­ni­za­tion­al part­ners, artists and tech­ni­cians par­tic­i­pat­ing in the project, Cul­ture Current’s board, mem­bers, staff and interns to orga­nize and exe­cute the project.
  • craft and dis­trib­ute pub­lic­i­ty and mar­ket­ing plans for the project.
  • build and main­tain­ing rela­tion­ships with var­i­ous media, design visu­al images for the project, and devel­op social media campaigns.
  • attend meet­ings and man­age in-per­son live events in Helsinki.
  • co-man­age project finances.
  • oth­er duties nec­es­sary to the project.

Minimum requirements for the position:

  • expe­ri­ence in orga­niz­ing and pro­duc­ing cultural/artistic events in Finland.
  • strong links to the cul­tur­al com­mu­ni­ties in Finland.
  • expe­ri­ence with inter­cul­tur­al and mul­ti­lin­gual environments.
  • con­nec­tions to Finnish media and a pres­ence on social media. 
  • pro­fes­sion­al lev­el lan­guage skills (writ­ten and spo­ken) in Finnish and strong Eng­lish lan­guage skills.

Welcome, but not required:

  • pro­fes­sion­al lev­el Swedish lan­guage skills, and oth­er lan­guage skills.
  • an edu­ca­tion­al back­ground in cul­tur­al management/production.

Culture Current offers:

  • a col­le­gial work com­mu­ni­ty of inter­na­tion­al, mul­ti­lin­gual artists and cul­tur­al workers.
  • the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with lead­ing and “under the radar” artists active­ly work­ing in Finland.
  • finan­cial com­pen­sa­tion in-line with the Finnish non-for-prof­it cul­tur­al sector.
  • the pos­si­bil­i­ty to work remote­ly and on-site, a flex­i­ble sched­ule, a pos­si­ble exten­sion, and oth­er work oppor­tu­ni­ties at Cul­ture Current.
  • a com­bi­na­tion of inde­pen­dent and team work with a dynam­ic non-for-prof­it with a decade of expe­ri­ence on the Finnish cul­tur­al scene.

Schedule and time-commitment

Start date (flexible): November 28th, 2022.  End date: June, 2023. Extension possible.

Part-time, flexible, approximately 30 hours a month. 

Application deadline: November 18th, midnight, 2022. Interviews: November 23-25, 2022.


Between 20-28 euros per hour based on educational background, relevant work experience, and whether or not the project coordinator would bill for services or prefer a salaried position. Culture Current prefers the project coordinator bill for their services.

For more information about Artists Talking click here.

For more information about Culture Current click here.

If you have any questions, or need more information, please send an email to: info[at]culturecurrent.org.

To apply:  Please read the detailed application instructions below.

Detailed Application Instructions

Complete the application form and upload the following attachments at this link:

Please include:

  1. Cov­er let­ter in Eng­lish with answers to the ques­tions below (1 page).
  2. CV in English
  3. Project plan, accord­ing to the guide­lines below (max 2 pages).

Please read the description of the project, Artists Talking here.

In addition to the Artists Talking project description, you can assume that:

  • The talks would take place once a month from Feb­ru­ary-June and Sep­tem­ber-Decem­ber, 2023.
  • You have max 35 hours a month to com­plete the tasks above. 
  • There is rea­son­able bud­get for pub­lic­i­ty (please decide what “rea­son­able” means for this project).
  • Key par­tic­i­pants in the project include: Cul­ture Current’s Board, Artis­tic Direc­tor and mem­bers. Artists, some of whom have already been invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate, some who still need to be invit­ed based on cura­to­r­i­al rec­om­men­da­tions. Tech­ni­cians (e.g., sound). Venue (Yö ry). Press. Gen­er­al Pub­lic (you can sug­gest spe­cif­ic tar­get groups). Pro­fes­sion­al artis­tic communities.

Cover Letter Guidelines

In your cover letter, please include replies to the following questions.  One or two sentences is enough for each reply.

Relevant work experience and education

  • How did you hear about this posi­tion (social media, colleague)?
  • What rel­e­vant edu­ca­tion­al qual­i­fi­ca­tions do you have?
  • What rel­e­vant expe­ri­ence do you have in project coor­di­na­tion, man­age­ment, and orga­ni­za­tion in the cul­tur­al field in Fin­land?  Please include any links to pre­vi­ous projects.
  • What expe­ri­ence do you have in publicity/public rela­tions in the cul­tur­al field in Finland?
  • What expe­ri­ence do you have work­ing with diverse groups and artists? 
  • What inter­ests you about this posi­tion and project?
  • What do you think you could con­tribute to this project?
  • Would you have any oth­er work or oth­er projects (e.g., school) dur­ing the project peri­od (Decem­ber 2022 to June 2023).  If so, what and what sort of time com­mit­ment do they require?

Language skills

Please note that excellent (professional) level language skills (written and spoken) in Finnish and strong skills English are required for this position.

  • Do you speak and write Finnish at a pro­fes­sion­al level?
  • Do you speak and write Eng­lish at a strong lev­el? At what level?
  • Do you speak any oth­er lan­guages?  If so, which and at what level?


  • Where do you live?
  • Are you able to work remote­ly from home, or from anoth­er loca­tion of your choice?
  • Are you able to attend meet­ings and events in Helsinki?
  • Would you be inter­est­ed in a cowork­ing spot in Helsin­ki as part of this work?
  • Do you have any spe­cial needs for doing the work for this position?


  • Are you able to bill for your services?
  • Would you pre­fer to bill for your ser­vices, or receive a part-time, tem­po­rary employ­ment con­tract, or would either work for you?

Culture current is offering between 20-28 euros per hour for this position based on educational background, relevant work experience, and whether or not the project coordinator would bill for services or prefer a salaried position.

  • Please state your expec­ta­tions for hourly com­pen­sa­tion for this work based on the above.

Project Plan Guidelines

In a maximum two-page project plan, please present:

A rough action plan with schedule for the project. Include:

  • com­mu­ni­ca­tion with project participants.
  • pub­lic­i­ty, includ­ing press and social media.
  • rough bud­get (does NOT need to be detailed).
  • grant report­ing.
  • strate­gies for fur­ther devel­op­ment (secur­ing addi­tion­al fund­ing, etc.)
  • any­thing else you feel is vital for the project’s success.