Arts at CERN Junior Officer

Are you interested in science and culture, and keen to further develop your interests by joining the leading art and physics programme?

Come and join the Arts at CERN team in the International Relations sector!

Arts at CERN is the arts programme of CERN, created to foster the dialogue between arts and physics. Artists across all creative disciplines are invited to experience the way the big questions about our universe are pursued by fundamental science. Our goals are to inspire significant exchanges between art and physics, and to participate in an international cultural community eager to connect with CERN.

Arts at CERN is part the Community Engagement section in the Education, Communications and Outreach (ECO) group of the International Relations (IR) sector.

We have a 12-month student position for the role of an Arts at CERN Junior Officer.

Tasks & responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Arts at CERN team with the organisation of the annual programme of residencies, special guests, exhibitions, and events at Arts at CERN.
  • Provide substantive administrative and coordination support to the curator and head of Arts at CERN.
  • Communicate and engage with the science community, scientists, engineers, and all staff at CERN, in order to participate in Arts at CERN programmes.
  • Contribute to the organisation of the programmes of Arts at CERN,
  • Contribute to the administrative tasks of Arts at CERN:
    • Booking travels and accommodation when necessary.
    • Ensuring the continued smooth operations: welcoming visitors, scheduling visits, and provide information by answering questions and requests via email or phone calls.
    • Supporting the preparation of documents, presentation materials, and facilities for meetings.

Required skills and background:

  • Interest in the relevance of science in culture and society.
  • The candidate could have Social Sciences, STEM or Administration studies background.
  • Great initiative, excellent communication skills, and aptitude to welcome visitors and guests from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • A strong interest and motivation for joining a dynamic team and contribute to its efforts and vision.
  • Experience in administrative tasks and secretarial work would be an advantage.
  • Ready to learn fast and gain skills that can be applied to the job.
  • A team player, ready to work with others, gaining trust and collaboration, as well as able to work autonomously when required.
  • Demonstrating flexibility, adapting quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and requirements.
  • Must be proficient in English, proficiency in French is also an advantage.
  • Having a valid driver’ license would be an advantage.

In addition to your CV and the application form, your application can include a short motivational letter explaining the reasons why you would like to join the team of Arts at CERN, and what values you would bring to it.

Training value:

  • Learn more about CERN’s cultural engagements, especially in the arts field.
  • Be part of one of the leading art and science teams and learn about the tools and strategies that make their programmes successful.
  • Liaise and expand your network with experts in arts and culture, science, technology, within CERN’s multicultural international community.

This vacancy is within the Technical and Administrative Student Programme at CERN, within which students can spend a training period of 12 months during their studies (Bachelor or Master). An extension of up to a maximum of 14 months may be given. 

The expected start date is 1st September 2023.

If your studies are in a STEM-related field, please, apply to the Technical Student programme.

If your studies are in the field of Social Sciences or Administration, please, apply to the Administrative Student programme.

Your application along with all supporting documents should be submitted no later than Monday 27th March 2023 (at noon: 12:00 CET).

You must be enrolled in full-time studies for the duration of the studentship.

Please, note in your application form that you are interested in the post of the Arts at CERN Junior Officer in the IR Sector.