Marketing & Communications intern

Schiedam, Netherlands

24-32 hours per week

OpenArtExchange is an international art center that aims to stimulate and connect non-Western artists with the Western art and culture world. We do this by organizing international residencies and exhibitions (approximately 6 per year) in our gallery of approximately 600 m2 in the museum district of Schiedam, participating in national and international art fairs and being active on online platforms. The support of the participating artists (mostly from African countries and local artists) varies from providing experience and exposure through projects, promotion and sales of their artworks from Schiedam, at international art fairs or online, to more long-term career management. As a Marketing & Communications intern, you help promote all our activities as an international gallery. This also involves operational work, such as posting on social media, updating the website, uploading works of art to online platforms and carrying out common work in the gallery. You work together with and report to the Gallery Manager.

What are you going to do?
  • Thinking about and supporting our online strategy and both the form and content of the required content;
  • Thinking about new possibilities in the field of marketing & communication;
  • Managing various communication channels such as website, social media;
  • Preparing and sending press releases, newsletters, invitations;
  • Supporting the team in daily activities where necessary;
  • Expanded in consultation with tasks aimed at a specific study assignment from the course.

Who are you?

We are looking for an energetic and ambitious intern who recognizes him/herself in the following profile:

  • Student in Marketing and Communications;
  • You have special interest in one or more of the following areas: art and culture sector, event marketing, cultural education, new communication options, gallery world, online sales, career management, African artists;
  • Knowledge of contemporary art is an advantage;
  • You are proactive, creative, eager to learn, hospitable and don't mind working on weekends
  • You can speak and write excellent Dutch and English and preferably also French;
  • Knowledge of Canva, and/or Adobe Photoshop is a plus

What do we offer?

A fun internship for 24-32 hours a week in a dynamic cultural organization with great ambitions, varied work and international contacts. You will have the opportunity to gain work experience in the field of communication & marketing within the art sector. You will get to know the dynamics of this sector and can see whether a job in this sector is something for you. In addition, you will have the opportunity to further develop your own skills and competencies within a professional environment. We offer an internship allowance of €255-340.


We would like to receive your CV and motivation letter addressed to Joke Bakker. Apply now
For more information, please contact us through the contact form.

Customer Relationship
Personal Evolution
Administrative Work
Technical Expertise


  • Develop and support our online strategy, including content creation
  • Manage various communication channels such as the website, social media, and Instagram
  • Prepare and send press releases, newsletters, and invitations
  • Assist the team with daily activities and operational tasks in the gallery
  • ...

Must Have

  • Student in Marketing and/or Communications
  • Proficiency in speaking and writing English
  • Proactive, creative, eager to learn, and hospitable
  • Highly creative and autonomous
  • Valid work permit for The Netherlands

Nice to have

  • Experience in writing online content
  • Additional languages
  • Google Adwords experience
  • Experience with Canva, Photoshop

Why is it a great opportunity to intern at OpenArtExchange?

  • Work in a dynamic cultural organization with great ambitions and international contacts.
  • Gain hands-on experience in communication and marketing within the art sector.
  • Enjoy a friendly and open culture with a supportive and creative team.
  • Have real responsibilities and autonomy, contributing to meaningful projects and activities.
  • Develop your skills and competencies in a professional environment.
  • Engage with a diverse range of artists and art enthusiasts from around the world.
Our Gallery
Our Product

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What We Offer

Each intern has the chance to see the impact of their work and make a real contribution to the success of our gallery. Throughout the year, we organize various activities such as art exhibitions, team-building events, monthly gatherings, and more. 


An internship allowance of €255-340.




A fun internship for 24-32 hours a week

Eat & Drink

Fruit, coffee and
snacks provided.