We’re hiring!

The INC is hiring an intern with demonstrated research and production skills. The intern will be involved in two INC projects: MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives and MyCreativity #2

Start date: February 1 – June 30 2014.
Full Time (> 4 days a week)
Compensation: € 450 a month

The Institute of Network Cultures (INC) is a media research centre that actively contributes to the field of network cultures through research, events, publications and online dialogue. The INC was founded in 2004 by media theorist Geert Lovink as part of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam). The institute acts as a framework sustaining several research projects, conferences, meetings and publications.

In 2005, just after the creative industries policy had taken off in the Netherlands, the INC gave a critical impulse to the debate on these policies had on creative professionals. The INC project My Creativity #2 aims to revitalise the debate on current policies and critically re-assess the creative industries rhetoric in a time when the ‘creative’ imperative is establishing itself within management contexts. In 2014 the MyCreativity #2 project will host a conference, workshops and a research blog on issues ranging from design to self-quantification and city development projects.

On March 21-22, 2014 the Institute of Network Cultures hosts the MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives conference. The aim of this event is to establish a network of artists, designers, scholars, activists and programmers working on alternative revenue models, payment systems and currencies against the backdrop of the ongoing global economic decline. Through workshops, conferences, online dialogues and publications MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives aims to both map the field of digital alternative revenue models and to foster their development and proliferation.

For more information visit: https://networkcultures.org/

For the production of events and overall project management support the INC is looking for a

JUNIOR RESEARCHER, with PRODUCTION skills (internship)

We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, inquisitive and precise (former) student with knowledge and a demonstrated interest in the field of new media.

Internship duties vary but include:
Assisting INC staff with project- and event-related research and development support, including: logistical support, partner identification; writing of blog posts; liaison with partners and speakers, and the targeted promotion of events.

Other tasks may include:

Research tasks:
• Attend meetings • write literature reviews on subjects related to the different research initiatives • collect interesting and relevant literature • assist the program committee with writing the program (which will be published on the website and in print) • write contributions for the project blog

Production tasks:
• Attend meetings • work as part of the organisational team • assist with general office operations • handle registration and logistics of participants • targeted promotion activities • update the website and blog

As the INC has an international scope, active English skills are required, in speaking and writing. In addition, you have strong writing and communication skills, and experience with social media management and web administration. You balance a desire to learn, take initiative and suggest better practices and to take constructive feedback.

For further information you can contact Patricia de Vries: patricia@networkcultures.org Applications: if you are interested please send your resume and cover letter to patricia@networkcultures.org by January 15 2014 .