The Europeana office is based in The Netherlands, at the heart of The Hague. 50 people work on a wide variety of European projects contributing to the development of Europeana and The European Library Office, a CENL-owned and managed service. Together with our partners from institutions all over Europe we are expanding and improving our portal (Europeana.eu) and services. One of our aims is to engage people in Europe with their cultural heritage and to give them access to that heritage online. Through the portal, people can find millions of digitised images, texts, maps, paintings, sounds and audiovisual materials from Europe's galleries, libraries, archives and museums.
Our ambition is to provide new forms of access to culture, to inspire creativity and stimulate social and economic growth.
Our Strategic Plan 2011-2015 outlines our approach to this challenge. During this period, Europeana will focus on four strategic tracks:
• Aggregate content to build the open trusted source of European heritage
• Facilitate knowledge transfer, innovation and advocacy in the cultural sector
• Distribute their heritage to users wherever they are and whenever they want it
• Engage users in new ways of participating in their cultural heritage.
The Strategic Plan isn't just a high level document, it translates to the work we carry out on a day-to-day basis and to each individual's responsibilities.
We are a non-hierarchical organisation with a range of specialist teams covering the areas of : Policy, Corporate Communications, Marketing, Business Development, Programme Management, Product Development, Operations, Technical Development and Scientific Coordination. The Management Team of Europeana is made up of 4 Directors who, together with the Europeana Network and the Europeana Foundation Board, define the strategy of the organisation and set yearly business objectives. Our support staff help with the financial and HR work.
Our team is made up of enthusiastic people who have a shared passion for bringing cultural heritage to everyone, as well as the specific skills needed for each role. Europeana is interested in people who are willing to explore their potential and push their boundaries; people who can recognise and identify themselves with our three core values: collaboration, creativity and professionalism.
More information about our current job vacancies can be found below.
To apply, please send us your CV and covering letter (in English). Your CV (resume) should outline your educational and vocational qualifications, your relevant work experience and the software packages that you are familiar with. When applying for employment, the covering letter is just as important as the CV. It introduces you to us, and it gives us a first impression of who you are.
Europeana is bound by, and applies the Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres. Read the full text of the Collective Labour agreement (in English).
Are you interested in an internship at Europeana?
Europeana is proud of its internship programme and has regular opportunities for you to join the team on a short-term basis. When an internship is available, it will be published on the ‘Current Openings' page, with details of the kind of assignment or research we are offering. We'd love to hear from you if you think you have the skills we need. Unfortunately, we do not accept open applications so please only send us your details if there is an internship vacancy. If none are advertised, please check back at a later date.
Applications can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.