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23 June 2022

Paris / France

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FEDORA - The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet ( is a non-profit organisation that supports creativity and innovation in opera and ballet. Through its funding programmes, the FEDORA Prizes Biennale and the Next Stage Grants, FEDORA provides both funding opportunities and capacity-building to its network of around 100 opera houses and dance companies all over Europe.

Internationally recognized as the largest opera and dance competition and European Platform for new work in opera and dance, FEDORA aims to guarantee the future of these art forms in Europe. Four prizes are awarded to promising teams who collaborate on the creation of new opera and dance co-productions, and on the involvement and education of new and young audiences. And the Next Stage grants are attributed to projects that drive innovation through sustainable, inclusive and digital transformation on, behind and beyond the stage.

Role as Assistant to the Director

Are you someone who possesses a positive attitude and the ability to prioritize and multitask? FEDORA is seeking a dynamic, full-time Assistant to the Director to join our young, international team.

The ideal candidate will be the right-hand person to the Director. The position requires someone who is attentive to details, keeps things on track, is proactive, and is highly tech-savvy. The key qualities for this role are being a relationship builder and a problem solver.

We are seeking a candidate with some administrative experience who is interested in pursuing a career in cultural management and philanthropy. The candidate will be involved in a wide variety of tasks: special projects, events, and donor development, as well as operational tasks. This position provides an inside view into a non-profit philanthropic organisation that supports a network of 100 opera houses, dance companies and festivals.


Operational coordination

  • Ensure there is an efficient system in place for organising meeting logistics

  • Manage calendars and arrange travel for the Director

  • Provide timely follow up about meeting with team and donors

  • Perform other team duties as assigned


  • Conduct research on potential donors

  • Draft collaboration proposals

  • Draft impact reports

  • Manage database

Office administration

  • Handle administrative tasks

  • Manage expenses and timesheet reports


Education & work experience

  • Master’s degree in business administration, marketing management, communications, or arts and cultural management

Important skills

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Highly organised, as well as excellent planning and time-management skills

  • Capacity for multitasking and ability to prioritise various projects with different deadlines and urgencies

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills

  • Organised, punctual and patient

  • Competence with Microsoft Office and Google Suite tools

Language skills

  • English (fluent written and spoken)

  • French (fluent written and spoken)

  • Additional languages are an advantage


Apply for this internship in the form below.  


12 months full-time job from September 2022 until August 2023.


31 August 2022


FEDORA, Palais Garnier, 8 rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France and remote working


Compensation according to profile + 50% public transport ticket + access to the company cafeteria

For more information, contact:

Elsa Babouhot

Assistant to the Director


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