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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.


We are looking for a new team member to join our young and international team as Communications Trainee. This position requires very strong organisational and communication skills.

The Trainee reports to the Communications Manager but will work closely with all team members to gain insights about the work in a cultural organisation.

The Communications Department at FEDORA handles the strategic development of FEDORA's on/offline communications:

  • Development/content creation of on- and offline communications

  • Community management on social media and influencer marketing, in particular, to boost visibility and fundraising campaigns and promotion of winning dance and opera creations

  • Content coordination for Press relations with partner agencies

  • Data tracking, database, and analysis to support strategic decision making and for senior management reporting

  • Research and benchmark best practices in communications to support strategic decision-making for senior management reporting and content/branding development

  • Coordination of filmed interviews and video content production

  • Coordination of on/offline materials and communications around strategic events

  • Coordination of on/offline communication activities related to online events

  • The Trainee reports to the Communications Manager but will work closely with all team members to gain insights about the work in a cultural organisation

The Trainee will learn about cultural philanthropy in the field of opera and dance while assisting the Communications Manager's work with strategic communications partners & agencies. Communications will revolve around the activity of FEDORA of its philanthropic community, its network of 100 opera houses, dance companies & festivals, and artists who led innovative opera and dance creations involved in the past editions of the FEDORA Prizes Competition.


Education & work experience

  • Master’s degree in any field, preferably communications, digital marketing, business administration, marketing management, cultural management or social sciences

  • Previous experience in communications, digital marketing and social media management is preferable

Important skills

  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Outstanding organisational, planning and time-management skills

  • Proactive and independent work style, with good team spirit

  • Attention to detail and rigour are important skills for the position

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere), Microsoft Office, and Google tools (Google drive suite, YouTube, Analytics, etc.)

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.


As of September 2022 (6 months)


Submit a letter of motivation and CV in English or French


10 September 2022


Internship minimum wage according to legislation in France + 50% public transport ticket + access to the company cafeteria


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

For more information, contact:

François Grenet

Communications Manager



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