Museums and Society Assistant, ICOM International, Paris


As a member ofthe ICOM Secretariat’s 30 person team, in the Museum and Society Department,the Museums and SocietyAssistant will help to develop and carry out projects and activities related to museums on social and political themes such as diversity, equality, inclusion, community engagement and sustainable development. He/she will help to promotethe social role of museums, to advocate for the inclusion  ofthese  topics  in  international  museum  and  heritage  policies,and  to campaign for  the sustainable future of museums


Job description:In close cooperation withthe coordinatorsof the department, the Museums and SocietyAssistant hasthe following main tasks:Assist in developing, planning and carrying out projectsand activities•organize the logistics of seminars, conferences and workshops with partners and service providers (transport, accommodation, site selection, material costs and supplies, etc.)•manage administrative and financial matters(follow up onexpenses, contracts, agreements, etc.)•assist withinternal and external communication, includingthe publication and dissemination of project outcomes, inconsultationwith the Communication and the Publications Departments)•assist withevaluating projects outcomes•raise funds and identifypotential partnersParticipate inthe day-to-day running of the Department•assist the team to createworking tools and content•assist with the preparation ofmeetings and drafting reports•assist the team to preparebudgets, manageexpenses, follow up on contracts and agreements, in cooperation with the Finance Department and the Legal Coordinator•manage relationshipswith service providers, in relation to translation, editing, graphic design, etc.Contribute to monitoringthe sector•trace and map the activities of ICOM’s network and follow media related to the social role of museums and relevantsocietal themes•assist the coordinatorsin identifying the trends, emerging challenges and needs of the museum sectorSupportthe Secretariat•actively participate in the Secretariat’s cross-departmentalprojects;•assist  the Secretariat  and  the ICOM network  (preparemeetings and discussions,and  draft committee and working group documents if required)



PROFILE & Education: M.A. or equivalent in museology, political science, international cooperation, heritage management and/or cultural policy;Experience:international cooperation and/or in museums, the culture sector or NGOs;Personal qualities:team spirit, open-mindedness, communicative and diplomatic capacities, sense of service and organizational qualities, analytical skills, editorial skills



Skills: Fluent  English  and  French, Spanish desirable, Excellent knowledge of project and budget management tools, and information and communication technologies; Knowledge  of  the  museum  and  the cultural sector


If you are interested in this offer, please send your application to

by 23 February 2020.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on 16 March, 2020