EVS Vacancy in Austria – 12 months

Coordinating organisation: InfoEck Youth Information Tirol Austria

Host: Die Bäckerei – Kulturbackstube: http://www.diebaeckerei.at

Location: Innsbruck, Austria

Deadline: 18/01/2015

Start: 01/09/2015

End: 31/08/2016


The staff members of “Die Bäckerei – Kulturbackstube” are looking for 1 EVS-volunteer who wants to support their team in cultural and artistic work in 2015 and 2016. There is no specific target group in “Die Bäckerei – Kulturbackstube”, we have a really wide range of activities suitable for a big spectrum of audience.
The Host Organisation:
“Die Bäckerei” is an old former bakery and had not been used for ten years, until 2010. It has now become a successful platform for cultural exchange in Innsbruck and should give the possibility to communicate about different themes, themes of interest, knowledge and know-how etc. Die Bäckerei is also a place of experimenting, offering an easy-to-use frame to try out things in the location of 1000m2 space. It should not be just a venue to rent for events; the goal is to support people in transforming their ideas into reality and to arrange events together.Moreover the idea is to mix groups of interests and genres and different ages (also in double-events) to create a situation which is not very common but very interesting in the sense of communication, exchange and also networking. The aim is to get the people to participate and take part in events, workshops, concerts etc., in order to spread the idea of open arts and culture also among everybody.

Find more information about “Die Bäckerei – Kulturbackstube” on the webpage http://www.diebaeckerei.at and on the EC-database: http://europa.eu/youth/vp/organisation/32000399939_en

Service time: September 2015 until September 2016 (Duration: 12 Months)

Tasks

Tasks & Activities:

• The volunteers will be guided in all their tasks. They will be part of the team at Die Bäckerei – Kulturbackstube
The volunteers will have the chance to accompany our organizers through cultural events. The aim is to have good working events as a result. We try to find a perfect solution for every specific event together in meetings with the organizers and we guide the volunteers through the preparation and the implementation of the event, e.g. advices in capacity, place, what to keep in mind, technique, how to organize the course of the event.
• Documentation work: taking pictures of events, workshops, reporting about the event on our blog and on our webpage
• Office work: developing ideas with the team – learning from staff members and bringing in own topics, learning how to implement an idea – active participation of the volunteers is welcome!
• Possibility to cook once a week for all the involved members of „Die Bäckerei“ as an intercultural and social act (this is up to the individual volunteer)
• Tool-workshop project (up to the volunteer) – working together on topics which are needed; handcraft skills can be developed • Participating at regular team meetings and supervisions (weekly, or more often)
• Cultural management: They will be able to develop, organize and supervise cultural events guided at the beginning with intern help: exhibitions, festivals, concerts, workshops…etc.
• Assist and co-organise an information-workshop “how to do a good event” ( do’s and don’ts – collecting knowledge, and give it to a third party)
• Maintenance of the venue Working in the field of arts & culture means needing to be flexible sometimes, being ready not to have a strict weekly schedule and to accept working hours also in the evenings. In rare occasions, at very busy times, the volunteer’s work might exceed the working-hours limit (38h). In such cases, of course, the volunteer will get additional free time!

Criteria

We would be happy to host volunteers who:

• Are between 18 and 30 years old
• Have experience and interest in arts and culture
• Are open-minded, flexible, friendly and communicative
• Are interested in learning about computer programmes and photography
• Practical handcraft skills or willing to learn would be appreciated
• English knowledge is necessary because of the international cultural contacts
• Are willing to find out about their skills in cultural work (supported and independently)

Procedure

Application for the project: Please send your CV, MOTIVATION and the enclosed APPLICATION FORM directly to the host organisation! Contact person: Mr. Alberto Sanchez, E-mail: alberto@diebaeckerei.at . Only complete applications will be considered. Application Deadline is 18th January 2015 You will be contacted AFTER the application deadline is over! The final decision will be taken at the end of January by Die Bäckerei – Kulturbackstube and all applicants will be informed about the decision. For further questions you can contact the coordinating organisation: erika.mischitz@infoeck.at

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