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ARTCENA is hiring an INTERNATIONAL PROJECT OFFICER for the Circostrada network!


ARTCENA, Centre national des Arts du cirque, de la rue et du théâtre, has been commissioned by the Ministry of Culture to implement a federated policy of resources, advice, development and networking for these three sectors. It supports professionals in carrying out their projects and building the future of the circus, outdoor and theatre arts.

Comprising a team of 27 staff members, it develops its activities around three key areas:

  • Sharing knowledge through online resources, information and multimedia publications;
  • Supporting professionals and developing sectors, through advice, training and support for start-ups;
  • International deployment, through the management of networks (Circostrada, Contxto, etc.) and the coordination of events abroad.


Since 2003, ARTCENA has coordinated Circostrada, whose mission is to develop and structure the contemporary circus and outdoor arts sectors in Europe and around the world. With over 160 member organisations from more than 45 countries, the network contributes to building a sustainable future for these sectors by empowering cultural actors through the production of resources, observation and research, professional exchanges and information sharing.

Under the supervision of the Circostrada network Coordinator and Head of the international development department, and in close collaboration with the other international project manager (communication/publishing), your main tasks will be:

Main tasks
- Developing content and coordinating the production of Circostrada network activities
- Carrying out the administrative and financial monitoring of the Circostrada network's activities
- Monitor the work of some of the Circostrada network's internal working groups
- Contribute to the development of the Circostrada network's project strategy
- Contribute to the development of ARTCENA's international projects

Description of the profile sought
- Master's degree in cultural project management with initial experience of supporting European and/or international activities.

- Excellent command of the English language;
- Knowledge of other foreign languages appreciated;
- Proficiency in the Office suite, Internet and multimedia tools;
- Knowledge of support schemes for European projects;
- Knowledge of the processes involved in artistic creation;
- Knowledge of intercultural issues;
- Knowledge of the performing arts and its networks.

- Management and organisation of international projects;
- Designing and writing content;
- Sense of responsibility and confidentiality of data managed;
- Personal skills;
- Rigour and precision;
- Responsiveness and adaptability;
- Sense of service;
- Good interpersonal and diplomatic skills;
- Initiative and initiative;
- Autonomy;
- Ability to summarise;
- Ability to cooperate and work as part of a team.

You want to turn international? You have affinities with circus and outdoor arts and your profile matches that of the super hero we are looking for? Apply now and join a great project, carried out by a friendly and dynamic team! 

Job location: Paris (75011)

Start date: September 2, 2024 

Application deadline: June 9, 2024