Job offer

The Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) seeks to recruit a Project & Membership Management Intern for its international office in Brussels.

Application deadline: 30 June 2024

Starting Date: August 2024

Organisation profile

The European Association of Conservatoires (AEC), founded in 1953, is the leading voice for higher music education (HME) in Europe, representing a dynamic European cultural and educational network with over 300 institutions for professional music training in 55 countries (conservatoires, music academies and universities, Musikhochschulen, etc.).

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for those passionate about communication, music, the cultural sector and higher music education. The ideal candidate should have excellent English writing skills, experience with social media, and some graphic design skills. The intern will work in a small and dynamic team.

As the Project & Management Intern, you will work and communicate with experts and people throughout the entire AEC network all over Europe, including the AEC Council which is responsible for the long-term strategy of the AEC. You will assist our expert working groups with organising meetings and preparing publications and reports. Moreover, you will assist the AEC Office and Project Coordinators with the overall management of the office and the various projects. This includes contributing to the financial administration of the project, AEC and of the membership. If you feel at ease with dealing with 300 institutions, coordinating projects, asking the right questions and bringing people together, this is the position for you.


  • Interest in the higher music education and cultural sector at large
  • Interest in the management and coordination aspects of higher music education
  • Comfortable working with a diverse network across Europe


  • Collaborate with experts and AEC network members
  • Assist expert working groups in organising meetings and preparing publications
  • Manage overall office and project administration, including financial aspects
  • Deal with 300 institutions, coordinate projects


  • Possess strong organisational and communication skills
  • Demonstrate an open and communicative approach
  • Proficient in English
  • Knowledge of French, German, or Italian is an asset
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to learn
  • Comfortable dealing with a wide range of tasks 
  • Working in a team

 Ideal Candidates for the Internship:

  • Students/alumni of cultural management courses, European studies, social studies, or related humanities programs.
  • Seeking experience in working in a cultural organisation on a European level
  • Interested in working with European funding programmes in education and culture

What AEC offers

● A remuneration of 900 €/ month

● An opportunity to expand or gain a professional network in Brussels

● Opportunity to work with a small, dynamic, and international team in the cultural sector

Recruitment Process:

Interested candidates should send a short CV and a motivation letter (in English) to

Use the subject "AEC Project and Membership Internship."

The ideal internship duration is 6 months, subject to discussion.

The position is full-time and requires presence in or relocation to Brussels. Partial teleworking is allowed. 

An internship contract based on the Belgian Convention d’immersion professionelle is provided.

Contact person: Ashkhen Fixova, AEC Office and Project Coordinator


AEC regrets that it is unable to acknowledge all applications received.

AEC welcomes applicants from various backgrounds and strives to provide equal opportunities to advance diversity and inclusion within its representative network.


Job type
Minimal education
Experience level
Entry level
Language requirements
Working language(s)
Other working language


Deadline for application
31 May, 2024
Start date
01 Aug, 2024