Apply now: Apprenticeship at Frame funded by the Lärling-grant

​​Are you interested in working with contemporary art and facilitating international collaborations? Frame is looking for candidates who are interested in applying for a grant from the Swedish Cultural Foundation for making an apprenticeship at Frame.

Frame wants to offer the Lärling apprentice an opportunity to work as a Programme Assistant at Frame. The apprenticeship is set to start in August 2022. The length of the apprenticeship can run for a maximum of one year. 

The Swedish Cultural Foundation grants the Lärling-grant (Lärlingsstipendium) to people who have completed their studies in arts, crafts, and museum subjects and who are interested in gaining work experience within the arts and cultural field under professional supervision. The Swedish Cultural Foundation awards Lärling-grants as part of their work to support and facilitate the Swedish culture of Finland. The Lärling-grant application is made in Swedish and requires basic skills in Swedish to fill in. More information on how to apply for a Lärling-grant can be found below.

Frame Contemporary Art Finland is an advocate for Finnish contemporary art. Frame supports international initiatives, facilitates professional partnerships, and encourages critical development of the field.

As a Lärling-apprentice at Frame you will

  • Assist Frame’s programme team in arranging international visits organised as part of the International Visitor Programme and Rehearsing Hospitalities programme.
  • Plan and carry out the annual Portfolio Meetings for graduating MA students.
  • Maintain administrative tasks and daily office matters.

In addition to these tasks, the Lärling-apprentice will have the opportunity to engage in work areas within Frames’ activities that personally interest them.

What Frame expects from the applicant:

  • Good skills in English: Frame’s working languages ​​are English and Finnish.
  • Communication skills: You will be in touch with people by email, phone, and in-person during events.

What Frame offers:

  • An international working environment.
  • Versatile and interesting tasks.
  • A supportive working community. 
  • Well-being at work, occupational health, fringe benefits, an international ICOM card, and regular recreation days.
  • The possibility to familiarise with and follow ongoing international projects within the contemporary art and visual arts field.

Working hours

The apprenticeship is part-time (60%). The working hours are 23 hours and 25 minutes weekly including lunch breaks.

About Frame

Frame’s office is located in Helsinki. There is a possibility of remote working. The working languages are English and Finnish. Frame’s office is not accessible. Read more about accessibility on our website: https://frame-finland.fi/en/about-frame/accessibility/

Frame advocates equity within the contemporary art field. We encourage applications from candidates of varied ages, genders, and linguistic, cultural, or other minorities. If you belong to any of these groups, please feel free to indicate this in your application. All information will be processed confidentially.

How to apply for the Lärling apprenticeship at Frame

Apply to the Lärling apprenticeship by sending us an application where you describe why you are applying for this apprenticeship and what your strengths are in managing this job. We ask you to send the application alongside your resume, in pdf-files, no later than 27 March 2022 to the address rekry@frame-finland.fi. Write in the email subject “Lärling 2022” and name your pdf-files in the form Surname_Firstname. The application to Frame can be submitted in English, Swedish or Finnish.

The interviews are held on 31 March. We will send the questions and provide information about the interview in advance. The interviews are conducted by Frame’s Head of Programme Jussi Koitela and Head of Communication Rosa Kuosmanen, and are held in Finnish or English.

How to apply for the Lärling-grant at the Swedish Cultural Foundation

If you are chosen as a Lärling candidate for Frame, you will then apply for the Lärling-grant from the Swedish Cultural Foundation within their application dates 12.3.-12.4.2022. The final decision on receiving the Lärling-grant is made by The Swedish Cultural Foundation.

To apply for the Lärling-grant from the Swedish Cultural Foundation, the applicants are asked to:

  • Present a written apprenticeship contract.
  • In the application form, explain and present your artistic practice and interests.
  • Give a short description of how the Lärling apprenticeship supports the Swedish language and culture in Finland.

Note that the application for the Lärling-grant can only be made in Swedish and requires basic skills in Swedish to fill in. More information on applying for the grant can be found on the foundation’s website (available only in Swedish): https://www.kulturfonden.fi/alla-stipendier-bidrag/?omgong=40

This apprenticeship call is published in Swedish and English. 

Contact us:

Jussi Koitela, Head of Programme
jussi.koitela@frame-finland.fi, +358 50 471 7711