Assistant Project Leader CuriousU

Assistant Project Leader CuriousU

Published Deadline Location
27 Nov 6 Dec Enschede

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Job description


  • Support the Project Leader plan, coordinate and execute the summer school
  • Support & coordinate tasks and activities related to education organisation (summer courses online & offline), festival activities and event organisation and finances
  • Support with defining the content and ensure the execution of the festival programme
  • Support and coordinate the project’s internal and external communication channels

Practical Tasks

  • Coordinate and support weekly team meetings on promotion, online and offline campaigns, influx and recruitment, facilities and event organisation
  • Support and help the Project Leader with the summer courses portfolio and supporting the Course Leaders and the festival programme
  • Act as the contact person for external (international partner universities) and internal communication & promotion
  • Budget planning & project finances (in collaboration with the Project Leader)
  • Support the Project Leader with other adjacent projects (short term programmes)


University of Twente (UT)


The assistant Project Leader:

  • Has proven experience in organizing large-scale events for international student
  • Has demonstrable experience in leading multidisciplinary projects or having had a leading role in such projects
  • Has demonstrable affinity with the international target group and has intercultural awareness
  • Has good communication skills
  • Has affinity with international higher education
  • Has good oral and written skills in English
  • Is creative in spirit (thinking out of the box) and knows how to give the essential artistic element to this summer school- festival
  • Has an open and flexible attitude towards the organization
  • Does not have a -9 to 5- mentality
  • Remains calm under pressure
  • Has demonstrable experience in generating budget
  • Has an academic background

Conditions of employment

We offer a fulltime/parttime position for 32/38 hours a week in an inspiring multidisciplinary and international environment. The successful candidate will be employed with a temporary contract for the duration of 1 year (with the prospect of a continuation for another year).

Your gross monthly salary will be € 3.548,-- maximum (based on a fulltime position), depending on your background and relevant experience. This salary is according to scale 8 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. 

Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent secondary employment conditions, such as an 8% holiday allowance, an 8,3% end of year bonus and facilities for professional and personal development.



CuriousU is the summer school in festival style of the University of Twente (UT) that takes place on campus every August. During CuriousU international bachelor and master students as well as learners from all over the world enjoy our academic courses. During these 9 days, students learn in multidisciplinary and intercultural teams and are welcomed to participate in the festival program organized for them. The festival programme includes among other things: inspirational speakers, art, culture and sports. 

CuriousU had more than 310 participants from 50 different countries in 2019 and since then the ambition is to keep growing both in numbers and in quality. In addition to this, a tailormade programme of 3 weeks, taking place in July, is usually offered (depending on demand) to a group of 40 students from partner universities. Following impact of the pandemic to the current education, CuriousU could not remain unaffected. For 2021 the UT will be offering the summer school in a blended format, meaning that the courses and the festival will have both online and on-campus components.

The University of Twente is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.


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  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €2656—€3548 per month
  • Higher professional education +
  • 2020-129


University of Twente (UT)

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