Call for collaborator: Communication and social media expert

Call for collaborator:

Deadline for applications: November 20, 2017 at 6pm 


The Open Design School, in the framework of the Public Call for the establishment of an open list of experts of the Matera-Basilicata Foundation 2019, is looking for a talented communication and social media expert to administer our blog and social media accounts.

He/she will be selected from the following area of specialization (check Public Call for the establishment of an open list of expertsAnnex 1 Specialization areas and income ranges):

  • communication, marketing and fundraising [cat.E17]



The Open Design School is one of the pillar projects of Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019.

The Open Design School is not a school. It will serve as a systematic tool for community-based skills growth, where learning takes place through a continuous creative exchange process between art, science, and technology. It is a horizontal platform, an interdisciplinary experiment space, with no rigid hierarchies, where everyone learns from each other, in a climate of mutual enrichment.

The ODS will design and produce the necessary infrastructure for the implementation of the 2019 Matera and Basilicata cultural program (stages, signage, lighting, urban furniture, temporary structures).

The team will be coordinated by Joseph Grima, director of the Open Design School.



You will be responsible for creating original content (texts, videos, and photos), for managing posts and responding to followers. As a Communication and Social Media Expert, we expect you to be up-to-date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to express our views creatively.

Ultimately, you should be able to handle our social media presence ensuring qualified levels of web traffic and community engagement.



  • Design and implement the digital communication strategy to align with the School goals and with the overall vision of Matera 2019.

  • Generate, edit, publish and share engaging content following the strategy.

  • Collaborate with other members of the team and with the Digital Communication Manager of the Foundation

  • Communicate with followers, respond to queries promptly and monitor community engagement

  • Oversee the design of social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

  • Suggest and implement new features to engage and promote the school



Full-time commitment

Obligation to reside in Matera for the duration of the assignment

Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams

Good attitude towards sharing

Knowledge and appreciation of Open Movement values

Passion for Matera!



The opportunity to contribute to the construction of the Open Design School.

Work in a multidisciplinary environment and a place of experimentation and prototyping.

Participate in the decisive stages of the path towards 2019

A gross salary of € 23.000 for a 15 months assignment (with evaluation after 3 months and renewal of 12 months) + VAT and/or social and fiscal contribution in charge of Foundation Matera-Basilicata 2019, to be paid on a monthly basis.

A shared apartment



For all information regarding how to apply, minimum access requirements and selection procedures, refer to the Public Call for the establishment of an open list of experts available on the portal:



For more information about the project, interested parties can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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