Junior Fellowship: Events Coordinator

  • Full-time

Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

Is organizing events to promote science and technology to the public your dream job? The CERN Events Operations team organizes events for the general public on CERN sites, in the local area as well as online. Aimed at promoting STEM subjects and raising awareness of the Laboratory’s activities, these events are targeted at a curious audience of all ages and all levels of science knowledge.

As an Events Coordinator, you will be part of the Visitor and Events Operations section of the Education, Communications and Outreach group, within the International Relations sector.

You will be responsible for planning, organizing, promoting and delivering events and activities such as:

As an Events Coordinator, you will:

  • Coordinate all aspects of events organization: logistics, infrastructure, budget, contracts, guest transportation and accommodation, ticketing, flow control, security, promotion, volunteers management, satisfaction surveys, data privacy;
  • Develop and federate our community of CERN volunteers (recruitment, team spirit, training, schedules, etc.);
  • Contribute to CERN's communication strategy by drafting content in French and English, and develop communication tools;
  • Help strengthen our offer of virtual activities;
  • Participate in the implementation of operational aspects linked to the opening and management of the Science Gateway, CERN's new visitor centre, which will open in 2022-2023;
  • Coordinate the promotion and maintenance of the Passport to the Big Bang exhibition.

The position offers many opportunities to develop your skills in cultural mediation and science communication.


Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State;
  • You have graduated, or are about to graduate with a university degree (BSc or MSc level ) and have no more than 4 years’ relevant experience after obtaining your degree;
  • Kindly note that experience prior to the latest obtained degree will not be taken into account for the calculation of your overall years of experience.

Prerequisites and skills

  • Experience in organizing events of various sizes;
  • Excellent organization and planning skills;
  • Ability and autonomy to quickly solve problems;
  • Good interpersonal skills, excellent ability to work in teams, adaptability, creativity and curiosity;
  • Flexibility in working hours: need to occasionally work during nights, Sundays and public holidays
  • Mastery of IT tools for organizing and promoting events;
  • Mastery of spoken and written French; ability to understand and speak English in professional contexts and desire to develop this competence.

Any proven experience in the following fields would be an asset:

  • Facilitating science events;
  • Creating virtual events;
  • Website development and maintenance (Drupal 8);
  • Knowledge of the Greater Geneva area educational and cultural environments

Please note that CERN Staff members are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship.

Additional Information

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion.  

In return, CERN will provide you with:

  • An employment contract for between six months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months.
  • A stipend ranging from 5,305 to 6,586. Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: an installation grant, family, child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva.
  • 2.5 days of paid leave per month.

Your Life @CERN

Get a glimpse of what it’s like to work at CERN: https://careers.cern/benefits and https://careers.cern/our-people

This is how you can apply:

You will need the following documents to complete your application:

  • A CV;
  • A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification. 
  • Three recent letters of recommendation (not older than a year at the time of the deadline for applications), giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. (Ref 1, 2, 3). You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially. Please note this must be done before the closing date.

All applications should normally reach us no later than 15 March at noon (12:00 CEST).



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