NAPA – The Nordic Institute in Greenland is a cultural institution under the Nordic Council. We work to develop, support and stimulate Greenlandic and Nordic culture life, with a particular emphasis on children and youth. NAPA (Nunani Avannearlerni Piorsarsimassutsikkut Attaveqaat) means: the link for culture in the Nordic Region, and that is exactly what we are. We are the Nordic Regions bridge into Greenland and the country’s rich cultural life, just as we are the Greenlandic cultural actors’ bridge to the Nordics, and the many possibilities that encompasses.


We offer you an exciting position with the following responsibilities:

  • Responsible for NAPA’s communications strategy, website and SoMe-policy

  • Communication about the Nordic Council of Ministers to Greenland and about NAPA to the Nordic Council of Ministers

  • Give advice and inform about the Nordic cultural funds in Greenland

  • Inform about and highlight NAPA’s Cultural Support Programme

  • Present NAPA’s business at public events

  • Ensure familiarity with and knowledge of the Nordic Culture Ministers' 2020 strategy

  • Press Handling

  • Be Nordic Culture point’s information point in Greenland

  • Help strengthen NAPA's own cultural projects

  • Communication with and management of key stakeholders

  • Travel activities in both Greenland and the Nordic region


You will join a team in an open and dynamic office with one director and three permanent employees, as well as several associated project staffs. We also offer office room and a “hands-on” fundraising advice to visiting and resident cultural actors. The office is located in Katuaq - Greenland's Culture House, which lays in the heart of Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. You will be responsible for the Institutes external and internal communications.


We expect

An engaged and result-oriented employee who goes to their duties with joy and curiosity. You must have a good overview, be structural and master common IT tools. You are outgoing and can work independently, but are also good at working in teams in dialogue with NAPA's other employees and project partners. You have experience with project management, reporting and communication tasks. You must work and convey fully professionally in one of the Scandinavian languages. Have a relevant education in communication, cultural dissemination, management, information or the like. Experience with Nordic cooperation is a boon. We also appreciate a person with good humour.



The employment is a fixed-term employment, and is in accordance with the Nordic Council of Ministers' regulations, a so-called Nordic contract. For employment of applicants from outside of Nuuk, travel expenses related to the move will be covered.


Eventual travel expenses related to the job interview will be paid by NAPA.

Starting date: As soon as possible.


We ask that the application and relevant documents be sent via Emply. Deadline: October 31st 2018.

You can get further information by contacting Director, Mats Bjerde: +299 56 22 65 and mail:



Telephone: + 299 32 47 33

Fax: +299 32 57 33

Mail: and


The Nordic Institute in Greenland works with developing, supporting and stimulating Greenlandic and Nordic culture, with a particular emphasis on children and youth. That is why NAPA has a particular focus on:

  • Youth in the Nordic Region 
    We support and initiate art- and cultural projects that encourages children and youth to create, participate in or speak their mind about the cultural life.
  • The Intercultural Nordic Region 
    We support and initiate cultural projects that encourages people in the Nordic countries to cooperate and network for a greater coherence in the Nordic region.
  • The Sustainable Nordic Region 
    We support and initiate projects that stimulate an open and available cultural life in which all citizens feel free to express themselves – projects that safeguard the cultural resources in Greenland and the Nordic Region.