Vabamu is looking for a new team member!

The Stanford-Estonia Exchange Coordinator

You’re a strong project manager and stand out with your creativity, systematic approach and new ideas. You quickly build rapport with different people and know how to create an inspiring team spirit. You’re fascinated by international relations, have spent some time studying, living or working abroad and speak excellent English. You would like to be an ambassador of Estonia and tell the story of our small country to the world. You are the one we’re looking for and welcome to join our team!


We’re a foundation that keeps the memory of Estonia’s recent past alive and reminds people that freedom is fragile whilst looking into the future with determination. We would like to inspire everyone to help safeguard our freedom in any way they can, because freedom needs looking after in a free society as well.

The foundation oversees the Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom and the KGB Prison Cells, the Nova study platform and the cooperation programme with Stanford University.


Stanford University Libraries and their Baltic Studies Program, which has been led by Associate Curator for Estonian and Baltic Studies since 2013, are one of the main foreign partners of Vabamu. Stanford and Estonia are connected by various research, education and cultural cooperation projects. The students of Stanford can come to the Baltic States for internships, there is active research and learning mobility in both directions and groups of Stanford alumni visit the Baltic region.

The new position of a coordinator in Vabamu would be the beacon of such cooperation in Estonia.


Your tasks will include:

  • development and implementation of a cultural and internship programme aimed at Stanford students, staff and partners in Estonia and its potential expansion to the Baltic region;
  • establishment and maintenance of cooperation relations with the Baltic programme of Stanford University Libraries;
  • finding additional funding options in Estonia as well as in other Baltic States;
  • improving the communication and visibility of the Stanford programme.


The job of Stanford programme coordinator is for you, if you have:

  • at least two years of work experience in the area of education, culture or tourism;
  • higher education related to the area;
  • excellent knowledge of English (C2);
  • strong leadership and innovation capabilities, and you are creative;
  • the skill to establish relationships and contacts in Estonia and internationally, and the preparedness to raise funds for the achievement of the organisation’s goals;
  • the preparedness to work on a flexible schedule and take on a bigger workload in summer, and to work in the evenings due to the time zone of the US.


We offer you the opportunity to:

  • work in a developing organisation, acquire knowledge and receive support from the teams of Vabamu and Stanford University Libraries;
  • work on exciting, varied and important tasks;
  • travel and establish international contacts;
  • participate in thematically diverse and inspiring projects;
  • earn a competitive salary;
  • work when and where you want as much as possible.


If you would like to join our team and are ready for new challenges, please e-mail your CV and a motivated application by 22 November to


If you have further questions, please contact Vabamu’s CEO Keiu Telve on or 53 843 779, or Stanford University Libraries Associate Curator for Estonian and Baltic Studies Liisi Esse on