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The goal of the Oulu Cultural Foundation is to create and bring Region together with 35 northern municipalities and cities. Our message to the world is: Cultural Climate Change now!

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The tasks at the Oulu Cultural Foundation are varied and diverse. We are looking for people with skills from event production through administration, communication and marketing to project coordination. The Foundation does not produce all of the cultural programme for 2026 by itself. This is done by hundreds of projects selected through our Open Calls.

The preparations are in full swing for 2026, when Oulu becomes the European Capital of Culture, and our northern region will be filled with art, culture and events of different types and sizes. To make our landmark year a success, we are looking for talented people to work in programme planning, communication and coordination.

Meet the Oulu2026 team



We are currently preparing the Volunteering Programme for Oulu2026. In the upcoming years, you may take part in the implementation of the European Capital of Culture through various voluntary tasks. Voluntary activities are a significant resource for the Cultural Programme and thereby achieving the Cultural Climate Change. As a volunteer, you get to peek behind the scenes!

We inform on this page and in our Oulu2026 newsletter about open volunteer positions. If you wish, you can also register in advance as a Cultural Ambassador (i.e. volunteer) with the same form as subscribing to our newsletter. At the moment we don’t have open volunteer positions, but if you have any suggestions in your mind, please do not hesitate to contact our Head of Community Heli Metsäpelto (heli.metsapelto(a)oulu2026.eu).

Closer to 2026, we have numerous interesting tasks opening up related to e.g. for event production, communication, information, and guidance. We also organise training and own programme for volunteers. Welcome aboard!