Young Talents Club

Have you always wanted to work in the festival / music scene and are you eager to gain experience? Then the Young Talents Club is the place for you. With the MOMO Young Talents Club (YTC), Motel Mozaïque creates a breeding ground for young talents to develop further.

Over the 20 years that Motel Mozaïque has existed, we’ve been able to prepare many talents. They have grown to become programmers, marketers or producers at music venues and festivals such as Paradiso, Paard, EKKO and Into The Great Wide Open. Some young Talents from MOMO 2019 and 2020 have moved on to paid (freelance) positions within the MOMO festival team. Read testimonials from previous Young Talents at the bottom of this page.

What it includes

As a young talent, Motel Mozaïque offers you the space to gain experience in the festival scene. You learn the tricks of organizing a festival from MOMO pros and you get the space to develop and try out your own ideas. You receive an appropriate reimbursement for your work experience placement or internship as a Young Talent. You will become part of the team at Motel Mozaïque, which has its office in the Schieblock in Rotterdam. Motel Mozaïque has an extensive network within the music scene on a national and international level, which they are happy to share with you to help you build your career.

About MOMO

Motel Mozaïque Festival (MOMO) is a driver and connector for innovation in music and art, and for a hospitable city. As a mosaic, MOMO brings together the best possible mix of (inter) national pop music, performance and art for you. With the city of Rotterdam as a stage. Urban development and social themes as a source of inspiration. A sharp, international programming as a driving force. Let yourself be tempted for a weekend along undiscovered places, music, art and stories. Expect the unexpected.

For who?

Do you feel like learning new things at a festival? Do you cherish a love for the city of Rotterdam? Do you think in terms of opportunities and solutions? Are you helpful to your other team members? And are you between 18 – 28 years old and do live in (region) Rotterdam? Then you definitely fit in the Young Talents Club. We care about your motivation, not your educational background and whether you already know exactly where you want to go. It is also important that you have at least 2 to 3 days a week in the period January 2022 to May 2022 to commit to the MOMO Young Talents Club. Additionally you are fully available during the week of the festival (18 until 24 April 2022).

Apply for YTC 2022

We are looking for new Young Talents to strengthen our team and intensively participate in MOMO Festival 2022 for five months for the period January 2022 to May 2022. You can send your motivation letter or video together with a CV and/or portfolio for the YTC before December 1st. Mail this to margriet@motelmozaique.nl stating ‘YTC 2022’. 

The interviews will take place on Monday the 6th of December.


Linde, Young Talent Design 2018-2019
“Last edition I did an internship at Motel Mozaïekque. I participated during the preparations, during the festival and during the completion of the festival as Young Talent Design. I was in my graduation phase at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam and was looking for a challenging internship and I certainly found this at MOMO! I was allowed to take pictures during the festival, to make illustrations for the festival theme, to participate in the general campaign and to work together with designers. I would certainly recommend this to other designers and creative people!

Nikki, Young Talent Curator Open Call 
“Being part of the YTC of MOMO19 was really a unique experience. I have completed the Master Arts, Culture & Society and I have four years of experience in the arts and culture sector, mainly related to digital art and music festivals. Because of my role as a curator and coordinator of the Open Call of MOMO I have been able to develop further into a curator and artistic director. I got to know the creative scene of Rotterdam better and have been allowed to work together with professionals and (inter) national artists. You really become part of a close team and together you ultimately create a very cool festival.”

Michel, Young Talent Production Guided Tours
“Half a year ago I graduated from the Leisure Management course at WdKA. I felt that after this I missed some experience. Through the Young Talent program I helped with the guided tours for the festival. Together with Lara (coordinator guide program) I am I was responsible for the production of these tours. The tours have been very successful, but the atmosphere in the team is what I mainly remembered. There is a lot of respect and all ideas are welcome, which really creates a great working experience.”

Marlijn, Young Talent Copywriting 
“After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Media & Cultural Sciences at the UU and several internships, I discovered that I wanted to develop further in the field of text. The MOMO YTC was the perfect place for this. I immediately received a lot of responsibility and wrote texts about cool artists and news about everything that was going to happen at the festival, all in all an enormously educational experience within a very nice team in which you are not involved as a standard intern, but as a real team member.”