Henry Hudson 400
The Job Swap
  • AMS
  • NYC
  • 08 Sep - 20 Sep
A VARIETY OF WORKERS IN NEW YORK AND AMSTERDAM TRADE PLACES FOR A WEEK
The Job Swap

The Job Swap is an unique experiment in transatlantic cooperation. Citizens of New York and Amsterdam of every background and means of employment are invited to participate in trading places for a week, to deliver new perspectives and reveal profound connections between residents of the two cities.

Participant pairs will be chosen to represent the richest possible range of jobs, traditional as well as unorthodox, in order to highlight the enterprising spirit and strong work ethic shared by both New Yorkers and Amsterdammers. From 8-20 September 2009 colleagues on both sides of the Atlantic will get to know each other's work and culture.

The first selection of  twenty JobSwappers has been made.
- Architect/Architekt
- Bartender/Barman
- District Attorney/Officier van Justitie
- Farmer/Boer
- Firefighter/Brandweerman
- Midwife/Verloskundige
- Foodbank/Voedselbank
- Musician/Muzikant
- Park ranger/Boswachter
- Teacher/Leraar. 

You can find profiles of these JobSwappers at www.jobswap.org

The JobSwap is a Henry Hudson 400 project in cooperation with BBK and part of NY 400


Photo: flickr.com/photos/interplast







NOTE; AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL 2009 CELEBRATION HENRY HUDSON 400 AMSTERDAM RENAMED ITSELF INTO HENRY HUDSON 500.
HENRY HUDSON 400 NY HAS BEEN DISSOLVED. 

Established in 2006 in Amsterdam and in New York, the Henry Hudson 400 Foundation was organized to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson. Besides celebrating the historic event, the Foundation also wants to explore future ties between these two great cities which are linked by their shared belief in the value of free, diverse, outward-reaching societies.
Gert Tetteroo is executive Director

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