Cultural Attache

Promote your country's culture while working abroad.
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Salary Range
~ $165,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cultural Attaches do?

Around the world, culture takes vastly different forms. That means it can be a joy, and sometimes a challenge, to introduce a person from one culture into the atmosphere of another. But, as a Cultural Attachés, you accept the challenge because this diplomatic position gives you the opportunity to promote the culture of your homeland while living abroad.

As a Cultural Attaché, part of your job is to make arrangements for visiting celebrities, Speakers, Performers, Writers, Artists, and other cultural figures. That can include scheduling events, dealing with transportation, and making introductions.

In addition to welcoming cultural figures from your homeland to your host country, you spend plenty of your Cultural Attaché time coordinating the efforts of exchange students. This important aspect of your job allows you to encourage two-way cultural interaction.

In order to understand your host country’s culture, you attend many events. From theatre openings to cocktail parties, you’re always on the lookout for ways to make connections, better understand the needs and wants of the community, and promote one of the best aspect of your homeland: it’s artistic and intellectual culture.

Should I be a Cultural Attache?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Cultural Attache

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