Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art is looking for someone with energy, will, and skills to work closely with our director and programming team on shaping our future.

We are interested in bringing on someone to our team who has a strong commitment to the creation, presentation and experience of contemporary art. Someone who acknowledges art can be manifested as a form of knowledge or a special occasion, which, in its experience, a public can learn through the articulation of emotion, analysis, and debate. We are interested in bringing on someone to our team who is curious and trustworthy, that is a skillful organizer and that is simply adamant on building partnerships.

We would like to engage someone who can work with our team to holistically coordinate our programs, from their research phase to their materialization and their public outcome; someone that can creatively contribute at all stages of this process, with ends of making our program offer more culturally relevant and publicly accessible. We would like to engage someone who is informed on theoretical and/or policy developments in the culture sector; someone that is interested in connecting with educational and cultural institutions; someone that has come to master production timelines or similar organization tools.

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with people, who has proven experience of this and of project management, and who, while recognizing the importance of collaboration, respects the significance of autonomy and solitude. Someone who has expectations for growth, and that can both encourage and manage expectations of others. Someone that sets in motion processes that can be as effective as they are ethical. Someone that is demanding but likewise generous, that finds joy in work as much as in niksen.

To be considered for this position, please send your C.V. along with a one-page cover letter, personally introducing yourself, describing why you would be interested in working with our team, and what you could bring to our institution. Please address your materials to Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Director at Witte de With, and send these as PDF to [email protected] no later than 1 July 2019. Select candidates will be interviewed this summer; the job start-date is early autumn.

Practical Considerations:

  • This opening is for full-time position. Salary commensurate with experience.
  • The Research and Programs Manager at Witte de With’s reports to the director and works with the programming team, which includes curators of exhibitions, academic programs, and collective learning initiatives. It presents around 10 exhibitions and over 100 events annually. The institution has a total of 15 team members, in addition to a team of art mediators, gallery attendants, and art handlers.
  • Witte de With works with national and international participants and partners on a daily-basis, with Dutch and English being the main languages of the workplace; candidates should at least have a strong command of written and spoken English.
  • Living in Rotterdam or the vicinity is essential to more fully enjoy being part of the team and institutional developments. Our team members primarily live in the city, while some in Breda, The Hague, Schiedam, and close-by locations.
  • Witte de With endorses the Code Cultural Diversity.


If you would like to be considered a candidate for this position, before sending your application, please visit Witte de With, browse through our website to be informed of current and past programs, and read these materials: