Vacancy: Technician

De Ateliers, founded in 1963 by and for artists, is an international institute dedicated to the development of visual artists at the start of their careers. It is housed in a monumental building in Amsterdam and accommodates twenty Dutch and international artists who develop their work at the highest level over two years in their own studio, under weekly intensive guidance from experienced peers. De Ateliers offers various workshops for wood, metal, and plastics, as well as a studio for video editing and sound recording.

In 2023, De Ateliers opened ‘Woonhuis’: this former internal caretaker’s residence serves as a project and presentation space with a varied public program including exhibitions, lectures and performances.

De Ateliers / Woonhuis is looking for a


Starting immediately / September 2024

16 to 24 hours per week

As a Technician, you will work closely with a fellow Technician and Building Manager within a small team of employees and international, independently working artists.

The technician will perform various tasks

  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to artists in executing their work.
  • Daily management and maintenance of workshops, including equipment.
  • Technical and logistical coordination and setup work for exhibitions, lectures, receptions, et cetera, at De Ateliers and Woonhuis.
  • Operate AV equipment during events.
  • Occasionally perform minor building maintenance.

Profile and Requirements
We seek a Technician who can independently and proactively initiate and perform tasks and has a practical and solution-oriented approach.

You should be highly responsible, reliable, and both socially and communicatively strong. You can contribute to creating a safe working environment.

As a technician, you will continually communicate with colleagues about the progress and planning of tasks and report to the head of operations. The ideal candidate will find it exciting to play an integral role within our unique institution and contribute to the diversity of De Ateliers team.


  • Have knowledge of/experience with the materials, programs, and equipment in De Ateliers workshops and can convey this knowledge effectively.
  • Communicate clearly in English and preferably Dutch, both verbally and in writing.
  • Are proficient with Microsoft 365, Word, and Excel.
  • Possess or are willing to obtain a ERO (emergency response officer) certificate.
  • Are flexibly deployable and willing to work evenings / weekends occasionally.
  • Have experience in the cultural sector.
  • Reside in the Amsterdam area.

Knowledge of and affinity with visual art practice is a plus.

What we offer
We offer a position for 16 to 24 hours per week. The duration of the appointment is to be determined. We offer a market-based salary (initially on a freelance basis), corresponding to scale 6 of the cao Nederlandse Podia, depending on knowledge and experience.

For questions about the position or De Ateliers, you can contact Eveline Schuurhof, head of operations. If you are enthusiastic about the position, apply by sending a motivation letter and CV to no later than Friday, August 9. Interviews will take place on Monday, August 19.