ArtEZ University of the Arts: Performance Coordinator / Rehearsal Director

ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem is looking for a Performance Coordinator / Rehearsal Director for 0,5 to 0,6 fte | Vacancy for a Paid position, Part-time | Deadline: 01-06-2024

ArtEZ University of the Arts is home to a diverse, international community of students, faculty and researchers who find with us the space for artistic, intellectual and personal growth. Art binds us together. Art incites innovative ideas and alternative ways of thinking. Our motto is: art changes.. With inspiring art education at Bachelor’s and Master’s level and leading artistic research, ArtEZ creates the place where you can make a difference, in art and in society.

The Academy
ArtEZ Academy for Theater & Dance offers various programs in the field of Dance and Theater and is characterized by its individual-oriented education. Developing and strengthening students’ own artistic and cultural signature is reflected in all programs. Innovation, entrepreneurship and research are also themes that characterize the theater and dance programs.

The academy is proud that all five undergraduate programs may use the designation “Top Program”.

The department
Dance Artist, the bachelor program for contemporary dance at ArtEZ University of the Arts, trains dance artists with a solid physical and theatrical background that will enable them to define their own position in the dance field.
Performing, co-creation and creation go hand in hand during the three years the students spend at the academy.

Dance Artist produces yearly approximately 25 performances created by both professional choreographers and students. The performances range from pop-up performances on location to the yearly so called Professional Creations. Choreographers we work with have a broad range, the last and coming year we have been working a.o. with Joy Alpuerto Ritter, Miguel Altunaga, Ann van den Broek, Anouk van Dijk, Caroline Fynn, Faizah Grootens, Julio Iglesias Ungo, Dalton Jansen, Maciej Kuźmiński and Jefta Tanate.

For the performative projects of the program of Dance Artist at ArtEZ we are looking as of October 2024 for a new inspiring

Performance Coordinator / Rehearsal Director (m/f/x)

0,5. to 0,6 fte

After 20 years our cherished Performance Coordinator / Rehearsal Director is leaving because he has reached his retirement age.

We are looking for a Rehearsal Director who can artistically produce, coordinate and rehearse our performances and presentations. The Rehearsal Director is also in charge of the coordination of the educational module that leads up to the Professional Creations project for three study years. In this specific module you connect a team of creative Dance Artists (Choreographers, Rehearsal Assistants, students) with the production department, Costume Designer and Technicians.

  • As performance coordinator you will become part of the teaching team of Dance Artist.
  • All activities take place in close cooperation with the head of the departement.


  • The position requires organizational, creative, didactical and inspirational skills. You have to be alternatively a teamplayer and a teamleader;
  • You can connect with the perceptions of students and colleagues from different (cultural) backgrounds;
  • You are able to give the students a warm-up before the performance, either in ballet or a contemporary style;
  • You have excellent communicational and didactical skills and a passion to coach young artists. You are willing to invest in Dutch examination procedures as part of the job, when necessary;
  • You have at least three years of experience as a rehearsal director at a company and preferably experience in working in a professional educational system.

In the function you represent the school and the values we embrace.
Knowledge of the Dutch language is a bonus, however we are an English speaking education. Also a bonus would be a driver’s license and a broad network.

ArtEZ values a diverse and inclusive organization. Working in divers teams makes us more effective, more innovative and the work more fun. Anyone who feels inspired by this is invited to apply.

Our offer
The position is between 0,5 fte and 0,6 fte, with varying working hours and days. During the Professional Creation and audition period the workload increases until full-time hours. Depending on your artistic background it might be possible to incorporate teaching into the position.

With good performance, there is the intention to change your contract to a permanent contract. The gross monthly salary is minimum € 4.234,28 and maximum € 5.936,77 (Tutor B, scale 11) based on a 36-hour working week. Besides an informal and open working atmosphere, we offer attractive terms of employment according to the cao-hbo, such as a vacation allowance of 8%, a year-end bonus of 8.3% and good study and development opportunities.

Furthermore we offer extensive opportunities for professionalization, personal development and attention to sustainable employability.

Application and information
Do you have the knowledge, skills and experience to get started as Performance coordinator / Rehearsal director for Dance Artist at ArtEZ? Then we cordially invite you to apply, especially if you also bring an enthusiastic team spirit and strong professionalism mentality.

Information about the vacancy can be obtained through mail from Noortje Bijvoets, Head of department Dance Artist, via Gisela Binkhorst.

You can apply until 1ste of June 2024 via the button below. Part of the application process may be a practical assignment. However, the first round of interviews will be online and take place on June 18 and June 19. The second round live at ArtEZ in Arnhem will take place on June 24 and June 25.

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Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

More information about the organisation: see our website.