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Coordinator Masters Kunsteducatie

Geplaatst: 12-06-2018
Sluitingsdatum: 24-06-2018
ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de kunsten
Zwolle (Overijssel) 
Management / Leidinggevend 
min. 0,3 fte, max. 0,3 fte 
max. 12 (€4.122,09 - €5.301,29) 


Context of the post

Due to a management reshuffle the current head of programme will move to a new role that will offer an opportunity for a coordinator to find his/her place within a philosophy and vision that places the arts education at an intersection of formal and informal education. While the current head of programme will remain closely connected to offer support, guidance and vision, there is a present need for an experienced educational professional to join the team and coordinate the programme to ensure that this vision is materialised and further developed through the delivery of the programme of study.

The position holder will work with the team and the head of programme to build the Masters and position the MKE as a beacon programme that will significantly influence the direction of arts education across the national field. This is a highly ambitious and progressive aspiration,  therefore it is vital that the post holder’s views and passions for arts education matches the vision and ambitions of the head of progamme and the team.


ArtEZ University of the Arts

ArtEZ University of the Arts is committed to excellence, innovation, research, and development through cooperation, collaboration and critique in the fields of visual arts, dance, fashion, theatre, music, architecture, art education and design. With more than 3,000 ambitious, creative, and engaged students in 28 undergraduate departments, 11 masters programmes, across 5 academies in 3 cities, ArtEZ is a nationally regarded and internationally acknowledged University of the Arts that is proud of its influential alumni and growing networks that impact social, political, economic and cultural change through design and art based practice and intervention. The University is invested strategically and pedagogically in developing new forms, formats and functions of research to develop new knowledge for the sector and the society. With an expanding portfolio of research through new professorships, centres of expertise, research fellows, and open education programmes, ArtEZ positions itself at the intersections of research, education, professional practice and socio-cultural impact.

The Graduate School at ArtEZ is an experimental, de-disciplined, and collaborative collective shaped by knowledge and research in the arts, to build resilient futures, equitable societies, and diverse thinking. In its innovative clustering and cross-overs between the different existing and proposed masters programmes, the Graduate School envisions the creation of a corpus of knowledge, practices, performances, and processes that establish the arts as a creative force of transformation and change in the contemporary times. We are as committed to developing processes by which our design and art practices create impact that is thoughtful, caring, and nuanced in its engagement with diversity in identity, thought, intellectual canons, forms, and ways of artistic living as we are to rigour and refection in our artistic work. The Graduate School is oriented towards internationalisation, and measures its excellence both in the value add it brings to its students and faculty, as well as in conversations and dialogues it generates for the multiple communities that we inhabit and inherit.

This is a significant position that will involve management and development tasks that are in line with the vision of the Master Kunsteducatie (MKE) and its sister programme the International Master Artist Educator (iMAE), to enable artist educators to develop their teacher identity to become ‘agents of change.’

Both programmes emphasise the politics of learning and aim to expose the implicit power structures in contemporary schooling that so often undermine the values of social justice and equity.    

It is also important that the post holder recognises the importance of arts practice and therefore supports the value of practice based research and in particular studio work as integral to forming praxis on the Masters.

The post is offered at time of fundamental change in arts education in the Netherlands and as such the successful candidate will work with a dedicated team and head of programme to establish a new trajectory for the masters that meets the challenges of these changing times.



The MKE is part of a consortium of seven Masters artist educators spread across the Netherlands.

The MKE was accredited in September 2017 and along with the international Masters Artist Educator based in Arnhem, it achieved a high level Good grade. Since then the team and head of programme have been developing the identity of the Master and as such will introduce a new curriculum and assessment process in September 2018. These innovative changes are part of an ongoing process of development that will see the Masters move toward an ‘issues based’ and praxis led programme of study. The Masters will focus on the intersection between contemporary artistic practice and radical socially motivated arts based pedagogies. 

Functie eisen


As coordinator you will be responsible for both technical and pedagogical tasks including teaching on the masters. You are a critical pedagogue who is dedicated to upholding the emancipatory power of the arts in education and pursue this goal with vigour and conviction. You will be a leading arts educational professional with in-depth knowledge of the current developments and changes in the national field. Specific knowledge of the new national teacher training profiles is needed and you have a view on how this may impact on the development of the Masters Kunsteducatie. You will have an established knowledge of how the arts functions in schools and other formal educational institutions in the Netherlands and are dedicated to interdisciplinary contemporary arts and in particular recognise the impact that the arts can have on society. In depth knowledge of contemporary arts based pedagogy and didactics is essential. You will have research capacity and ambitions to develop your research profile for the benefit of ArtEZ, the Graduate School and the Masters and will have the capacity to lead, but from a position of support and value the input of colleagues in regards to the shared management profile of the Masters. You will build sustainable connections between the Masters and the Bachelors of arts education programmes at ArtEZ.

Responsibilities and expectations

You will have the authority to make strategic decisions that will benefit the programme, the team and graduate school and will work with the head of programme to help realise the joint vision of the team. You will report to the head of Graduate school on issues related to the technical management of the post. The Masters at institutional and national levels are represented by you and you will attend all related meetings. You will chair staff meetings and keep records of minutes and will report to the head of programme on issues of strategic interest and value. You work closely with the management assistant in the day to day organisation and delivery of the programme. You will work with the heads of year to support the recruitment, progress and graduation of students. Finally you will produce the following items as part of your role:

  • Annual budget

  • Staffing contracts and mutations if need be.

  • Timetable and schedule

  • Recruitment strategy


The post holder will have 0.1 FTE dedicated to developing the research agenda of the Masters. In this function the successful candidate will be part of the arts education Lectorship and report to the lector Jeroen Lutters.

There are are a number of potential new initiatives that may be connected to this task, therefore the successful candidate must be a self-starter with a profile embedded in contemporary arts education.


Our offer

You will receive a temporary contract for a year preferably from 1st of September 2018 until 31st of August 2019 for the equivalent of 0.3 FTE. In case of good performance there is the possibility of an extension for a year, with a view to make the appointment permanent. Gross monthly salary will be € 4,122.09 as a minimum and € 5,301.29 as a maximum (Coordinator, scale 12) based on a 36-hour working week. In addition to an informal, open working atmosphere, we offer attractive conditions of employment in line with the CAO-HBO (higher vocational education collective labour agreement), such as a holiday allowance of 8%, a year-end bonus of 8.3% and good opportunities for study and development. You will be stationed in Zwolle.

Contact informatie

Applying and information

You can apply until Sunday 24th of June 2018 by clicking the Solliciteer direct (‘Apply directly’) button.

The round of interviews is scheduled on Thursday 28th of June

Information on the vacancy can be obtained from John Johnston, Head of Master Kunsteducatie and Head of international Master Artist Educator, e-mail: j.johnston@artez.nl

For more information about ArtEZ and working at ArtEZ, please visit: www.artez.nl/Over-ArtEZ.

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.

Online screening, for example via databases, search engines and social networks, can be part of this selection procedure.

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