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Coordinator Publication Station (0,6 fte)

Geplaatst: 11-07-2024
Sluitingsdatum: 21-08-2024
Hogeschool Rotterdam
Ondersteunend / Staf 
min. 0.6 fte, max. 0.6 fte 
max. 11 (€4.361,31 - €6.114,87) 


Onze organisatie:
The Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA), part of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (RUAS), is a leading international academy for bachelor and master programs in media, art, design, leisure and art education.

WdKA's mission and vision are to develop new ideas about the relevance of the artist, educator, producer or designer and to help students become the artistic professionals who will respond to tomorrow's world with critical vision, energy and care. Our education is distinguished by three pillars: majors, practices and unique stations, focused on research through making. This encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and gives our students the opportunity to become proficient in both their profession and the context in which they will work. With approximately 400 colleagues, WdKA educates more than 2,500 students.

The Stations
The stations are centres of knowledge and expertise. They are both physical and non-physical locations that cover both traditional as well as innovative technologies. The stations are at the vanguard of the developments within the professional field and the processes of production that are relevant for the art and design practice. Stations are not only a space of execution and production, but also a space in which tutors, instructors and students question why we make, how we make and for whom we make. Stations are part of a collaborative effort (an educational instrument) to develop a student-driven curriculum that supports self-directed learning.

About the Publication Station
Publishing is the act of making content public. At The Publication Station, we provide support, facilities, and technologies to help students make their stories and information accessible to all. We assist with every step of the publishing process, from using the best techniques to produce content to selecting suitable technologies and platforms for presentation.

Integral to our academic program, The Publication Station offers in-depth, skills-based educational programs and supports student projects with expertise in publishing processes, design, prototyping, production, and research. Our highly specialized team is knowledgeable in three key areas: Printmaking studio, Print studio and Design studio. These workshops foster a broad range of expertise, encouraging the integration of physical and digital media.

The Publication Station stands out by emphasizing research through making and practical applications, combining traditional print techniques with digitalization and sustainability. We focus on innovations in hybrid publications, blending classic print methods with modern technologies. Our team of instructors and teachers, helps students develop their ideas into working projects through individual consultations, station skills, and lessons. Current skills related courses include printmaking techniques and digital publishing, such as screen print, letterpress, etching, riso print, typography, web platforms, HTML/CSS, after effects and many more.

Wat ga je doen?
As a coordinator you are the first point of contact in relation to the station and you are responsible for the overall coordination of the Publication Station. This means:
  1. Leading and guiding a team of ±10 colleagues (total of ±5 FTE). The team contains instructors, teachers and student assistants who are responsible for support and education regarding technical skills and creative research in the field of publishing media.
  2. Assuring the development of qualitative educational programs, in close coherence and consultation with your team and other educational program leaders of the Willem de Kooning Academy.
  3. Organisation in the broadest sense of the word. Seeing possibilities, finding solutions, and making connections between management, administration, your team, and available resources. Overseeing, planning and bring structure to the organization of your station and facilitate your team so they can do their work in the best way possible.
  4. Expanding a network of relevant external partners interesting suppliers and innovative companies and techniques.
  5. Coordinating operations, logistics and facilities within the Publication station and involved third parties like facility services, ICT department and management.

As a coordinator you are responsible for the quality of the educational program within your station and you therefore have close contact with your team, other coordinators of the stations, course leaders and management. You coach colleagues in student counselling, group dynamics, conflict management and where possible refer to other education experts within and outside the institute.

You ensure that developments, research, innovation, and new technologies are given space within the station and motivate employees to devote themselves to this. You work closely with your team to convert the ambitions from vision into facilities on the floor.

You are responsible for planning, which includes making schedules and ensuring a good distribution of teaching and instruction hours, free workplaces, and individual support in relation to the opening of the station. You are leading the organization of the learning environment, different workspaces and maintaining facilities.

In collaboration with station management, an activity plan is formulated to ensure efficient operations. The role involves managing inventory and maintenance within the station's budget, and ensuring the timely delivery of requests that fall under management and depreciation costs. Additionally, the role requires coordinating specific themes or processes, providing guidance to colleagues, and overseeing the progress, quality, and quantity of work to meet established standards.

Wat we jou bieden:
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences offers a temporary contract for a year. The salary ranges from €3.896,33 to €5.936,77 (scale 11 CAO HBO) gross per month for full-time employment, exclusive of additional 8% holiday pay and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.

WdKA likes to invest in motivated and well-trained employees. Working at WdKA means that you can use time and facilities (via unlimited access to our Stations) for professionalization. To further your pedagogical development, you need to be willing to undertake pedagogical courses. Our secondary benefits also include access to different kinds of support and discounts by RUAS and an attractive pension plan. In addition, we offer a good work-life balance through more than 50 days off per year for full-time employment.

All staff members of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences must be able to submit a Certificate of Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag, VOG) issued by the Dutch Minister of Justice and Security as well as a valid EU working permit if you’re from outside the EU.

Ben jij wie we zoeken?
We seek a communicative and organized colleague with relevant experience in the broad field of publishing media, ideally experienced in higher art and design education. The ideal candidate will be adept at engaging with a wide range of publishing technologies relevant to the Publication Station. You should be enthusiastic and eager to help us develop innovative and exceptional educational programs that empower students to integrate various publishing tools and technologies into their art and design practices.

You have demonstrable relevant work experience in relation to the broad field of publishing media arts/design (education). Next to that you:
  • Have experience in leading teams and/or projects
  • Are an analytical & structural thinking and have experience with planning (software) and other relevant administration tools
  • Knowledge of excel
  • Have a problem solving attitude, are a connector and open to collaboration and ideas from others
  • Have excellent communicative skills, both oral and in writing in English and Dutch
  • Are experienced or have a strong affinity for (art) education
  • Have a relevant education of at least HBO level

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