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Looking for two Co- Course Leaders Audiovisual Design (0.2-0.4 fte)

Willem de Kooning Academie

WdKA and the audiovisual design department

The Willem de Kooning Academy offers a variety of bachelor and master programs in the field of visual culture, art, design, education in arts, and leisure management. The major Audiovisual Design encompasses a variety of forms, techniques, styles and applications of audiovisual media.

The creative process is at the core of this course. We teach our students how a creative process works and how to build their own process. Conducting research, experiments and reflection are indispensable in doing so.

Our students make films and videos, podcasts, installations, interactives, immersives and performances. They apply all kinds of genres: documentary, essay, fiction and everything in between. The common denominator is that the end results always focus on an involved and substantive story, which is told by means of images and sound.

The major has approximately 120 students and a small teaching team with diverse professional backgrounds. We believe the strength of our teaching staff is its active role in the audiovisual industry in many different roles and genres. We aim to practice what we preach.

The position

We are looking for two people to share the leadership of the department and join in teaching the program. We would like to invite candidates who will actively participate in the ongoing process of adapting our vision and curriculum to the latest needs of the audiovisual field, society and the academy. We are looking for candidates with leadership and organizational skills. Someone with either vast experience in the audiovisual field and/or education. An active involvement in teaching is also part of the position.

What you will be doing

  • Translating the departments vision to a curriculum
  • Planning out the course year for students and tutors
  • Leading and inspiring teaching team
  • Participate in teaching
  • Act as link between major department and other components of the academy (eg. Stations, practices, management, admissions, etc.)
  • Taking an active role in the development of the academy together with fellow course leaders

We are looking for applicants, either with vast experience in filmmaking and affinity with education, or with vast experience in education in a coordinating role and affinity with the audiovisual industry: 

  • You have the skills to lead and inspire our teaching staff
  • You have a strong focus on effective and efficient organization,
  • You are connected to the audiovisual industry in the Rotterdam area
  • An excellent command of verbal and written English.
  • A master-level degree is required.

We encourage very motivated creatives with unusual experience and diverse backgrounds and talents to apply.


Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences offers a temporary contract, from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023, possibly earlier. The salary range is € 4,534.43 minimum - € 5,831.60 maximum gross per month (salary scale 12) for a full-time employment, exclusive of additional 8% holiday pay and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Secondary benefits include professional training opportunities and an attractive pension scheme.

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.

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences works with a limited travel reimbursement (maximum of 20 km).

Everyone is welcome at Rotterdam University. We see diversity as a strength. An inclusive work environment is a prerequisite for us to create a good learning environment for our students. We believe that recognizable diversity in the composition of our teams is important. We therefore take this into account during the selection procedure.

Application Procedure

  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Portfolio

All documents should be written in English. The selection procedure will take place in two phases. A short list of applicants will be drawn based on CV, Letter of motivation and portfolio, followed by interviews. 

Informal enquiries about the position or the selection procedure can be directed to Joost van der Wiel, Course leader Audiovisual Design, via email:

Deadline for application: January 23rd 2022

Please do not use this vacancy as an acquisition opportunity.

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