Marketing & Communications Associate

0,8 fte

The position

The Marketing and Communications Officer is responsible for co-formulating and implementing the marketing and communications policy for the Nederlandse Dansdagen, in collaboration with the Head of Marketing & Development. The marketing and communication policy is aimed at bringing Nederlandse Dansdagen to the attention of the widest possible audience, press and partners. You will also be responsible for developing the annual festival campaign, in which content creation, online communication, print materials, promotional events and free publicity are important factors. You liaise with Dutch dance companies, other festivals and cultural organizations, press and partners, both locally/regionally and nationally. You work accurately and can cope well with deadlines. In addition, you support the head of marketing & development in approaching partners and the friends policy.


are the Nederlandse Dansdagen (Dutch Dance Days), an organization that annually focuses on the heritage, topicality and future of Dutch dance. Since 1998 we present the top of Dutch dance every year in October at various locations in the city of Maastricht. During the festival, Theater aan het Vrijthof is the vibrant festival heart. We program a large number of premieres, innovative own productions and must-see performances by both emerging choreographers and established dance companies. From classical ballet to urban dance from performance to modern dance to dance for young audiences. We thus show the most important developments of the rich Dutch dance supply. In addition, the festival gives an impulse to Dutch dance through a leading professionals program and supporting new talent with guidance and prizes.


  • Have several years of work experience as a communications and/or marketing officer; 
  • are punctual, you can work in a structured way and handle deadlines well; 
  • You have a good command of the Dutch language, both verbally and in writing; 
  • can write promotional texts; 
  • can keep a good overview and think in solutions; 
  • have affinity with dance and/or the cultural sector.




You develop the annual festival campaign in consultation with head of marketing & development and the graphic design agency (including campaign photography, video, festival newspaper and other printed matter). ND's website and social media channels are in good hands with you; always up to date and active. Here you fulfill a coordinating but also an executive role. Newsletters, press releases and other on- and offline communication are no problem for your fluent pen. To guard and strengthen the ND brand, you ensure the correct propagation of our corporate identity and you are responsible for the guidance and distribution of various printed matter. Generating free publicity and contacting the press (local, national and international) is another important task. We also ask you to think along with us about concepts to be developed in order to continue to reach (new) audience groups. You are the contact person for the Uitbalie (box office) and marketing department of Theater aan het Vrijthof and participating companies in the festival regarding marketing and ticket sales. Your duties also include supervising and managing trainees.

We offer you

  • A dynamic job in an informal working environment in a building in the heart of Maastricht; 
  • Inspired colleagues who share the ambition to expand the position of Nederlandse Dansdagen as a nationally operating dance festival; 
  • A one-year appointment based on 0.8 FTE with the possibility of a permanent position if suitable. 
  • Starting date from July 1, 2023 (starting earlier is possible); 
  • Salary in accordance with the collective labor agreement for theater and dance.

Nederlandse Dansdagen values inclusion and a diverse workforce. By providing space for different talents and perspectives, we build an enjoyable place for everyone who works with and at us. Your talent is more important than your gender, ethnicity, disability, age or orientation. We are curious about you, your personal motivation and your addition to our team.


We would like to receive your motivation letter and CV. If you do so immediately and we are enthusiastic, there is a possibility that we will invite you for an interview. Please send your application to Claudia Laenen (Head of Marketing) If you have any questions you can always call the Nederlandse Dansdagen office: 043 - 303 00 30.


De Nederlandse Dansdagen worden mogelijk gemaakt door:

Partner Minocw Partner - Provincie Limburg Partner - Gemeente Maastricht elisabeth strouven fonds logo staand Partner - Fonds 21 logo Vrienden Loterij fonds logo kunstbende21 Partner Cultuurmakers Maastricht Partner Kanunnik Salden nieuwenhof Partner stichting Clemens Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds logo Partner - Vrienden van de NDD Partner - Zwaan Partner - Proeftuin Dans Partner - Theater aan het Vrijthof