A Tale Of A Tub

Event Onsite 21 December 2018 from 14:00 to 1 February 2019 17:00

Job vacancy: new director A Tale of a Tub

Operating from the former bathhouse of the world-famous Justus van Effencomplex in Rotterdam, since 2014 A Tale of a Tub offers a critical view of society through the lens of contemporary art. A Tale of a Tub is a ‘testing ground’ where artists and other (art) professionals are given time and space to research and engage with today’s social issues. The program reflects current (inter)national developments through exhibitions, performances, conversations, (film) screenings and publications (on and offline).

With the departure of the existing management, A Tale of a Tub is looking for a new director or team to take over both the overall management and day-to-day running of the space, to lead A Tale of a Tub into its next phase. For continuity, it is desirable for the new director (team) to work alongside the current directors for a handover period.

    Tasks and responsibilities:

A Tale of a Tub works with a Supervisory Board and a Board of Directors (as a new director, you are member of this board). The directors are responsible for A Tale of a Tub’s vision, policy and strategy. It is also the director’s task to implement these plans, in cooperation with the team, and link the art programming with a locally embedded program. The director is responsible for the content of the program, operational management and all internal and external communication. Accountability is given to the Supervisory Board.

The Municipality of Rotterdam supports A Tale of a Tub by means of the Culture Plan 2017-2020. The Mondriaan Fund supports the programming of 2019 and 2020 through a Multiannual Programming of Art Platforms grant. Additional project funds need to be raised in order to arrive at a balanced annual budget.

    Profile of the new director (team):

-International, relevant network in art and culture
-Demonstrable experience as a curator or artistic project manager within the cultural sector
-Proven leadership qualities and a hands-on mentality
-Experience with fundraising and attracting sponsors and donors
-Experience with business project management and budgeting
-Experience with public programming, and reaching and engaging diverse target audiences
-Strong connection with the city of Rotterdam, living in Rotterdam or willing to relocate
-Vision on cultural education around contemporary art programming
-Excellent communication skills

    Working conditions:

Remuneration is dependent on the acquired financial support. Work procedures and hours are determined in consultation with the Supervisory Board.


We would like to receive an extensive CV and a short motivation letter by Friday 1 February via info@a-tub.org. For more information please contact Suzanne Wallinga (06-27582402) or Nathanja van Dijk (06-46014706). For more information about the application procedure, please contact Inge van der Vlies, chairman of the Supervisory Board (06-51577543).

Former bathhouse in the Justus van Effen Complex, now A Tale of a Tub.