Assistant of the head Graphic Design for 16 hours per week (0.4 fte)

Gerrit Rietveld Academie

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Assistant of the head Graphic Design for 16 hours per week (0.4 fte)


Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Job description

The organisation
The Gerrit Rietveld Academie (GRA) is a small-scale, independent internationally oriented university of applied sciences for visual arts and design. The GRA consists of the Rietveld Academy (Bachelor’s education, divided into 14 departments, the Sandberg Institute (Master’s education, divided into 7 departments), the Lectorate Art & Spatial Praxis (LASP), 23 workshops and 2 preparatory courses. The academy has around 850 students and 130 course participants. The organization has an international character, which makes the academy a diverse community.The entire academy has approximately 200 teachers, most of whom are also independent artists or designers or have a practice connected to the artistic field as contemplators or theorists.The academy is characterized by research-based and experimental art education, where (head) teachers, workplace specialists, students and staff together shape and give content to education and research. Diversity and inclusion, ecology and sustainability are important focal points of the academy and therefore guide the actions of members of the academy community.The Graphic Design Department
Graphic design permeates our daily lives, subtly intertwining with our experiences and facilitating human exchange and expression. Within the realm of the Graphic Design department, we delve into, assess, and experiment with various methods of communicating through visual languages.At the core of our department lies a commitment to nurturing and entrusting students with an array of tools essential for effective communication. These tools enable students to articulate ideas, embody concepts, and give tangible form to abstract notions. Key components of our curriculum include typography, image making, editing, design and media theory, and writing and thinking of language. We approach this learning process through both analog and digital forms and techniques and in a conceptual manner considering content and context.Teaching in the department happens mostly through assignments, over time leading to more independent forms of study and the possibility of applied commissions from within and outside the academy. Students are encouraged to develop a productive-critical approach to their work and learn to take responsibility for chosen points of departure when giving form to ideas. We encourage our students to explore the boundaries of graphic design.All the teachers in the department are actively practicing designers, artists, curators, or theorists, creating proximity to contemporary practice.Each year/group is assigned a mentor, usually a teacher, who guides and supports the students and teachers throughout their academic journey. These mentors collaborate closely with each other, the head of the department, and the department assistant to facilitate discussions, address concerns, and foster a supportive environment for everyone within their respective year/group. This provides a network of care and support for students and teachers.In addition to regular classes, the department organizes a variety of enriching workshops, activities, and events to complement and enhance the educational experience.What will you be doing?
As the liaison for students, teachers, and the academy, you play a vital role as the intermediary between these parties and the head of department. Your responsibilities encompass a wide range of administrative duties, including managing declarations and various organizational tasks. You act as a primary point of contact for students and guest lecturers, assisting them with inquiries and providing necessary information and support.Furthermore, you are instrumental in implementing effective communication strategies and disseminating information for events. Your role extends to aiding in the planning and organization of educational activities, which involves coordinating locations and facilitating participant invitations.In summary, your role is essential in ensuring efficient operations within the department, fostering effective communication, and supporting the successful execution of educational initiatives and events.What profile do you have?

  • You’re adept at working independently.
  • You have the ability to discern priorities and act accordingly, while also being comfortable handling spontaneous tasks.
  • You possess a strong interest in education and a solid understanding of management support processes, including organization, logistics, administration, and secretarial duties.
  • You’re proficient in navigating digital systems.
  • You excel in accurately managing various types of data.
  • You communicate in a friendly and approachable manner.
  • Proficiency in both spoken and written Dutch and English is a must.

Employment conditions

  • Initially, this appointment is for one year, with the possibility of extension based on performance. After two years, the contract can be converted to indefinite if there is good performance and sufficient formation space.
  • The position is for an employment contract. If you have a non-EU nationality, you are required to have the work permit ‘arbeid vrij toegestaan’.
  • The position is classified in job scale 7, in accordance with cao-hbo guidelines (maximum € 3.631 gross per month for a full-time position) and is dependent on work experience.
  • Good fringe benefits include holiday allowance (8%), end-of-year-bonus of 8.3%, a very generous number of holiday days, a pension scheme (employer pays 70% of the premium) and professional development opportunities.

This vacancy has been published simultaneously internally and externally. In case of equal suitability, internal candidates have priority over external candidates.For more information, please contact Rasha Dakkak, Head of Graphic Design at .Applications accompanied by a short motivation letter and a curriculum vitae should be addressed to the HR department, at .The response deadline closes on Sunday, June 9.The interviews, will take place between June 17 and 21.Diversity
The Gerrit Rietveld Academy strives for a broader representation of staff, students, partners and programmes that reflects the diversity of the city and the field. Anyone wishing to contribute to this is expressly invited to respond.

Expected salary

€2724.2 – 3631.83 per month


Amsterdam, Noord-Holland

Job date

Fri, 24 May 2024 23:20:34 GMT

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