CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

CODART seeks a project associate

CODART is the international network of curators of Dutch and Flemish art. Our core activities consist of organizing a yearly congress and study trip, publishing our bi-annual CODART Courant and developing and updating our website. CODART is headquartered in the office of the RKD (Netherlands Institute for Art History) in The Hague, and the bureau is made up of a director, project manager, office manager and website manager.

Due to the temporary leave of the project manager on staff, CODART is looking for a project associate from 1 March-30 July 2010.

Project associate 0.8 fte (32 hours/week)

The project associate will be primarily responsible for organizing and carrying out the CODART DERTIEN congress (30 May-1 June in Rotterdam) and the CODART Courant summer 2010 edition (published in June 2010).

The CODART DERTIEN congress will be coordinated jointly with the office manager. The congress is our most important “live” yearly network moment where about 140 curators from all over the world come together to discuss topics relevant to Dutch and Flemish art and especially this year’s congress theme: Digitization: blessing or burden? It is organized in collaboration with many partner institutions in Rotterdam, mainly the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen as well as the City of Rotterdam, Kunsthal, Maritiem Museum, Schielandshuis, Wereldmuseum, Dordrechts Museum and Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof in Delft.

Furthermore, the project associate will be responsible for putting together the summer 2010 edition of the CODART Courant. Tasks will include keeping track of the planning, corresponding with authors, organizing and writing some of the permanent features, collaborating with editors and designers and proof-reading texts.

Finally, the project associate will work hand-in-hand with the team to carry out various other tasks inherent in a cultural foundation. In general, CODART seeks an enthusiastic candidate who will be motivated, detail orientated and have a hands-on approach in all facets of the work.

For more information on all CODART events see


• Academic thinking and working level
• Art historian, historian or museology related studies, preferably with interest in Dutch and Flemish Old Masters
• Knowledge, experience and understanding of CODART’s field of work
• Shows initiative, is resilient to stress, has a hands-on mentality and problem solving approach
• Has an eye for proof-reading, formatting and detail
• Excellent English speaking and writing skills
• Good knowledge of Dutch (both speaking and writing)
• Knowledge of current internet technologies and skillful with higher level uses of Excel and Word

Native English speakers are welcome to apply.


From 1 March-30 July 2010 for 32 hours per week.


The salary depends on the applicant’s level of education and experience and ranges between € 2280 – € 3470 based on a 36-hour workweek.

Additional information

For additional information contact Jennifer Cardona (project manager), tel. 070 333 9744. Please submit your letter and CV preferably via email and written in English by Thursday, 17 December 2009 to:
Or via post to:
P.O. Box 90418
2509 LK The Hague

Interviews will take place the first half of January 2010.