FAQ where can I find vacancies?

Work in the arts world is often distributed via informal networks. Therefore, always ask your network for a job or assignments. You can also use your network if you want to know more about current wages and practical information about work. Vacancy sites are not only interesting if you are looking for work, but are also useful for orientation to the job market and the work field during your study. Moreover, they also enable you to get a good picture of the demands that will be made on you.

Jobs and assignments

You can find vacancies on collection sites in your field. In addition, vacancies are almost always shared through the organisation's own communication channels. It is therefore useful to also keep an eye on social media of organisations that are of interest to you. Professional associations often publish vacancies from participating organisations in their trade journals, news sections or letters. Register for this. There are also networking groups, for example on LinkedIn, where vacancies are shared.

Do you work as a self-employed professional? Then it is also interesting to keep an eye on vacancies via the above channels. Assignments are increasingly being advertised as vacancies.

Find work through an agency

If you are looking for work, you can also consider registering with a recruitment and selection agency or with a temp agency. If you work via a temp agency, in most cases you are employed by the agency and not directly by the employer or place of work. Recruitment and selection agencies introduce employers and employees in a specific branch to one another.

In the film and TV world you can also stay up-to-date on employment by visiting festivals. That is where filmmakers come together and plans for new projects are presented. If they are realized, it may result in jobs. Approved subsidies are also published via the website of the Netherlands Film Fund. All projects that receive a contribution for realization from the fund, and will therefore go into production, can be found here.

In some disciplines agents and recruiters act as a talent scout for larger companies. You can connect with recruiters at networking events or for example through LinkedIn.

Filmvacatures.nl: vacancies in film
VERS Nieuwe Film- en TV makers: vacancies in film and television
Villamedia: vacancies in journalism
Culturele vacatures: vacancies in the cultural sector
Mediaborrel Noord: private Facebook group with vacancies and assignments in the media

Websites abroad:
Mediarte.be: vacancies in the Belgian media sector
CGMeetup: international site with vacancies in film, games, animation, visual effects