Dive into the collections of Museum Joure and talk about coffee & tea and printing presses....

Vacancy Collections officer research & exhibition (respond by Sept. 5)

Who are we?
Museum Joure is a surprisingly large and varied museum. It consists of ten historic buildings, seven of which are national monuments, located on an old industrial estate. The museum presents itself as a 'museum of making' and has a large collection with many tools, machines, semi-finished and finished products. The collections and permanent presentations are clustered around four themes:

  • Douwe Egberts/coffee & tea
  • Frisian clocks and clockmaking
  • Metal (silversmithing, copper foundry, coppersmithing)
  • Printing house

We have a small team of permanent staff and a large group of volunteers.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who loves researching our collections, actively seeking out various sources of information. The production of coffee and tea in the 18th and 19th centuries in the Dutch colonies is definitely one of your themes, as well as the technology of printing. We expect you to be able to turn a mishmash of facts and trivia into an engaging (interactive) story for a wide audience. You can record information well in our registration system and collaborate on the design of new exhibitions. You have a lot of freedom to work independently, but will also receive help from our curator and director if you need it.

We are a museum with a small team of permanent staff. You will work with the curator, the director and with many volunteers with different areas of expertise and backgrounds. The work is diverse, from research to exhibition development. And if necessary, you will jump in behind the counter or give a volunteer a hand. So it's nice and dynamic!

  • You have a (nearly) completed college or university degree in (art) history or you are a student at a curatorial program or at the Reinwardt Academy.
  • You have knowledge of contemporary communication tools and are therefore able to create and tell interactive stories.
  • You can write well in Dutch.
  • You have the creativity to present and contribute to our collection in an innovative way and have an eye for social debate.
  • Naturally, you are also customer- and result-oriented, proactive, creative and innovative, collegial, curious and stress-resistant.

What do we offer?

  • Thanks to a grant from the Mondrian Fund, we can offer this new position to a heritage talent.
  • Work experience in a wonderful museum and content-rich work.
  • Opportunities to learn a lot about and in the museum world.
  • An exciting job of approximately 24 hours per week in an appropriate scale commensurate with experience and level of education (Social Work Agreement) for approximately 1 to 1.5 years.

Interested? Here's how to apply

  • By Sept. 5, email your motivation with CV to with the subject line application Collection Officer Research & Exhibition.
  • Job interviews, first and second round, will take place between Sept. 20 and 24.
  • Target date for completion is Oct. 1, 2021.
  • For further substantive questions, please call (starting August 23) Iris Nutma, Museum Joure 0513 412 283.