Vacancy: Educational Instructor Metal Workshop

The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) educates artists and designers since 1682. Highly skilled professional staff with international professional practices guide and accompany students through their studies. In our culturally diverse academy, our students' and staff's commitment, passion, and curiosity come together in a respectful and tolerant learning environment. Our intensive, structured, and small-scale curriculum revolves around experimentation and personal guidance. We provide students with a significant degree of freedom to shape their interests and personal ambitions. We value skill and disciplinary expertise as well as interdisciplinary practice. We encourage innovation through collaboration and facilitate critical reflection on artists' and designers' ever-changing roles in our societies

The Metal Workshop is a fully equipped workshop for metalworking with professional equipment and tools. There is a wide variety of techniques available for sheet metal (cutting, bending, rolling, plasma cutting), construction (cutting and bending profiles), machining techniques (drilling, milling, turning) and welding (MIG/MAG, TIG, autogenous welding). The metal workshop is also equipped with a laser cutter. For the replacement of a colleague, we have a vacancy for a handy alumn as

Educational instructor for the Metal Workshop (0.24 fte)

What will you do?

Providing the students with practical guidance and instructions regarding metalwork and basic computer skills to operate the laser cutter (illustrator, rhino). Supervision of proper and safe use of the tools and equipment.

Who are we looking for?

Preferably you recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Art. You are capable of providing the students with practical guidance and instructions. We are looking for a technical-savvy person with a broad interest in cross-disciplinary techniques and materials.

Working hours are Monday & Tuesday from 09:00 to 12:00 hours and 16 Saturdays (10:00-16:30). Flexibility in working times is desired, especially in case of illness or absence of a colleague.

What do we offer?

The appointment is in the first instance for one academic year (2021 – 2022) with the possibility of one renewal. The post is classified as scale 7 in the Collective Agreement for Higher Education (CAO-HBO). Furthermore, we offer a holiday allowance of 8% and a fixed year-end bonus of 8.3%; extended paid holiday leave, part of which is to be enjoyed during school holidays; good study and development opportunities.

Information & application


For further information please contact Eduard Sjoukes or Luis Maly (Metal workshop staff) at: or 070 – 3154 785.

More information about the Workshops at the KABK

How to apply

Please send your PDF application no later than August 23 2021 to:

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