Vacature: Internationalisation Policy Officer

This vacancy is published in English only

The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) and the Royal Conservatoire (KC) together constitute the University of the Arts, The Hague (Hogeschool der Kunsten Den Haag / HdK). The HdK offers a wide range of art programmes to around 1800 students, from bachelors, masters, a double degree to PhD options in conjunction with Leiden University.

The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) is an internationally renowned institute for education in art and design. Studying at the KABK means studying at the oldest Art Academy in the Netherlands with a high commitment to excellence, where (inter)nationally renowned artists and designers teach, and where tradition and craftsmanship are intertwined with experiment and innovation. The Academy has a strong focus on internationalisation, which is not only demonstrated by a high number of international students and teachers, but also by many international partnerships, various European projects for curriculum development and recognition gained through international accreditations.

An essential element of its internationalisation strategy is the cooperation with partner institutions worldwide, both on a bilateral basis and in various international networks leading to projects and exchanges of students and staff. One other important element of internationalisation strategy at the Academy is research into internationalisation of the curriculum, working with students and teachers on intercultural awareness and competencies. Implementation of European Commission Higher Education goals and focus points in the context of the academy is one other element of the internationalisation strategy. For these activities, the international affairs team is looking for a

Internationalisation Policy Officer (0.8 FTE)

What will you do?

  • Advising and implementing the internationalisation strategy together with the education departments and head of International Affairs;
  • Providing relevant information and guidance to departments;
  • Strategic partnership policy and implementation;
  • Institutional cooperation: evaluation, research, advise and contact;
  • Project coordination of Erasmus Strategic Partnership projects;
  • Implementation of intercultural awareness sessions and workshops;
  • Keeping the relevant webpages on the above topics and other online resources up-to-date

Your profile

The international affairs is a small team in which the internationalisation policy officer makes substantive, advisory and process contributions to the implementation of the policy within the Academy. We are therefore looking for a colleague with well developed diplomatic qualities who can move smoothly in the characteristic and very diverse organization of the Academy. Excellent knowledge of the English language is a requirement.

You’re able to work independently and also in a team, to coordinate overarching processes and to bring assigned projects to the desired result. You have strong analytical skills, examines policy implementation and the possibilities to strengthen it. An active attitude is required. You have experience in a similar position at the university/university of applied sciences for least three years, preferably in higher arts education. You are aware of the latest developments in higher education, as well as of the possibilities and arrangements for international cooperation. You are an excellent networker, who can promote the active policy with regards to internationalisation.

What do we offer?

The appointment is in first instance temporary for one year with the possibility of renewal. Salary range from € 2,845.45 to € 4,307.66 gross per month (pay scale 10 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Higher Education). 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.



For further information, please contact Aparajita Dutta, Head of International Affairs, email:

How to apply

Send your CV, portfolio and cover letter, no later than September 20, 2021 to: The first round of interviews takes place in the week of October 4.

HdK strives for a diverse and inclusive organisation and finds it important that this topic is addressed in our ongoing dialogue. That is why we are curious to know who you are!

Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.