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Arts Centre Vooruit

Archived: Programmer Performing Arts

With a multidisiplinary program including Performing Arts, Music, Books and City & Transition, Vooruit’s artistic policy aims to be trend-setting, contemporary and international. We welcome our increasingly diverse audiences with warm hospitality and a spirit of openness toward knowledge-sharing and partnerships. We like to give our protected historical building a variety of attractive purposes while treating it with the necessary care. Vooruit aims to be an enduring and surprising presence within the urban fabric. We see culture as a driving force behind the transition towards a socially fair and sustainable society.

Job description

Together with an artistic director and three other programmers you are responsible for developing a broad, qualitative, innovative and international artistic program for Vooruit. You wil mainly focus on national and European performing arts, in close collaboration with the artistic leader, in collaboration with the other working fields which are covered by your colleagues and international guest curators and inspired by our new attention for non-western artistic voices or artists.

We find you back in theaters and at festivals in Ghent and abroad, looking for competitive choices, the right partnerships, the latest artistic propositions from a promising generation, new formats or wild projects. A detailed job profile can be found on


You have a good knowledge of the local and international performing arts sector and are specialized in theater. You have a great affinity with art and culture and themes like sustainability, super diversity and transition (social, environmental, …) are high on your agenda. You have at least 5 years of relevant experience in organizing and programming in the art fields.


We offer you an exciting job in a vibrant cultural and creative environment. A function with a great responsibility. A full-time contract of indefinite duration.

How to apply

You have a clear long-term vision on Vooruit, performing arts and the rest of the world which you would like to share with us. Tell us all about it in two pages and send it to us by e-mail along with your CV to our artistic director Khadija El Bennaoui (

We would like to receive your application before 08/11/2015 at 17h. The first interviews are scheduled for the week of 23/11/2015. The chosen candidate will be announced by 22/12/2015 the latest.