Foam is all about photography. We are an Amsterdam-based cultural organisation operating internationally in the field of photography.
Foam aims to expose the widest possible audience to all facets of contemporary photography through multiple mediums: exhibitions, publications, research, public programmes and educational projects. These take place in our museum in Amsterdam, in print with the award-winning Foam Magazine, online through an upcoming digital platform and at temporary off-site locations around the world. An important part of our mission is to scout, present and assist emerging talent. Foam sits at the heart of the international photography community and is completely attuned to everything that’s happening in the field. This has resulted in countless successful international projects and collaborative ventures.
Foam is a growing and developing organisation with a staff of around 35 people. In the period ahead, Foam will concentrate on talent development, internationalisation and education, with a specific focus on strengthening its relationship with overall society. In today’s world, themes such as migration, identity, sexuality, economic justice and the climate are largely defined, shaped and shared through images. Foam aims to present, interpret and question these themes specifically through photography in various exhibitions and programmes. As part of this effort, Foam deliberately aims for diversity in terms of images, perspectives, personnel, audiences and artistic developments. The goal is to create a Foam for, and of, everyone.
Foam is governed by a board alongside a two-person management team, consisting of an Artistic Director and Managing Director who collaborate as equal members. Based on a balanced portfolio of duties, the management carries complete responsibility for Foam, which includes defining and fulfilling the artistic and business goals, as well as ensuring a stable and financially sound organisation. The principle of collegial decision-making is vital to this organisational structure. It is the combined strength of the two directors that ensures the relevance, growth and continuity of Foam.
The Artistic Director is appointed by the board. The management reports regularly to the board, which carries final responsibility for the implemented policy. The board acts as a sparring partner for the management team. Foam is committed to the Cultural Governance Code and the Cultural Diversity Code.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
The Artistic Director:
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
We offer a stimulating and dynamic position working with a committed and passionate team. The position allows you to further develop and communicate your vision at a unique Amsterdam-based organisation with global appeal and an extensive network. You will work with an engaged board that offers scope for personal development, innovation and entrepreneurship.
The vacancy is for a full-time job with attractive employment conditions and remuneration in line with similar organisations in this field. The employment contract is initially for 12 months, with the prospect of a permanent contract.
Executive search agency Colourful People is in the lead in this search. For more information please phone Naima Azough, senior partner at Colourful People, on +31 (0)6-43449717, or send an email to email@example.com.
You can apply for this position using the ‘Solliciteer’ button on the Colourful People website or by sending your letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, before the closing date of Sunday 6 June 2021. Foam aims to fill the position by early July 2021.
Foam is committed to employees that reflect the multi-cultural population of Amsterdam. We believe in the power of diversity. In the event that candidates are equally suitable in terms of talent and competence, our preference will be for the candidate that reinforces the diversity within the organisation.
Acquisition as a result of the vacancies at Foam is not appreciated.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members and the VandenEnde Foundation.
In 2021 Foam receives additional support from Kickstart Cultuurfonds and the Mondriaan Fund.