Digital Educator

Are you digital-centric and specialise in online communication? Do you have passion for both photography and education? Do you want to bring photography to digital audiences by developing inspiring, innovative programs for Foam's new digital platform? Then you might be the one to fulfil our vacancy for Digital Educator (f/m/x for 28-32 hours per week).

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.

The new digital platform gives Foam the opportunity to exhibit and contextualise new forms of photography. The digital space opens up wider possibilties of accessibility, and the platform aims to cast a net to reach larger audiences. In a constantly shifting world, the role of museums and photography continues to evolve. Foam aims to remain current and relevant with the introduction of the digital platform.

The Digital Educator develops and produces autonomous educational programs for the digital platform, alongside helping Foam to translate existing educational programs into a digital environment. The Digital Educator understands which tools are needed to reach audiences in the best way and stay connected in the digital world.

This is a new position within Foam and is dynamic in it’s connections to multiple deparments. Coordination with exhibitions, marketing and education departments is central. The Digital Educator is a member of the Digital Platform project team and reports to Foam's Head of Education.

The Digital Educator:

  • has a fresh, distinct perspective of the world, photography and education;
  • knows how to engage online audiences;
  • is digitally-centric by nature and has an understanding of digital generations (Y and Z);
  • is eager to learn and develop. Is curious and socially involved;
  • speaks and writes in both English and Dutch;
    has an affinity with (online) education and a vision of blended learning;
  • is educated or has practical experience in digital media design, digital arts, user experience design, graphic design, creative media and game technologies or another relevant degree or training;
  • is available to start immediately.

The Digital Educator:

  • researches, develops and produces formats to contextualise and interpret digital artworks, or artworks in a digital environment; 
  • monitors the latest developments in photography with the digital platform team, then translates this to a wide audience. This contributes to the wider goal or 'visual literacy' for the vistor; 
  • develops and produces online learning programs for education, among other things; 
  • measures and evaluates the successes of the digital education programmes; 
  • sees opportunities and possibilities for optimising the programmes and aligning them with Foam's vision and goals. 


  • A challenging, new position in a dynamic and inspiring work environment alongside enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues. 
  • Your salary is in line with the market for cultural organizations. 
  • This is a one year position with the possibility of extension, supported by the Mondriaan Fund. 


Apply via the button below and upload your motivation letter and CV before 20 September.
The first interviews will take place on 22 and 23 September. A second-round interviews will take place on 28 and 29 September.

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Questions? Please contact Elze van der Steen, Foam’s Head of Education via e-mail:

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.

Contact in the form of an intermediary in response to Foam vacancies is not appreciated.

Foam is supported by the VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and the City of Amsterdam.

In 2021 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund and Kickstart Cultuurfonds.