EUR 3,500 – 4,200
Position type: Full time

Location – The Netherlands (The Hague) or Belgium

About the Europeana Foundation

The Europeana Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation that, as part of the Europeana Initiative, stewards the common European data space for cultural heritage. At the Europeana Foundation we work to democratise access to culture – digitally – so that everyone in our society is empowered to embrace diversity and flourish.

Their range of projects and partnerships create positive change in and around the cultural heritage sector through new shared services, models and frameworks that contribute to the digital transformation and sustainability of our diverse sector. Europeana promotes the use of digital technology that makes cultural heritage online accessible, traceable and trustworthy, which in turn means people can explore it, use it and learn from it with confidence.

With staff based in five countries, their international team operates in a hybrid working culture. Their team based in the Netherlands has the flexibility to come to work at our office or to work remotely. The main office is based in the National Library of the Netherlands, next to The Hague Central Station. The teams based abroad (Belgium) work fully remotely and participate occasionally in meetings and events in The Hague office.

You can work for Europeana if you have a valid working permit to work in The Netherlands or Belgium.

The role

For their Audience Engagement team, they are currently seeking a Business Development Coordinator who will be pivotal in facilitating the reuse of Europeana’s data products and increasing the uptake of our tools and services, specifically within the education sector. You will be developing key B2B partnerships as part of collaborations including EU-funded programmes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and develop use cases promoting the reuse of Europeana’s data products

  • Promote Europeana’s offer in terms of data, products and services to relevant audiences with a focus on educational communities, on online platforms and at events.

  • Collaborate with the Education Community of the Europeana Network Association as one channel to reach professionals in education

  • Identify, contact and follow up with potential partners and initiatives, especially in the educational market

  • Develop partnerships with relevant players in the educational market, including commercial and noncommercial educational organisations, and national networks

  • Support the improvement of Europeana’s data products to suit audiences’ needs by gathering user requirements, reviewing best practices and developing a feedback loop with the data supply team.

  • Develop, plan and deliver collaborative actions through campaigns, pilots, competitions etc.

  • Have input in editorial strategy for the Europeana and Data space online spaces and channels related to the educational market, including the educational sections on Europeana Professional website (incl. blog) and Europeana Education LinkedIn group

Knowledge and Experience required

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields

  • Min. three years of work experience in business or product development, or project management role

  • Experience in partner relationship management, preferably in the educational sector

  • Strong interpersonal, relationship management and communication skills

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills and ability to apply these in the environment of an international project

  • Ability to work independently and in a team with an audience-oriented mindset

  • Experience in designing and running engaging events

  • Fluency in English and preferably another European language

Further, it is a plus if you have knowledge of 

  • Familiarity with the EU funding programmes

Salary and benefits

  • Your monthly salary is estimated between EUR 3,500 – 4,200 (based on full-time employment), depending on the level of your experience

  • A holiday allowance of 8%

  • A thirteenth-month bonus

  • A full-time fixed-term contract for 12 months, with the possibility of an extension

  • 42 days of holiday per year (based on full-time employment)

  • A pension scheme based on the country where you are operating from, if applicable

  • An inspiring work environment and an international organisational culture

  • A hybrid working model with the flexibility to work at the office or remotely (for staff based in The Netherlands)

  • They provide a company laptop and offer a working from home allowance

  • Commuting costs compensation (NS Business Card for staff based in The Netherlands)

  • For staff based in Belgium: incidental travels to the Netherlands will be reimbursed (once or twice a year)

How to apply

  • The position is open until filled

  • You must have a valid working permit to work in the Netherlands or Belgium

  • If you are interested in this position, please send your Curriculum Vitae plus motivation letter, both in English to

  • Here you can visit their website

Europeana Foundation is committed to principles of diversity, inclusivity, nondiscriminatory practice and equal opportunity for all applicants.