Vacancy Business director ND

From 1 April, we are looking for a directional, positive, inspiring business director for 28 - 32 hours a week.

Who are we looking for?

The Business director is jointly responsible with the General director for the content and business policy of the Nederlandse Dansdagen, and shapes this policy together with the core team.

The Business director focuses mainly on strategy, relationship management with stakeholders, business policy and financial results, fundraising (in-house or delegated), managing the day-to-day organisation and facilitating the development of staff and the organisation.

We are looking for a course-setting, positive, inspiring business director. Together, the directors bear final responsibility for overall policy and related tasks. In daily practice, they complement each other and divide tasks.

Your tasks

The major focal points for the coming period are:

  • Together with the organisation, implementing the multi-year plans 2025 - 2028 submitted to OCW, Province of Limburg and Municipality of Maastricht
  • Fulfilling the ambition of reaching even more and broader audiences and being the Nederlandse Dansdagen for the whole of the Netherlands.
  • To consolidate and make the organisation more robust, including the permanent group of freelancers
  • Maintain and expand substantive, production and presentation partnerships and relationships with existing and potential new financiers

More on the job components

Together with the managing director:

  • Formulate a vision of the organisation's direction and formulate strategic policy
  • Translate your strategic policy into long-term and annual plans
  • Set goals and assess their feasibility
  • Discuss your policy and plans with the Supervisory Board
  • After approval by the Supervisory Board, you steer their realisation

Business policy and financial results

  • You draw up and monitor annual plans and budgets together with the festival coordinator
  • You acquire funds from public subsidy providers and private funds,
  • You are ultimately responsible for fundraising and maintain relationships with major funds
  • You report internally and to the Supervisory Board on finances, policy and the organisation
  • You monitor the quality of procedures

Relationship management and brand awareness

  • Together with the director, you profile the organisation externally
  • You build relevant networks and maintain them
  • You give form and substance to partnerships
  • You represent the organisation's interests in political decision-making
  • You promote the organisation's reputation among relevant parties
  • You have a relevant business and professional network.
  • You have a network in Maastricht or know how to build one quickly.
  • You are an effective lobbyist

Internal organisation

  • You manage the daily organisation
  • You contribute to a healthy financial position
  • You realise the availability of facilities
  • You monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the internal organisation


  • You ensure staff development and support the growth of employees
  • You motivate employees, assess their performance, adjust, coach and supervise them
  • You ensure the implementation of HR policy and the underlying personnel systems

What do we offer?

A great organisation with fine colleagues, a relevant and topical mission and an annual sensual festival, all in the heart of Maastricht. For required overnight stays, ND has an attractive hotel deal. We apply scale X of the CAO Theatre and Dance for this position.

The prodecure

For information, call Winfred Voordendag, interim business director: 06-28284706. Express your interest by writing a cover letter and CV and addressing them to the chairperson of the SB Mavis Carrilho. Mail address:

The deadline for response is 15 January. Interviews will take place on Monday 22 January (1st round) and Monday 29 January (2nd round) 2024. Intended recruitment per 1 April 2024 or as much earlier as possible.

Our Mission

The Nederlandse Dansdagen is committed to the heritage, topicality and future of Dutch dance. Culminating in an annual festival that takes place in and from Maastricht. During the first week of October, a range of dance performances and the best of Dutch dance is shown. The Nederlandse Dansdagen thus represents the diversity of Dutch dance supply and shows important developments in Dutch dance: from striking work by young choreographers to impressive performances by established dance companies.

The Nederlandse Dansdagen aims to make the voice of dance and the dance artist louder. In addition, the Nederlandse Dansdagen deploys the power of dance to set society in motion around social issues; it challenges people to think, talk, discuss and act.

The Nederlandse Dansdagen increases public appreciation and involvement in Dutch dance, drives innovation within dance and makes a sustainable contribution to the diverse dance landscape in the Netherlands.