Vacancy Production Coordinator

Come and wave your hands as a production coordinator for the NonFiction Photo Festival. For this position you keep an overview, manage budgets and ensure that all creativity is guided in the right direction and we come to a beautiful exhibition. This vacancy can be adapted to be filled by a professional, trainee or intern.

Deadline 31 January 2023. However, if you want to do an internship, you can register all year round.

“Glad to see this exhibition be so well executed! Even in these testing times!” – Denis, festival visitor

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As a production coordinator, you work closely with the curator, master builder, volunteer coordinator, head of hospitality and employees of the festival location, de Synagoge Groningen.

  • Planning and coordination of the construction week and the completion day of the festival
  • Create and manage the production list and a location and exhibition manual
  • Responsible for making planning and deadlines
  • Manage documentation: photography, floor plans and more
  • Managing the production volunteers and Talent Track participants
  • Organizing job days, production consultation and volunteer construction training
  • Coordination of transport and exhibition technology
  • Inventory management, including photo archive
  • Budget management: keep track of current budget, oversee expenses (in collaboration with financial employee)
  • Location manager during the festival (a number of shifts)

We are looking for a go-getter who can keep an overview and create order in a creative environment.

  • Experience in production (possibly outside the cultural sector)
  • Can work well together
  • Technical insight (light and sound)
  • Handy and creative in coming up with solutions
  • Being productive
  • Work in an organized way
  • Experience in managing a team
  • Communicative skills in English and Dutch
  • Able to provide training
  • The availability of transport is an advantage
  • Experience with stage or exhibition construction is an advantage

It is possible to fill this vacancy as an intern, from 5 ECT. You then have a supporting function for the production coordinator. Under the guidance of experienced professionals you can work part time or full time. We adjust the internship period, duration and content to fit your course and education level. This is a challenging internship with hard deadlines, especially if you have your run between October and December. See the internship page for more information.


If you are at the beginning of your career, it is possible to fulfill this position as a trainee production employee. This is a position with personal guidance and a lot of responsibility.


Do you want to use your experience for the cultural sector, make a career switch or do you have time to spare? Join as a professional and share your knowledge with the rest of the team. Combine production coordination with the coordination of the Talent Track attendees. Expect a lot of personal input and responsibility.

"When I told my fellow students about my internship at NonFiction, they reacted jealously. And rightly so! Couldn't have imagined a nicer internship!" – Natan, intern 2020

NonFiction Photo Community

NonFiction photo is an ideological organisation with an eye for its people. Here you work both independently and in a team as part of a diverse team in a creative environment. You have plenty of room for self-development, get a look behind the scenes of a large-scale cultural event and can meet (well-known) photographers. The team meets up monthly for consultation and conviviality and ends the period with a party. Thanks to the direct way of communication, there is a lot of room for your own initiative and creativity.

Further benefits

  • Participation in the training programme for tour guides
  • Participation in workshops such as photography, metal, design and excel
  • Free admission to all events, including the VIP opening and the Academy program with guided tours and lectures
  • A letter of recommendation on behalf of the NonFiction Photo Foundation (in case of mutual satisfaction).

A number of specific features for this function:

  • As a trainee or professional, the maximum monthly volunteer allowance of €170 per month is available for this position.
  • Option: join the production team as a maker, researcher, designer or writer
  • Option: participation in exhibition research team
  • Option: production coordination of pop-up exhibitions outside the festival period (in collaboration with event coordinator)
Working Period

First half of the year

From February to July you are committed to the guidance of the Talent Track production group, realization of the main exhibition of that year, pop-up exhibitions and workshops.

Second half of the year

As a production coordinator you are active from September to January. In September and October you will focus on the workshop for the construction of the exhibition; November is all about the festival structure and location management; and in December and January you manage the storage and work on the evaluation and transfer.


You work two to three days a week (depending on how fast you work) mainly at our office between 10am and 6pm. The working days and times can be agreed upon in consultation, as long as everything is completed on time. Working (partly) at home is also negotiable.

The tasks can be expanded, depending on your availability and interests. It is possible to move in consultation with the timing of the work. Personal input is welcome; there is a lot of room for own initiative and creativity.


Interesse? Stuur dan jouw CV en motivatie voor 31 januari op naar Andrea Hooymans (directeur NFP) via Applications are in the following week Biotoop, Kerklaan 30, Haren.

Are you in doubt about your availability, do you have any questions or do you want to use this position as an internship, without obligation, please contact us op per mail of telefoon met Marlie via We’d like to think along with you.

Looking for another position with us? View our vacancies.

Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.

Productie team Nonfiction

+31 6 306 530 13


Stichting NonFiction Photo
Kerklaan 30, 9751 NN, Haren
ANBI | Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling


NonFiction Photo Festival Groningen
november – december 2023
Synagoge – Folkingestraat 60


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