We are looking for: a Junior Programmer

full-time (or 4/5th)


Kaaitheater is a stage for dance, theatre, performance, music and debate in Brussels, set in a dynamic part of the city in full development. Founded in 1977 as a pioneer of innovative performing arts, this house has grown into a platform for both work by artists of the Flemish Wave and new generations of performing artists. From Brussels to international, from small to large venues, and just as well in the squares and the streets, where urban and global themes are tangible.

Over the coming years the team from Kaaitheater will, under the motto How to Be Many?, make room for a broad spectrum of stories, perspectives, artists and audiences, so we can learn to better reflect the city's many voices. This is why we are handing over some of our own resources to organisations and groups that are still not visible enough on the Brussels stages, with the invitation to make their own artistic programmes and thus make their voices louder.

Furthermore, we are charting new paths around debate, education and participation, opening the way to co-ownership by artists, Brussels residents and many audiences. 

Along the canal that connects our two locations Kaaitheater and the Kaaistudios, the activities of Kaai move with the times, stimulate social and artistic debates and embrace the diverse performing arts of today. Welcome!


  • As a member of the artistic programme team, you will help position Kaaitheater within its Brussels, Flemish and international context. 
  • You nourish Kaaitheater's artistic functioning by making yourself familiar with the broad field that is the performing arts, looking at different generations and different practices. Your viewing experiences at home and abroad, the conversations you have with colleagues and artists are input for the programming.
  • Based on the perspective of a new, younger audiences, you work on our regular programming, context programmes or festivals. You strive for more inclusiveness and a sense of empowerment among artists and audiences.
  • You help shape the communication of the artistic programme, make the link to any potential audience interaction and help write the programme texts.
  • You also follow up on some of the projects, production-wise and budget-wise, and in doing so you cooperate with other staff members.

The programme team consists of three people who work part-time on the artistic work: the staff member for Project Development City and Audience, and the two general and artistic coordinators. As a Junior staff member with about five years of experience, you will enter the long-term story of Kaaitheater. Your position can develop into more responsibilities and autonomy. 

Profile & Competences: 

  • The diverse city and society are your context, both the challenges and the richness of it determine your place in the world.
  • You are aware of and/or curious about most recent developments and challenges within the performing arts.
  • Thanks to your entrepreneurial and communicative skills, you can develop and strengthen networks.
  • You want to contribute to decolonisation and more inclusiveness in the practice of an arts centre. You are aware of who feels entitled (or not) to speak about or participate in contemporary (performing) arts. 
  • You can work independently and focused, and also function within a team. 
  • You speak Dutch, French or English fluently and you have written command of at least one of those three languages; you are willing to learn Dutch (if applicable)
  • You are flexible with your working hours and are often available in the evenings and at weekends.

Even better

  • You are familiar with YesPlan (planning software cultural sector)
  • You are available on short notice (at the latest beginning of September 2021).

We recruit on the basis of competencies and talents, regardless of age, diploma, sexual orientation, origin, disability, etc. Cfr. our non-discrimination policy.


  • A full-time/part-time (38h/30.4h) contract of indefinite duration.
  • An allowance according to the scales of the Joint Committee 304; pay scale A.
  • An attractive working environment full of variety within an enthusiastic team.
  • The possibility to follow training courses (personal skills and work related).
  • A base at the Sainctelette Square in Brussels; easily accessible by train, tram, bus and metro.
  • Full reimbursement of commuting expenses by public transport or bicycle.
  • Meal vouchers, group insurance, 13th month and hospitalisation insurance after one year of service.

Interested in this job?

Then submit your application before 23 May 2021 to job@kaaitheater.be
Selected candidates will be invited for an interview before 28 May 2021 and the interview will take place on 3 or 04 June 2021.
For additional information, please contact Nadia El-Boubsi on 02 201 58 58.
All applications will be handled with attention and discretion.