Het HEM is currently closed in preperation for renovations and will reopen in fall 2024.
In the meanwhile, you’ll find our programming on several off-site locations and on The Couch.
Our event spaces are available for rent until October 2024.
Art is our first language. Even while we are closed for renovations, our programming continues. You will find our art programmes at off-site locations throughout the year and on the digital platform The Couch. The permanent installations in Het HEM will remain open to the public after the renovation.
Our music programme focuses on experimental ways of making, presenting and experiencing sound in the building through listening sessions, live performances and musical artist-in-residence programmes. During renovations, we organise music programmes at off-site locations and on the digital platform The Couch.
We are closed at the moment. When we are open again you are welcome for a drink and a bite, wine and dine at our restaurant. With good wether we suggest you settle down on our sunny terrace on the Costa del Zaano.
Het HEM loves books. During your visit, come lose yourself in the library's rich selection or discover new favourites in the SANZ Shop.
The building's industrial design and our experimental art programme bring ambience and meaning to every event.
Situated in a former munitions factory, Het HEM is a new home for contemporary culture.
HEM is a house for contemporary culture in a former bullet factory. In the industrial building on the Hembrug site in Zaandam we present multidisciplinary art programs that shed light on the world around us, with a focus on the intersection of art and music. HEM is an interdisciplinary platform for experiment and exchange, in order to offer the public new ways of experiencing culture.
Through a large-scale renovation of the building in 2023 and 2024, we will shift our focus to public programs at off-site locations and to the recently launched digital platform The Couch. The business rental of the iconic building on the North Sea Canal will continue during this period. Het HEM continues to make 10,000 m2 of various creative spaces available as a special event location. In recent years we welcomed business parties such as WeTransfer, Adyen and SeederDeBoer, in addition to cultural partners such as the Sandberg Institute and AMFI.
HEM is looking for one for the Sales & Events team as of December
Sales Manager Events 24 hours a week
What are you going to do?
As part of the Sales & Events team, consisting of a Business Event Manager and a Business Event Producer, you focus on acquiring orders. You initiate compelling sales activities and, together with the team, translate the customer's wishes into a successful event. You see opportunities everywhere, but you are also aware that our location requires customization. You easily make contact with potential new clients and are always looking for new opportunities to market our location in an appropriate way. Together with the team you shape the commercial policy of business rental.
The practical follow-up of assignments you have won is carried out by your colleagues, with whom you work closely and who in turn provide you with the necessary information to do your work optimally. Some knowledge of Smart Event Manager, the booking tool we work with, is a plus but not a requirement.
Who are you?
You are naturally hospitable and customer-oriented;
You have an HBO working and thinking level;
You have at least 3 years of work experience in an internationally oriented event organization;
You have a large network in the high-end events industry, but you always see new opportunities outside your own network;
You have initiative: you independently generate new business;
You are good at maintaining relationships and are not afraid to negotiate; you understand how to optimally translate the wishes of clients into a concrete offer;
You know how to find the balance between a satisfied client and a good financial result, without losing sight of Het HEM's core values;
You have strong communication skills and have an excellent command of the Dutch and English language;
You are proactive, stress-resistant and you contribute to a good atmosphere within the organization;
You have a heart for culture, architecture and heritage.
What do we have to offer you?
An independent and challenging position in a spectacular workplace, informal working atmosphere and committed colleagues;
A 24-hour contract based on a 38-hour working week with a competitive salary or an assignment agreement on a self-employed basis with a start date in December;
27 vacation days on a full-time basis;
A telephone allowance;
Do you think you are the person we are looking for?
In that case, respond as quickly as possible, but in any case before November 20, 2023, via email@example.com with your CV and motivation.
If you would like more information about the position, please contact Nora Schuit, Business Event Manager of Het HEM, on 06-42239696.