W139 is a special exhibition venue where we collaborate with artists on new presentations and public programmes. You are therefore close to the ‘fire’, which makes the internship fun and instructive, and you get to know many practices and meet many people.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a student who wants to gain work experience within the programme for 3-6 months, for 4 days a week, for which we can offer an internship allowance. We have no preference for fields of study. Previous interns have come from a variety of programmes: from communication studies, philosophy and philosophy to art academies. We find it valuable when you decide to gain knowledge in an art environment from a non-cultural study. We speak both English and Dutch within our team, with the artists and collaboration partners. It is important that you can express yourself well in both languages.

You will help with everyday tasks in the office, but also stand on the floor, and sometimes at great heights in our 8-metre-high back room. We work in a small organisation where tackling and working together on an equal level is valued. Events are part of the exhibition programme you participate in, such as lectures, film and performance nights or workshops. The aim is for you to learn how to set up, run and complete productions.

The range of tasks includes:

Coordinating volunteers: recruitment, selection, contact, scheduling, drafting manuals, budget management, organising meetings and coordinating and managing the volunteers during exhibitions;
Supporting (pre)production of exhibitions and public programme: requesting tenders, production planning, material research, location research, guest list management, procurement of material and technique;
In-situ production support during exhibitions and public programme: artist handling, audience support, box office and ticketing, bar coordination, catering coordination, runner, pick-ups etc;
Planning and coordinating art and material transports;
Light secretarial duties: Organising meetings, taking minutes, office management (including answering phones, answering/forwarding emails, purchasing office materials), (online) shop stocking and selling.
A curious and eager-to-learn attitude is important to us, the internship will have more focus in consultation with you on the areas in which you would like to develop or explore. As an intern, we involve you in all processes and divide tasks and duties by mutual agreement. Your working hours will largely be determined by mutual agreement according to your availability and our programme. You may sometimes have to work evenings or be present at weekends.

W139 values diversity within its organisation. People with different backgrounds in study, origin or culture are expressly invited to apply.

The deadline is to send your CV and motivation letter is 15 June 2023.

Should you be interested in applying, please send your CV and motivation letter to with “Production Internship Application” in the subject line.

Kees Boevé, Marcel van den Berg

Group show, Ampersands, 2019
Picture: Ernst van Deursen