Freelance Event Manager

Location: The Netherlands
Duration: 8 months
Application deadline: February 5, 2024
Position: March 1st – October 31st, 2024

Position Description:

We are looking for a motivated and driven individual with excellent event organizing skills to join Reshaping Work as a freelance event manager. The task entails organization of Reshaping Work Conference, taking place on October 23 & 24 in Amsterdam (1.5 day event) with approximately 200 attendees. The theme of the event is: AI at Work.

The position starts on March 1st for a duration of 8 months.

The ideal candidate is based in Benelux and preferably in the Netherlands. Fluency in English is a must, while proficiency in Dutch is a plus. The estimated amount of time commitment is 12-16 hours per week, on average.

We are looking for someone that can take a lead and is comfortable with orchestrating a multi-disciplinary team, with the purpose of meeting clear project objectives. We are looking for a creative professional that can bring new ideas on board and help us make the event a success. You will have a chance to work with some of the leading tech companies and major public institutions.


  • Conference Organization: Oversee logistics, program coordination with academic teams, contracting, and budgeting.
  • Venue and Accommodations: Manage set up of the venue, contracts, and accommodations, including off-site dinner locations.
  • Event Extras: Coordinate off-site dinner, entertainment, and manage photography and videography.
  • Planning and Administration: Lead planning meetings, manage speaker logistics, oversee registration, and maintain the event website.
  • Marketing and Promotion: Collaborate on marketing plans, social media promotion, and advertising.
  • Post-event Duties: Manage post-event activities including thank you notes and contract finalizations.
  • Team Management: Supervise and delegate tasks to the team.

 Who We Are Looking For:

  • Motivated individual with a minimum of 3 years experience in event management
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to lead a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication skills in English; Dutch proficiency is a plus
  • Based in Benelux, preferably the Netherlands
  • Available for 8 months starting March 1st
  • Creative, with a passion for future of work topics

Working Conditions:

  • Freelance position with flexible scheduling
  • Approximately 12-16 hours per week, on average
  • Competitive compensation
  • Assistance provided by a support team including a website developer, a graphic designer, and marketing and social media manager

How to Apply:

Submit a CV, two reference contacts, and an event portfolio (if available) to

Deadline: February 5, 2024

Check out our previous events here.

About Reshaping Work

Reshaping Work is a foundation headquartered in Amsterdam. It took off in 2016 in order to bring different stakeholders together to jointly discuss the future of work and find ways to shape it. Reshaping Work promotes cutting-edge research, collaborative thinking, and multistakeholder approach to various issues concerning the future of work.

Reshaping Work supports event organizers with carefully crafted sessions in order to unlock the value potential of the multistakeholder discussions.

Previous events have been attended by academics from leading universities (e.g. Oxford University, Harvard University, ESADE, Copenhagen Business School), major companies and start-ups (e.g. Uber, Deliveroo, Google, Deloitte, KPMG, FedX, ING,

Microsoft), policy institutions (e.g. OECD, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, European Commission), labour unions (e.g. Unionen, IWGB, FNV) and research institutions (e.g. Eurofound, ILO).