What's this all about?

A new way of recruiting and head hunting, for culture.

International. Personal. Strategic.

So much more than just the right person in the right job.

“There’s a thin line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot “

Why tell me why?

The times they are a’ changin’ and new skills and attitudes are needed to take advantage of the opportunities ahead.
Traditional experience is valuable but no longer enough…

…and new stories can only be created with new ways of thinking – narratives that are business-like, holistic and cross-boundary. It’s exciting! Instead of recruiting from the usual suspects organisations need teams which are fresh, multi-disciplinary and entrepreneurial.

This is were we come in.

Traditional recruitment for the cultural sector looks within the sector and – no surprise here – only finds traditional candidates. Smaller recruitment agencies in culture lack contacts outside the sector or internationally and the big boys march in with big boots and don’t understand culture at all.
We bridge this gap.

We are capacity builders and understand the needs of your organisation. We don’t just match candidates to jobs, we offer strategic advice too, helping you think about the long-term needs of your organisation and the role a new person needs to fill in the development of your team.
So much more than just the right person in the right job.

“Good things come for those who bait”

Who do they think they are?

Over 50 years of experience between us. Working in and for culture.

Across several countries, as employees, employers, board members, and funders.

We understand.

Bram De Jaeger

Former corporate banker. Don’t let that scare you. He‘s an innovative thinker and a genuine matchmaker with an extensive network in but also outside the cultural world.

Founder ABN AMRO’s Cultural Heart

Treasurer to cultural organisations

Vinyl collector and theater aficionado

LinkedIn profile

t: +316 30339315
e: bram@dixon-dejaeger.com

Marina Norris

A cultural consultant who works to empower organisations and individuals to deliver their ambitions. A background in arts funding, cultural leadership and strategic partnerships

Advocate for culture in the UK

Mentor, producer and

plastic jewellery freak

LinkedIn profile

t: +44 7730 375 218
e: marina@dixon-dejaeger.com

David Dixon

Advisor to boards and senior managers. Comfortable in five languages and many countries, experienced in building his own businesses as well as guiding others.

Fundraising specialist and trailblazer

Frequent conference speaker

Mountain walker and former dancer

LinkedIn Profile

t: +316 2472 5101
e: david@dixon-dejaeger.com

“May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it”  Irish Blessing

How can we help you?


Insider or outsider?
Either way, if you’re looking for your next move:
We’ll help you find your ideal job in the world of culture.
From long term thinking to practical steps.


Still recruiting from the usual suspects?
It’s a new era.
We’ll introduce you to new cultural business leaders and department heads.
We can also advise you on staff strategy and development.


Boards need to play an active role to enable organisations to thrive.
We train boards and find new candidates.
We work with individuals as well as organisations.
Inclusive & international.


Personal coaching
In-house training
Junior Board
Traineeship design
Interim staff
All round consultancy

“Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.”

Let's chat

We would like to meet and work with you.

call us

NL +316 3033 9315
UK +447 1122 8900

e-mail us