Well, then what is it?

Honestly… it still is a lot like recruiting. But new and improved. For culture.

Much more than just the right person in the right job.

We help build capacity, across international borders and industries,

Beyond the usual suspects.

“They really understand what we are doing and what we need.”

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.

“Their active network is impressive. We would have never found so many great candidates ourselves.”

Who do they think they are?

The team

Meet our experts!

Executive Assistant by profession, providing administrative and secretarial project support at international corporations and businesses.

Avid birdwatcher,
Multi-lingual, Safari enthusiast
and Travel bug

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Entrepreneurial marketing expert. Creative mastermind who delivers effective strategies in smart and clear language.

Plant lover, Ambivert,
Very competitive parlour gamer
but a wonderful loser too

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Independent creative consultant who really enjoys to challenge the status quo. Hailed for his visionary view and rewarded for concrete results.

Great cook,
Loving pug owner,
Podcast host

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Sourcing and community manager; makes sure our recruitment program runs super smoothly. Cares for inclusive relationships and knows where to find unusual suspects.

Bunny mom, miniature builder,
painter and novelist hoping to turn
her stories into movies oneday.

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Debayani Das


Strategy consultant with a master’s degree in Psychology. Uses scientific tools to increase diversity and inclusion. And yes, she sees right through you.

VR geek, Indian classical dancer,
Prefers to watch horror movies
alone in the dark

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Multidisciplinary consultant. Is an innovative, all-round maker and an authentic strategist at the same time; with an intersectional twist.

Proud cat mom, culinary daredevil who doesn’t shy away from online recipes in unknown languages

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The founders

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

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

We understand.

Marina Norris Arts

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

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

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

David Dixon

Advisor to boards, teams and senior management. 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

“We wanted top quality and all-inclusive service. And that’s exactly what DDJ& gave us.”

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.

Junior Board

Our concept won the SponsorRing 2019:
learning & development with social impact!
Here you will get more information about the Junior Board-program.

“We wanted a new director, not just a substitute. That’s why we asked DDJ&.”

What did you call us?

DDJ& changing the world

We like to do things differently.

That’s why we joined the B Corp movement.

Our mission is to break with the status quo in recruitment for cultural organizations, by introducing candidates outside the usual suspects. We like to see boards and teams flourish with a strong diversity of backgrounds, networks, cultures and ideas.

We help organizations recognize and tap into this unleashed potential. By doing so, we aim to contribute to a more inclusive and stronger sector as a whole.

September 2018 DDJ became the first certified B Corp in recruitment for culture worldwide. B Corps companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. They balance purpose and profit, by considering the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.

By setting an example, this global movement of certified B Corporations wish to inspire all companies to use business as a force for good. We are proud to join this worldwide community with Triodos Bank, Ben&Jerry’s, Patagonia and many others.

Let's chat

We would like to meet and work with you.

call us

NL +316 3033 9315
UK +44 7730 375 218

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