Events and Activations Specialist (Maternity Leave Cover)

Who we are

A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day. 

Catawiki is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell special objects. We offer over 75,000 special objects in auction every week — each reviewed and selected by one of Catawiki’s hundreds of in-house experts specialised in Art, Design, Jewellery, Fashion, Classic Cars, Collectables and many more.

We've sold 10 million unique items to date and it’s our mission to become the world’s most popular auction destination for special objects.

We’re an innovative, pioneering and fast-growing scale-up. If you think you can make a difference to our team, go ahead and apply.

About the role

As the Events and Activations Specialist, you are passionate and experienced in planning, coordinating, executing and measuring the impact of events. You will have end to end ownership of Catawiki’s event calendar and budget. You are responsible for driving Catawiki’s event strategy for our four business units: Luxury, Collectables, Art and Interiors. To do this, you will partner with cross-functional stakeholders to plan and execute our event portfolio. You have the ability to prioritise activities based on highest potential impact. You deliver accountability to the business units through post-event reporting and analysis, ensuring we achieve our objectives and KPIs for every event. As part of the Brand & Category Marketing team, you will also work collaboratively with the creative team to develop the content and assets required for events. You’re not afraid to test new formats and gather learnings in order to identify and scale the top performing strategies.

This is a maternity leave contract for the duration of 6 months, with possibility of extension. 


What you’ll bring

  • 3+ years of event management or marketing activation experience
  • A proven track-record of developing and executing events and/or trade shows
  • Exceptional organisational, operational, and budget management skills
  • Strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills at all levels
  • A passion for connecting with customers and communities
  • Ability to self-start and work independently under own direction and initiative
  • Energetic, resourceful and a bias for action


  • Experience in a fast-paced tech or start-up environment
  • Global or multi-country working experience
  • Strong English communication is required, additional European languages are a plus
  • Comfortable with B2B marketing tools (eg. Hubspot, Salesforce)
  • Affinity with one or more Catawiki categories

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to become part of a fast but sustainable growing tech company! You will have an exciting role in a young, fast-growing, dynamic & international organisation. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 800+ international Catawikians; you'll have big responsibilities and can really create something. Additionally you can expect:

  • Working with a top notch team acting on a champions league level in a super complex dynamic environment; you will learn a lot!
  • A diverse and international team with over 50 different nationalities.
  • A great office located in the heart of Amsterdam with an easy-going atmosphere.
  • Our entrepreneurial environment encourages everyone to take initiative and experiment with new ideas. You’ll actively contribute to the growth of the Catawiki platform.
  • Tailor-made trainings to facilitate your personal and professional growth
  • The fun part! Our Activity Committee plans everything from ‘CataFooty’ to International Food Festivals, Friday Drinks, Board Game Nights, Pub Quizzes and Boot Camps!
  • And there’s more! Paid holidays, holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.

Our commitment to you 

Catawiki’s eclectic team represents an international and intergenerational mix of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds. We foster an inclusive and queer-friendly work environment, committed to making every Catawikian feel welcomed and empowered. Whatever your story, we encourage you to bring your unique perspective to the table.

Catawiki stands with Ukraine and encourages people displaced by the current conflict to apply. In addition to the several initiatives we’ve launched, we’re open to ideas on ways we can continue to support the humanitarian effort.

Our offices and new way of working

We’ve embraced an activity-based way of working, meaning our team can choose how they split their work week between home and the office, in line with our remote framework and guidelines. In locations where we have physical offices, most employees enjoy two days at the office to connect and collaborate with each other.

Our experts and sales staff in local markets work 100% remotely – in most cases from home. Some key positions are hired remotely, while we also offer relocation services for colleagues needing to be closer to the office.


Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page. By submitting your application you agree to Catawiki’s Applicant Privacy Policy.

If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Flexible Working
We champion flexibility. We’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.
Stock Options
We make sure all Catawikians can share in the company's success.
Excellent benefits
Our benefits are designed to ensure every Catawikian is energised, focused and thriving.

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