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Vacancy Grillmaster Burgerbar


The Amsterdamse Bostheater is the summers theater of Amsterdam. Are program is full of theater performances, concerts and movie-evenings from May to September. Every evening we welcome between 500 and 1500 visitors in our open-air theatre.
This summer we present  the theater spectacle Wildfire by musictheater company Orkater, the Boslab Theater Festival, the Cinetree Forest Film Festival and live concerts, amongst others Dope Lemon, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Nena and Kula Shaker.

In the summer months our team consists of around 30 employees and more than 100 volunteers. Every evening we eat together before the theater opens.

On concert/theater evenings, visitors often come earlier to enjoy each others company, a nice meal and some drinks. We have a bar on site, where we sell delicious burgers and picnic baskets in addition to drinks. For the burgerbar we are looking for two grill masters to prepare the burgers.


Your shift starts at 4:00 PM. You immediately turn on the grill, since it needs quite some time to preheat. Then, together with your burger bar colleagues, you prepare the kitchen in orde for everything to be ready once the doors of the theater open. In between you will of course enjoy a freshly prepared meal from our cook Ana. The burger bar opens at 6:00 PM (on concert days) or 6:30 PM (on theater days). From that moment on you are responsible for grilling the (vegetarian) burgers. The burgers can be ordered until 8:30 pm on theater days or until 9:30 pm on concert days.

When the burger bar closes, you high five your colleagues to the great evening. After that you are responsible for cleaning the grill and, together with your colleagues, for cleaning the burger bar. Your shift ends between 22:00 and 23:00 (depending on how busy the evening has been) and you can go home or have a nice drink at our forest bar.



On average you work about 6 hours a day, but this can vary, depending on showtimes and the number of visitors. There is certainly room to work more hours if you would like.



  • First of all, a workplace in one of the most beautiful, nicest and most summery places, in the middle of Amsterdam’s nature (we may be a bit biased, so ultimately you’ll have to judge for yourself ;)).
  • A paid job for +/- 3 to 4 days a week (more or less is possible) from the end of June to the end of September. From September 10, the number of days we can offer is less, but always in consultation.
  • A temporary contract until the end of September. After that, the theater will close until May 2024. It is also possible to work as a freelancer.
  • You become part of a dedicated, open and cheerful team. We have a lot of fun while working at the theatre, and at the same time, we all work hard to provide the audience and crew with a memorable day or evening, we help each other where necessary.
  • Of course you get the chance to attend amazing theater performances, concerts and movies under the starry sky during a warm magical summer evening.



  • You are a responsible person and you make sure that your work is done well
  • If you are invited to a BBQ, you’re the one that in no time is flipping burgers, instead of the host
  • You are a hard worker and you have (a little) experience in the kitchen
  • You are flexible and don’t mind working weekends as well
  • You are customer-friendly and service-oriented
  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You are available for about 3 to 4 evenings per week in July and August. In September, the number of working days is negotiable.



Send an email to For more information you can contact our chef Ana Miranda Vergara: 0615481041.