Iziko Museums of South Africa are African museums of excellence that empower and inspire all people to celebrate and respect our diverse heritage.
Iziko is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to developing a diverse workforce.
Iziko does not accept unsolicited CVs. Only applications to advertised positions and or internships, with the relevant reference numbers will be considered.
Vacancies and internships are advertised in the media and online, from time to time, as and when required.  
Regularly check the Iziko website and FaceBook page for updates.



Basic Salary Range: R183 792 – R248 664 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Diploma in Education (Natural/Space Science/Technology focus) Ÿ At least two years’ experience as an Planetarium Operator Ÿ Computer literacy in MS Office Suite.

Key Responsibilities include: To manage, facilitate and present planetarium presentations, shows, lectures and workshops for learners, educators and the public Ÿ Provide feedback and input relating to Astronomy Ÿ Assist with the booking procedures as required Ÿ Facilitating the collection of payments at planetarium special events and issue tickets for the event when required to do so Ÿ Answering queries and promotions about Astronomy Events.

Competencies Required: Knowledge of Natural Science (Astronomy), Space Science and Technology Ÿ Museological knowledge Ÿ Promoting planetarium shows to visitors and the general public • Ability to research and produce educational resources Ÿ Ability to speak Afrikaans and Xhosa will be an advantage.



Basic Salary Range: R121 224 – R163 980 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 • At least two years’ administrative experience • Computer literacy in MS Office Suite • Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Assist with the co-ordination of educational programmes Ÿ Assist with the implementation of relevant processes which will support the education of learners within the South African museological context Ÿ Assist with the development of education programmes and material Ÿ Assist with the facilitation of educational sessions with learners of various age groups Ÿ Assist with planning and conducting programmes on various topics of interest within the heritage collections and education spectrum Ÿ Assist with the ordering, of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual aids designed to meet learner educational needs.

Competencies Required: Ability to record information accurately Ÿ Ability to work in a team and independently Ÿ Effective Communication Skills Ÿ Ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders Ÿ Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public • Knowledge of the procurement process Ÿ Maintain clean and organised environment/area.



The salaries quoted above do not include benefits.  Iziko benefits comprise generous contributions towards a designated retirement fund (compulsory), a designated medical aid (voluntary) and a housing subsidy (voluntary).  Other employment conditions such as working hours and leave entitlement are also generous.



A letter of application including a detailed CV with at least two contactable referees and certified copies of identity document and certificates must be forwarded to the Acting Human Resources Manager, PO Box 61, Cape Town 8000 or delivered to the HR Department at Iziko SA National Gallery Annex, St Johns Road, Cape Town by no later than Friday, 16 August 2019. Applications that are e-mailed or faxed will not be accepted.


Enquiries to be directed to the Acting Human Resources Manager, Ms Thandi Nkosana, at 021 481 3982. Kindly note, Iziko will correspond only with short-listed candidates and will do so within two months from closing date.


Iziko is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to developing a diverse workforce. Preference will be given to candidates who promote representivity within Iziko in terms of the Employment Equity Act.


Iziko reserves the right not to fill the advertised positions.


Human Resources Department:
Tel: +27(0)21 481 3984

Internship Opportunity

Position:                                              Graduate Internship at Iziko Museums of South Africa

(ten positions available)
Period:                                                 12 months                                                                                   

Stipend:                                              R5000 per month

Qualifications:                                      Diploma or Degree in a field stated below

Experience:                                          Desire to work in museums – in the fields of art, social history, natural history, education, natural science, finance, public programmes, human resources, office management, marketing and communication.


Skills: Applicants will be measured against the following competencies:

  • computer literate in MS Word and MS Excel
  • ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and writing
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • interpersonal skills
  • organisational skills
  • willingness to learn new skills
  • willingness to work flexible hours
  • punctual and dependable


Key Duties and Responsibilities depending on your placement:         

  • assist the curators/educators/co-ordinators/collections staff
  • do research and develop content for exhibitions and programmes
  • involve in public events and outreach activities
  • assist with the development of audio-visual material
  • contribute to websites
  • administrative responsibilities
  • collect and collate statistics
  • evaluate and write reports
  • oral presentation of project results  


Applications must include the following:

  • cover letter clearly indicating field of choice
  • curriculum vitae of no more than four pages
  • certified copy of identity document, not certified longer than 3 months prior to date of application
  • certified copy of diploma or degree, not certified longer than 3 months prior to date of application
  • persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply, medical proof of disability required


Kindly note, applicants will be given guidance and support to perform the duties listed above.


Applications must be posted to Ms Thandi Nkosana, PO Box 61, Cape Town 8000 or delivered to the Human Resources Department at the Iziko SA National Gallery Annexe, St John’s Road, Cape Town by no later than 16h00 on Wednesday, 31 July 2019.  Applications that are faxed or e-mailed will not be considered. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview. Iziko will not communicate with applicants that have not been shortlisted. You are welcome to contact Ms Nkosana (021) 4813982 should you have any queries.