Vacancies

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.

We are seeking to appoint motivated employees in the following positions

DIRECTOR COLLECTIONS & DIGITISATION (five-year fixed-term contract position)

Basic Salary Range: R487 212 – R659 160per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Masters’ Degree in a field that relates to natural or social history research/museum -At least five years’ experience of managing museum collections -Leadership skills -Sound understanding of legislation and policies governing heritage -Understanding of PFMA -Excellent planning and organisational skills -Good writing and effective communication skills -Working experience of MS Office Suite at Intermediate Level -Valid drivers’ license.

Key Responsibilities include: Givingstrategic direction to the Collections and Digitisation Department -Merge and rationalise all the collections at Iziko -Spearhead a new department that will add (research and public access) value to collection management -Development and implementation of Collections Development Strategy -Collections management, including libraries and museum archive -Managing the digital archive -Gap analysis and collection growth -Performance management -Strategic planning -Policy development -Staff development -Project management -Risk management -Improving methodologies and workflows -Research oriented approach to collections management -Ensuring that the collection is accessible to researchers -Revenue generation -Management of copyrights -Making collections virtually accessible -Budgeting -Report writing -Developing close working relationships with relevant stakeholders.

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SALARY AND BENEFITS

The salary quoted above does 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.

APPLICATIONS

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 Director Human Resources, PO Box 61, Cape Town 8000 or delivered to the HR Department at Iziko SA National Gallery Annexe, St Johns Road, Cape Town by no later than Monday, 26 September 2016.  Applications that are e-mailed or faxed will not be accepted.

Enquiries to be directed to the Director Human Resources, Mr Rocco Human, at 021 481 3984. 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.


NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT

CURATOR KAROO PALAEONTOLOGY

Basic Salary Range: R307 416 – R415 932 per annum plus benefits

Requirements: MSc or PhD in a discipline related to Karoo Palaeontology such as geology or zoology • At least three years’ experience of research in vertebrate palaeontology • Knowledge of palaeontology, particularly Karoo vertebrate fossils • Management skills • Written and verbal communication skills • Valid driver’s licence

Key Responsibilities include: Plan and manage the strategic growth, development, conservation and utilisation of the Karoo Palaeontology collections in Iziko •Conduct specialist collections-based research in the field of Karoo Palaeontology and promote and communicate research findings to the public through exhibitions, research papers, popular articles, public programmes and web pages• Obtain research funding from external funders • Participate in fieldwork

 

ASSISTANT COLLECTIONS MANAGER: TERRESTRIAL VERTEBRATES

Basic Salary Range: R183 072 – R247 680 per annum plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 •At least three years’ experience working in a museum •Ability to prepare vertebrate skeletons • Ability to prepare bird and small mammal research skins •Knowledge of the management of terrestrial vertebrate collections andcollection conservation methods

Key Responsibilities include: Preparation of terrestrial vertebrate specimens for the research collections •Organisation, maintenance, preservation, administration and management of the Terrestrial Vertebrate collections •Providing research assistance •Assisting with education and exhibition programmes •Developing content for the website

 

ASSISTANT COLLECTIONS MANAGER (FOSSIL PREPARATION LABORATORY)

Basic Salary Range: R183 072 – R247 680 per annum plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 •At least three years’ experience in preparation of fossils •Ability to prepare fossils under a microscope, using air scribes and dental grinders •Laboratory management skills •Experience in managing field trips and working in the field, including ability to find and excavate fossils •Knowledge of Karoo Palaeontology including the ability to identify the important taxa found as fossils •Ability to interface with visitors to the museum in a positive and friendly manner

Key Responsibilities include: Management of the Karoo Fossil Laboratory • Advanced fossil preparation skills • Supervision, training and mentorship of Fossil Preparators • Organizing and undertaking field trips

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT, two positions at the West Coast Fossil Park (WCFP) in Langebaanweg on the West Coast (four monthfixed-term contracts, which may be extended depending on funding)

Basic Salary Range:R92 412 – R124 980 per annum plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 • Knowledge of the history of life on earth • Ability to sort and classify fossil specimens •Ability to work efficiently, accurately and neatly •Ability to work well in a team •Good communication and presentation skills • Computer literate in MS Office Suite

Key Responsibilities include: Assisting with fossil excavation in the field • Maintenance of fossil sites and processing of specimens (sorting, preparation, registration, maintenance and preservation) • Assisting with general duties at the WCFP including conducting of tours

For shortlisted candidates, there will be an interview as well as a practical test at the West Coast Fossil Park in Langebaanweg; Iziko will not fund travel costs to interviews.

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT: CENOZOIC PALAEONTOLOGY (four month fixed-term contract positions, which may be extended depending on funding) – 4 positions

Basic Salary Range: R92 412 – R124 980 per annum plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 •  Ability to sort and classify fossil specimens •Ability to work efficiently, accurately and neatly •Ability to work well in a team •Knowledge of the history of life on earth •Good communication and presentation skills •Computer literacy in MS Office Suite.

Key Responsibilities include: Assist with the development and conservation of the Iziko Cenozoic fossil collections, including sorting and identification of fossils, fossil excavation in the field for up to five days at a time when required •Capture information onto database •Organise and maintain of fossil collections •Assist with exhibition and education programmes when required

For shortlisted candidates, there will be an interview as well as a practical test in Cape Town; Iziko will not fund travel costs to interviews.

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT: ENTOMOLOGY (four monthfixed-term contract positions, which

may be extended depending on funding) – 2 positions

Basic Salary Range: R92 412 – R124 980 per annum plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 •Ability to sort and classify terrestrial arthropod (mainly insect and arachnid) specimens •Ability to work efficiently, accurately and neatly •Ability to work in a team •Ability to identify insects and arachnids •Good communication skills •Computer literate in MS Office Suite

Key Responsibilities include: Assist with the development and preservation of the Entomology collections, including sorting, identification, preparation, labeling and cataloguing terrestrial arthropod specimens •Assisting with collection management tasks such as loans, moving collections and reorganising collections •Capturing and editing data on the Specify Database •Participating in field trips

For shortlisted candidates, there will be an interview as well as a practical test in Cape Town; Iziko will not fund travel costs to interviews.

 

SPECIMEN PREPARATOR (six month fixed-term contract position)

Basic Salary Range: R103 632 – R140 184per annum plus benefits

Requirements: • Grade 12 • Basic knowledge of zoology • Ability to sit for several hours looking through a microscope while painstakingly removing rock from fossil bones with an air scribe • Good hand-to-eye co-ordination and fine-motor skills essential

Key Responsibilities include:Preparing fossils to required standards • Participating in field trips • Ability to interface with visitors to the museum in a positive and friendly manner

For shortlisted candidates, there will be an interview as well as a practical test in Cape Town; Iziko will not fund travel costs to interviews.

 

SOCIAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT:ARCHAEOLOGY (12 month fixed-term contract position)

Basic Salary Range: R92 412 – R124 980 per annum plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 •Basic knowledge of Archaeology •At least one years’ experience working in a museum or collections environment •Knowledge of South African archaeology is essential, with particular focus on the Middle and Later Stone Age •Knowledge of lithic and faunal assemblages is preferred •Computer literate in MS Office Suiteand creating reports •Experience with the South African Heritage Resources Information System (SAHRIS) would be an advantage, but not essential •Ability to lift, carry and move archaeological collection material

Key Responsibilities include: Assist the Object Specialist in sorting stone tools, faunal remains and special finds in the Iziko archaeology unit •Assist the Object Specialist with digitising this material culture collection •Assist in the development of an accurate collection inventory within the framework of the SAHRA templates

 

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

FINANCIAL MANAGER

Basic Salary Range:R307 416 – R415 932per annum plus benefits

Requirements: Relevant degree or Diploma•Minimum of five years’ experience as Financial Manager•Sound knowledge of PFMA, National Treasury Regulations and other relevant legislation, procedures and processes•Sound knowledge of GAAP, GRAP and IFRS•Computer literate in MS Excel and MS Word•Knowledge and experience in Sage 300 (ACCPAC Accounting System)•Good writing and communication skills • Planning and organisational skills•Valid driver’s licence

Key Responsibilities include: Preparing monthly and quarterly financial reports•Quality assuring reconciliations•Drafting annual financial statements in accordance with Generally Recognised Accounting Practice (”GRAP”) requirements•Preparing the year end audit file including compiling working papers and supporting documents for the office of the Auditor General of South Africa (“AGSA”) and assisting with audit queries•Compiling and submitting reports to the Department of Arts and Culture and National Treasury in compliance with PFMA and deadlines as required by stakeholders•Developing policies and procedures and implementing controls•Ensuring sound financial and administrative management•Ensuring compliance with the relevant legislation, regulations, standards and accounting principles•Performing all duties related to budgeting, accounting, cash and revenue management, payments, credit management, financial risk and asset management•Administering grants and reporting to funding institutions•Managing day to day operations and staff in the Finance Section

 

DATA CAPTURERS (4 positions on a fixed-term contract until 31 March 2017)

Basic Salary Range: R92 412 - R124 980per annum plus benefits

Requirements:Grade 12

Key responsibilities include:Assist team members with the retrieval of archival documents and information from external sources •Ability to translate and interpret historical records •Ability to pay attention to detail and capture data with complete accuracy on a MS Excel spreadsheet •Knowledge in the use of MS Excel on an intermediate level •Ability to prioritise workload •Self-motivated •Ability to communicate effectively in English •Good interpersonal skills • Neat and professional presentation •Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines

 

MESSENGER/DRIVER

Basic Salary Range: R92 412 – R124 980per annum plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 •Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Ensure that driver’s licence remains valid• Provide a transport service for staff, management, Council members, visiting Curators and clients on official Iziko business • Ensure that non-Iziko staff members complete an indemnity form before being transported • Perform messenger duties for Iziko according to a schedule, which include  collecting and distributing documentation, mail, equipment, consumables and museum literature • Make deliveries and collections from various Iziko sites and external companies and institutions • Submit weekly reports on the condition and roadworthiness of the Finance & Administration vehicle • Facilitate the maintenance and repair of the vehicle • Facilitate the vehicle registration • Ensure the vehicle has fuel for daily operational duties • Assist with the cleaning of Iziko vehicles according to a schedule •Relieve staff and perform ad hoc administrative duties in the department when required.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Basic Salary Range: R126 564 – R171 264 per annum plus benefits

Requirements: • Grade 12 • At least three years’ administrative experience in a customer focused environment •Ability to communicate effectively with diverse internal and external clients •Proficiency in taking minutes essential •Computer literate in MS Office Suite •Proficiency in MS Excel essential

Key Responsibilities include: Providing administrative assistance and secretarial support to the Director • Coordinating and managing all administrative functions of the department• Assisting with research when required • Maintaining databases as required •Managing petty cash •Organising meetings, and taking minutes •Dealing with queries from stakeholders •Liaising with external stakeholders and service providers •Assisting with managing the departmental budget and keeping accurate records of expenditure •Making travel arrangements as required •Managing attendance registers and leave records •Managing HR filing system

 

BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR (six months fixed-term contract position)

Basic Salary Range: R126 564 – R171 264per annum plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 •At least three years’ experience in working with remuneration and benefits •Ability to work accurately essential •Proficiency in MS Excel at Intermediate Level •Valid driver’s licence

Key Responsibilities include:Assist with the administration of remuneration and benefits, including leave, pension, medical aid, unemployment insurance, compensation for occupational injuries and diseases (COID) •Assist with managing an effective HR Information System •Assist with payroll administration •Ensure compliance with employment legislation and Iziko policies and procedures

 

ADVANCEMENT DEPARTMENT

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR (one year fixed-term contract position)

Basic Salary Range: R247 320 – R334 572 per annum plus benefits

Requirements: •Degree or Diploma in Communication • Five years’ experience working in a marketing and communications environment, of which at least two should be at management level • Specific experience in developing communication strategies, online marketing, website management and dealing with the media • Excellent writing and editing skills • Knowledge of public relations, media liaison, project management, online information services, editing, copywriting • Computer literate in MS Office Suite. • Valid driver’s licence

Key Responsibilities include: Coordinating all activities related to communications, including internal communication • Assisting with the development and implementation of an integrated Marketing & Communications Strategy • Media liaison and publicity/advertising • Website • Intranet • Copywriting • Editing

 

MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR (one year fixed-term contract position)

Basic Salary Range:R247 320 – R334 572 per annum plus benefits

Requirements: • Degree or Diploma in Marketing • Five years’ experience working in a marketing environment • Specific experience in developing marketing strategies • Knowledge of events management • Excellent writing and communication skills • Knowledge of project management • Computer literate in MS Office Suite • Valid driver’s licence

Key Responsibilities include:Customer relationship management •Assist with implementation of an integrated marketing communication strategy •Coordinate special events; promotional campaigns; market research and analysis •Stewardship of stakeholder partnerships and managing the corporate brand •Reporting •Oversee and coordinate Iziko venue hire and ensuring this and other revenue streams are optimised

 

CUSTOMER SERVICES DEPARTMENT

MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT

Basic Salary Range: R92 412 – R124 980 per annum plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 • Trade Certificate would be an advantage, but not essential • Two years’ practical experience in facilities maintenance • Ability to use maintenance tools and equipment • Knowledge of health and safety practices related to maintenance work • Ability to work at heights as per occupational health and safety standards • Ability to work in confined spaces • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects • Ability to work in a team as well as being able to work without supervision • Ability to communicate effectively • Valid driver’s licence

Key Responsibilities include: Assist the Maintenance Coordinator in handling routine preventative maintenance work and minor repairs such as replacing faulty window latches, changing light bulbs, painting, plastering and carpentry(not required to do electrical and plumbing work)•  Perform maintenance work according to a maintenance schedule at lziko sites • Attend to daily maintenance requests in consultation with Maintenance Coordinator • Effectively operate hand and power tools used for maintenance of buildings and gardens • Recording maintenance and repair work performed • Cleaning and restoring the site upon completion of maintenance projects • Maintain gardens, including mowing the lawn, cleaning flowerbeds and ensuring that the garden refuse is removed • Assist with moving of office furniture and equipment when needed • Assist as needed in cleaning and restoring sites before and after venue hire activities

 

MUSEUM ATTENDANT (3 positions)

Basic Salary Range: R79 320 - R107 316 per annum plus benefits

Minimum Qualifications:Grade 12 •Security certificates grades E and D would be an advantage, but not essential

Key Requirements include:  Ability to work on a Point of Sale system/cash register at museum reception •Knowledge of safety and security •Ability to lift heavy objects •Ability to communicate effectively in English •Interpersonal skills •Neat and professional presentation •Ability to work under pressure •Ability to be flexible and adapt to a changing environment •Commitment to work at any Iziko site  •Commitment to work after hours and over weekends •Enthusiastic approach to work

 

GENERAL CLEANER (2 positions)

Basic Salary Range: R57 972 – R78 420 per annum plus benefits

Minimum Qualifications:Grade 12 •Cleaning experience in a museum environment would be an advantage, but not essential

Key Requirements include:  Ability to perform a variety of cleaning duties including garden maintenance and cleaning of Iziko vehicles •Ability to lift and carry heavy objects •Ability to work in a team as well as being able to work without supervision •Ability to be flexible and adapt to a changing environment •Commitment to work at any Iziko site  •Commitment to work after hours and over weekends •Enthusiastic approach to work

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SALARY AND BENEFITS

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.

APPLICATIONS

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 Director Human Resources, PO Box 61, Cape Town 8000 or delivered to the HR Department at Iziko SA National Gallery Annexe, St Johns Road, Cape Town by no later than Friday, 2 September 2016.  Applications that are e-mailed or faxed will not be accepted.

Enquiries to be directed to the Director Human Resources, Mr Rocco Human, at 021 481 3984. 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.