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.

Iziko does not accept unsolicited CVs. Only applications to advertised positions and or internships, with the relevant reference numbers and supporting documents 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 Face Book page for updates.

For Human Resources Department related enquiries contact 0214813984 or email: NLouw@iziko.org.za


COLLECTIONS & DIGITISATION DEPARTMENT

ASSISTANT COLLECTIONS MANAGER ENTOMOLOGY

Basic Salary Range:R203 376 – R275 148 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 -Experience in management of entomology collections -Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Assist with the preparation, accessioning and registration of new specimens -Assist with incorporating newly accessioned materials into collections -Assist with maintaining stock and supplies -Assist with recording and providing information to the Collections Manager Entomology for report preparations -Assist with the development of specimen databases including ensuring that they are adequately backed up -Assist with the management of loans in the collections areas according to specifications in the Collections Policy and Collections Procedure Manual -Ensure that the collections areas are kept clean and organised -Ensure that all loan transactions are compatible with legal requirements and necessary permits are obtained.

Competencies Required: Ability to record information accurately -Ability to develop a specimen database -Ability to work in a team -Effective Communication Skills -Maintain clean and organised environment/area.

 

ASSISTANT COLLECTIONS MANAGER ART

Basic Salary Range:R203 376 – R275 148 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 -Museum experience in managing a collection -Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Assist with the preparation, accessioning and registration of new artworks -Assist with incorporating newly accessioned artworks into collections -Assist with recording and providing information to the Collections Manager Art for report preparations -Assist with the management of loans in the collections areas according to specifications in the Collections Policy and Collections Procedure Manual -Ensure that the display areas are kept clean and organised -Ensure that all loan transactions are compatible with legal requirements and necessary insurance cover and permits are obtained.

Competencies Required: Ability to record information accurately -Ability to work in a team -Adherence to legal requirements with regards to loan transactions -Maintain clean and organised environment/area.

 

LIBRARIAN

Basic Salary Range:R235 320 – R318 432 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: B Bibl degree or a Bachelor’s degree plus Higher Diploma in Library Science -At least five years’ experience as a Reference Librarian -Understanding of database systems and knowledge management systems -Experience in working in a Social History, Art or Natural History Library would be an advantage -Computer literacy in MS Office Suite.

Key Responsibilities include: Manage a centralised information system and database, and all tasks related to libraries -Manage staff in the libraries -Provide access to information as required by staff, researchers and members of the public.

Competencies Required:Knowledge of Art, Social and Natural History literature -Ability to record information accurately -People Management -Ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders -Effective Communications Skills.

 

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN

Basic Salary Range:R174 540 – R236 148 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Diploma in Library Science -At least one years’ experience as an Assistant Librarian -Understanding of database systems and knowledge management systems -Computer literacy in MS Office Suite.

Key Responsibilities include: Assisting the Librarian withmanaging the libraries -Ensuring that all new material is catalogued and captured on the database -Undertaking searches of the library database and online, using the Internet or SABINET -Assisting with stocktaking -Assisting with the development of an archive and image bank.

Competencies Required: Ability to record information accurately -Ability to work in a team -Maintain clean and organised environment/area -Ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders.

 

RESEARCH & EXHIBITIONS DEPARTMENT

CURATOR CONTEMPORARY ART

Basic Salary Range:R341 508 – R462 060 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Masters degree in Art History and/or Theory or equivalent -At least five years’ experience working in an art museum or gallery -Proven record of research excellence and publication -Computer literacy in MS Office Suite -Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Deliver curatorial and related functions in relation to the collections of Contemporary Art (with primary responsibility for paintings and sculpture with a focus on Africa and the Diaspora) in conjunction with the curators of prints, drawings, photography and new media Identify works for acquisition and conservation Communicate specialist research findings to the public through publications, exhibitions, popular articles, website and public programmes Negotiate, handle and manage artworks for temporary and touring artworks, to and from other institutions, nationally and abroad and act as a courier when required -Participate in strategic planning, budgeting and fundraising- Submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports -Liaise with the Education department about the generation of content for the education and public programmes -Liaise with Advancement department about the generation of content for marketing and audience development -Liaise with the National Research Foundation (NRF) and other bodies that fund research programmes -Manage the procurement processes linked to the implementation of exhibitions -Contribute to risk management and alert Director Research and Exhibitions of any areas of potential risk that require mitigation -Mentor interns and volunteers.

Competencies Required:Ability to plan and implement projects -Knowledge of financial management and fundraising -Ability to network with the art community -Knowledge of exhibition and graphic design -Museological knowledge.

 

CURATOR AFRICAN ART

Basic Salary Range:R341 508 – R462 060 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Masters degree in Art History and/or Theory or equivalent - with specialisation in the more traditional historical forms of artistic production from South and southern Africa and the Continent -At least five years’ experience working in an art museum or gallery -Proven record of research excellence and publication -Computer literacy in MS Office Suite •Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Deliver on curatorial and related functions in relation to the collections of African Art -Identify works for acquisition and conservation -Communicate specialist research findings to the public through publications, exhibitions, popular articles, website and public programmes - Negotiate, handle and manage artworks for temporary and touring artworks, to and from other  institutions, nationally and abroad and act as a courier when required -Participate in strategic planning, budgeting and fundraising -Submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports -Manage the procurement processes linked to the implementation of exhibitions -Liaise with the Education department about the generation of content for the education and public programmes -Liaise with Advancement Department about the generation of content for marketing and audience development -Knowledge of exhibition and graphic design -Liaise with the National Research Foundation (NRF) and other bodies that fund research programmes -Contribute to risk management and alert Director Research and Exhibitions of any areas of potential risk that require mitigation -Mentor interns and volunteers.

Competencies Required:Ability to plan and implement projects -Knowledge of financial management and fundraising -Ability to network with the art community -Museological knowledge.

 

DISPLAY TECHNICIAN

Basic Salary Range:R174 540 – R236 148 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12, Technical Diploma in Carpentry is beneficial and a relevant National Diploma would be an advantage - At least three years’ experience in an exhibition environment and relevant experience as an Artisan - Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Perform carpentry, painting (flat surfaces), lighting, basic audiovisual technology installation duties - Adhere to safe handling of electrical equipment - Assist Curators with the production of exhibitions - implement the installation and de-installation of new permanent and temporary exhibitions -Assist Curators with the upgrade and maintenance of exhibitions -Assist with the transportation, mounting/framing and preparation of works from the collections for exhibition - Manufacture display cases and boxes for permanent and temporary exhibitions as required - Management of equipment and maintenance of workshop spaces - Assist relevant team members as required to ensure delivery of exhibitions on deadline and at required standard.

Competencies Required:Basic knowledge of safety and security -Ability to lift heavy objects - Ability to work in a team - Basic knowledge of exhibition production, display standards and procedures -Ability to apply display techniques for installation of 3D, 2D and digital museum artefacts and items for exhibition - Ability to work in a team and independently.

 

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Project Funded Contract - twelve-month fixed-term contract position

Basic Salary Range: R102 660– R138 840 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 -At least two years’ experience working with museum collections -Computer literacy at an intermediate level - A valid passport is essential - A valid driver’s licence is not a requirement, but is an advantage.

Key Responsibilities include: Accessioning of fossil material from excavations and collection as pertains to project -Assist with project fieldwork – physical activity -Preparation of fossils from excavations and from collections where project requires -Capture data with complete accuracy on a MS Excel spreadsheet.

Competencies Required: Ability to pay attention to detail-Ability to prioritise workload -Self-motivated -Effective communications skills -Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines -Good interpersonal skills.

 

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

ASSISTANT EDUCATOR NATURAL HISTORY

Basic Salary Range:R174 540 – R236 148 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Diploma in Education (Natural Science Focus)-At least two years’ experience as an Assistant Educator -Understanding of the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) -Computer literacy in MS Office Suite  -Valid driver’s licence.

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

Competencies Required: Knowledge to design and develop education programmes -Customer service skills and protocol -Ability to manage a resource centre -Knowledge of the procurement process.

 

ASSISTANT EDUCATOR OUTREACH

Basic Salary Range:R174 540 – R236 148 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Diploma in Education (Maths/Science/Technology focus)-At least two years’ experience as an Assistant Educator -Understanding of the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) -Computer literacy in MS Office Suite -Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities includeTo ensure the development of visiting learners -Conduct community outreach programmes pertaining to astronomy -Develop programmes, learning support materials and promote the use of Iziko facilities to outside institutions, researchers, educators and learners -Assist with the school holiday programmes for children -Co-ordinate the distribution of monthly flyers, posters and brochures-Contribute to the development of educational content on the Iziko website and other relevant sites.

Competencies Required: Knowledge of astronomy and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) -Ability to promote the planetarium to schools during outreach excursions -Ability to research and produce educational resources -Knowledge of maths, science and technology -Ability to speak Afrikaans and Xhosa will be an advantage.

 

PLANETARIUM OPERATOR

Basic Salary Range:R174 540 – R236 148 per annum, plus benefits

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

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

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

 

ADVANCEMENT DEPARTMENT

PUBLICATIONS & PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Basic Salary Range:R274 752 – R371 676 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Degree or Diploma in a discipline relevant to publications or equivalent • At least two years’ experience in desktop publishing or media • Project Management experience essential • Computer literacy in MS Office Suite and MS Project • Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include:Co-ordinate the development of various publications products  • Proactively plan and implement communication and publications programmes and resources for publications • Co-ordinate and develop the production of all print and electronic communication publications for the Annual Report, Iziko What’s On, generic brochures, Iziko e-Newsletter, Iziko Talk, Edundaba, Generic posters, website and intranet • Co-ordinate multi-media presentations media liaison, speech writing, editing, copy writing, advertising, invitations, photographic imagery, print services, and other communication and publications materials as and when required.

Competencies Required: Strong command of the English language (written and verbal), Afrikaans and Xhosa will be an advantage • Strong writing, editing and proof reading skills • Conceptualisation and material development skills • Ability to prioritise workloads and work to deadlines • Organisational and time management skills • Attention to detail • Customer focused proficiency in operating an Apple Macintosh and knowledge of desktop publishing software.

 

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Basic Salary Range:R274 752 – R371 676 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Degree or Diploma in Communication and/or Journalism • Five years’ experience working in a marketing and communication 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 • Computer literacy in MS Office Suite and MS Project • Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include:Coordinate all activities related to communication, including internal communication • Coordinate the development and implementation of an integrated marketing & communication strategy • Media liaison and publicity/advertising • Content development • Website management • Intranet • Copywriting • Editing.

Competencies Required: Excellent writing and editing skills • Knowledge of public relations, media liaison, project management, on-line information services.

 

FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR

Basic Salary Range:R274 752 – R371 676 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Degree or Diploma in Marketing or equivalent • Computer literacy in MS Office Suite, MS Project, MS Access • Training in fundraising • At least two years’ experience as a fundraiser • Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Plan, develop and implement fundraising campaigns aligned with strategy • Researching, updating and maintaining donor database • Writing proposals and budgets • Preparing presentations • Liaising with potential donors and assisting with negotiation • Coordinating fundraising data • Reporting to funders on active projects • Ensuringconsistent quality of applications, proposals and reports by all staff members involved in fundraising.

Competencies Required: Ability to plan and implement projects • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines • Organisational and time management skills • Attention to detail • Specific knowledge of local and international donors as well as corporate sponsorships • Proficient in planning donor strategy, proposal writing, relationship management, negotiation, reporting and database management.

 

COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

Basic Salary Range:R140 592 – R190 260 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 • Communication/PR/Journalism or similar certificate/diplomawould be an advantage • One years’ experience working in a marketing and communication environment • Specific experience in developing and implementing communication strategies and media liaison • Computer literacy in MS Office Suite • A valid driver’s licence is not a requirement, but would be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities include:Assist to coordinating all activities related to communication, including internal communication • Assisting with the development and implementation of an integrated marketing & communication strategy • Media liaison and publicity/advertising.

Competencies Required: Good verbal and written communication skills • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines • Time management skills • Attention to detail • Knowledge of public relations and/or media liaison would be an advantage.

 

MARKETING ASSISTANT

Basic Salary Range:R140 592 – R190 260 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 • Marketing or similar certificate/diplomawould be an advantage •One year experience working in a marketing and communication environment • Computer literacy in MS Office Suite • A valid driver’s licence is not a requirement, but would be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities include:Provide support and assist to implement promotional projects and campaigns, brand activations and the production of marketing material • Logistic and administrative support • Assist with the compiling of marketing planning check lists.

Competencies Required: Good verbal and written communication skills -Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines - Time management skills -Attention to detail -Knowledge of marketing strategies and promotional activities would be an advantage.

 

SUPPORT SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

MUSEUM ATTENDANT

Basic Salary Range:R88 128 – R119 220 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements:Grade 12 -Commitment to work after hours -Commitment to work at any Iziko site -Positive attitude.

Key Responsibilities include:Security services -Work on Point of Sale (POS) system -Reconcile daily gate revenue -Report on visitor statistics -Duties related to customer care.

Competencies Required: Knowledge of safety and security -Ability to do transactions on the POS System -Ability to communicate effectively in English -Ability to provide a welcoming experience for visitors -Neat and professional presentation -Ability to work under pressure - Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with team members -Ability to lift heavy objects.

 

MUSEUM ATTENDANT/DRIVER

Basic Salary Range:R88 128 – R119 220 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements:Grade 12 -Valid Code 08 driver’s licence -Commitment to work after hours -Commitment to work at any Iziko site -Positive attitude.

Key Responsibilities include:  Security services -Work on Point of Sale (POS) system -Reconcile daily gate revenue -Report on visitor statistics -Duties related to customer care -Driving duties -Vehicle administration.

Competencies Required: Knowledge of safety and security -Ability to do transactions on the POS System -Ability to communicate effectively in English-Ability to provide a welcoming experience for visitors -Neat and professional presentation -Ability to work under pressure - Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with team members -Ability to lift heavy objects -ŸExcellent driving skills.

 

CLEANER/GARDENER 

Basic Salary Range:R64 404 – R87 120 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 10 -Commitment to work after hours -Commitment to work at any Iziko site -Positive attitude.

Key Responsibilities include:Cleaning duties in buildings and in areas around Iziko sites -Perform duties related to garden maintenance and the upgrade of areas around Iziko sites-Security services -Messenger services.

Competencies Required: Ability to clean with care, especially around museum objects -Knowledge of safety and security -Neat and professional presentation -Ability to work under pressure - Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with team members -Ability to work in a team as well as independently -Ability to lift heavy objects.

 

PARKING ATTENDANT/CLEANER

Basic Salary Range:R64 404 – R87 120 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 10 -Commitment to work after hours -Commitment to work at any Iziko site -Positive attitude.

Key Responsibilities include:Security duties -Access control duties in parking areas -Cleaning duties in parking areas and elsewhere as required -Perform duties related to garden maintenance when required.

Competencies Required: Knowledge of safety and security -Ability to provide a welcoming experience for visitors -Good interpersonal skills to interact with the public effectively -Ability to work under pressure -Knowledge of safety and security -Neat and professional presentation -Ability to lift heavy objects.

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BASIC 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, 15 March 2019. Applications that are e-mailed or faxed will not be accepted.

Enquiries to be directed to the Director Human Resources, Ms Thembisa Maqeda, at 021 481 3986. 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.