Vacancies

Iziko Museums of South Africa are African museums of excellence that empower and inspire all people to celebrate and respect our diverse heritage

We are seeking to appoint motivated employees in the following positions:

 

NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS

PHOTOGRAPHER: NATURAL HISTORY DIGITIZATION PROJECT (three-year fixed-term contract position)

Basic Salary Range:R192 336 – R260 268 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Three-year diploma in photography • Five years’ experience as a photographer with extensive experience of studio photography and digital photography (portfolio of work required –

10 pages maximum) • Proficient in use of specialist image editing software.

 

Key Responsibilities include: Forming part of the NRF Natural History Collections project team to photograph, under studio conditions, thousands of objects in the Natural History Collections, ranging from insects to elephants • Editing and organize images • Achieving a productive work flow • Assisting with other photographic needs in Iziko.

 

EXHIBITIONS DESIGNER: NATURAL, SOCIAL HISTORY AND ART COLLECTIONS

Basic Salary Range: R192 336 - R 260 268 per annum plus benefits

Requirements: Three-year university degree majoring in Exhibition Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Fine Arts or Architecture • Talent for producing imaginative, original, captivating and engaging exhibition designs  •  Capabilities in interior design, graphic design, and multimedia design • Interactive design capabilities would be an advantage • Experience in managing complex design-related projects • Ability to work in a constructive and contained manner with team members and stakeholders • General knowledge of, and interest in, Natural History, Social History and Art.  

Key Responsibilities include:Producing exhibition designs that captivate audiences and meet specified functional requirements • Working from a design brief and fine tuning requirements from constructive interaction with stakeholders such as curators, collection managers and educators •  Designing and laying out of text and images for exhibitions and related media • Producing interactive displays • Testing designs in terms of their intended impact on target audiences •       Implementing approved designs through procurement of necessary materials and expertise as well as working with, and advising, professionals working on different aspects of the exhibition.

 

REGISTRAR: NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS PROJECT (one-year fixed-term contract position)

Basic Salary Range: R142 656 – R193 008per annum, plus benefits

Requirements:BSc degree •Detailed experience in working with Specify databases including ability to use Specify Workbench • Experience in working with Natural History Collections • Proficiency in digital editing of images.

Key Responsibilities include: Forming part of the NRF Natural History Collections project team to process images and incorporate them into the Natural History image bank and the Natural History Specify database • Handle other bulk data imports into Specify database •Verify data on Specify database •Undertake other tasks related to the growth and refinement of the Natural History Specify database •Assist with other needs relating to Natural History digital resources.

 

RESEARCH ASSISTANT: NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS PROJECT (two-year fixed-term contract position)

Basic Salary Range:R83 904 – R113 484 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements:Grade 12 •At least three years’ experience of working with museum natural history collections • Experience in working with Specify databases.

Key Responsibilities include: Forming part of the NRF Natural History Collections Project team by working with the photographer to fetch, arrange and return natural history objects for photography  • Assist with photography •Assist with editing and organizing images • Assist with incorporation of images in Specify database.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Basic Salary Range:R114 912 – R155 508 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements:Grade 12 • At least three years’ administrative experience • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public • Proficiency in taking minutes essential • Computer literacy • Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include:Providing administrative assistance to department and secretarial support to Director • Performing reception duties • Keeping record of expenditure • Managing petty cash • Organizing meetings and taking minutes • Maintaining databases • Updating website content • Scanning documents and images.

 

SOCIAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS

CURATOR SOCIAL HISTORY

Basic Salary Range:R279 132 – R377 652per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Masters Degree relevant to South African Social History • Three years’ curatorial experience in a museum with proven ability to manage projects •Knowledge of historical house museums. Relevant museological knowledge with a proven record of research excellence and publication •Computer literacy •Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Delivering on curatorial and research functions in relation to the Social History collections •Developing the Social History collections •Communicating specialist research findings to the public through publications, exhibitions, popular articles, website and public programmes •Turn around strategies for period house museums and coordinating curatorial aspects of these museums in Iziko •A knowledge of textiles and costume would be a bonus.

 

SOCIAL HISTORY & ART COLLECTIONS

REGISTRAR: ART AND SOCIAL HISTORY PROJECT (three-year fixed-term contract)

Basic Salary Range: R142 656 – R193 008 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 • Three to five years’ experience working as a museum registrar • Understanding of museum collections records management • Knowledge of collection database programmes and digital image archiving • Knowledge of rights and reproduction practices • Computer literacy at an intermediate level • Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Delivering on the functions of a registrar in two collections departments • Keeping abreast of digitizing and database developments • Keeping the acquisitions registers and documentation up to date • Assisting colleagues in both departments and the public with information and support as required.

 

EDUCATION AND PUBLIC PROGRAMMES

SENIOR MUSEUM EDUCATOR: ART

Basic Salary Range:R224 568 -R303 792 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Bachelors degree with Diploma in Education or Teachers Diploma with relevant specialization in Art ŸAt least five years’ experience in education or public programmes Ÿ Understanding of CAPS ŸComputer literacy ŸValid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Managing museum educators ŸReporting on education programmes ŸLiaising with WCED regarding the curriculum ŸInitiating, developing, presenting and promoting collections-based education programmes and resources ŸOverseeing education programmes and conducting guided tours.

 

SENIOR MUSEUM EDUCATOR: SOCIAL HISTORY

Basic Salary Range:R224 568 -R303 792 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Bachelors degree with Diploma in Education or Teachers Diploma with relevant specialization in Social Science (History) ŸAt least five years’ experience in education or public programmes ŸUnderstanding of CAPS ŸComputer literacy ŸValid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Managing museum educators ŸReporting on education programmes ŸLiaising with WCED regarding the curriculum ŸInitiating, developing, presenting and promoting collections-based education programmes and resources ŸOverseeing education programmes and conducting guided tours.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Basic Salary Range:R114 912 – R155 508 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 ŸAt least two years’ administrative experience in a customer focused environment ŸComputer literate in Word, Excel, PowerPoint • Management of petty cash • Communicate effectively • Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include:Provide administrative assistance and secretarial support to the Director and effectively manage the administration of the department.

 

INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT DEPARTMENT

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR (one-year fixed-term contract position)

Basic Salary Range:R224 568 – R303 792 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, on-line marketing, website management and dealing with the media • Excellent writing and editing skills • Knowledge of public relations, media liaison, project management, on-line information services, editing, copywriting • Computer literacy in Ms Office Suite and Ms Project. • 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:R224 568 – R303 792 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Degree or Diploma in Marketing • Five years’ experience working in a marketing environment ŸSpecific experience in developing marketing strategies and dealing with the media ŸExcellent writing and communication skills ŸKnowledge of media liaison, project management, on-line information services ŸComputer literate in MS Office Suite and MS Project ŸValid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include:Coordinating special events, promotional campaigns, market research and analysis, customer relationship management, venue hire, stakeholder partnerships and joint ventures ŸImplementing and managing the corporate brand ŸImplementing an integrated marketing communication strategy ŸReporting.

 

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER

Basic Salary Range: R279 132 – R377 652 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Relevant Degree or Diploma in Management with focus on Accounting and Information Technology (IT) •Sound knowledge of PFMA, Treasury Regulations and other relevant legislation, procedures and processes • Sound knowledge of GAAP, GRAP and IFRS  with regard to Asset Management • Minimum of five years’ experience in procurement with two years at management level • Knowledge and experience in SCM and management of IT Services • Computer literacy • Knowledge and experience in ACCPAC Asset Management System resulting in the production of an Asset Register • Knowledge and experience in records management • Good writing and communication skills • Planning and organisational skills • Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Managing the SCM and IT functions • Planning, organizing and prioritizing the SCM and IT Management activities, own and subordinates activities to meet deadlines required to achieve the outputs of the department • Ensuring that all aspects relating to SCM and IT framework are addressed ŸEnsuring compliance to relevant legislation and regulations pertaining to SCM, IT and records management ŸManaging records, assets, contracts, insurance and other relevant duties • Compliance with GAAP and GRAP • Managing internal and external mail • Managing the staff in the SCM and IT Sections.

 

BOOKKEEPER

Basic Salary Range:R192 336 – R260 268 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Relevant financial accounting qualification (bookkeeping certificate or diploma would be an advantage)ŸMinimum three years’ experience as a Bookkeeper ŸSound understanding of PFMA and Treasury legislation • Sound knowledge of GAAP and GRAP accounting practices ŸComputer literate at an intermediate or advanced level (ACCPAC Accounting package and MS Office) • Good writing and communication skills ŸValid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Performing the bookkeeping function, including processing journal entries and general ledger account reconciliations• Assisting with the receipting and depositing of monies and the Cashbook/Bank reconciliation •.Supervising the Cashbook Administrator • Assisting with the Cashbook, and Accounts Payable function • Planning, organizing and coordinating work activities to meet deadlines required to achieve the outputs of the department • Compliance with GAAP and GRAP, Treasury Regulations and other relevant legislation, procedures and processes • Assisting with the production of project financial statements.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Basic Salary Range: R279 132 – R377 652per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Degree in HR Management or equivalent ŸAt least five years’ HR experience with at least two years at management level ŸExtensive experience working with Payroll and HR Information Systems ŸSound track record in managing labour relations ŸCounselling skills ŸEffective communication skills ŸComputer literacy ŸValid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Managing staff responsible for the following functions: Remuneration & Benefits,ŸJob Evaluation, Recruitment & Selection, Induction & Orientation, Termination of Service, Learning & Development, Employee Assistance, Workplace Relations, Employment Equity and Performance Management ŸManaging HRIS ŸCounselling ŸRepresenting Iziko at CCMA.


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 and certified copies of identity document and certificates with at least two contactable referees must be forwarded to the Acting HR Manager, 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, 22 December 2014.  Applications that are e-mailed or faxed will not be accepted.  Kindly note, Iziko will correspond only with short-listed candidates within two months from closing date.  Enquiries to be directed to the Acting HR Manager, Mr Rocco Human, at 021 481 3984.

 

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.  Website: www.iziko.org.za/static/page/vacancies

 

EQUITY STRATEGY

Iziko employs the Employment Equity strategy that, if a suitable Black applicant cannot be found and a White applicant is found to be the most suitable applicant for a position that is in an occupational level where White males or females are over-represented, then the most suitable applicant may be appointed, but only on a fixed-term contract (with benefits) for a period of no more than three years on condition that the appointee transfers skills to a Black employee.

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