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 DEPARTMENT

ASSISTANT COLLECTIONS MANAGER TERRESTRIAL VERTEBRATES

Basic Salary: R156 516 – R211 764 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 with at least three year’s experience of working with natural history museum collections and/or degree or diploma in discipline related to terrestrial zoology • Knowledge of the classification and identification of terrestrial vertebrates (amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals) • Computer literacy, particularly databases • Driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Assist in the management of all aspects of Iziko’s terrestrial vertebrate collections, including databases, visitor access, loan administration, conservation, documentation and preparation of specimens.

 

ASSISTANT COLLECTIONS MANAGER KAROO PALAEONTOLOGY

Basic Salary: R156 516 – R211 764 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 with at least three years’ experience working in a museum palaeontology collection and/or degree or diploma in discipline related to Karoo palaeontology (e.g. geology or zoology) • Knowledge of palaeontology, particularly Karoo vertebrate fossils • Computer literacy, particularly databases • Driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Assist in the management of all aspects of Iziko’s Karoo Palaeontology collections including databases, visitor access, loan administration, conservation and documentation• Participate in fieldwork.

 

ART COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT

CURATOR PHOTOGRAPHY & NEW MEDIA

Basic Salary:R262 836 – R355 608 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Masters degree in History of Art or Fine Art with specialization in photography Experience in curating photographic exhibitions locally and/or internationally • Local knowledge of historical and contemporary photography and new media artists • Art museum/gallery experience with proven ability to manage projects • Relevant museological knowledge with a proven record working with vast collections and archives and storage • A proven record of research excellence and publications • Computer literacy • Driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Deliver on curatorial functions in Art Collections, in relation to the collections of photography and new media • Negotiate, handle and manage art works for temporary and touring exhibitions, to and from other institutions, nationally and abroad, and act as courier when required • Conduct research on the permanent collections of photography and new media, publish and provide information on the collections, exhibitions and programmes to other departments • Organize and chair project meetings • Assist with special projects related to collections, including database and proper storage • Participate in strategic planning, budgeting and fundraising • Keep abreast of development through research, publications, organizing and attending exhibitions and conferences in South Africa and abroad • Mentor colleagues, interns, trainees and volunteers • Deliver on quarterly reports for Council and other reports as and when required.

 

REGISTRAR FOR ART COLLECTIONS (three-year contract position)

Basic Salary: R134 328 – R181 740 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Appropriate three-year degree ordiploma ŸExperience as a collections registrar ŸProficiency with dedicated collection database programmes ŸKnowledge of rights and reproduction practices ŸComputer literacy at an intermediate level ŸDriver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Delivering on the functions of a registrar in the Art Collections Department ŸKeeping abreast of database technology and theory ŸKeeping the acquisitions registers up to date ŸManaging a centralised electronic collections management system ŸAssisting colleagues and the general public with information and support as required ŸManaging interns and consultants on occasion.

 

ASSISTANT DISPLAY TECHNICIAN

Basic Salary: R88 596 – R119 856 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Technical diploma in carpentry ŸAt least two years’ experience working in a workshop environment, preferably in a museum ŸPhysically able to lift large/heavy artworks ŸExperienced painter ŸExperience in handling artworks/heritage objects ŸFraming and mounting experience ŸDriver’s licence - Code 10 an advantage.

Key Responsibilities include: Technical production, installation and de-installation of exhibitions of excellence Ÿ  Assistance with the manufacture and installation of display elements.

 

SOCIAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT

COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT x 2 (three-year contract positions)

Basic Salary: R79 008 – R106 860 per annum, plus benefits  

Requirements: Grade 12 ŸAt least two years’ hands on experience working with museum collections ŸPhysically able to lift large/heavy objects ŸComputer literacy at an intermediate level ŸDriver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Assist in the marking of new acquisitions and other objects as required Ÿ  Assist with maintenance of collection records, including stocktaking, and other clerical tasks ŸAssist with packing, unpacking and moving of collections material under supervision of Collections Managers ŸGive general assistance in storage areas ŸAssist in the preparation of objects ŸClean material in storage and on display under supervision of Conservator.

 

EDUCATION & PUBLIC PROGRAMMES DEPARTMENT

MUSEUM EDUCATOR (part-time contract: art)

Basic Salary:R87.00 per hour, threehalf days per week.

Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree with diploma in education or Teacher’s degree/diploma in education • At least three years’ experience in the teaching of art • Knowledge of museum education and public programmes • Understanding of CAPS • Computer literacy • Experience in facilitating interactive youth programmes • Driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Initiate, develop, present and promote natural history/social history/art collections-based education programmes and resources • Conduct guided tours, workshops, museum education activities.

 

MUSEUM EDUCATOR (part-time contract: social history)*

Basic Salary:R87.00 per hour, threehalf days per week.

Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree with diploma in education or Teacher’s degree/diploma in education • At least three years’ experience in the teaching of art and/or social history • Knowledge of museum education and public programmes • Understanding of CAPS • Computer literacy • Experience in facilitating interactive youth programmes • Driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Initiate, develop, present and promote natural history/social history/art collections-based education programmes and resources • Conduct guided tours, workshops, museum education activities.

* The successful candidate for the social history position must be available to work at Groot Constantia Estate.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR

Basic Salary: R108 204 – R146 424per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 ŸAt least three years’ experience in working with remuneration and benefits ŸComputer literacy ŸDriver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include:Assist with the administration of remuneration and benefits, including pension, medical aid, unemployment insurance, compensation for occupational injuries and diseases and leave ŸAssist with managing an effective HR Information System ŸAssist with payroll administration ŸAssist with implementation of remuneration and benefit-related policies of Iziko.

 

CUSTOMER SERVICES MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Basic Salary: R108 204 – R146 424 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 ŸAt least three years’ administrative experience in a customer focused environment ŸAbility to communicate effectively with a diverse public ŸProficiency in taking minutes essential ŸComputer literacy in MsWord, MsExcel, MsPowerPoint.

Key Responsibilities include: Providing administrative assistance and secretarial support to the Director ŸCoordinating and managing all administrative functions of the departmentŸAssisting with research when required ŸKeeping databases as requiredŸManaging petty cash ŸOrganising meetings, and taking minutes ŸDealing with queries from stakeholders ŸLiaising with external stakeholders and service providers ŸAssisting with managing the departmental budget and keeping accurate records of expenditure ŸMaking travel arrangements as required ŸManaging attendance registers and leave recordsŸCapturing overtime data.

 

INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT DEPARTMENT

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Basic Salary: R 262 836 – R 355 608 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Bachelors Degree or Diploma in Marketing or Communication ŸMinimum of five years’ management experience in marketing or communication environment ŸKnowledge of public relations, media liaison, social media, customer relationship management, special event management, website development and maintenance ŸFinancial and people management experience ŸComputer Literate ŸDriver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Managing the Marketing, Communications, Media Liaison, Public Relations, Publicity, Promotions, Special Events, Venue Hire, Publications, Photography and Printing functions ŸImplementing the Integrated Marketing and Communications Strategy ŸMonitoring the implementation of the Iziko brand ŸConducting market research ŸDeveloping and implementing marketing campaigns ŸManaging customer relationships ŸManaging staff ŸManaging the departmental budget ŸReporting on activities in area of responsibility.

 

MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR*

Basic Salary:R211 452 – R286 056 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 ŸDriver’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 ŸImplementation an integrated marketing communication strategy ŸReporting.

*Commencement date 1 October 2014.

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.

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 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 Wednesday, 16 April 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 HR Manager, Ms Bettie Louw, at 021 481 3981.

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.