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 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.
 


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

 

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THE CEO

Basic Salary Range: R225 936 – R305 664 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements:

  • Secretarial / Administrative Diploma
  • 5 years’ relevant secretarial and administrative experience in a position supporting a senior manager
  • Microsoft Office 365 at intermediary level
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and high-level organisational planning skills
  • Proven financial literacy
  • Knowledge of procurement processes
  • Proof required of valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the Office of the CEO  
  • Perform secretarial duties for the CEO and Council  
  • Manage the budget of the Office of the CEO  Arrange meetings and workshops  
  • Draft letters when required  
  • Manage the filing system and maintain databases  
  • Deal with queries from colleagues and the public  
  • Assist with the compilation of monthly, quarterly and annual compliance reports.

Competencies Required:

  • Ability to respect confidentiality
  • Ability to work in a deadline driven environment
  • Ability to record information accurately
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders.

 


 

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

 

EMPLOYMENT COORDINATOR

Basic Salary Range: R225 936 – R305 664 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements:

  • Relevant 3-year tertiary qualification with either specialisation in HR Management/Industrial Psychology or Social Science
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience as a Business Partner or HR generalist in the professional stream within a large organisation
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office 365 at intermediary level
  • Proof required of valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and implement all systems, processes and procedures relevant to Recruitment & Selection, Induction & Orientation, Job Evaluation and Termination of Services
  • Compile and submit monthly, quarterly and annual compliance reports
  • Assist with the development and implementation of compliant HR-related policies and procedures
  • Assist with preparation for and during the annual Audits
  • Monitor and report on the recruitment budget
  • Contribute to risk management by alerting the Human Resources Manager to any areas of potential risk that require mitigation.

Competencies Required:

  • Ability to manage and mitigate employment related risks
  • Ability to record information accurately
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders’
  • Knowledge of the procurement process
  • Ability to keep abreast of HR-related legislation, regulations, codes and best practice to enable effective compliance.


 

COLLECTIONS & DIGITISATION DEPARTMENT

 

COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT (NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS)

(six-months fixed-term contract positions) – 3 positions

Basic Salary Range:  R114 036 – R154 236 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements:

  • Grade 12
  • At least two years’ hands on experience working with natural history museum specimens/collections
  • Computer literacy at an intermediate level
  • A valid driver’s licence is not a requirement, but may be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with maintenance of collection data, including inventory, and other clerical tasks
  • Assist with packing, unpacking and moving of collections material under supervision of Collections Managers
  • Provide general assistance in storage areas
  • Clean material in storage and on display under supervision of Collections Manager
  • Assist in the preparation, accessioning and registration of new specimens and objects as required.

Competencies Required:

  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to capture data with complete accuracy
  • Ability to prioritise workload 
  • Self-motivated 
  • Effective communications skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Neat and professional presentation
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.

 


 

COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT (A) (ART/SOCIAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS)

(six-months fixed-term contract position) – 1 position

Basic Salary Range:  R114 036 – R154 236 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements:

  • Grade 12
  • At least two years’ hands on experience working with museum collections
  • Computer literacy at an intermediate level
  • A valid driver’s licence is not a requirement, but may be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the marking of new acquisitions and other objects as required
  • Assist with maintenance of collection records, including stocktaking, and other clerical tasks
  • Assist with packing, unpacking and moving of collections material under supervision of Collections Managers
  • Provide general assistance in storage areas
  • Assist with the preparation of objects
  • Clean material in storage and on display under supervision of Conservator.

Competencies Required:

  • Ability to translate and interpret historical records
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to capture data with complete accuracy on a MS Excel spreadsheet
  • Ability to prioritise workload 
  • Self-motivated 
  • Effective communications skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Neat and professional presentation
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.

 


 

COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT (B) (ART/SOCIAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS)

(six-months fixed-term contract position) – 1 position

Basic Salary Range:  R114 036 – R154 236 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements:

  • Grade 12
  • At least two years’ hands on experience working with museum collections
  • Proficiency with dedicated collection database programmes such as AtoM or similar
  • Updating the Art/Social History registers
  • A valid driver’s licence is not a requirement, but may be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the updating of the Art and Social History acquisitions registers
  • Assist with the management of a centralised electronic collections management system for Art and Social History.

Competencies Required

  • Ability to translate and interpret historical records
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to capture data with complete accuracy
  • Ability to prioritise workload 
  • Self-motivated 
  • Effective communications skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Neat and professional presentation
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.

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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 e-mailed to the Director Human Resources clearly quoting the position in the subject line to recruitment@iziko.org.za.

Applications received after the closing date of Friday; 3 December 2021 will not be considered.

Enquiries to be directed to the Director Human Resources, Ms Lucinda Rudolph, at 021 481 3984.

Kindly note, Iziko will correspond only with short-listed candidates and will do so within two months of the 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 any advertised positions.

 


 

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