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.

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:

Remuneration: Fixed rate per show
Term: October 2022 to April 2023

Requirements:

  • BSc/BEng/Diploma in any Astronomy/Space Science/Natural Science/ or Science and Engineering related field (a postgraduate qualification is advantageous)
  • Excellent computer skills (knowledge of programming and/ audiovisual skills are advantageous)
  • Good proven English communication and presentation skills (fluency in Afrikaans and/or isiXhosa would be advantageous)
  • Up to date knowledge of developments in astronomy and space science

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • To facilitate and present planetarium shows for the general public, learners and education groups on a sessional basis
  • To answer astronomy or planetarium related queries from members of the public
  • To provide feedback and input relating to Astronomy to the Planetarium Manager and other presenters for the purposes of keeping up to date with the latest trends in the field
  • To assist the Planetarium Manager and the Director: Education as required when on duty.

 

Working Hours:

Sessional, as and when required to present shows as per the Planetarium public show schedule provided by the Planetarium Manager.

 
APPLICATIONS:

A short CV including at least two referees and certified copies of certificates must be e-mailed to the Planetarium Manager clearly quoting the position in the subject line to planetarium@iziko.org.za.

Applicants must be willing to register on the Central Supplier Database (CSD – https://secure.csd.gov.za/Account/Register).

Closing date for applications is Friday, 30 September 2022, no late applications will be considered.

Enquiries to be directed to the Planetarium Manager, Ms Mathipa Sebitsiwa, at 021 481 3901.

DEPARTMENT: FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Basic Salary Range: R392 280 – R530 760 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements:

  • Relevant 3 – year tertiary qualification in Finance or Supply Chain Management
  • Proven relevant experience in procurement of which 2 years should be at management level
  • Sound understanding of the PFMA legislation and Treasury Regulations with regard to Supply Chain Management and records management
  • Sound knowledge of the General Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP), General Recognition of Accounting Practice (GRAP) and International Framework of Reporting Standards (IFRS) with regard to Asset Management
  • Knowledge and experience in ACCPAC Asset Management system and its operations resulting in the production of an Asset Register
  • Knowledge and experience in Records Management
  • Advanced computer literacy in MS Office
  • Valid driver’s license.

 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the Supply Chain Management function
  • Ensuring that all aspects relating to procurement are addressed and comply with relevant legislation and regulations pertaining to SCM and the GRAP Accounting Standards
  • Asset Management
  • Review asset requisitions and allocate asset categories
  • Management of records and overseeing the insurance of assets
  • Review depreciation run in the asset module on a monthly basis
  • Prepare a reconciliation statement between the fixed asset module and the general ledger
  • Liaison with internal and external stakeholders
  • Managing of staff in the SCM section
  • Managing procurement of suppliers and suppliers according to the preferred supplier list and Iziko’s Supply Chain Management Policy
  • Monitor the administration of bid documentation and the general conditions of a contract in accordance with the instructions of National Treasury
  • Fleet administration
  • Ensuring all monthly schedules and supporting documentation related to asset insurance, acquisitions, movement and disposals are delivered timeously
  • Assist with the preparation of annual financial statements
  • Supervise and coordinate the disposal of documentation according to the National Treasury guidelines for archiving of documentation.

 

Competencies Required:

  • Ability to plan and implement projects, work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Strong command of the English language (written and verbal)
  • Decision making
  • Ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and pro-actively
  • Project management, financial management, people management
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Adaptability, integrity and risk tolerance.
 
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 copies of identity document and certificates must be e-mailed to the Human Resources Manager clearly quoting the position in the subject line to recruitment@iziko.org.za.

Applications received after the closing date of Friday 07 October 2022 will not be considered.

Enquiries to be directed to the Human Resources Manager, Ms. Olga Jeffries, at 021 481 3992. Kindly note, Iziko will correspond only with short-listed candidates and will do so within two months of the closing date.

DEPARTMENT: RESEARCH & EXHIBITIONS

Basic Salary Range: R117 912 – R159 480 per annum, plus benefits

 Requirements:

  • Grade 12
  • Proven relevant experience in the identification of insect specimens to order level and Hymenoptera to family level
  • Proven experience working with entomology collections
  • Experience in sorting and curating insect samples, entering and editing data on the specify database
  • Computer literacy in MS Office.

 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with field work tasks, under the direction of the scientist in charge
  • Sorting, identification, preparation, labelling and cataloguing of terrestrial invertebrate (mainly insect and arachnid) specimens
  • Assisting with the development of specimen databases
  • Assisting with the maintenance programme for the entomology collections
  • Assisting with risk management in collections, including ensuring collection security and that access control procedures are followed.

 

Competencies Required:

  • Ability to record information accurately
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Time Management
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
 
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 copies of identity document and certificates must be e-mailed to the Human Resources Manager  clearly quoting the position in the subject line to recruitment@iziko.org.za.

Applications received after the closing date of Friday 07 October 2022 will not be considered.

Enquiries to be directed to the Human Resources Manager, Ms. Olga Jeffries, at 021 481 3992. 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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