Freelance Project Assistant Vacancy at Goethe Institut JHB: September-December 2017

The Goethe-Institut Johannesburg is looking for a freelance administrative project assistant for a 4-month period from beginning September to mid-December 2017.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Project Assistant

Application Deadline 14 July

The Goethe-Institut Johannesburg is looking for a freelance administrative project assistant for a 4-month period from beginning September to mid-December 2017. The assistant will be working on the Henrike Grohs Prize for African Artists. In September and December it will be a half-time position and October and November a full-time position.

The Henrike Grohs Prize for African Artists honours the lifetime achievements of Grohs, the former Head of the Goethe-Institut in Abidjan, who died on 13 March 2016 in a terrorist attack in the Ivory Coast. The award is designed to continue her special cause to support African artists and make a contribution towards international dialogue, and is a special project of the Goethe-Institut and the family Grohs. Find out more about the prize here

About the Goethe-Institut South Africa

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany's cultural, social and political life.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating activities related to the special project, and reporting to the responsible manager at the Goethe-Institut South Africa.
  • Assisting with the organisation and managing the implementation of related events
  • Performing the day-to-day administrative duties in regards to the project

Requirements

  • Relevant qualification (e.g. Degree Administration, Human Sciences, etc.)
  • Minimum two (2) years relevant working experience
  • Strong project management, coordination and organisational skills
  • Excellent written skills in English
  • Flawless attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work at the office space provided at the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg
  • Non-South African applicants need to have a valid work permit for South Africa

How to Apply

  • Send your CV and a short motivation letter to Vicky.Schirge[at]goethe.de no later than 14 July. Candidate would ideally start on 1 September 2017.

Start date: 01.09.2017

Workload: September and December: Mon – Fri, 20 hours per week

October and November: Mon – Fri, 40 hours per week.

Please consider your application unsuccessful if you haven’t received a response by 28 July 2017.

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