Marketing Coordinator Vacancy at UJ Arts & Culture

UJ Arts and Culture seeks to appoint an experienced Marketing Coordinator who will be responsible for communications, audience development, public relations and publicity, and coordination of marketing efforts, including the responsibilities listed below.

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, committed to achieving global excellence and stature. UJ is recognised as an international university of choice, and is ranked amongst the top 4% in the QS World Class Universities Ranking, 61st in the QS BRICS World Class Universities Ranking and in the top 500 of the prestigious Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (FADA), produces and presents world-class student and professional arts programmes aligned to the UJ vision of being a pan-African centre of critical intellectual inquiry.


  • Conceptualise and execute proactive marketing and public relations strategies for UJ Arts & Culture.
  • Steward and engage key media relationships.
  • Manage marketing related enquiries for the public, external clients, UJ staff and students, artists and funders.
  • Manage UJ Arts & Culture’s social media platforms.
  • Oversee alignment of marketing collateral with the UJ brand identity.
  • Coordinate internal communications in line with University’s strategy.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in arts marketing, PR, publicity and communications.
  • Minimum 3 years proven ability in management.
  • Minimum 2 years fundraising experience.
  • Audience engagement and/or audience development experience.


  • Marketing certificate or diploma.
  • A qualification with an arts specialisation.

Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills.
  • Confident and dynamic personality.
  • Strong creative outlook.
  • Excellent public speaking ability.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Ability to effectively multitask and coordinate a high level of activity under a variety of conditions and constraints and completion within deadlines.
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to remain calm, collected and professional in a crisis.
  • Strong computer skills with high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
  • Works well independently and in team settings.

CLOSING DATE: 16 September 2017

Please note the following contact details are for enquiries about JOB CONTENT ONLY and NOT for application purposes.
Ms. Fadilha Minty (HRBP) Tel: (011) 559 4325


To submit your application for the above-mentioned post, please register (first-time users of the UJ e-recruitment portal) or login (existing users of the UJ e-recruitment portal) by going to the website of the UJ e-recruitment portal and uploading a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees.

Please also attach the following:

  • a copy of your highest academic qualification,
  • proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to
  • and a list of accredited research output
  • and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

After registration or login kindly apply online for the position by completing the online questionnaire.

Enquiries (UJ e-recruitment Portal)

If you require technical support / assistance on the UJ e-recruitment website, please contact our service provider PNET on the following contact details: 0861 227337/010 140 3099 or email


In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

About UJ Arts & Culture

UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (FADA), produces and presents world-class student and professional arts programmes aligned to the UJ vision of an international university of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future. A robust range of arts platforms are offered on all four UJ campuses for students, staff, alumni and the general public to experience and engage with emerging and established Pan-African and international artists drawn from the full spectrum of the arts.

In addition to UJ Arts & Culture, FADA ( offers programmes in eight creative disciplines, in Art, Design and Architecture, as well as playing home to the NRF SAR Chair in South African Art & Visual Culture, and the Visual Identities in Art & Design Research Centre. The Faculty has a strong focus on sustainability and relevance, and engages actively with the dynamism, creativity and diversity of Johannesburg in imagining new approaches to art and design education. Equipped with state-of-the art, custom-built facilities, the Faculty is staffed by highly regarded academics, architects, artists and designers.

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