Paid internship opportunity at The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT)
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT), South Africa’s premier independent arts and culture funding and development agency, calls for applications from emerging arts administrators and recent arts graduates for a six-month full-time internship funded by The National Lotteries Commission (NLC).
This Johannesburg-based opportunity will see the successful candidate gain significant experience and hands-on practical experience, as they work closely with the ACT team, providing support for ACT’s programmes, between May and October 2017.
ACT is seeking a young graduate with a keen interest in arts administration and the South African arts and culture sector. The internship will offer training that will build upon the intern’s theoretical knowledge in an applied setting, which will contrast theory with practice.
While fostering a sense of professionalism, the internship is designed to refine the writing, verbal and analytical skills of the intern, as well as honing practical knowledge of systems such as WordPress, Hootsuite and Microsoft Office Suite. A strong work ethic and industry best practice will also be imparted on the chosen graduate. “In addition to gaining valuable relevant experience, the internship is a steppingstone to establishing a career in the arts. The networking skills and access to information and knowledge hold great potential for an eager young arts administrator,” says Pieter Jacobs, the Chief Executive Officer of ACT.
The intern will be challenged to contemplate matters relating to project implementation, logistics, financial management, marketing, monitoring and evaluation, data collection, analysis and reporting throughout this six-month long opportunity. These invaluable skills will help separate the intern from their peers, both on paper and in practice.
Funded by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) the intern will receive a stipend of R 6,500 per month. Interested graduates can apply here. The due date for applications is Friday, 24 March 2017.
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