The City of Johannesburg, Department of Community Development under the Branch: Arts, Culture and Heritage, are seeking a new Chief Curator for the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Deadline for applications is 21 June 2017

Educational requirements and experience:

  • A Grade 12/NQF level 4 plus degree in Fine Arts, Management or relevant field.
  • Business Management (NQF level 7) will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior museum position
  • A comprehensive knowledge of museums and their operations
  • Experience in fundraising
  • A valid driver’s licence
  • Computer literacy
  • Bilingualism.

Job description:

The successful candidate will formulate and implement policies, manage staff, oversee the budget and financial controls. He/she will champion public programmes, ensure safety and security in the gallery, as well as see to the marketing and promotion of the gallery. Furthermore, he/she will ensure that gallery facilities are well-maintained, formulate a strategic vision for the gallery, liaise with partners and stakeholders and ensure that the gallery conforms to international museum standards.

Applications for the position including a comprehensive CV, should be forwarded to

Enquiries: Lizelle Cooke, tel. (011) 407-6568

Salary: R33 606.24 per month (basic salary excluding benefits)

Deadline for applications: 21 June 2017

These are employment equity-targeted positions and preference will be given to EE-targeted groups, including people with disabilities

The City of Johannesburg is an equal opportunity employer and reserves the right
not to make an appointment. Appointment will be made in accordance with the COJ’s EE Policy.

If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of the closing date, please consider
your application unsuccessful.

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