Market Photo Workshop Vacancies: Course Assistants

Market Photo Workshop requires two course assistants to work with our existing team of curriculum and course support staff. Deadline for application: Friday, 4 March 2011, 12h00.

Main purpose of the job: The new course assistants are required to monitor and support the teaching and learning process. 

Job requirements: 

  • Assisting in registering students at the start of a course (including getting student information, issuing student cards, and other registration administrative support)
  • Ensuring bookings of classrooms, and that equipment and/or materials required are checked and available at least 15 minutes before the start of a session
  • Sitting in on training sessions to ensure proper preparation and training occur according to module planner
  • Liaising with trainers to ensure that session hand-outs are copied and ready at least 15 minutes before a session
  • Liaising with trainers and learners to co-ordinate and communicate logistical and infrastructural (including materials & equipment) needs for teaching and learning
  • Informing/reminding students about assessment and assessment policies and procedures
  • Monitoring whether students are aware of other relevant policies and procedures (and informing/reminding them if necessary, or referring to course coordinator)
  • Monitoring and, where possible, helping students with subject queries (or referring students to the appropriate trainer, or course coordinator)
  • Maintaining attendance records for students and trainers, and reporting related problems and/or concerns to course coordinator
  • Collecting and compiling weekly assignment and final assessment results for students (formative and summative assessment)
  • Communicating and reporting to course co-ordinator and curriculum manager to ensure efficient and effective running of course sessions
  • Keeping and filing up-to-date records on course attendance, equipment/materials distribution and needs
  • Archiving student portfolio of evidence
  • Reporting weekly on the course at the Courses meeting and OWM, and fortnightly at the trainers’ meeting with course coordinator
  • Any other duties as may be assigned. 

Other requirements:

  • Successful achievement of a Market Photo Workshop Intermediate or other training and/or experience in photography (analogue and digital cameras, and some darkroom experience)
  • Good communication and language abilities
  • Ability to sometimes work under pressure
  • A proactive problem-solver
  • A confident and mature personality
  • Computer skills (MAC, PC, Photoshop, Word processing, Excel, email)
  • Ability to work accurately with numbers and calculations (for assessment results)

Remuneration: Payment before deductions between R2500 and R2800 negotiated according to qualifications and experience

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining your interest in the job and why you think you are suitable for this work. 
Please submit your CV and a covering letter by e-mail 

Send your e-mail to:
Theresa Collins, Manager: Curriculum and Training (
Cc. Musa Nxumalo, Coordinator: Courses and Training (

Deadline for application: Friday 4 March 2011 12h00
Candidate must be available for interviews on 7 March 2011
It would be preferable if candidate was available to start work in March.

Please note: Only short-listed candidates will be notified. 
Qualified people from historically disadvantaged groups are especially encouraged to apply

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