30 January 2020

Opportunity Description

Communications Intern X2 (12 Months Contract)

The above-mentioned position is available in the Executive department at Robben- Island Museum. The purpose of the job is to provide a critical service to the organisation by managing RIM’s internal and external reputation. There is a need for additional support to ensure that all communication-related matters are attended to more timeously and efficiently.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and content generation for the staff newsletter;
  • Review, update and editing of stakeholder management database;
  • Review, update and edit communication policy;
  • Assist with development of annual communication plan;
  • Assist in editing and updating RIM stationery and collateral;
  • Assist with editing RIM internal communication;
  • Liaise with appointed agencies to contribute or execute projects/deliverables;
  • Maintain and update RIM’s media list;
  • Assist with coordinating media engagements;
  • Assist in writing and editing press releases;
  • Assist in finalising and reviewing the Fundraising strategy;
  • Assist with continuous identification of possible sponsors/partners for RIM related programmes;
  • Research issues related to RIM and tourism industry to inform communication plan;
  • Social media content development and management
  • Liaise with appointed agencies to contribute or execute projects/deliverable Qualification,

Experience and Technical Skills:

  • National Diploma / in BTech, or relevant University Degree in Public Relations, Communication Science or Business Communication or related field with at least 6 months of relevant experience;
  • Supporting evidence of previous campaigns worked on (High School/Tertiary phase)
  • Intermediate Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) skills;
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Skills;
  • Intermediate survey monkey Skills;
  • Strong grasp of social media management and campaign development;
  • Experience with WordPress or web maintenance preferred;
  • Understanding of Google analytics;
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;
  • Strong writing and organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Exceptional customer service and problem-solving skills;
  • High level of computer literacy and ability to learn new technology quickly;
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to meet program needs;
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a good sense of humour;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required;
  • Communication – ability to write and speak professionally and/or be able to translate ideas and convey information;
  • Interpersonal – The ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders/colleagues/suppliers/Service providers/customers;
  • Collaboration-collaborate with other interns and company employees. Be able to work in a team;
  • Time Management-be able to prioritize responsibilities and recognize when it’s appropriate to multitask or focus on one particular project at a time;
  • Adaptability- a willingness to become familiar with the different parts of the organization;  Critical Thinking – a willingness to ask questions in order to understand an issue from all possible angles, and to pose creative solutions to challenges;
  • Research and Analysis- the ability to process information and fulfill any assigned role;
  • Initiative – the ability to contribute or positively affect change and willing to assist others; Technical Proficiency-know your way around a computer, and ability to navigate basic productivity software
  • RIM is an EE, AA, employer and reserves the right not to make an appointment if the suitable candidate(s) are not found.

How to Apply

Forward a detailed CV, accompanied by Certified Copies your ID and Qualification Certificates as well as Contactable Referees, to recruitment@robben-island.org.za or by no later than 30 January 2020.

Note: If you do not hear from us within 30 days, please consider your application unsuccessful. Please note your attachment should not exceed 10MB