12 April 2019


Opportunity Description

This is for a part-time position (20 hours per week), starting 1st May 2019 for an 8-month service level contract.

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany’s cultural, social and political life. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), the Goethe-Institut promotes emerging markets of cultural and creative industries in Africa and the Middle East About the Cultural Entrepreneurship Platform.

The project ‘Cultural Entrepreneurship Platform’ or CEP aims to contribute to existing efforts by government and civil society organisations to coordinate the CCI, through networking and improving the visibility of the industry. Ideally, this will help the industry to strategize efforts and better address needs. The objectives of the Cultural
Entrepreneurship Platform is to provide a space for dialogue, networking, and resource-sharing through a conference and virtual platform.

Key responsibilities

  • Conducting comprehensive research towards further conceptualising relevant content for the creative Industries Conference.
  • Assist the project manager to conceptualise alternative conferencing formats.
  • Assist the project manager to Conceptualise and Coordinate pre and post-conference dialogues.
  • Contribute to the conference advisory board.
  • Coordinating all activities related to the conference and related dialogues, and reporting to the responsible project manager at the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg.
  • Preparing texts and information materials for internal and external communication in relation to the conference.
  • Attending events, expos, forums and conferences related to the project.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with existing and new partners


  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Diploma/Degree in Cultural/Social Sciences and related fields).
  • Minimum three (3) years of relevant work experience.
  • Additional qualification in business-related studies is an advantage.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • Strong project management, coordination, and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with the South African cultural and creative industries.
  • Excellent written skills in English.
  • Ability to communicate in German is an advantage, not a requirement.
  • Flawless attention to detail.
  • Non-South African applicants need to have a valid work permit for South Africa.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us by 30th April 2019 please consider your application as unsuccessful. The remuneration is based on the remuneration scheme for local staff of the Goethe-Institut South Africa.

How to Apply

Send your CV, motivation letter and references via email to bandile.gumbi@goethe.de, with the wording ‘CD Cultural Entrepreneurship Platform’ in the e-mail subject line. For further questions, please contact Bandile Gumbi, Manager Cultural Entrepreneurship Platform, Goethe-Institut Johannesburg via e-mail to bandile.gumbi@goethe.de.