25 October 2019

Opportunity Description

Basic Salary Range: R359 604 – R486 552 per annum, plus benefits

  • Masters degree in Art History and/or Theory or equivalent – with specialisation in the more traditional historical forms of artistic production from South and southern Africa and the Continent
  • At least five years’ experience working in an art museum or gallery
  • Proven record of research excellence and publication
  • Computer literacy in MS Office Suite
  • Proof required of valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver on curatorial and related functions in relation to the collections of African Art  Identify works for acquisition and conservation
  • Communicate specialist research findings to the public through publications, exhibitions, popular articles, website and public programmes
  • Negotiate, handle and manage artworks for temporary and touring artworks, to and from other institutions, nationally and abroad and act as a courier when required
  • Participate in strategic planning, budgeting and fundraising
  • Submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Manage the procurement processes linked to the implementation of exhibitions
  • Liaise with the Education department about the generation of content for the education and public programmes
  • Liaise with Advancement Department about the generation of content for marketing and audience development
  • Knowledge of exhibition and graphic design
  • Liaise with the National Research Foundation (NRF) and other bodies that fund research programmes
  • Contribute to risk management and alert Director research and Exhibitions of any areas of potential risk that require mitigation
  • Mentor interns and volunteers.

Competencies Required:

  • Ability to plan and implement projects
  • Knowledge of financial management and fundraising
  • Ability to network with the art community
  • Museological knowledge.

How to Apply

A letter of application including a detailed CV with at least two contactable referees and certified copies of identity document and certificates must be forwarded to the Executive Director Operations, PO Box 61, Cape Town 8000 or delivered to the HR Department at Iziko SA National Gallery Annex, St Johns Road, Cape Town by no later than Friday, 25 October 2019. Applications that are e-mailed or faxed will not be accepted.

Enquiries to be directed to the Executive Director Operations, Mrs. Denise Crous, at 021 481 3944. Kindly note, Iziko will correspond only with short-listed candidates and will do so within two months from the closing date.