EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT IZIKO MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA

IZIKO

Deadline

14 December 2018

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Opportunity Description

Iziko Museums of South Africa are African museums of excellence that empower and inspire all people to celebrate and respect our diverse heritage.

They are seeking to appoint motivated employees in the following positions:

COLLECTIONS & DIGITISATION DEPARTMENT 

COLLECTIONS MANAGER ART

Basic Salary Range: R274 752 – R371 676 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Degree in fine art or art history or technical diploma or equivalent • Museum experience in managing a collection and successfully working in a team • Good communication skills, both verbal and written • MS Office and Collections management database knowledge • Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Supervising management, development and care of the collections • Managing staff in the Collections department • Controlling access to collections • Negotiating, handling and managing artworks for temporary and touring exhibitions, to and from other institutions, nationally and abroad, act as courier when required • Participating in strategic planning, budgeting, fundraising and other related work in the Collections department • Understanding of ethical issues relating to collections • Identifying and managing risks to the collections • Preparing and managing a budget related to collections and conservation of collection • Writing reports and regularly revising procedure manuals related to collections.

COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT (NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS)

(one-year fixed-term contract positions) – 17 positions

Basic Salary Range: R102 660 – R138 840 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 Ÿ At least two years’ hands on experience working with museum collections Ÿ Computer literacy at an intermediate level • A valid driver’s licence is not a requirement, but may be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities include: Assisting in the marking of new acquisitions and other objects as required Ÿ Assisting with maintenance of collection data, including inventory, and other clerical tasks Ÿ Assisting with packing, unpacking and moving of collections material under supervision of Collections Managers Ÿ Giving general assistance in storage areas Ÿ Assisting with the preparation of objects Ÿ Cleaning material in storage and on display under supervision of Collections Manager Ÿ Ability to decipher and transcribe historical records Ÿ Ability to pay attention to detail and capture data with complete accuracy in a MS Excel spreadsheet Ÿ Ability to prioritise workload Ÿ Self-motivated Ÿ Effective communications skills Ÿ Good interpersonal skills Ÿ Neat and professional presentation Ÿ Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.

COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT (ART COLLECTIONS)

(one-year fixed-term contract positions) – 3 positions

Basic Salary Range: R102 660 – R138 840 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 Ÿ At least two years’ hands on experience working with museum collections Ÿ  Computer literacy at an intermediate level • A valid driver’s licence is not a requirement, but may be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities include: Assisting in the marking of new acquisitions and other objects as required Ÿ Assisting with maintenance of collection records, including stocktaking, and other clerical tasks Ÿ Assisting with packing, unpacking and moving of collections material under supervision of Collections Managers Ÿ Giving general assistance in storage areas Ÿ Assisting in the preparation of objects Ÿ Cleaning material in storage and on display under supervision of Conservator Ÿ Ability to translate and interpret historical records Ÿ Ability to pay attention to detail and capture data with complete accuracy on a MS Excel spreadsheet Ÿ Ability to prioritise workload Ÿ Self-motivated Ÿ Effective communications skills Ÿ Good interpersonal skills Ÿ Neat and professional presentation Ÿ Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.

COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT (SOCIAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS)

(one-year fixed-term contract positions) – 6 positions

Basic Salary Range: R102 660 – R138 840 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 Ÿ At least two years’ hands on experience working with museum collections Ÿ Computer literacy at an intermediate level • A valid driver’s licence is not a requirement, but may be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities include: Assisting in the marking of new acquisitions and other objects as required Ÿ Assisting with maintenance of collection records, including stocktaking, and other clerical tasks Ÿ Assisting with packing, unpacking and moving of collections material under supervision of Collections Managers Ÿ Giving general assistance in storage areas Ÿ Assisting in the preparation of objects Ÿ Cleaning material in storage and on display under supervision of Conservator Ÿ Ability to translate and interpret historical records Ÿ Ability to pay attention to detail and capture data with complete accuracy on a MS Excel spreadsheet Ÿ Ability to prioritise workload Ÿ Self-motivated Ÿ Effective communications skills Ÿ Good interpersonal skills Ÿ Neat and professional presentation Ÿ Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.

COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT (LIBRARY BOOK COLLECTIONS)

(one-year fixed-term contract positions) – 2 positions

Basic Salary Range: R102 660 – R138 840 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Grade 12 Ÿ At least two years’ hands on experience working with museum collections Ÿ Computer literacy at an intermediate level • A valid driver’s licence is not a requirement, but may be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities include: Assisting in the marking of new acquisitions and other objects as required Ÿ Assisting with maintenance of collection records, including stocktaking, and other clerical tasks Ÿ Assisting with packing, unpacking and moving of collections material under supervision of Collections Managers Ÿ Giving general assistance in storage areas Ÿ Assisting in the preparation of objects Ÿ Cleaning material in storage and on display under supervision of Conservator Ÿ Ability to translate and interpret historical records Ÿ Ability to pay attention to detail and capture data with complete accuracy on a MS Excel spreadsheet Ÿ Ability to prioritise workload Ÿ Self-motivated Ÿ Effective communications skills Ÿ Good interpersonal skills Ÿ Neat and professional presentation Ÿ Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Basic Salary Range: R341 508 – R462 060 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Degree in HR Management or equivalent Ÿ At least five years’ HR experience with at least two years at management level Ÿ Extensive experience working with Payroll and HR Information Systems Ÿ Sound track record in managing labour relations Ÿ Counselling Skills Ÿ Effective communications skills Ÿ Computer literacy Ÿ Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Managing staff responsible for the following functions: Remuneration & Benefits Ÿ Job Evaluation, Recruitment & Selection, Induction & Orientation, Termination of Service, Learning & Development, Employee Assistance, Workplace Relations, Employment Equity and Performance Management Ÿ Managing HRIS, Counselling Ÿ Representing Iziko at the CCMA.

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

BOOKKEEPER

Basic Salary Range: R235 320 – R318 432 per annum, plus benefits

Requirements: Diploma in Bookkeeping or equivalent Ÿ At least three years’ experience as a Bookkeeper Ÿ Sound understanding of PFMA and Treasury legislation Ÿ Sound Knowledge of GAAP and GRAP accounting practices Ÿ Computer literate at an intermediate or advanced level (ACCPAC Accounting package and MS Office) Ÿ Good writing and communication skills Ÿ Valid driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities include: Performing the bookkeeping function, including processing journal entries and general ledger account reconciliations Ÿ Assisting with the receipting and depositing of monies and the Cashbook/Bank reconciliation Ÿ Supervising the Cashbook Administrator Ÿ Assisting with the Cashbook, and Accounts Payable function Ÿ Planning, organising and coordinating work activities to meet deadlines required to achieve the outputs of the department Ÿ Compliance with GAAP and GRAP, Treasury Regulations and other relevant legislation, procedures and processes Ÿ Assisting with the production of project financial statements.

BASIC SALARY AND BENEFITS

The salaries quoted above do not include benefits.  Iziko benefits comprise generous contributions towards a designated retirement fund (compulsory), a designated medical aid (voluntary) and a housing subsidy (voluntary).  Other employment conditions such as working hours and leave entitlement are also generous.

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 Director Human Resources, PO Box 61, Cape Town 8000 or delivered to the HR Department at Iziko SA National Gallery Annexe, St Johns Road, Cape Town by no later than Friday, 14 December 2018. Applications that are e-mailed or faxed will not be accepted.  

Enquiries to be directed to the Director Human Resources, Ms Thembisa Maqeda, at 021 481 3986. Kindly note, Iziko will correspond only with short-listed candidates and will do so within two months from closing date.

Iziko is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to developing a diverse workforce. Preference will be given to candidates who promote representivity within Iziko in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

Iziko reserves the right not to fill the advertised positions.