21 June 2021

Opportunity Description

Department: Community Development
Branch: Arts, Culture & Heritage
Designation: Librarian – Joburg Art Gallery (Archival)
Salary: R22 215.52 pm (basic salary excluding benefits)

Appointment Requirements:

  • B Comm; H Dip Ed; H Dip Lib; Degree in Archival Studies, Library Science or Information Management/NQF level 7;
  • Computer courses including URICA database;
  • 2 – 4 years’ exposure in a similar environment;
  • Knowledge of research and education;
  • Computer Literacy (MS Office, Internet, Outlook) and Library Systems.

Primary Function: Manage, maintain and develop a specialist art library for a major art museum. Provide a professional and efficient reference service to all users. Oversee library’s annual budget. Supervise immediate assistant, voluntary and field workers, as well as users.

Key Performance Areas: Manage and maintain the library’s archives for research purposes by members of staff and the public, educators, students, learners, national and international art institutions. Expand the library’s facilities for the benefit of all users. Distribute incoming art-related data to members of staff. Manage all library enquiries from members of the public, art educators, voluntary guides, field assistants, national and international researchers and institutions, NGOs, local, provincial and national art departments and state libraries. Supervise groups of School learners, Technicon and University students visiting the library for research purposes. Oversee the budgets for periodicals and subscriptions, books and book-binding in accordance with Council’s purchasing and payment policy. Maintain the museum’s catalogue exchange programme with local and oversees institutions. Process current and new publications. Attend weekly Metro Library Bibliographic Services meetings. Upgrade all books, old and new, on URICA electronic bibliographic database on old DDC16@AACR. Scan bibliographic items to establish subject content. Download appropriate information from the SABICat and WorldCat. Evaluate access points on copy record. Assess bibliographic database. Improve access by continually maintaining, upgrading and correcting records. Establish correct form of access points for authors, corporate authors, series and subject headings. Staff management. Writing contributions to annual reports, JAG newsletter and information material. Operational and financial management.

Leading Competencies: Ability to function under stress; Time management; Organisational skills.

Core Competencies: Planning and organizing skills; Project Management and Public Relations; Collaborative/Teamwork; Networking; Values and Integrity; Attention to detail and quality focused; Customer and Service Delivery Management (Batho Pele) Ethics; Integrity and Professionalism; Interpersonal skills and communication skills.
Workplace: Between Klein & King George Street, Johannesburg

This is an employment equity targeted position and preference will be given to Indian/White Males and Indian/White Females and CoJ Interns, including people with disabilities
Contact Person: Thato Sepuru
Tel No: (011) 407 7198

How to Apply

All applications will be through the website using this link:
Community Development Librarian – Joburg Art Gallery (Archival)
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