The successful incumbent will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing relevant projects from ideation through to completion. This role requires interaction with a range of internal and external stakeholders, most often managing several moving project parts simultaneously.
Duties and responsibilities will typically include: coordination of internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects, ensuring that projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget, assisting in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility, ensuring resource availability and allocation, developing detailed project plans to monitor and track progress, managing changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques, measuring project performance using appropriate tools and techniques, reporting and escalate to management as needed, perform risk management to minimise project risks, maintaining relationships with third parties/vendors, creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation, meeting with clients to take detailed briefs and clarify specific requirements of relevant projects, tracking project performance, specifically to analyse the successful completion of short and long-term goals, meeting budgetary objectives and making adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis, developing comprehensive project plans to be shared with clients as well as other staff members, developing spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs.
Knowledge, skills and abilities required include: ability to meet deadlines, preparation of project progress reports, coordinating with other departments to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible, familiarity with a variety of the research concepts, practices and procedures and the ability to perform a variety of tasks.
- Relevant Degree at Honours Level
- Valid driver’s license
- Conversant in multiple South African languages
- Experience in Arts Management/Administration
- At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role
- Passion and commitment to the development of the cultural sector
- Excellent work ethic and great project management skills
- Willing to travel
- Able to work effectively in remote settings