26 January 2018


Opportunity Description

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT), South Africa’s premier independent arts and culture funding and development agency based in Johannesburg, seeks to fill the position of 1. Communications & Marketing coordinator and 2. Administrator to be part of a  dynamic and visionary team.

1. Communications & Marketing Coordinator 


  • Degree in Communication and/or Marketing or any other relevant degree (NQF 7)
  • Min 3 years marketing / digital experience
  • Tech savvy and very computer literate
  • Excellent creative writing skills
  • Can generate digital content (Illustrator / Indesign, Photoshop skills)
  • Confidence to update the website using an admin console (WordPress experience
  • advantageous).
  • SEO & Adwords experience advantageous
  • Experience with marketing reporting including ROI
  • Experience controlling corporate identity


  • Experience in a wide variety of facets of communication, including media liaison, corporate identity management, commercialisation, events management and liaison with external interest groups
  • Experience in web-page development and maintenance, design of marketing material, newsletters, and the creation and management of corporate branding
  • Experience in the creation and management of an online presence (including social networking).
  • Advanced computer literacy, with specific reference to MS Windows, Office and Project, and the ability to learn other applications used in language technology
  • Sound administrative and organisational skills, and the ability to function effectively under pressure and to meet pre-set deadlines
  • Knowledge and understanding of public communications, public relations, and marketing guidelines
  • The ability to work as part of a team and adapt to the work method of the team, as well as to work independently
  • The ability to prioritise, manage and complete several tasks simultaneously
  • Good communication skills, presentation abilities as well as creative problem-solving abilities

Job description:

  • Manage companies social media channels and media communications (write content for social media pages)
  • Engage in social media presence creation on new and emerging social media platforms
  • Manage, maintain, administer and update Trust’s websites
  • Assist in developing all brand aligned digital artwork for social media and websites from concept to final product
  • Assist with creation, conception and presentation of social media strategy and integrated marketing campaigns
  • Manage the Trust’s E-mail database
  • Optimise content following search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • Liaise with media and write press releases
  • Writes and distributes e- newsletters
  • Identify marketing materials that need to be updated, acquired, developed (brochures, banners, flyers)
  • Liaise with marketing material suppliers and designers and ensure contracted work is supplied as contracted
  • Compile presentations for marketing plans and analysis
  • Collect statistical data for marketing projects; e.g. pre and post campaign analysis

2. Administrator 


  • Qualification in office administration or any other relevant qualification (NQF 6 +)
  • 1 – 2yrs experience as an office administrator.
  • Knowledge of the Arts and Culture sector will be advantageous
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and outlook).


  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills.
  • Work under pressure.
  • Ability to handle a number of concurrent projects and tasks.
  • Good organisational and administrative skills.

Job Description:

  • Take responsibility for ACT’s switchboard (screen calls and respond to enquiries)
  • Manage all office requirements
  • Organise and maintain the office diary
  • Handle all office communications
  • Act as Administrative Assistant to CEO when needed
  • Monitor, prepare and manage all financial administration of ACT
  • Support PR & Publicity, communications and marketing of ACT programmes
  • Support logistical arrangement of programme events and functions as directed by the CEO
  • Support programmatic fundraising efforts as directed by the CEO
  • Arrange All ACT meetings
  • Arrange travel and accommodation for ACT as required
  • Prepare documents for meetings and circulate in advance of meetings
  • Take minutes at meetings and prepare minutes for ACT’s records
  • Liaise with Service Providers as necessary.

How to Apply

Interested individuals who meet the requirements are invited to send a concise CV to info@act.org.za 

Closing date for applications is 26 January 2018 and successful candidates will have to be available to start 1 March 2018.

Reference, ITC and Criminal checks will be conducted. Should you not hear from The Arts & Culture Trust  within 30 days after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.