15 January 2019


Opportunity Description

This is a 1-year development position open to a young individual eager to get working knowledge of the visual arts sector. The appointed assistant will work closely with the VANSA team on all aspects of the organisation. The assistant will be trained to gain a comprehensive working knowledge and skills set to work in the arts sector. The position requires an adaptable person with a strong eagerness to engage in the organisation on multiple levels. This is an employment equity position and only open to individuals from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Communications and online content
  • Social media strategy development
  • Contributing to membership strategies
  • Assisting on projects and exhibitions
  • Contributing to general office administration and management
  • Developing financial reports


  • Writing competency
  • Computer literacy
  • Critical thinking ability

The assistant is required to be adaptable with a strong ability for multitasking and working under pressure. Knowledge of the arts/cultural sector in South Africa is beneficial, as is an additional spoken official South African language.


R7 000 cost to company.

12 month non-renewable contract. 80% position based at VANSA offices in Johannesburg.

The candidate would ideally be able to start work on 1 February 2019.


How to Apply

Send your CV, a detailed motivation letter and detailed reference letter to submissions@vansa.co.za by Tuesday 15 January 2019.

No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will undergo an interview and a short skills test. VANSA reserves the right not to fill this post.