ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: MUSEUM RESEARCH AND EXHIBITION SERVICES

  • Full Time
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, Protea House Building, 7th Floor, Greenmarket Square, 8000 View on Map
  • @Cultural Affair and Sport Western Cape posted 2 weeks ago
  • Posted : Oct 5, 2021 -Accepting applications
  • Salary: R376,596.00 - R376,596.00 / Annual
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary R376 596 per annum (Level 09)
  • Qualifications Diploma
  • Industry Library and information services
  • Reference REF NO: CAS 33/2021
  • Centre Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Western Cape Government
  • Enquiries
    Mr Michael Janse van Rensburg at Tel No: (021) 483 9678
  • Where to submit application
    Only applications submitted online will be accepted. To apply submit your application online only: via http://www.westerncape.gov.za/jobs or https://westerncapegov.erecruit.co
  • Notes
    Only applications submitted online will be accepted. All shortlisted candidates must make themselves available to be interviewed at a date, time and place as decided by the selection panel. Please ensure that you submit your application on or before the closing date as no late applications will be considered. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department. Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 214. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA directive on the implementation of competency-based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS Competency Assessment tools. The nominated candidate will be required to complete the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme before they may be appointed into this post. The purpose of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme, which is a public service specific training programme applicable to all applicants who aspire to join the SMS, is to ensure that potential SMS members have a background on processes and procedures linked to the SMS. The duration of the online Pre-Entry Programme is 120 notional hours (15 days). Full details may be sourced by the following link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-preentryprogramme/ Furthermore, thanks to the huge public interest we receive many applications for our positions, and as such will not be able to respond personally to all applications. Therefore, should you not hear from us within 10 weeks from close of advert please consider your application unsuccessful.

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate 3-year tertiary qualification (National Diploma/B-Degree or higher); A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the museum or heritage sector or similar environment. Recommendation: Post graduate qualification Competencies: Knowledge of the following: The history, purpose and function of museums in society including their potential for national building and tourism development; Museum ethics; Primary, secondary and field history research techniques and practices; Techniques of selection, evaluation and exhibition of objects of material culture or the presentation of living history; Selection/information management and preventative conservation; Education methodology in museums; Relevant legislation, policies, prescripts and procedures; Project planning and management including financial management; People management processes. Skills needed: Organising, planning and time management; Communication (written and verbal); Marketing or promoting. Abilities: Work under pressure and make sound judgement; Analyse documents and situations; Access research sources. DUTIES : Undertake and commission museum exhibitions: Lead the conceptualisation and implementation of exhibition projects in accordance with the Department’s strategic objectives; Oversee the following: Design and production of all forms of media including on-line products; Travelling exhibition programme, maintenance and equipment; Liaison with stakeholders; Promote the coordinate approach to research, education and exhibitions of museum service; Proactively manage changes in scope, timeframes and budget; Provide inputs into management plans and reports as required; Monitor delivery in respect of quality and compliance with legal contractual and safety requirements; Financial and People management.

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