DISTRICT SIX MUSEUM IS RECRUITING!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED BY ONE WEEK IN ORDER TO ENABLE A WIDER POOL OF APPLICATIONS. THE NEW CLOSING DATE IS MONDAY 8 AUGUST 2016

Do you want to be part of a cutting edge heritage institution? Would you like to join a dynamic and creative staff team who are committed to telling the story of forced removals in Cape Town and South Africa, and exploring contemporary legacies? If you are passionate about these issues and if you have the following skills, you should consider coming to work for the District Six Museum.  

The following positions are available:

SOUND ARCHIVIST:

Purpose of job:                

To manage the audiovisual collection, as well as research and documentation as it pertains to the collection

Key responsibilities include:

Manage the audiovisual collection according to archival principles and processes Support the research and documentation function through good audiovisual management, field recording, documentation and other support. Oversee technical processes

Requirements:

A post-matric qualification or equivalent, in audio visual engineering or management At least 3 – 5 years experience of working in a similar environment Knowledge of relevant software and formats Computer literacy: Windows and/or Mac

SOUND ARCHIVE TECHNICAL ASSISTANT

Purpose of job:

To provide technical support to the Collections, Research and Documentation department, particularly to the audiovisual archive.

Key responsibilities include:

Digitising audio, video and photographic material from various formats Making public copies of audiovisual archival material Assisting with public access to the archive Maintaining audiovisual equipment Assisting with cataloguing and documentation of the collection Assisting with audiovisual set-ups and documentation at events and programmes   Requirements: A post-matric qualification or equivalent, in audio, video or photographic work At least three years experience of working in a similar environment Knowledge of relevant software Computer literacy: Windows and/or Mac

How to apply?

Submit CV with two written references for attention of Chrischené Julius, to chrischene@districtsix.co.za, or hand deliver to the Museum at 25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town. Please note that faxed applications will not be accepted.

 

EXHIBITIONS AND GENERAL MAINTENANCE OFFICER (must love old buildings!)

Purpose of job:                                 

To monitor the general maintenance of the Museum’s buildings, to plan for and implement maintenance of the exhibitions, and to provide support to all Museum functions which impact on the buildings and exhibitions. This includes oversight of events.

Key responsibilities include:  

Monitoring routine building maintenance needs and reporting on these Implementing minor maintenance tasks Managing the workshop with all tools and equipment; Overseeing the implementation of events Conducting routine maintenance checks and reports on the exhibition, and implementing maintenance according to a planned schedule

Requirements:                    

Matric or equivalent NQF level Qualified in at least one trade Minimum of five years of experience or exposure in a technical trade Must be practically and technically inclined Must be meticulous and organised Must be available to work on some weekends, public holidays and evenings Basic computer literacy A code 8 driver’s licence would be an advantage

How to apply? Submit CV with two written references for attention of Nicky Ewers, to nicky@districtsix.co.za, or hand deliver to the Museum at 25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town. Please note that faxed applications will not be accepted.

Closing date: 8 August 2016