Robben Island Museum- Communications Internship (x2)


Communications Intern X 2 (12 Months Contract)

The above mentioned position is available in the Executive department at Robben- Island Museum. The purpose of the job is to provide a critical service to the organisation by managing RIM’s internal and external reputation. There is a need for additional support to ensure that all communication related matters are attended to more timeously and efficiently.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 Design and content generation for staff newsletter;

 Review, update and editing of stakeholder management database;

 Review, update and edit communication policy;

 Assist with development of annual communication plan;

 Assist in editing and updating RIM stationery and collateral;

 Assist with editing RIM internal communication;

 Liaise with appointed agencies to contribute or execute projects/deliverables;

 Maintain and update RIM’s media list;

 Assist with coordinating media engagements;

 Assist in writing and editing press releases;

 Assist in finalising and reviewing the Fundraising strategy;

 Assist with continuous identification of possible sponsors/partners for RIM related programmes;

 Research issues related to RIM and tourism industry to inform communication plan;

 Social media content development and management

 Liaise with appointed agencies to contribute or execute projects/deliverable

Qualification, Experience and Technical Skills:

 National Diploma / in BTech, or relevant University Degree in Public Relations, Communication Science or Business Communication or related field with at least 6 months of relevant experience;

 Supporting evidence of previous campaigns worked on (High School/Tertiary phase)

 Intermediate Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) skills;

 Excellent Microsoft Office Skills;

 Intermediate survey monkey Skills;

 Strong grasp of social media management and campaign development;

 Experience with WordPress or web maintenance preferred;

 Understanding of Google analytics;

 Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;

 Strong writing and organizational skills and attention to detail;

 Exceptional customer service and problem solving skills;

 High level of computer literacy and ability to learn new technology quickly;

 Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to meet program needs;

 Energy, enthusiasm, and a good sense of humour;

 Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required;

 Communication – ability to write and speak professionally and/or be able to translate ideas and convey information;

 Interpersonal – The ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders/colleagues/suppliers/Service providers/customers;

 Collaboration-collaborate with other interns and company employees. Be able to work in a team;

 Time Management-be able to prioritize responsibilities and recognize when it’s appropriate to multitask or focus on one particular project at a time;

 Adaptability- a willingness to become familiar with the different parts of the organization;

 Critical Thinking – a willingness to ask questions in order to understand an issue from all possible angles, and to pose creative solutions to challenges;

 Research and Analysis- ability to process information and fulfil any assigned role;

 Initiative – ability to contribute or positively affect change and willing to assist others;

 Technical Proficiency-know your way around a computer, and ability to navigate basic productivity software.

RIM is an EE, AA, employer and reserves the right not to make an appointment if suitable candidate(s) are not found.

Forward a detailed CV, accompanied by Certified Copies your ID and Qualification Certificates as well as Contactable Referees, to recruitment@robben-island.org.za or by no later than 30 January 2020.

Note: If you do not hear from us within 30 days, please consider your application unsuccessful. Please note your attachment should not exceed 10MB:

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