National Museum – Work Based Experience Opportunity for Graduates (Internship)

The National Museum, Bloemfontein invites applications for the following position:

Oliewenhuis Art Museum is seeking a dedicated and motivated graduate intern to gain work
experience as an Art Museum Guide. The intern will gain experience in guiding visitors
through an art museum and ensure the safety and security of all artworks on exhibition. The
student should be able to interact professionally with visitors, effectively handle queries from
visitors, have knowledge of visual art and have the ability to communicate with people of
diverse backgrounds and ages. The successful intern will work in shifts on an intermittent
basis during the week and over weekends.

Requirements :
 Visual Art qualification and / or currently studying towards one.
 Practical knowledge and / or experience of visual art and heritage would be an
 Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate in English (speaking
Sotho would be an advantage).
 A friendly, outgoing personality and the ability to speak comfortably in front of small
and large groups of people and be able to communicate with people of diverse
backgrounds and ages.
 Ability to physically accompany people and lead tours around the Museum.
 Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and to do basic research on temporary and
permanent exhibitions.
 An eager inquisitive individual that shows interest or experience in art education.

Key Performance Areas :
The employment of this position is for the purpose of being trained and gaining work
experience in order to enter a job or profession. The candidate is therefore responsible
for the following:
 Guiding visitors through the art exhibitions and providing information on the artists and
artworks on display
 Ensuring the safety and security of all artworks on exhibition.
 Professional interaction with visitors and effective handling of queries regarding
Oliewenhuis Art Museum, temporary and permanent exhibitions and to conduct
informative Guided Tours.
 Assistance with general administration, exhibitions, projects and events, educational
workshops and activities. This will include after hour events.
Recruitment Details

 Communication will be limited to the short-listed candidates only.
 Short-listed candidates will be subjected to a comprehensive selection process
 The National Museum is committed to Employment Equity and aims to attract and
retain talented individuals to achieve its equity objectives. Therefore people from
designated groups, including those with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.
 The National Museum reserves the right not to fill an advertised position.
 If you meet ALL the stated requirements, kindly e-mail your application to
, including a covering letter, the application form, a copy of your
identification document, copies of qualifications and a comprehensive CV (including
three referees with their contact details).
 Applications not meeting the criteria will be disqualified.
 Should you not hear from us within 21 days after the closing date, consider your
application unsuccessful.

Enquiries: For further enquiries, contact Ms Tshedi Goliath on 051 4479609,
alternatively send your email to
Closing date: 2 October 2020

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