25 Oct 2017

Vacancies

The National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) is the leading institution for celebrating, collecting, preserving, exhibiting and researching visual art and craft as a component of our national identity, cultural heritage and human connectedness.

 

Competent and innovative candidates are invited to apply for the following vacancies:

 

  1. CHIEF CURATOR

 

The incumbent will provide leadership in expressing the cultural mandate of the NAGN.

 

Key performance areas:

Administration and management of art collections; Accessioning and cataloguing of collections; Documentation and preservation of art objects; Planning and compiling annual exhibition schedule;

Ensuring effective exhibition protocol to ensure continuity; Initiating, promoting and motivating exhibitions of outstanding quality; budgeting, planning and reporting; Coordinating effective promotion of exhibitions and related programmes; Networking with other art galleries and museums locally and internationally; Proposal writing; Team working; Identifying potential artists and collectors to exhibit at the NAGN; Efficient curation of exhibitions; Research and writing of texts; Critical exhibition reviews; Efficient networking with artists; Excellent gallery visitor relations.

 

Educational and experiential requirements:

NQA Level 8 qualification in the field of Visual Arts, or equivalent AND

at least five (5) years relevant experience as an Art Gallery/Art Museum Curator.

 

General requirements:

  • A self-starter with excellent administrative and communication skills.
  • Able to perform well under pressure.
  • Excellent written and spoken English (a second and third language will be an advantage).
  • Committed to improve the quality of service.
  • Expert in demonstrating broad knowledge of art in Namibia and the SADC Region.
  • Develop team spirit to encourage positive and effect working condition.
  • Must have traceable references.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license will be an advantage.

 

 2. MANAGER: GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

 

Key performance areas:

To ensure that accurate and proper accounting records are kept and maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and organization procedures, which comply with NAGN Act, Act 14 of 2000 and other relevant Acts. Ensure financial stability of NAGN, manage the financial systems and coordinate the auditing process. Budgeting, planning and reporting. Execute the Human Resources administration and management function, including staff welfare, discipline, recruitment and selection. Will be expected to formulate required policies, policies amendments and ensure compliance to relevant policies.

 

Educational and experiential requirements:

  • An NQA level 8 qualification or equivalent in Business Administration/Management. Additionally at least five (5) years financial and/or Human Resources management experience at management level.

 

General requirements:

  • A self-starter with excellent administrative and communication skills.
  • Able to perform well under pressure.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  •  Excellent Financial and Human Resources background.
  • Able to interpret relevant Acts and policies.
  • Excellent  People’s  Management skills.

 

Positions to be filled from 01st December 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

 

Application process

Application forms may be requested via email. The completed application form should be accompanied by a personal motivation letter, a copy of the candidate’s curriculum vitae, and certified copies of qualifications and identity document. Completed applications must be submitted via email on or before the closing date. Only candidates with the required qualifications and experience should apply. Application documents will not be returned and only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

Enquiries: Ms. Naomi Tjatirani, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Closing date: 10 November 2017.

 

 

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