CURATOR: DITSONG: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY
REF: DMSA/CURMH/2022

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Job CategoryOpen
REFDMSA/CURMH/2022
REMUNERATION PACKAGER 589 781.10
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSMaster’s degree qualification in the relevant field. A PhD degree will be an added advantage. Experience: minimum three years as a museum Curator.
CRITICAL SKILLS / COMPETENCIES NEEDEDKnowledge of museum operations; Knowledge of research and research methodologies; Analysis tools and techniques; Collection management; Problem solving; Oral and written communication; Budgeting; Coaching and mentoring; Attention to detail; Team work; Investigative nature; Time management; Self-motivation.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS inter alia, include:Research: Conduct collections research; Conduct public programmes research; Conduct conservation research; Conduct specialised research; Ensure research findings are published; Share knowledge with communities of interest; Identify gaps in the collections; Review research proposals of external researchers.  Collection Management: Identify artefacts; Catalogue exhibition items; Conduct accessioning; Conduct de-accessioning; Identification and marking of artefacts; Facilitate artefact donations and loans; Conduct preventative conservation; Ensure security of collections; Conduct stock control.  Public Programmes: Develop education programmes in collaboration with Curriculum Specialist; Develop public programmes in collaboration with Public Programmes & Exhibition Specialist; Assist Education Officer in answering technical questions during exhibitions; Exhibit artefacts for public programmes; Participate in guided tours; Conduct public lectures; Liaise with media in relation to public programmes and exhibitions.  Performance Management: Contribution to achievement of targets on Annual Performance Plan (APP); Evaluate performance of direct reportees.  Practice Management: Manage visits of external researchers; Contribute to marketing; Collateral development; Manage partnerships; Stakeholder database management; Budgeting and costing; Contribution to Operational Plan development; Coach and mentor direct reportees.
The application must includeThe application must include a covering letter, comprehensive curriculum vitae (three contactable references with e-mail, telephone or cell phone numbers) and certified copies of qualifications.
Submit application toHand-deliver: Ga-Mohle Building, 70 WF Nkomo Street Pretoria Attention: Ms Nancy Murwanthi E-mail: curatormh@ditsong.org.za
Closing date and time15 August 2022: 16h00
Shortlisted candidatesShortlisted candidates shall undergo competency assessments and personnel suitability checks, such as criminal record, credit record checks, citizenship, qualification verification and employment record check. Applications with foreign qualifications will not be considered without a SAQA evaluation certificate. This is an Employment Equity appointment.
EnquiriesMs N Murwanthi at 012 492 5744/ nancy@ditsong.org.za (this email is strictly for enquiries, application submitted to it will not be accepted).
NOTEDMSA reserves the right not to make an appointment. If you do not receive any response within a month of the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. Regret correspondence will only be sent to interviewed candidates.

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