In a climate where job opportunities can be rather scarce, it’s always relieving to see the industry opening its doors to new business prospects and partnerships. We are pleased to share that the art and literature industries are hiring ! To ease the job search process, we have complied a list of opportunities that have availed across the categories of employment, open calls and funding.
STUDIO ADMINISTRATOR FOR CINGA SAMSON
Deadline: 1 February 2022.
Cinga Samson is looking for a strong studio/business administrator to join a passionate studio team.
The role has a strong focus on business organisation and communication, and the candidate should have an understanding of bookkeeping, basic accounting, and be able to work in a dynamic studio environment. The role will also include liaising with studio suppliers and assisting with production administration, budgeting and financial forecasting. The position holds room for growth into a more broader role.
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COLLECTIONS MANAGER AT OLIEWENHUIS ART MUSEUM
Deadline: 31 January 2022.
The National Museum, Bloemfontein is seeking to appoint a Collections Manager at Oliewenhuis Art Museum. The incumbent will ensure the proper care and conservation of the Oliewenhuis Art Museum’s Permanent Collection and manage all administration relating to it. This includes conducting research on, and archiving any information, pertaining to the Permanent Collection and artists represented.
The purpose of this position is to ensure the proper care and conservation of the Oliewenhuis Art Museum Permanent Collection and to manage all administration relating to it. This includes doing research on, and archiving any information, pertaining to the Permanent Collection and artists represented.
Apply Here: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Brace yourselves for the next few postings, Artist Admin has quite a few vacancies available)
ADMIN ASSISTANT AT ARTIST ADMIN – CAPE TOWN
Deadline: 18 February 2022.
Artist Admin is looking for a full-time Admin Assistant to join our dynamic, caring, fast-growing Cape Town office. They are looking for individuals that have a passion for helping the arts, clear friendly communicator, detail and systems orientated, problem solver, diligent and independent taskmaster.
ACCOUNT MANAGER AT ARTIST ADMIN – CAPE TOWN
Deadline: 18 February 2022.
Artist Admin is looking for an experienced Account Manager to join a close-knit team of diligent and creative taskmasters. The role requires superb organisational skills, a strong understanding of art production materials as well as extra attention to detail, people management skills, and a healthy appetite for problem-solving.
STUDIO MANAGER AT ARTIST ADMIN – CAPE TOWN
Deadline: 18 February 2022
Artist Admin is looking for an experienced Studio Manager to work with a reputable and well-known artist in the management of general studio administration and the production process.
The role requires superb organisational skills, a strong understanding of art production materials and sculptural techniques, extra attention to detail, people management skills, and a healthy appetite for problem-solving.
LOGISTICS OFFICE MANAGER AT ARTIST ADMIN – JOHANNESBURG
Deadline: 18 February 2022
Artist Admin is urgently looking for diligent, creative, independent taskmasters to help open and grow their Johannesburg branch. The ideal candidate will be able to see the opportunity for growth and be willing to work hard to achieve their goals and dreams.
AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER AT THE JAVETT-UP
Deadline: 30 January 2022
The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) invites applications for the position of Audience Development Officer. The purpose of the application is to provide excellent reception of Javett-UP guests and support to the Front of House Coordinator by performing a variety of administrative tasks, including but not limited to filing, drafting visitor engagement documents, compiling reports, managing office phones and emails. Oversee an excellent Javett-UP visitor experience on both physical and digital platforms. To manage the Javett-UP store using organisational skills, stocktaking and keeping all documents updated. To support the line manager to ensure that day-to-day reception operations run smoothly and that reasonable targets are met.
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GALLERY ASSISTANT AT SMAC GALLERY – CAPE TOWN
Deadline: 1 February 2022
An Art Gallery has an exciting new opportunity for the position of a suitably qualified Gallery Assistant. This Stellenbosch based position is a contract-based junior to mid-level position, with the intention of a full-time position.
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FRESH AF JUNIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Fresh AF is llooking for a vibey self-driven and forward-thinking Junior Account Executive to join our team soonest.
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BERLIN BIENNALE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Deadline: 31 January 2022
Curators Workshop for early-career curators, educators, and other practitioners on the occasion of the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art Directed by Reem Shadid.
On the occasion of the 12th Berlin Biennale (12.berlinbiennale.de, 11.6.–18.9.2022), curator Kader Attia has invited Reem Shadid to develop and reimagine the format of the Curators Workshop. Following a series of successful theme-based workshops held in conjunction with the 4th to 11th editions of the Berlin Biennale, this iteration—drawing on Attia’s decolonial concept for the 12th Berlin Biennale and its thematic areas—addresses pressing questions about how to place artistic practice at the heart of what we do. Invited participants will have the opportunity to discuss these topics in close collaboration with curators, speakers, Berlin Biennale staff, and invited contributors.
Apply Here: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUNG VISUAL ARTISTS CALL FOR EXHIBITION SUBMISSION
Deadline: 31 January 2022
Seeking exciting young visual artists of all mediums to display their art at the launch exhibition of The Hart.
The City Series: “Behind the margins of the city”
The hART is looking to unpack the city narrative through the lens of Artists. Show us what the city means to you and how it impacts your artistic outlet The city series is a magnifying lens of the individuals’ city experience. This theme is open to any and all interpretations, freeing your mind of all constructs and ideologies.
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BASA CULTURAL PRODUCERS PROGRAMME
Business and Arts South Africa and Common Purpose South Africa have developed the Cultural Producers Programme, aiming to create a network of emerging leaders who can propel the sector with renewed vigour beyond the current challenges. BASA has created the initiate in response COVID- 19’s effect on the industry in conjunction with the cultural and creative sector’s contribution to the GDP and its potential to provide low-barrier access to entrepreneurial opportunities and career development, it still struggles with reduced mobility, inequitable access to opportunities and resources, and a growing skills gap.
Apply Here: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRISMS, ITANILE CALLS AFRICAN WRITERS FOR HER 2022 PUBLICATIONS
Deadline: May 2022
Itanile Magazine accepts submissions twice a year for its biannual issues. They are currently accepting works for their issue, Prisms, which will go live in May 2022. They seek inventive works that speak to the human condition in a complex local and global context from an individual perspective.
Prisms invite you to consider the world and all its complexities from where you stand. We want to read about your moments of clarity, confusion, anger, pain, surprise, wonder, and joy; about your perception and experiences with people and places, geographically or psychologically; about your longings, struggles, dreams, reflections, regrets, failures, and triumphs.
TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART EXHIBITION GRANT
Deadline: 8 March 2022
Recognizing current and historical inequities in the presentations and understandings of American art history,?the Terra Foundation encourages temporary exhibitions that?address these imbalances and exclusions.
To expand histories of American art,?they seek projects that?reflect inclusive and equitable research and?curatorial?practices; generate new scholarship and interpretive frameworks; employ critical methodologies and innovative models;?and/or engage diverse partners and audiences.
Grants will offset planning and/or implementation costs for:
- Temporary exhibitions primarily comprising artworks that are not part of the institution’s permanent collection
- Research and planning for temporary exhibitions (e.g., convenings, travel, research fellows or assistants, advisory groups)
Grant support through this program is offered once yearly, with a board vote in October of each year.