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(Salary package: level 11)

The National Arts Council of South Africa is looking to attract dynamic, passionate and innovative self-starters with a solid understanding of the Creative and Cultural Industries Sector. 

REQUIREMENTS (full job specification is available upon request)

The incumbent is required to manage and monitor the disbursements of grants according to the mandate of the NAC Act, Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan. In addition to this, the successful incumbent is expected to have solid communication, technological, organisational and analytical skills. 

Key Performance Indicators (not exhaustive): 

  • Manage grant applications processes and awards
  • Process funding management as per the Annual Performance Plan 
  • Organise and implement external arts development capacity building initiatives
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to advocate, initiate, implement and promote arts development initiatives. 
  • Implement partnerships with relevant strategic and key stakeholders in the industry and related sectors annually
  • Provide effective risk assessment and management for grants
  • Monitor and evaluate projects funded
  • Implement and monitor financial control measures 
  • Demonstrate problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Report writing.


  • Bachelors or relevant qualification in Arts or Public Administration, Arts

Management degree or other relevant tertiary qualification (NQF Level 8), 

  • More than 6 years relevant experience in the arts, with local, continental, and global exposure, especially in Craft and/ Music.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of developments and trends in the disciplines of Craft and /Music
  • Demonstrate understanding of the economic, educational and social value of arts
  • Demonstrable and extensive skills, knowledge, and experience relevant to the arts in both the informal and formal sectors, 
  • Extensive project management skills, communications skills and a good financial acumen and understanding of the workings of the formal and informal sectors in SA.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the NAC’s funding processes, criteria and policies, 
  • The ability to implement internal systems and controls,
  • Sound problem solving and decision-making skills, 
  • The ability to communicate effectively with excellent written and oral communication skills,
  • Demonstrate good command of the English language,
  • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries,
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with flexibility and adaptability to rapid growth and change,
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines,
  • Ability to work under pressure,
  • Solid organisational and planning skills with attention to detail,
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently utilise Microsoft Office, 
  • Willing to work irregular hours, 
  • Understanding of socio-political issues.

A market related package will be negotiated with the successful candidate(s).  If you have not heard from the NAC by 22 April 2022, please note that your application has been unsuccessful.  The NAC applies the Employment Equity Act in its recruitment process and strives for a staff complement that is representative of South Africa. The NAC reserves the right not to appoint.

A covering letter and a detailed CV including two contactable referees and certified copies of qualifications should be addressed to the Human Resources Office at  P. O Box 500, Newtown, Johannesburg, 2113 or email:

Closing date:  20 April 2022



Ms Kelebogile Dingoko

087 7000 683/ 060 954 4422

Job Category: Marketing & Communications
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Johannesburg

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