Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Job Opportunity in Community Arts Programme (Hamburg, near Peddie, Eastern Cape)

The Keiskamma Trust’s Intlantsi Creative Development Programme has successfully completed a 2 year pilot phase. A new job opportunity has arisen within Intlantsi. We are seeking a Trainer for Community Arts Facilitators. Potential applicants should …
(essential): be Xhosa speaking and fluent in English; have minimum 2 years of experience as a trainer of youth/adults in any field; be an experienced artist in any medium (portfolio of evidence required); be comfortable working in all other arts mediums; have good facilitative, diplomatic and communication skills with people from ALL backgrounds; have true passion for empowering rural communities and building self-esteem within people; be free with expressing your ideas; be confident with writing and developing session plans and curriculums; be computer literate (able to use Word, email, conduct internet research etc.).
(preferable): have a drivers licence and your own vehicle you are willing to use on dirt roads; be proficient in writing reports, working with budgets, Excel, fund-raising proposals etc.; demonstrate an understanding of/experience in community development issues and the NGO sector in South Africa.

Currently the job is part-time at maximum 16 days/month (4 days/week or 3 weeks/month – i.e. open to negotiation. (Remuneration negotiable based on qualifications and experience) The contract is for 11 months, with a 3 month trial period built in. There is potential for the days to increase and/or the time to extend depending upon outcomes of other funding applications. The job involves recruiting and training unemployed young adults as multi-medium community arts facilitators for children. All training is grounded in arts therapy principles. 75-80% of the time is on-site training in 3 different rural villages, and 20-25% is office based administrative time. The training functions in parallel with the development of a full weekly programme of arts activities for children attending the Keiskamma Trust’s Child Development Centres, the ECD sites and primary schools in these villages, as well as capacitating the facilitators to host local community arts events and to raise income from their own arts practices. Your input would be required in all aspects of the programme, including making team-based decisions about programme design, implementation, ethics and philosophy. 

For all enquiries and further information, please contact either Merran Roy (Programme Co-ordinator on cell: 072 2377341 or email or Mojalefa Koyana (Lead Trainer on cell: 071 1993621 or email For background information about the Keiskamma Trust see To apply, please send detailed CV’s covering all education, training, work and life experience whether directly relevant or not, with a letter of motivation, by 4pm Friday 26th September, 2014. Email to or fax to 0406781053 or post to Merran Roy, Keiskamma Trust, PO Box 483, Peddie 5640.

(Keiskamma Trust reserves the right not to appoint anyone into this position.)