One-year Internships at the Centre for Creative Arts

University of KwaZulu-Natal

The Centre for Creative Arts is a multi-award-winning cultural hub at the University of KwaZulu-Natal that produces the Centre’s acclaimed festivals — Time of the Writer, Artfluence Human Rights Festival, Jomba! Contemporary Experience, Durban International Film Festival, Cabaret And Beyond Festival and Poetry Africa. The Centre invites applications from recent graduates for a year-long internship (January — December 2023). Successful applicants will be provided with invaluable mentorship and opportunities to work with the Centre’s festival teams.

 

Applicants must possess a matriculation certificate plus either a College Diploma or University Degree. Preference will be given to Ethekwini-based graduates who wish to acquire practical work experience in cultural administration & project management to enhance their CV’s and their potential to secure future employment in the creative and cultural sectors. Successful applicants will receive a monthly stipend during the internship.

 

An interested graduate may apply for only one of the following posts by submitting a one-page cover letter and a CV of no more than 3 pages to cca@ukzn.ac.za by no later than Wednesday 12 November 2022.  The cover letter must state:

  1. the position being applied for
  2. the qualifications & skills possessed by the candidate
  3. a motivation why the candidate is interested in the internship
  4. special qualities that the applicant can bring to the work of the Centre for Creative Arts.

 

The Centre for Creative Arts recognizes the immense value that artists contribute to the economic growth and social development; and to how the voice and works of artists contributes to advancing a culture of human rights & social justice.  Candidates applying for the Internships must in addition to having the required qualifications also be able to demonstrate a passionate interest in the arts and a deep respect for the status of artists.

 

Internship Positions:

 

Finance Administration Intern (2 positions available):

The successful applicants will report to and be mentored by the Centre’s Finance Officer. The Intern will work with a team that is responsible for festival budget planning and financial administration to ensure that payments to the festival’s artists and service providers is made meticulously and on time. The Intern will also work preparation of reports and documents for the Centre’s funders. Preference will be given to recent graduates who hold a qualification in bookkeeping, accounting or financial administration.

 

General Administration Intern (2 positions available):

The successful applicants will report to and be mentored by the Centre’s Senior Administrator. The Intern will work with a team that is responsible for the smooth administrative operations of the Centre for Creative Arts as well as ensuring that logistics for the Centre’s festivals is meticulously planned and executed. Responsibilities will include planning flights, shuttles & accommodation for artists as well as tasks associated with artists hospitality during the festival. Office responsibilities will also include minute-writing for the Centre’s weekly meeting, data collection and general office administration. Preference will be given to recent arts graduates who also hold a qualification in administration and / or project management.

 

Content Creation Interns (3 positions available):

The successful applicants will work in a highly-pressured environment working on developing content for the Centre’s monthly Artfluencing Democracy Dialogues and social media platforms as well as working with the Centre’s archivist to document the Centre’s festivals. The successful applicants will report to the Centre’s Director and will be mentored by the Centre’s festival curators and archivist while also working alongside the Centre’s marketing and communications specialist. Preference will be given to recent graduates in the humanities & social sciences who hold a qualification in either the arts, cultural studies, international relations, media & communications studies, graphic design and / or project management.

 

Community Engagement : Community Centres (1 position available):

 The successful applicant will work on strengthening the programmes between the Centre for Creative Arts and its 5 community-based art centre partners. Working alongside and being mentored by the Centre’s various festival curators and reporting to the Centre’s Senior Administrator the Intern will extend the festival programme to the community arts centres through the Centre’s Festival On Tour programmes. The Intern will also manage the Centre’s online public participation programmes and work closely with the curator of the Cabaret And Beyond festival. Preference will be given to a recent graduate in the performing arts who has a passion in project management.

 

Community Engagement : Schools (1 position available):

 The successful applicant will work on strengthening the programmes between the Centre for Creative Arts and public schools in the Ethekwini municipality. Working alongside and being mentored by the Centre’s various festival curators and reporting to the Centre’s Senior Administrator the Intern will extend the festival programme to local schools through the Centre’s Festival On Tour programmes. The Intern will also manage the Centre’s online public participation programmes and work closely with the Centre’s curators to develop festival content that can be extended to schools. Preference will be given to a recent graduate with a degree in education or the performing arts; who demonstrates a passionate interest in arts education.

 

 

DIFF & IsiPhethu programme (1 position available):

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is the oldest and largest of the Centre’s seven festivals. The Isiphethu programme is the festival’s development & industry programme for emerging film-makers. The successful applicant will be mentored by and work alongside the DIFF Manager and Isiphethu Programmes Officer on the planning and presentation of the Durban International Film Festival and the IsiPhethu programme. The intern will be tasked with key responsibilities for the IsiPhethu International Student Film Festival. Preference will be given to a recent graduate in film studies who demonstrates a passionate interest in project management and who intends advancing a career in the film industry.

 

Due to the volume of application that is expected the Centre for Creative Arts will engage in correspondence only with shortlisted applicants.

 

Closing Date for Applications : 17:00 on Friday 12 November 2022

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