Centre for Creative Arts

VACANCY – Project and Development Officer

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is committed to Employment Equity with the intention to promote representivity within the institution. Preference will be given to applicants from the African designated groups.


The CCA is a multi-disciplinary Arts hub within the School of Arts, College of Humanities
at the UKZN. With a vision to contribute to an enabling environment for the flourishing of
artistic and cultural expressions, development and exchanges, the CCA-UKZN
coordinates and hosts five Landmark internationally acclaimed festivals – the Time of
the Writer festival, the Artfluence Human Rights Festival, JOMBA! Contemporary Dance
Experience, Durban International and Poetry Africa festival. The CCA seeks to appoint
on a three-year fixed term basis, a candidate with a strong track record of working in
the arts sector and with a specific focus on community engagement, training and
Whilst the candidate will work on supporting the Centre’s varied development
programmes across all the Centre’s festivals preference will be given to a candidate
with a strong background in the film-sector and who is able to demonstrate the
qualifications, skills and ability that will be required to plan and implement the IsipHethu
industry development programme aligned to the Durban International Film Festival. The
successful applicant will be tasked with implementing the Centre’s isiZulu Film
Scriptwriting programme, International Student Film Festival and the Industry
Development Programme for emerging film-makers. The successful applicant will be
required to draft working budgets, plan schedules and develop programmes for the
IsipHethu programme; and work towards enhancing and growing the sustainability of the Centre’s acclaimed festivals through efficient, transparent and strategic workplace
performance. The successful candidate will report to the Director of the CCA and work
closely with the CCA’s Senior Administrator, Durban International Film Manager and the
Centre’s festival curators to grow audiences and increase participation in the Centre’s
festivals. The successful applicant must be able work on strict timelines as well as
impactfully and collaboratively with the Centre’s professional team and interns.
• Matric plus a relevant three-year post–school qualification in the arts, education
or media studies.
• Three-year relevant experience working in the arts sector and at least one of
those years must be extensive work related to the film sector.
• Experience in budget planning, scheduling and project management
• Proven track record of having worked with community-based organisations and
/ or schools on community engagement initiatives.
• High levels skills in developing content for community engagement initiatives
• Contracts management – Engaging with artists film-makers and services
• Experience in word processing and spreadsheets
This appointment will be made in line with the University guidelines/benchmarks which
are available on the University Vacancies website on:
All applications must be submitted in the Academic Applications format, found at
Enquiries and details regarding this post, as well as the request for the job profile
may be directed to Ms Nthabiseng Ralethohlane, email address:
Appointment to this post will be on the January 2018 Conditions of Service. The
remuneration package offered includes benefits.
Closing date for applications is 21 November 2022.
Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form which is available
on the Vacancies website at Completed forms may be sent to

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