National Arts Council of South Africa,
15 June 2002, South Africa
The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) promotes through the arts, the free expression of South Africa's cultures and its mission is to develop and promote excellence in the arts. MMINO (SeTswana for Music) is a South African-Norwegian Education and Music Programme administered by the National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) in collaboration with the Norwegian Embassy and its implementation partner the Norwegian Concert Institute. The Program's main goal is to strengthen African musical culture by establishing links between South African and Norwegian music life. Mmino requires the services of an experienced administrator with an in depth knowledge and understanding of music development, education and training who will be available on a full time/contractual basis. S/he will be required to work independently but closely with NAC staff. The position is based at the NAC office in the Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg. MMINO CO-ORDINATOR A negotiable remuneration package is offered commensurate with qualifications and experience. An ideal person will; Be well versed in a variety of musical genres, from Western classical to traditional African music Have excellent communication and networking skills with arrange of stakeholders Be able to speak different South African languages Have experience in arts management at a supervisory level Knowledge of general office systems and basic word processing skills is vital, while some data processing knowledge would be helpful. A valid drivers license is essential. Duties: Answer applications and queries Issue and oversee contracts Dispense allocated funds according to contracts Review reports and ensure that all documentation is in order Visit projects for the purpose of review and evaluation Attend all Programme Committee and Steering Group meetings Facilitate appropriate communication between the Programme Committee and the Steering Group Maintain close and pro-active contact and collaboration with the Norwegian Partner Co-ordinator and the NAC staff. Prepare applications and information for Programme Committee meetings Prepare budgets, agendas, minutes and time plans for the Programme Committee and the Steering Group Maintain financial records for the accountant and annual audit Implement the decisions of the Programme Committee and the Steering Group Build and maintain a professional public profile for MMINO Build relationships between South Africa and Norway in the field of music.