MIET Africa: Creative Arts Education Specialist

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 22 June, 2018
Opportunity type: 

MIET Africa is an NPO working in education development across the Southern African Development Community Region. 

MIET seeks to appoint a Creative Arts Education specialist working in partnership with the National Lotteries Cooperation (NLC) and the KZN Department of Education (KZN DoE), to be based in Durban.

Salary: Will be discussed with the successful applicant

This is a 12 months fixed term contract

The purpose of the Creative Arts Education specialist is to coordinate and lead the implementation of a Creative Arts support programme in primary schools in the Umlazi Education District, KZN.


  • Lead the training, development and support of Creative Arts teachers from the Creative Arts project schools through support workshops, one-on-one teacher mentoring and support visits
  • Work with Creative Arts teachers to identify their schools’ needs in terms of the Creative Arts programme in alignment with the CAPS for Creative Arts
  • Support the development and implementation of balanced teaching and learning programmes in the Creative Arts at primary schools in collaboration with both the Departments of Education and Arts and Culture
  • Collaborate with, oversee the work of and support community-based volunteer artists, dramatists and musicians to develop a holistic Creative Arts support programme at the project schools
  • Conduct an audit of creative arts resources at the project schools with a view to procuring appropriate banks of resources for each school to support the teaching and learning of the Creative Arts programme
  • Advocate for the support of the Creative Arts programme and for the promotion of the Creative Arts within the Education District, schools and the school communities
  • Coordinate events, exhibitions and performances by learners within schools and clusters of schools to showcase the work done in schools in the Creative Arts
  • In collaboration with the DCES for Creative Arts, coordinate the staging of the final performance, exhibition and event at district level to showcase the work of the project schools
  • Conduct internal monitoring and support of the project (includes overseeing the assessment of learners), and prepare monthly reports on the progress of the project
  • Manage the budget for materials, resources and teacher and learner activities


  • Tertiary qualification, preferably post graduate (Creative Arts and Education with some specialization such as Music, Visual Arts, Drama)
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in the teaching of / involvement in the Creative Arts
  • Experience in workshop facilitation and adult training
  • Project coordination and management skills especially in the context of education support programmes and performance in the Creative Arts
  • Experience in working with DoE officials at all levels
  • Passion for holistic development of children through participation in the Creative Arts
  • Willingness to work flexible hours (weekends and holidays)
  • Communication skills (oral and written, including report writing skills)
  • Code 8 (EB) driver’s licence and own reliable vehicle to be used in the execution of duties

To apply, submit to HR Department, MIET Africa at applications@miet.co.za

  • A letter of application, clearly stating the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Copy of ID
  • Copy of work permit (if non-South African resident)
  • Copy of valid and unendorsed driver’s licence
  • Copy of police clearance certificate or affidavit declaring any criminal activities
  • Copy of qualifications
  • Copy of most recent payslip

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

MIET AFRICA reserves the right not to fill the post, or to re-advertise to widen the pool of applicants.

It also reserves the right to do a complete verification of all information supplied.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more about MIET Africa, refer to www.miet.co.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies 


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