Business and Arts South Africa: Marketing and Operations Manager

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA)
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Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 9 May, 2012
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The Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) is an internationally recognised South African development agency which incorporates the arts into, and contributes to, corporates' commercial success. With a suite of integrated programmes, BASA encourages mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts. BASA was founded in 1997 as a joint initiative of government and the business sector to secure the future development of the arts industry in South Africa, through increased corporate sector involvement. Established as a Non Profit Company, BASA NPC is accountable to both government and its business members.

BASA seeks to appoint a Marketing and Operations Manager, based in Johannesburg.

The person will market and manage the relationships between Business and Arts.


Human resources

  • Induction of new sub-ordinate staff members;
  • Provide support to recruitment activities when necessary;
  • Monitor absenteeism (sick leave or otherwise);
  • In co-operation with the CEO, review job design and specifications of positions and functions;
  • In co-operation with the CEO,  do staff evaluations, monitor compliance with rules and regulations in line with the HR Policy.


  • Manage the BASA Brand in co-operation with the CEO;
  • Liaise with Business and Arts South Africa graphic designers;
  • In co-operation with the CEO, provide direction and leadership to programmatic and institutional marketing;
  • Manage media partnerships (Including all other projects in the Special Projects portfolio);
  • Liaise with public relations and publicity service providers;
  • Responsible for BASA website and communication through all formal and informal channels - BASA database and social networks, responsible for Bulletins and Newsletters.

Client relationship management

  • Oversee the monitoring of benefits and services to members;
  • Monitor member's activities and support where possible;
  • Identify and approach potential new members;
  • Oversee management of members' events;
  • Oversee communication to members;
  • Oversee management of annual membership fees.


  • Oversee and ensure the smooth running of the BASA Mentorship programme, Basic programme, Boardbank programme and Supporting Grant Scheme;
  • Responsible for overall accountability for the annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American resides with the Marketing and Operations Manager;
  • Support the production and management of BASA Research.


  • Liaise with regional representatives;
  • Short-term organisational planning;
  • Review organisational systems and ensure smooth running;
  • Manage the production process of the Annual Report.


  • Understanding of the NGO environment;
  • Experience in Grant will be an advantage;
  • Understanding of the funding and sponsorship landscape of the arts;
  • Experience in marketing;
  • Experience in public relations;
  • People management and public speaking skills;
  • Organisational management experience;
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Suite and GIMP;
  • Experience with HTML and website content management will be an advantage;
  • Designing ability and/or basic understanding of this will be an advantage
  • Communication skills (oral and written);
  • Presentation skills;
  • Problem solving skills;
  • Leadership competence;
  • Strategic mindset and ability to think conceptually;
  • Creativity and strategic mindset;
  • Confidence;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Results orientation;
  • Outgoing disposition;
  • Analytical approach;
  • Well presented;
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced office setting.

To apply, submit a CV to Clive H Viveiros at

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