CEO – Arts and Culture

Location: Johannesburg
Purpose: Lead with a high level of integrity, knowledgeable about the South African arts & cultural sector, continuously strive to create a a space in the global Arts & Culture sector for this iconic performing theatre institution.
You will be its Accounting Officer.
Salary: R 100 000 ctc
Package: R1.3 million tctc
Country: ZA
Minimum requirements: • A post-graduate degree in Humanities, Social Sciences or Management.
• Sound financial experience aligned to responsibilities for budgets and managing the institution’s financial well-being in line with the Public Finance Management Act, Treasury Regulations and resolutions of the Council of the Market Theatre Foundation.
• Proven ability to lead and manage arts and cultural institutions within the framework of the Cultural Institutions Act,
• At least 5 years relevant experience, at Senior Management, in the arts and culture sector.
• Understanding of governance procedures and liaison with a Council/Board and its Committees; and of serving as an ex-officio member of Council and Council Committees.
• The incumbent takes responsibility for administrative liaison with the Chairperson of Council, Chairpersons of Committees, and with the Company Secretariat.
• Proven experience in strategic planning and the ability to formulate and drive the institution’s five-year Strategic Plan, and Annual Performance Plan.
• Experience to deliver on all required statutory and regulatory compliance reporting, with excellent report writing skills.
• Proven experience at Senior Management level – management of staff, negotiating with Unions, and being conversant with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, the South African Labour Relations Act, and experience in working with HR transformation matters.
• Proven ability to develop and implement policies, systems and standard operating procedures at all levels of the organisation; and to be the custodian of the Market Theatre Foundation’s records.
• Competitive fundraising and marketing experience within the arts & culture sector.
• Excellent communication, public speaking, negotiating and interpersonal skills.
• Visionary and strategic leadership capacity to advance the reputation as a leading and multi-award-winning Cultural Institution with a strong South African footprint, relevant international networks and a reputation for artistic excellence.
• Experience in Risk or IT management would be an advantage.

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