Jun 11, 2018

Creative Arts Education Specialist

  • MIET Africa
  • Durban, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

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 email below

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

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.

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

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