Jun 28, 2021

Educator and Programme Assistant

  • TCAE
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Afric a
Full time Education

Job Description

The Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education was established in 2016 to create political education programmes with social justice movements and activists. Due to our expanding need to disseminate our work in creative ways, we are seeking a committed, skilled, and creative multi-media designer to work with our arts and media team. If you are committed to social justice and would like to work for a dynamic organisation that offers a creative alternative to capitalist profit margins, this job is for you.

TCAE seeks to appoint Educator and Programme Assistant to be based in Mowbray, Cape Town,

The Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education is looking to appoint a young activist who is committed to political education. The candidate will be working along side a passionate team of activist-educators to assist us in designing, delivering, and evaluating engaging popular education courses and events. You will ideally have a relevant degree (in for example history, political science, sociology) and some work experience in social justice.

Key responsibilities of this exciting full-time position include:
Curriculum and materials development role

Assisting in the development of curricula and course material for courses offered by the Centre, as well as material for web-based dissemination, podcasts and weekly lectures, debates, discussions and documentary film screenings.
Collaborating with activists in the development of materials relevant to their campaigns.
Research, development of course materials using a range of different media, and bringing in experts, when appropriate, to run sessions.
Educator role:

Assisting in the planning and facilitation of courses offered by the Centre.
Using a range of facilitation methodologies, including drawing on the experiences of popular education traditions.
Co-ordination role:

Working with others to co-ordinate activities run by the Centre – residential activist schools, film showings, political discussions, lectures by visiting experts etc.
Working with partner organisations to achieve mutual goals.
Mobilising new partners in line with the strategic direction of the centre.

A relevant university degree or equivalent
At least 1 - 2 years’ experience. Experience of working in an activist organisation working for social justice, and part of an activist network which aligns with the overall aims of the Centre. Excellent communication and research skills. A strong interest in political education. Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently. Curious, imaginative and hardworking
Please email a CV that includes contact details of three (3) referees; and a letter of motivation, detailing how you meet the requirements for this post, and your interest and suitability to work at Tshisimani. Generic letters are strongly advised against.

Kindly send these two documents with ‘(Educator & Programme Assistant)’ in the subject line to u . If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

The TCAE is committed to equity in employment practices and is keen to make appointments to meet these objectives. Priority will be given to black applicants. The Centre reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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